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June 16, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A battered but relentless Cecilio Espino of Monterey Park overcame a slow start to win a split decision over Pepillo Valdez of Mexico in a bantamweight fight before a crowd of 5,432 at the Forum Monday night. In defending his North American Boxing Federation title, Espino had to rally after being knocked down during the second round and suffering cuts over both eyes during the first half of the fight.
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June 16, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A battered but relentless Cecilio Espino of Monterey Park overcame a slow start to win a split decision over Pepillo Valdez of Mexico in a bantamweight fight before a crowd of 5,432 at the Forum Monday night. In defending his North American Boxing Federation title, Espino had to rally after being knocked down during the second round and suffering cuts over both eyes during the first half of the fight.
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July 27, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On May 22, 1989, in Tijuana, boxer Hector Ruiz collapsed and later died after a bout with Cecilio Espino. Now, 26 months later, Espino fights on, learning to live with the memory. He sees Ruiz's face every day. He hears his voice every day. He sees him at the weigh-in every day. And every day he wonders when the memory will begin to fade. Espino, 20, sees Hector Ruiz standing in front of him, throwing punches. The memory is clear and sharp. At first, the punches are hard.
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July 27, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On May 22, 1989, in Tijuana, boxer Hector Ruiz collapsed and later died after a bout with Cecilio Espino. Now, 26 months later, Espino fights on, learning to live with the memory. He sees Ruiz's face every day. He hears his voice every day. He sees him at the weigh-in every day. And every day he wonders when the memory will begin to fade. Espino, 20, sees Hector Ruiz standing in front of him, throwing punches. The memory is clear and sharp. At first, the punches are hard.
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April 22, 1992
Cecilio Espino retained his North American Boxing Federation bantamweight title with a fifth-round technical knockout of Antonio Ramirez at the Forum. Ramirez, who was floored and hurt several times in the fifth, retired in his corner after the round. Espino (22-2) and Ramirez (12-3-1) are from Los Angeles. In another bout, Ysaias Zamudio of Blythe, Calif., kept his NABF flyweight title with a technical decision over Richard Clarke of Miami in the eighth round.
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October 7, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
A familiar main-event fighter and a fast-rising newcomer headline tonight's Forum boxing show. Raul Perez of Tijuana, onetime world bantamweight champion, will try to take Luis Mendoza's World Boxing Assn. junior-featherweight title in a 12-rounder. And in a 10-round opener to the Forum's eight-boxer super-flyweight tournament, Cecilio Espino (18-1) of Los Angeles meets Abner Barajas (15-6) of Phoenix. Perez (47-2-1) hopes the recent Forum jinx on world champions works in his favor.
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March 2, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxer Miguel Mercedes was in serious condition late Tuesday night after a vein burst in his skull after a bout at the Forum. Mercedes was taken to Westside Hospital and later moved to Cedars Sinai, where a neurosurgeon was scheduled to meet with ringside physician Robert Karns and decide if surgery was needed immediately. Karns said that Mercedes did have swelling but that he was conscious.
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May 25, 1989 | From Times wire services
Mexican boxer Hector Ruiz Coello, 20, died in Tijuana three days after being knocked out in a professional fight, news reports said today. The Mexico City newspaper Esto said Ruiz Coello, who had only 10 fights, some of them as an amateur, in three years, died Wednesday of complications stemming from a blood clot in the brain. Ruiz Coello, a flyweight, was knocked out in the sixth round by Cecilio (Torito) Espino, the report said. Minutes later, Ruiz Coello fell unconscious while walking to the dressing room.
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June 12, 1992
Cecilio Espino of Monterey Park makes the second defense of his North American Boxing Federation bantamweight title when he meets Jose Valdez of Mexico on Monday night at the Forum. Espino (22-2, 19 knockouts) scored an 11th-round technical knockout of Luigi Camputaro in January to win the title. He is ranked No. 13 by the World Boxing Council but is expected to face a strong challenge from the experienced Valdez, who is 40-4-1 with 27 KOs. Valdez is ranked No. 18 by the WBC.
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April 1, 1997
Super flyweight Cecilio Espino of Orange has pulled out of his scheduled 10-round bout April 7 at the Pond with Miguel Granados of Mexico City, Forum Boxing Inc. announced Monday. Espino will be replaced by Alejandro Montiel (33-3) of Los Mochis, Mexico. The 10-round junior middleweight bout between Victor Maciel and Keith Mullings also was canceled. It will be replaced by a fight between Colombia's Jorge Eliecer Julio (35-1) and an opponent to be named.
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March 29, 1997
Forum Boxing has announced its card for the April 7 show at the Pond. Junior lightweight Carlos "Famous" Hernandez (23-1-1) of Bellflower will fight Bernard Harris (10-0-1) of Detroit in the 10-round main event. In two other 10-rounders, super flyweight Cecilio Espino of (33-5-1) of Orange will face Miguel Granados (17-5-1) of Mexico City and junior middleweight Victor Maciel (15-0) of Mexico will fight Keith Mullings (13-2) of Newark. The card begins at 7:15.
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March 2, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Master's College has been seeded first in the NAIA Far West Region Independents basketball tournament that starts Friday at Concordia University in Irvine. Master's (26-4) will play fourth-seeded Christian Heritage (8-23) in the second of two semifinals, at 8 p.m.
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