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July 28, 1986 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer and
In or out of the boxing ring, Ernie Chavez has got the beat. In the ring, he'll beat you to a pulp. Out of it, his music is good enough to beat the band. Here we have Garden Grove's Ernie Chavez, budding welterweight boxer and one-man band. This is one musician you definitely do not want to tease about wearing an earring. Chavez, fresh from a surprise appearance at the Goodwill Games in Moscow recently, appears ready to emerge as a force in each of his main interests--boxing and music.
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August 26, 1991 | Steve Kresal
A CONTENDER: Ernie Chavez, one of Orange County's brightest prospects, is tentatively scheduled to take on World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion Meldrick Taylor next month in Sacramento. . . . Chavez, above, started his amateur career out of the Westminster Gym, then went on to win the state Golden Gloves title in 1985. Now he's state welterweight champ.
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SPORTS
July 31, 1989
Ernie Chavez (5-0) of Westminster will make his main-event debut tonight when he meets Daryl Colquitt (9-9-2) of Los Angeles in a 10-round welterweight bout at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.
SPORTS
May 29, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL
Ernie Chavez will try to bounce back in tonight's main event of the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez (13-1) of Santa Ana will risk his California welterweight title in a scheduled 12-round bout against Calvin Meeks (13-3) of Los Angeles. Chavez has seven knockouts and Meeks has five. Chavez last fought Feb. 28 against Alberto Alcarez in a nontitle main event at Irvine.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | Steve Kresal
A CONTENDER: Ernie Chavez, one of Orange County's brightest prospects, is tentatively scheduled to take on World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion Meldrick Taylor next month in Sacramento. . . . Chavez, above, started his amateur career out of the Westminster Gym, then went on to win the state Golden Gloves title in 1985. Now he's state welterweight champ.
SPORTS
July 31, 1989
Ernie Chavez, an unbeaten welterweight from Westminster, will fight Daryl Colquitt of Los Angeles in the main event tonight at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez (5-0 as a professional) will be making his 10-round debut tonight. Colquitt is 9-9-2. As an amateur, Chavez was the state champion several times and also competed in the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. The card is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
SPORTS
May 29, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL
Ernie Chavez will try to bounce back in tonight's main event of the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez (13-1) of Santa Ana will risk his California welterweight title in a scheduled 12-round bout against Calvin Meeks (13-3) of Los Angeles. Chavez has seven knockouts and Meeks has five. Chavez last fought Feb. 28 against Alberto Alcarez in a nontitle main event at Irvine.
SPORTS
April 24, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ernie Chavez figured he would have plenty of time to get a knockout in his fight with Juan Alonzo Villa in the main event Monday night at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez seemed content to just throw a right jab here and a left hook there until the sixth round. At that point, Chavez landed a pair of impressive lefts, one to the body then another to the head, and Villa backed up to the ropes.
SPORTS
August 1, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
About the only damage Ernie Chavez suffered in his debut as a main-event boxer Monday night at the Irvine Marriott was a pair of torn shorts. "My Aunt Josie made these," he said pointing to the pink pair he worn in Monday night's unanimous 10-round decision over Daryl Colquitt. "I didn't even notice they ripped until I sat down. Then I laughed. Good thing I'm not too proud."
SPORTS
March 1, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alberto Alcarez's first steps into the ring Monday at the Irvine Marriott were hardly ones he wants to remember. He tripped coming through the ropes, landing on his face. But his first two punches, the only ones he needed, will be remembered by the 1,140 spectators who saw them. One person who doesn't remember them is Ernie Chavez, who was knocked out 24 seconds into the first round in the 148-pound main event that was scheduled for 10 rounds.
SPORTS
April 24, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ernie Chavez figured he would have plenty of time to get a knockout in his fight with Juan Alonzo Villa in the main event Monday night at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez seemed content to just throw a right jab here and a left hook there until the sixth round. At that point, Chavez landed a pair of impressive lefts, one to the body then another to the head, and Villa backed up to the ropes.
SPORTS
August 1, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
About the only damage Ernie Chavez suffered in his debut as a main-event boxer Monday night at the Irvine Marriott was a pair of torn shorts. "My Aunt Josie made these," he said pointing to the pink pair he worn in Monday night's unanimous 10-round decision over Daryl Colquitt. "I didn't even notice they ripped until I sat down. Then I laughed. Good thing I'm not too proud."
SPORTS
July 31, 1989
Ernie Chavez (5-0) of Westminster will make his main-event debut tonight when he meets Daryl Colquitt (9-9-2) of Los Angeles in a 10-round welterweight bout at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.
SPORTS
July 31, 1989
Ernie Chavez, an unbeaten welterweight from Westminster, will fight Daryl Colquitt of Los Angeles in the main event tonight at the Irvine Marriott. Chavez (5-0 as a professional) will be making his 10-round debut tonight. Colquitt is 9-9-2. As an amateur, Chavez was the state champion several times and also competed in the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. The card is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
SPORTS
July 28, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Ernie Chavez has learned all that's gold doesn't necessarily glitter. For more than two years, Chavez thought of nothing but winning the Olympic gold medal in Seoul. It was a dream that vanished in March of 1988 when he came up one victory short of making the Olympic Trials. But it was not so much an end as it was a beginning. Chavez has turned his thoughts of gold into cash. He started his professional career last October and is unbeaten in five fights, winning three of them by a knockout.
SPORTS
March 1, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alberto Alcarez's first steps into the ring Monday at the Irvine Marriott were hardly ones he wants to remember. He tripped coming through the ropes, landing on his face. But his first two punches, the only ones he needed, will be remembered by the 1,140 spectators who saw them. One person who doesn't remember them is Ernie Chavez, who was knocked out 24 seconds into the first round in the 148-pound main event that was scheduled for 10 rounds.
SPORTS
July 28, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Ernie Chavez has learned all that's gold doesn't necessarily glitter. For more than two years, Chavez thought of nothing but winning the Olympic gold medal in Seoul. It was a dream that vanished in March of 1988 when he came up one victory short of making the Olympic Trials. But it was not so much an end as it was a beginning. Chavez has turned his thoughts of gold into cash. He started his professional career last October and is unbeaten in five fights, winning three of them by a knockout.
SPORTS
July 28, 1986 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer and
In or out of the boxing ring, Ernie Chavez has got the beat. In the ring, he'll beat you to a pulp. Out of it, his music is good enough to beat the band. Here we have Garden Grove's Ernie Chavez, budding welterweight boxer and one-man band. This is one musician you definitely do not want to tease about wearing an earring. Chavez, fresh from a surprise appearance at the Goodwill Games in Moscow recently, appears ready to emerge as a force in each of his main interests--boxing and music.
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