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April 29, 1986
Former WBC super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza knocked out Mario Gomez of San Antonio at 1:12 of the fourth round to highlight the boxing card at the Irvine Marriott Monday night. Garza (125) controlled the bout from the start, staggering the less experienced Gomez in the third round before finishing him off in the fourth. Garza raised his record to 43-1-1. Gomez (123 1/2) is 19-7.
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January 5, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's boxing legends--former world champion Carlos Palomino, recent Orange County Hall of Fame inductee George Latka and trainer Jackie McCoy--were out in force Wednesday to wish promoter Peter Broudy luck on his attempt to bring big-time boxing to The Pond. But Broudy will need more than legends and luck to succeed in a county where others have failed. In the past, promoters have staged cards at UC Irvine's Bren Center and the Santa Ana Bowl, but both promotions failed miserably.
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December 10, 1986
Former super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza will fight Carlos Linares tonight at the Spruce Goose arena in Long Beach. Linares replaces Darryl Thigpen, who had to withdraw after having been injured in an auto accident.
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March 31, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Jaime Garza took off a year and four days between fights. And when he finally decided to return to the ring, the former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion couldn't get down to the required 130 pounds for his 10-round bout against Rocky Alonso Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium. For that, Garza was fined $500 of his $2,500 purse by the State Athletic Commission. In the end, it was all worth the weight.
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June 27, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER
Former World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Jaime Garza (46-2, 42 knockouts) will meet Georgie Navarro (15-0, eight knockouts) of Vineland, N.J., Tuesday in a 10-round semifinal bout of a $100,000 featherweight tournament at the Forum. Garza's tournament record includes a unanimous 10-round decision over Dwight Pratchett in April and a split-decision victory over Baby Joe Ruelaz in another 10-rounder in May.
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March 13, 1986
Jaime Garza, the fifth-ranked super bantamweight contender by the World Boxing Council, will face Jorge Diaz in a 10-round bout on April 5 at the Palm Springs Hilton Riviera Hotel, it was announced Wednesday. It will be the first professional boxing action at Palm Springs in 10 years, according to promoter Don Fraser. Garza, 24, of Pacoima, has a 42-1 record with 39 knockouts.
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April 9, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Jaime Garza, a former Pacoima resident now living in Alhambra, roared through the super bantamweight division, winning his first 40 fights, 38 by knockout, along with the World Boxing Council super bantamweight title. Seemingly invincible, Garza was brought back to earth in 1984 by Juan Meza, who caught Garza with a devastating punch at the end of the first round of a title fight. It took Garza a year to deal with the effects of the stunning loss. But back he came, winning four straight.
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December 10, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It had been five months since former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza was in the ring. It was one day short of a year since he scored a knockout. And his Wednesday night opponent at the Spruce Goose in Long Beach, James Manning (28-10, 14 knockouts) of Portland, had never been knocked out. None of it seemed to matter to Garza, who knocked Manning down with a left hook less than minute into the first round of their scheduled 10-round super-bantamweight main event.
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March 28, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER
Don't be misled by the fact that Dino Garza is only 20. Or that he's had only two professional fights, both of which he has won, one by knockout. This kid was fighting when he was 7. And fighting a future world champion, no less. Never mind that the opponent was an older brother, Jaime Garza, later to become the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champ. Or that Jaime, then 14, was merely sitting on his knees, playfully tossing fists in the face of this kid.
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March 30, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
A year ago he rode into the sunset, a brilliant flash of light that burned out all too quickly. Jaime Garza won his first 40 fights, 38 by knockout, giving him one of the best KO percentages in boxing history. All this and the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight title by the age of 25. Then he took a wrong turn, running into Juan Meza. More specifically, Meza's left hand. Defending his title in Kingston, N.Y.
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March 26, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
As the boxing official sadly looked at former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza stretched out on the Sports Arena canvas Thursday night, he shook his head and muttered, "He ought to quit." Garza, who suffered a knockout loss Thursday at the hands of Marcos Villasana, apparently will take that advice. He will make his decision next week. "I don't think Jaime's going to fight anymore," said his manager, Benny Georgino, speaking for the fighter.
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December 10, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It had been five months since former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Jaime Garza was in the ring. It was one day short of a year since he scored a knockout. And his Wednesday night opponent at the Spruce Goose in Long Beach, James Manning (28-10, 14 knockouts) of Portland, had never been knocked out. None of it seemed to matter to Garza, who knocked Manning down with a left hook less than minute into the first round of their scheduled 10-round super-bantamweight main event.
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December 9, 1987
Former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight Jaime Garza of Alhambra, who has a 46-3 record with 42 knockouts, will fight James Manning of Portland, Ore., in tonight's 10-round main event at the Spruce Goose in Long Beach. Manning has a 29-7 record with 12 knockouts. It will be the first appearance for the 26-year-old Garza since he lost a 10-round decision in July to Georgie Navarro at the Forum. Tonight's Spruce Goose show, the last of the year, will start at 7:30.
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July 1, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
When Jaime Garza was knocked out by Juan Meza, it was dismissed by Garza's followers as a lucky punch. When Garza was stopped by Darryl Thigpen, it was dismissed as an off-night. But after Garza lost a 10-round decision Tuesday night at the Forum to Georgie Navarro in the semifinals of a $100,000 featherweight tournament, even Garza's biggest supporters were hard-pressed to find a way to dismiss the notion that perhaps their man has passed his peak.
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June 27, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER
Former World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Jaime Garza (46-2, 42 knockouts) will meet Georgie Navarro (15-0, eight knockouts) of Vineland, N.J., Tuesday in a 10-round semifinal bout of a $100,000 featherweight tournament at the Forum. Garza's tournament record includes a unanimous 10-round decision over Dwight Pratchett in April and a split-decision victory over Baby Joe Ruelaz in another 10-rounder in May.
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May 16, 1987
Jaime Garza, the former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion, fights Joe Ruelaz (20-3, 16 knockouts) Monday night in the second round of a $100,000 featherweight tournament at the Forum. Garza is 45-2 with 42 knockouts. The 27-year-old Garza, a former Pacoima resident, won a unanimous decision over Dwight Pratchett last month in the first round of the tournament. Monday's card begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Garza-Ruelaz 10-rounder set for about 8.
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May 16, 1987
Jaime Garza, the former World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion, fights Joe Ruelaz (20-3, 16 knockouts) Monday night in the second round of a $100,000 featherweight tournament at the Forum. Garza is 45-2 with 42 knockouts. The 27-year-old Garza, a former Pacoima resident, won a unanimous decision over Dwight Pratchett last month in the first round of the tournament. Monday's card begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Garza-Ruelaz 10-rounder set for about 8.
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April 9, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Jaime Garza, a former Pacoima resident now living in Alhambra, roared through the super bantamweight division, winning his first 40 fights, 38 by knockout, along with the World Boxing Council super bantamweight title. Seemingly invincible, Garza was brought back to earth in 1984 by Juan Meza, who caught Garza with a devastating punch at the end of the first round of a title fight. It took Garza a year to deal with the effects of the stunning loss. But back he came, winning four straight.
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