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August 25, 1989 | STEVE KRESAL, Times Staff Writer
When John Armijo steps into the ring, he's announced as the "fighting lifeguard from Huntington Beach." The nickname gets plenty of attention. But not everyone believes it. Promoters have been known to call boxers a lot of things to jazz up an image. But in John Armijo's case, there's no hype. He really is a lifeguard. He surfs, too. But he has yet to be billed as the "slugging surfer."
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December 9, 1994 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Promoter Ted Luckow's last boxing card at the Irvine Marriott also might have been Huntington Beach welterweight John Armijo's last fight. Armijo, nicknamed "The Fighting Lifeguard," survived a rocky start to earn a 10-round draw with Gilberto Flores of Mexico City Thursday night in front of 1,072. But afterward, ringside doctors Michael DeLuca and Robert Karns announced that both fighters will be suspended until they are cleared to box by neurological exams.
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February 26, 1990
John Armijo, (8-0) a lifeguard from Huntington Beach, returns to fight Lloyd Weaver (7-1) of Los Angeles.
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December 8, 1994 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach welterweight John Armijo will headline tonight's fight card at the Irvine Marriott that begins at 7:30 p.m. Armijo (18-7, 11 knockouts), riding a four-bout winning streak, will face Gilbert Flores (24-13, 21 knockouts) of Los Angeles in a 10-round fight. Since returning from a one-year layoff, Armijo has victories over Rene Aredondo and Bazooka Limon.
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August 28, 1989
George Garcia of Westminster will face Jorge Rodriguez of Bell in the 10-round main event of tonight's boxing card at the Irvine Marriott. Garcia, 29, a featherweight, is 26-4-2 with nine knockouts. Rodriguez is 19-12-3 with 11 knockouts. He is replacing Luis Hernandez, who is ill. In a six-round middleweight fight, John Armijo of Huntington Beach will fight Vince Durham of Los Angeles. The first fight is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
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July 22, 1985
On the undercard of the Bert Lee-Sean Mannion middleweight fight at the Irvine Marriott tonight will be the Weaver triplets, the brothers of former heavyweight champion Mike Weaver. A total of seven fights are on the card, with the first bout starting at 8 p.m. The card: Francisco Sequeroa (Pomona) vs. Martin Escobar (Santa Monica), 130 pounds, 4-rounds. Floyd Weaver (Pomona) vs. Roderick Sparks (Cypress), 147 pounds, 4-round fight. Nick DeLong (Long Beach) vs. Dee Jay (Pomona), Hwy.
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December 8, 1994 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach welterweight John Armijo will headline tonight's fight card at the Irvine Marriott that begins at 7:30 p.m. Armijo (18-7, 11 knockouts), riding a four-bout winning streak, will face Gilbert Flores (24-13, 21 knockouts) of Los Angeles in a 10-round fight. Since returning from a one-year layoff, Armijo has victories over Rene Aredondo and Bazooka Limon.
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April 24, 1989
Lightweights Benny Lopez of Upland and Armando Baeza of Norwalk oppose each other tonight in the 10-round main event of the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Lopez (13-1) will be making his first appearence in a main event. He knocked out Chango Moreno in the second round March 23 at Irvine to earn a spot in tonight's main event. He has eight knockouts. Baeza (12-3-1) has fought in and won two main events at Irvine. Richard Aguirre (14-3) takes on Jose Luis Bedoya (10-1)
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September 24, 1992 | STEVE KRESAL
John Armijo and Ernie Magdaleno, two of Orange County's most talented and colorful boxers, will be featured in co-main events tonight in the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. The first of six scheduled bouts starts at 7:30 p.m. Armijo of Huntington Beach and Magdaleno of Westminster hold state titles but won't risk them in tonight's eight-round bouts.
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November 26, 1986 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
Greg Puente's studied boxing strategy paid off in the Super Featherweight championship Tuesday night at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Puente made few mistakes in earning a split decision victory over Francisco Segura in a 12-round bout for the previously vacant state title. The boxers earned a split decision from the two ringside judges, but the referee favored Puente.
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April 28, 1994 | DAVE McKIBBEN
After a year layoff, Huntington Beach's John (The Fighting Lifeguard) Armijo is returning to the ring in tonight's 10-round main event at the Irvine Marriott Ballroom. Armijo's last fight, in May, 1993, was a loss to super-welterweight Kenny Lopez in a 12-round decision. Since then, Armijo (14-7 with six knockouts) has dropped 11 pounds, and he will fight Chuck Goossen of North Hollywood at 143 pounds, three pounds over the lightweight limit.
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May 7, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Armijo, without his normal large and loud entourage of beach friends, lost a 12-round decision and his California super-welterweight title to Kenny Lopez Thursday night. The bout at the Hyatt Regency Irvine was part of a private fund-raising party. Lopez won by scores of 119-109, 116-112 and 116-112. Lopez (19-12) of San Jose was more active early on, and then stayed away when Armijo started to come on in the later rounds.
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September 24, 1992 | STEVE KRESAL
John Armijo and Ernie Magdaleno, two of Orange County's most talented and colorful boxers, will be featured in co-main events tonight in the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. The first of six scheduled bouts starts at 7:30 p.m. Armijo of Huntington Beach and Magdaleno of Westminster hold state titles but won't risk them in tonight's eight-round bouts.
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July 31, 1992 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was John Armijo's finest moment and more than 180 of his closest friends and a total of 1,286 saw him achieve it. Armijo, who is billed as the Fighting Lifeguard, won the vacant California super-welterweight title with a 10th-round knockout against Arnold Williams of Oakland. Armijo (13-5-1) dominated the bout, which was scheduled for 12 rounds. He led on the judges' cards, 100-90, 100-89 and 100-91. It was his sixth knockout and stopped a three-fight losing streak.
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November 22, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Armijo was as wild as ever Thursday night, but he landed enough punches to score a one-sided decision in the main event of the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Armijo (12-2-1) defeated Ali Sanchez by scores of 99-92, 98-92, 98-93, in the middleweight bout in front of 1,180. Sanchez (11-12) had a strong second round during which he was active for most of the three minutes. But after that, he spent his time trying to duck the charging Armijo.
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February 1, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment he climbed into the ring Thursday night at the Irvine Marriott, John Armijo looked like a much different fighter. Armijo had lost six pounds to get down to a career-low 154, and appeared in much better shape. He also had a new boxing style to go with his slimmer look. Gone were the wild punches that often hit nothing but air. In their place, Armijo displayed a solid style, using a jab followed by well-placed combinations.
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November 22, 1991 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Armijo was as wild as ever Thursday night, but he landed enough punches to score a one-sided decision in the main event of the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott. Armijo (12-2-1) defeated Ali Sanchez by scores of 99-92, 98-92, 98-93, in the middleweight bout in front of 1,180. Sanchez (11-12) had a strong second round during which he was active for most of the three minutes. But after that, he spent his time trying to duck the charging Armijo.
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May 7, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Armijo, without his normal large and loud entourage of beach friends, lost a 12-round decision and his California super-welterweight title to Kenny Lopez Thursday night. The bout at the Hyatt Regency Irvine was part of a private fund-raising party. Lopez won by scores of 119-109, 116-112 and 116-112. Lopez (19-12) of San Jose was more active early on, and then stayed away when Armijo started to come on in the later rounds.
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February 26, 1990
John Armijo, (8-0) a lifeguard from Huntington Beach, returns to fight Lloyd Weaver (7-1) of Los Angeles.
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