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November 18, 1989 |
The note got right to the point. It said, "Al, you idiot. Why did you give that (expletive) space in the paper?" It was signed Danny Perez. At first, I didn't know to which expletive he was referring, since I seek out and write about many of them in the new-format, easy-reading L.A. Times. That is not an impossible task in Los Angeles. There are expletives everywhere. On any given day, you will find them jumping up and down in the streets waving and hollering, "Look at me, look at me!"
September 3, 1995 |
Despite having a suspect chin and a robotic fighting style, Frank Bruno deserves praise for persistence. The 33-year-old British fighter sparked a carnival atmosphere in his country Saturday night by winning a world heavyweight title in his fourth attempt with a unanimous decision over Oliver McCall before 23,000 fans in Wembley Stadium. "Fourteen years. You can't beat that for perseverance." Bruno said. "Now I have the championship belt, and no one can take it away."
January 8, 1989
A gunman in a car shot at two people riding on a bicycle in East Los Angeles on Friday night, killing one man and wounding a 16-year-old boy, Sheriff's deputies said. The two victims were apparently riding on one bicycle when they were shot, Deputy Detta Roberts said. Danny Perez, 20, was pronounced dead at County-USC Medical Center, Roberts said. Jaime Palmeran, 16, was in guarded condition at the hospital Saturday, Roberts said. Detectives investigating the 7:30 p.m.
April 29, 1993
Danny Perez of Paramount and James Page of Stockton will meet in the main event of the monthly boxing program tonight at the Irvine Marriott. Perez (14-3) has six victories by knockout. Page (8-1) has seven knockouts. Both weigh 147 pounds. Ross Thompson (4-0) of Las Vegas meets Mario Solorio (5-5) of Los Angeles in the semi-main event between junior welterweights. The first of six bouts starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets--priced at $35, $32 and $25--go on sale today at 10 a.m.
May 27, 1992
Joey Martin, a welterweight from Anaheim, makes his main event debut tonight in the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Martin (8-0, three knockouts) takes on Danny Perez of Paramount. Perez is 12-1 with seven knockouts. All of Martin's fights have been at Irvine. The Martin-Perez card replaces a scheduled main event that was to feature Jose Castro of Fountain Valley, but Castro pulled out late last week because of illness, according to promoter Roy Englebrecht.
October 22, 1992 |
John David Jackson will be the first current world champion to fight at the Irvine Marriott when he is featured in tonight's main event. Jackson, from Detroit, is the World Boxing Organization's junior middleweight champion. Jackson comes into the Irvine bout with a 26-0 mark and takes on Los Angeles' Sergio Medina (24-6) in a non-title bout. This is the first of two bouts that Jackson is scheduled to fight in Irvine. He will also headline a card at the Sports Club of Irvine on Nov.