CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2001
Joseph Nolan, 85, a Golden Gloves boxing champion in the 1930s, died Sunday of cancer in Peabody, Mass. Nolan fought as a flyweight and won 160 of 168 fights. He captured the national Amateur Athletic Union 126-pound title in 1933 and the Golden Gloves title three times between 1934 and 1938. He was awarded a boxing scholarship to the University of New Hampshire, but the school dropped the sport eight days after he arrived on campus.
October 1, 2000 |
Alex Ramos was a born fighter. By choice or by circumstance, inside the ring or out, he could be nothing else. Reared in the blighted South Bronx, he escaped via the boxing ring. A four-time Golden Gloves winner, the middleweight contender swapped jabs with Michael Nunn and gibes with Howard Cosell. When he wound up in jail, an alcoholic and drug addict, Ramos fought on. "I will die a boxer," he once vowed. Five years ago, his biggest fight seemed won.
May 11, 2000 |
Urbano Antillon, a senior at Bell High, took a big step toward his goal of becoming a professional boxer by winning the 132-pound division at the national Golden Gloves tournament in Detroit. Antillon, 17, won five bouts during the tournament and defeated Anthony Mora, representing Colorado/New Mexico, to win the title last Saturday. He won four bouts, including the championship, by unanimous decision. His second-round victory was awarded after his opponent was disqualified for holding.
February 4, 2000 |
"Knockout" can't be said to live up to its title--it's too predictable and formulaic for that. But this story of an East L.A. Latina determined to follow in her father's footsteps to the boxing ring does pack a punch. The point of this picture is that it's high time for more Latinas to believe that they can pursue their dreams without sacrificing the possibility of love and marriage.
September 13, 1998 |
The cars are lined up 15-deep outside the Irvine Marriott. A yellow Porsche behind a white Rolls-Royce behind a bright red Mercedes convertible behind a dark green pickup truck with Mexico plates. It is two hours before the Battle in the Ballroom. Yuppie boxing this has been called, a gathering of well-dressed doctors and lawyers and business owners from Newport Beach and Irvine and Laguna Niguel, but also construction workers from Pomona and restaurant workers from East L.A.
August 19, 1995
Ron Siler of Cincinnati defeated Mario Aguiniga of Oxnard by a 2-1 decision Friday in a in ta 90-pound division semifinal bout of the Junior Golden Gloves boxing competition at Cincinnati. Aguiniga, 14, who will start his freshman year at Channel Islands High next month, was the aggressor in the bout, according to Southern California Coach Ben Lira, but hometown fighter Siler was awarded the victory. "Mario lost, but he didn't really lose," Lira said. "It was a very disappointing decision.