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May 23, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Stuff happens in boxing, right? Goyo Vargas, who is about to get the break of his life--a title fight against Floyd Mayweather on a leading cable network--instead gets married, disappears from his training camp, starts eating too much and suddenly is no longer a featherweight, not even a super featherweight.
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March 19, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Better sign that HBO contract real quick, Floyd. At 23, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has the talent to be a dominant fighter and the showmanship to be a crowd pleaser. But he's not as good as he thinks he is. Not yet. Certainly not good enough to have turned down a six-fight, $12.75-million contract offer from HBO which did not include a bonus for pay-per-view revenue.
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March 19, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Better sign that HBO contract real quick, Floyd. At 23, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has the talent to be a dominant fighter and the showmanship to be a crowd pleaser. But he's not as good as he thinks he is. Not yet. Certainly not good enough to have turned down a six-fight, $12.75-million contract offer from HBO which did not include a bonus for pay-per-view revenue.
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May 23, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Stuff happens in boxing, right? Goyo Vargas, who is about to get the break of his life--a title fight against Floyd Mayweather on a leading cable network--instead gets married, disappears from his training camp, starts eating too much and suddenly is no longer a featherweight, not even a super featherweight.
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July 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
"Jesse" James Leija claimed the International Boxing Assn.'s vacant lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Azumah Nelson on Saturday night. A crowd of only 7,681 showed at the Alamodome to watch hometown favorite Leija (36-3-2, 14 knockouts) outpoint Nelson (39-5-2) in the 12-round fight. Leija led on all three judges' scorecards--119-110, 116-112 and 116-112.
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January 17, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surviving both a cut above the right eye suffered early in the fight and a knockdown in the last round, Roberto Garcia of Oxnard won a close, but unanimous decision over John John Molina to retain his International Boxing Federation junior lightweight title in the semi-main event Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. When it was over, both Garcia (32-0, 24 knockouts) and Molina (45-6, 30 knockouts) continued their war with words.
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June 17, 2003 | Steve Springer and Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writers
In an effort to upgrade the undercard of Saturday's Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko heavyweight title fight at Staples Center, promoter Gary Shaw has added Ricardo Williams, a silver medalist in the 2000 Olympics. Still to be determined for Williams, a super-middleweight, are an opponent, a length for the bout and his spot on the card. Williams (8-1) is coming off his first professional loss, a unanimous decision to Juan Valenzuela on Feb. 15 in Las Vegas.
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December 6, 1997
Heavyweight Lance Whitaker of Granada Hills will put his 11-0 record on the line in an eight-round bout against Eddie Gonzalez of San Antonio on Friday in North Lake, Ill. Whitaker, 26, has knocked out all of his opponents in under two rounds since turning pro in July of 1996. Gonzalez is 26-18-1 with 15 knockouts. The fight is on the undercard of a 10-round lightweight main event between Goyo Vargas and Andre Cray.
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December 12, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
"Mighty" Mike Anchondo must not have gotten that memo about respecting one's elders. Because for most of Thursday evening, the 21-year-old Anchondo administered a beating to one-time World Boxing Council featherweight champion Gregorio "Goyo" Vargas, 32, and came away with a career-elevating unanimous decision -- 100-89, 98-91, 97-92 -- in the main event of an HBO Latino card at Grand Olympic Auditorium. The Times scored the 10-round lightweight bout, 98-91.
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November 28, 1993 | ED SCHUYLER JR., ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boxers like to say they'll let their fists do the talking. Kevin Kelley would never say that, and it might be the only thing he wouldn't say. Recently, an interviewer stopped taking notes 15 minutes before Kelley stopped talking. The fighter didn't notice. Or he didn't care. "I'm not fighting for the championship," he said. "I am the champion. I've proven I'm worthy of holding the title."
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July 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Their re-, re-, rematch promises to be just as exciting as their first three fights. And it could finally settle a five-year-old score between Jesse James Leija and Azumah Nelson, who fight tonight in a 12-round lightweight bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio. "We've had some classic battles," Leija said. "I don't expect the fourth to be any different." The match will be Nelson's first since he lost the World Boxing Council super featherweight title on points to Genaro Hernandez in March 1997.
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June 10, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carlos "Famous" Hernandez didn't send anybody to the hospital, but Monday night at the Pond in front of an announced crowd of 2,711, he did make his case for a world title fight. Hernandez, a junior lightweight from Bellflower, punished an outclassed Jose Montes of Mexico City with body shots, then finished him off with a left uppercut to the head and left hook to the body at 1 minute 37 seconds of Round 2.
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