February 21, 1994 |
When Greg Haugen steps into the ring Thursday night at the Irvine Marriott ballroom, he need not worry about getting hit by a Julio Cesar Chavez right hand or a beer bottle thrown by a rabid Chavez fan. Haugen will find journeyman Ray Garcia's chin and the cozy Marriott ballroom, filled with yuppies, more to his liking. However Haugen will find that his paycheck, of about $5,000, a little less to his liking. Some $1.2 million less.
February 21, 1993 |
Before a roaring 130,000 in Azteca Stadium, Julio Cesar Chavez gave his countrymen what they came for Saturday night--a ferocious, five-round victory over Greg Haugen. Also, Ghana's Azumah Nelson staved off a challenge by Sylmar's Gabe Ruelas to retain his World Boxing Council junior-lightweight championship. Of the four title fights on the card, Nelson-Ruelas was easily the most competitive. Terry Norris of Alpine, Calif.
February 20, 1993 |
Ever since the mid-1980s, when Mexican idol Julio Cesar Chavez first came to be recognized as boxing's greatest pound-for-pound performer, Mexicans have wondered how many people he could draw to Azteca Stadium. Tonight, they will find out. The spotlighted performer on a four-fight, pay-per-view show, Chavez's match with Greg Haugen could draw 130,000 to Azteca, one of the world's largest stadiums.
February 5, 1993 |
Mexico City, Feb. 20: The crowd at Estadio Azteca will be upward of 120,000, making the Super Bowl look like a company picnic. The card will include Julio Cesar Chavez, champion boxer, Mexico's hero. It also includes "Terrible" Terry Norris, himself a champion, the man who put Sugar Ray Leonard out to pasture, a Texan fighting out of California. They, uh, aren't friends.
January 23, 1993 |
Has Greg Haugen, a boxer who says what is on his mind, really thought this one through? Word came from Mexico City the other day that there is a chance that Azteca Stadium will be sold out for the showdown between Mexican national hero Julio Cesar Chavez and Haugen on Feb. 20. Now, Azteca Stadium isn't the Reseda Country Club, a venue more familiar to Haugen. Azteca, one of the world's biggest stadiums, seats 110,000 for soccer, 120,000 for boxing.