July 26, 1997 |
The managers of Long Beach welterweight Raul Franco say their young fighter isn't ready to sign with a promoter. But if Franco keeps throwing left hooks like the one he threw Friday night at the Marriott in front of 1,189, he may not be able to keep the promoters away. Raul Franco took a low blow and a couple elbows from Santiago Franco before he unloaded a clean left hook to Santiago Franco's chin 2 minutes 6 seconds into the fight in a scheduled six-rounder.
October 30, 1997 |
Carlos Navarro knows there's nothing he can do about his past, but occasionally he catches himself looking back on it. Two years ago, Navarro was a cinch to make the U.S. Olympic boxing team and a good bet to become the Oscar De La Hoya of the 1996 Olympics. As an amateur, Navarro won 21 national titles and two world titles, and he was from East Los Angeles, the same area that De La Hoya comes from.
July 25, 1997
SPECTATOR SPORTS: FRIDAY 25 * AUTO RACING: 360 sprints, stocks, dwarfs, Perris Auto Speedway, 7 p.m. * BASEBALL: Philadelphia at Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, 7 p.m. * MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Lancaster at Rancho Cucamonga, 7:15 p.m. * BASKETBALL: FILA Summer Pro League, XTRA vs. Footlocker, 10 a.m., Hoop Heroes vs. Canada, 12:15 p.m.; Mexico vs. West Coast Pros, 2:30 p.m.; NBA Pros vs. Trendsetters, 5 p.m.; Grizzlies vs. Mavericks, 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Pyramid. * BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Miller Lite U.S.
December 30, 1986 |
The owner of an East Los Angeles seafood company which allegedly served as a front for an international cocaine ring was accused Monday of helping one of the reported murderers of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena escape from Mexico in 1985.