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April 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Family ties have accounted for only so much in the boxing career of Joel Luna Zarate. Professional ties, the Mexican junior bantamweight champion concluded, were far more important. Zarate, 30-2 with 23 knockouts, will fight Martin Solorio in a 10-round bantamweight main event tonight at the Reseda Country Club. The fight is Zarate's second under the tutelage of Ignacio Beristain, among the world's most respected trainers, since the pair united last year. Zarate, 29, ranked No.
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April 17, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Family ties have accounted for only so much in the boxing career of Joel Luna Zarate. Professional ties, the Mexican junior bantamweight champion concluded, were far more important. Zarate, 30-2 with 23 knockouts, will fight Martin Solorio in a 10-round bantamweight main event tonight at the Reseda Country Club. The fight is Zarate's second under the tutelage of Ignacio Beristain, among the world's most respected trainers, since the pair united last year. Zarate, 29, ranked No.
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August 10, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Bantamweight Mauricio Martinez, the man nobody wants to fight, will take on Marcos Badillo of Mexico City in tonight's 12-round main event at the Arrowhead Pond. Badillo (12-3, five knockouts) is the third opponent for Martinez (11-3-1, six knockouts), who will fight Badillo for the vacant North American Boxing Organization belt.
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April 18, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unintentional head butt by Joel Luna Zarate against Martin Solorio resulted in a second-round technical draw in a scheduled 10-round bantamweight main event before about 500 on Thursday night at the Reseda Country Club. Zarate (30-2-1 with 23 knockouts), ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Council in the super flyweight division, entered the ring first and waited several minutes for Solorio to emerge from his dressing room.
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February 1, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With nothing to lose and only fame and fortune to gain, welterweight boxer Oba Carr launched his campaign to fight world champion Oscar De La Hoya Friday at the Chase Suites Hotel. Carr, who fights Jesus Gutierrez Monday night at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, spent most of a 40-minute chat with reporters selling himself as viable candidate to fight, and beat, De La Hoya. "Right now, he doesn't exactly have anybody to fight him," Carr said. "When he fights me, it's going to be a barn burner.
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April 2, 1997
Lionel Butler, World Boxing Federation heavyweight champion, will fight Arthur Weathers in a 10-round non-title fight as the main event April 17 at the Reseda Country Club. Also scheduled, Joel Luna Zarate, Mexican junior bantamweight champion, will face Polo Saucedo, North American junior bantamweight champion, in a 10-round bout. Welterweight Horatio Garcia is scheduled to fight on the undercard.
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November 8, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER
For the second time this year, Mike Tyson has allowed the boxing world an inner look behind the mask of arrogance and invulnerability he has long worn, a glimpse at his true mind and soul. And like the first time, it wasn't pretty.
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February 1, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER
Roy Jones Jr., not content with being considered by some the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, continues to search for new worlds to conquer. He found one this week. Jones, having already renounced his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight championship, will make the big plunge and take on heavyweight Buster Douglas May 2 in Atlantic City, N.J.
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February 2, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The banned drugs found in the possession of a Chinese swimmer before the World Championships in Australia last month were not intended for use by the Chinese team as widely suspected, a top Olympic official said Sunday. Jacques Rogge, a member of the International Olympic Committee medical commission, said the 13 vials of human growth hormone (HGH) seized by Australian customs were probably intended for Australian buyers. "There is no point using HGH during a competition," Rogge said.
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August 1, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER
Let's deal with reality here. Some people go to auto races, lured by the possibility of disaster. Some people go to hockey games, lured by the possibility of violent fights. Comedian George Carlin once observed that the only way to make soccer attractive to American audiences would be to hide a land mine on each side of the field. He was kidding, of course, but his premise was solid. Violence, like it or not, sells. With the exception of sex, nothing sells better.
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August 8, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER
There is no air conditioning in the Coachella Boxing Club. On a day like last Tuesday, when the temperature climbed to 120 degrees, there is barely any air. Outside, the softball diamonds and surrounding park are empty. Who would be crazy enough to venture out in the heat of this day? Rafael Ruelas, for one. Yes, the same Ruelas whose boxing career was declared over three years ago, after he was hammered by Oscar De La Hoya in the second round of a highly hyped match that turned into a mismatch.
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