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June 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What chance does Javier Castillejo of Spain have of beating Oscar De La Hoya tonight? So little that De La Hoya vows to retire if he loses. So little that oddsmakers have made Castillejo a 12 1/2-1 underdog. So little that HBO officials are busy discussing De La Hoya's next fight.
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June 24, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cancel the retirement dinner. Oscar De La Hoya, who vowed to quit boxing if he lost to Javier Castillejo, was never in danger of having to fulfill that promise, pounding out a solid unanimous decision over the tough Spaniard on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of 12,480.
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June 22, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Javier Castillejo bristles when it is suggested he's selling his World Boxing Council super-welterweight title. After all, the Spaniard is being paid handsomely--the $800,000 payday for the voluntary defense is the most lucrative of his career--and, as an unknown underdog, Castillejo seems tailor-made for Oscar De La Hoya to pick up his fifth title in five weight classes when the two meet Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "Someone said that I'm selling my title?"
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June 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What chance does Javier Castillejo of Spain have of beating Oscar De La Hoya tonight? So little that De La Hoya vows to retire if he loses. So little that oddsmakers have made Castillejo a 12 1/2-1 underdog. So little that HBO officials are busy discussing De La Hoya's next fight.
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June 24, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cancel the retirement dinner. Oscar De La Hoya, who vowed to quit boxing if he lost to Javier Castillejo, was never in danger of having to fulfill that promise, pounding out a solid unanimous decision over the tough Spaniard on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of 12,480.
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November 9, 2003 | Steve Springer
Negotiations for a third Shane Mosley-Oscar De La Hoya fight are at a standstill, Mosley refusing to take an appreciably smaller purse than De La Hoya after beating De La Hoya twice. Mosley, instead, is leaning toward fighting Ricardo Mayorga in March, assuming Mayorga beats Corey Spinks next month. De La Hoya might then fight Fernando Vargas in June, assuming Vargas beats his next two opponents, Tony Marshall next month and Javier Castillejo on Feb. 21.
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July 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Spain's Javier Castillejo stopped Germany's Felix Sturm in the 10th round to win the WBA middleweight title Saturday. Sturm, making his first title defense, was headed to a one-sided win until Castillejo caught him with a left hook against the ropes with 13 seconds left in the round. Castillejo, a former WBC junior-middleweight champion, then hit Sturm with three uppercuts before the referee called it.
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May 17, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar De La Hoya will fight World Boxing Council 154-pound champion Javier Castillejo of Spain June 23 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. He will fight a big-name opponent, probably Fernando Vargas, in the fall. Yet De La Hoya still feels regret over the one fighter who is out of reach, at least in the months ahead--Felix Trinidad.
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November 23, 2007 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
The time for taunting, teasing and trash-talking is over. Now it's time for Fernando Vargas and Ricardo Mayorga to settle things in the ring. The two former world champions weighed in Thursday at 164 pounds for tonight's 12-round pay-per-view super-middleweight bout at Staples Center. And the afternoon weigh-in was just about the only appearance by the two fighters that didn't end with the boxers brawling with one another. But then there has been a lot of time for bad blood to build up.
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August 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
It was supposed to be a fight for the World Boxing Council super-welterweight title, but even with no belt at stake, Fernando Vargas sees tonight's bout with former champion Javier Castillejo as a chance to re-establish himself as a top 154-pounder. Vargas' reputation and his career have been hurt in the last five years by losses to Felix Trinidad and Oscar De La Hoya and a positive test for steroid use. It's a chance to "show the world the new me," Vargas, 27, said.
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June 22, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Javier Castillejo bristles when it is suggested he's selling his World Boxing Council super-welterweight title. After all, the Spaniard is being paid handsomely--the $800,000 payday for the voluntary defense is the most lucrative of his career--and, as an unknown underdog, Castillejo seems tailor-made for Oscar De La Hoya to pick up his fifth title in five weight classes when the two meet Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "Someone said that I'm selling my title?"
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November 14, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Round one of Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad II was fought to a draw Saturday morning. While promoters Bob Arum and Don King emerged from the first round of negotiations optimistic that a De La Hoya-Trinidad rematch will happen--probably in May or June--Arum also announced that he wants to match De La Hoya against Javier Castillejo of Spain, the World Boxing Council 154-pound champion, in February or March. Arum's first choice for a site, if a date is available, is Staples Center.
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March 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
After a 15-month layoff because of a bad back, former two-time world junior middleweight champion Fernando Vargas made a successful return to the ring Saturday night, scoring a unanimous 10-round decision over Raymond Joval of the Netherlands. Judges scored the fight 98-92, 96-94 and 97-93 for Vargas, who had not fought since December 2003 when he stopped Tony Marshall in the seventh round. "I have been away for a while but I wanted to come back and try new things," said Vargas, 27, of Oxnard.
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