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December 15, 1992 | PETE EHRMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Free-lance writer Pete Ehrmann lives in Milwaukee.
One lived in Bellflower, the other in Wilmington. One was Mexican, the other Irish. Both were young heavyweight boxers called by Sports Illustrated "prime candidates" to dethrone Muhammad Ali. Theirs was a great Southern California rivalry with a twist: Jerry Quarry and Joe Orbillo were old friends with no burning desire to meet each other in the ring.
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December 15, 1992 | PETE EHRMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Free-lance writer Pete Ehrmann lives in Milwaukee.
One lived in Bellflower, the other in Wilmington. One was Mexican, the other Irish. Both were young heavyweight boxers called by Sports Illustrated "prime candidates" to dethrone Muhammad Ali. Theirs was a great Southern California rivalry with a twist: Jerry Quarry and Joe Orbillo were old friends with no burning desire to meet each other in the ring.
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March 5, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
For most fighters, getting into the ring against Jose Luis Castillo can be an intimidating experience. After all, they find themselves face to face with a two-time World Boxing Council lightweight champion, the owner of a 51-6-1 record with 45 knockouts, a man coming off a split decision victory over Joel Casamayor three months ago and a fighter who hasn't lost to anyone other than Floyd Mayweather Jr. in more than six years.
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