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June 1, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Thirty-seven-year-old Azumah Nelson, until now a rather reserved member of the boxing community, is going boldly where only the brash and super-confident have gone. Though Jesse James Leija has been the more active, dangerous fighter in two matchups against Nelson, including a dominating unanimous-decision victory in May 1994, Nelson is not shy about his prediction for tonight's World Boxing Council super-featherweight title bout at the Boulder Station hotel.
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June 1, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Thirty-seven-year-old Azumah Nelson, until now a rather reserved member of the boxing community, is going boldly where only the brash and super-confident have gone. Though Jesse James Leija has been the more active, dangerous fighter in two matchups against Nelson, including a dominating unanimous-decision victory in May 1994, Nelson is not shy about his prediction for tonight's World Boxing Council super-featherweight title bout at the Boulder Station hotel.
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January 4, 2002
Bill Plaschke, Fox's Brian Balldinger--"Chris Myers and Bob Golic," today, 3-7 p.m., KMPC (1540) Casey Jacobsen--"College SportsCentury," today, 4:30 p.m., ESPN Classic Jackie Robinson.--"SportsCentury," 5 and 8 p.m., ESPN Classic Charles Woodson--"The Last Word With Jim Rome," tonight, 5:30, Fox Sports Net 2, 6 and 11 p.m.
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July 13, 2001
A sampling of L.A. Nielsen ratings for July 7-8. SATURDAY *--* Over-the-air Ch. Rt Sh Auto Racing: NASCAR Pepsi 400 4 4.4 10 Tennis: Wimbledon, men's semifinals 4 4.1 14 Golf: PGA Advil Western Open 7 3.1 9 Baseball: Seattle at Dodgers 11 3.0 8 Golf: American Century Celebrity Championship 4 2.1 6 *--* *--* Cable Network Rating Share Boxing: Hector Camacho Jr. vs. Jesse James Leija HBO 2.0 5 Baseball: Atlanta at Boston FX 0.6 2 Auto racing: NHRA Nationals at Pomona ESPN2 0.
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June 2, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Older, bolder and stronger than ever, a resurgent Azumah Nelson knocked and socked Jesse James Leija around the ring to retain his World Boxing Council super-featherweight title with a bloody sixth-round technical knockout Saturday night. It came five rounds later than the 37-year-old Nelson had predicted, but it was resoundingly impressive nonetheless, and redeemed a loss at Leija's hands two years ago. Their first meeting, in 1993, was a draw.
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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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June 15, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Genaro Hernandez was a head taller and far more battle-tested, but, in the end, only a few points better than Anatoly Alexandrov on Saturday night at the Alamodome. In a lackluster performance caused by his opponent's awkward style, Hernandez kept his World Boxing Council super-featherweight title in a split-decision victory over Alexandrov.
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June 17, 2000
Oscar De Hoya (32-1, 26 KOs) vs. Shane Mosley (34-0, 32KOs) 6p.m.
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December 15, 1995 | From Associated Press
Oscar De La Hoya has been warned about the pitfalls of not being focused on the job at hand. Jesse James Leija knows about them firsthand. So both are confident they will not trip over a poor attitude when they meet tonight in the first fight show in the main Madison Square Garden arena in 33 months.
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November 12, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television highlights this weekend include "Touched by an Angel" celebrating its 100th episode, "Candid Camera" visiting Chicago and PBS' "Nature" traveling to India. Wynonna and Celine Dion guest on "Touched by an Angel" Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. The story deals with a woman who is struggling with the impending loss of her son to cystic fibrosis. PBS' "Nature" offers "India: Land of the Tiger" Sunday at 8 p.m.
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