January 18, 1995 |
Harry Kazandjian still sells luxury cars, just as he did a dozen years ago. Still holds a second job too. Once one of the most popular fighters on the local club circuit, Kazandjian is the manager of Danny Lujan, a 22-year-old junior welterweight from Salinas, Calif., who tonight will box at the Warner Center Marriott. Kazandjian, who lives and works in Encino, spotted Lujan while attending fights at the Reseda Country Club more than a year ago.
January 31, 1997 |
A rematch between lightweights Juan Lazcano and Danny Lujan, who fought to a 12-round majority draw at the Reseda Country Club in December, will headline the Country Club's next card on Feb. 20. The 12-round main event will be for the World Boxing Federation lightweight title. Scheduled on the undercard are heavyweight Jimmy "The Stump" Buffo and junior welterweight Effi Schneider.
March 5, 1995 |
P.J. Goossen (13-0, 11 knockouts) of Palmdale faces state middleweight champion Kenny Lopez (20-13, six KOs) of San Jose in the 12-round main event Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. State super middleweight champion Randy (Big Man) Smith (14-2, five KOs) of Azusa makes his first title defense against Irish Pat Lawlor of San Francisco.
December 19, 1996 |
Juan Lazcano and Danny Lujan, who have extensive amateur experience but only 30 professional bouts between them, will fight for the World Boxing Federation lightweight title tonight at the Reseda Country Club. The 12-round main event will highlight a seven-bout card that includes heavyweights Lance Whitaker of Granada Hills and Jimmy Buffo of North Hollywood in separate matchups. Lazcano, 21, a former Texas Golden Gloves state champion, is 14-1 with 10 knockouts and has won his last seven bouts.
December 20, 1996 |
Maybe Lyle Barron had better try picking on someone his own size. Jimmy "The Stump" Buffo, the 5-foot-5 former Valley College linebacker and World's Toughest Man contestant from North Hollywood, made good in his professional boxing debut by knocking out the 6-4 Barron 2 minutes 20 seconds into the second round of their scheduled four-round heavyweight fight Thursday night at the Reseda Country Club.
December 15, 1996 |
There's no disputing Jimmy Buffo's tenacity. Or his bravado. But can Buffo box? Better than Butterbean, he claims. And Butterbean had better beware. "I want to get Butterbean and I will get him," Buffo said. "I'm not saying I'm Mike Tyson or [Evander] Holyfield, but I can beat him." Buffo's nickname is "the Stump," a moniker born of his 5-foot-5, 225-pound physique and reputation as a competitor tougher than a piece of beef jerky.