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February 18, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Oscar De La Hoya, a.k.a. "Golden Boy," the hype stops here. Tonight, at the MGM Grand Garden, discussions about him move from future tense to present. It's nice when George Foreman says, "I can't see anyone stopping him." And when promoter Bob Arum says, "We believe Oscar De La Hoya will be one of the greatest fighters ever in boxing." But at some point, a fighter must make a leap of faith, ready or not.
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November 12, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany J.D. Drew of Florida State was presented the Golden Spikes award at a ceremony in New York by the U.S. Baseball Federation as the year's top amateur player. Drew, 21, selected second in June's amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, hit .455 with 31 homers, 100 RBIs and 32 steals last season, becoming the first 30-30 player in NCAA history. Drew is holding out for a $10-million signing bonus.
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January 29, 1990
John John Molina retained his International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight title by stopping Lupe Suarez in the sixth round of a scheduled 12-round bout at Atlantic City, N.J.
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February 18, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Oscar De La Hoya, a.k.a. "Golden Boy," the hype stops here. Tonight, at the MGM Grand Garden, discussions about him move from future tense to present. It's nice when George Foreman says, "I can't see anyone stopping him." And when promoter Bob Arum says, "We believe Oscar De La Hoya will be one of the greatest fighters ever in boxing." But at some point, a fighter must make a leap of faith, ready or not.
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October 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John John Molina knocked out Bernard Taylor in the eighth round at San Juan, Puerto Rico, to retain his International Boxing Federation junior lightweight title. Molina, of Puerto Rico, did not encounter much opposition from Taylor, of Knoxville, Tenn. Molina, 33-3-0 with 24 knockouts, had hinted that this fight could be considered his farewell to the division. He expects to fight in the lightweight division and meet Miguel Gonzalez for that title. Taylor is 45-3-2.
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November 12, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany J.D. Drew of Florida State was presented the Golden Spikes award at a ceremony in New York by the U.S. Baseball Federation as the year's top amateur player. Drew, 21, selected second in June's amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, hit .455 with 31 homers, 100 RBIs and 32 steals last season, becoming the first 30-30 player in NCAA history. Drew is holding out for a $10-million signing bonus.
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April 30, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI
A few days before Monday night's scheduled appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Oscar De La Hoya said he figures boxing is "like 40%" show business. "You have a boring fighter like 'Generic' Hernandez," De La Hoya said, joking about World Boxing Assn. junior-lightweight champion (and frequent De La Hoya critic) Genaro Hernandez, "then people won't want to see you fight for the next one. "You have to put on a good show, keep on thinking about the future.
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June 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
By Sunday, Alex Stewart will either be a 29-year-old heavyweight in line for a title shot or a former contender with a reputation of not winning the big one. Stewart will mark his birthday by fighting a rematch with Evander Holyfield tonight at the Convention Center. "It's very rare to get a second chance," Stewart said. Actually, it's a last chance for Stewart, who was knocked out of the championship picture by Holyfield on Nov. 4, 1989.
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October 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John John Molina knocked out Bernard Taylor in the eighth round at San Juan, Puerto Rico, to retain his International Boxing Federation junior lightweight title. Molina, of Puerto Rico, did not encounter much opposition from Taylor, of Knoxville, Tenn. Molina, 33-3-0 with 24 knockouts, had hinted that this fight could be considered his farewell to the division. He expects to fight in the lightweight division and meet Miguel Gonzalez for that title. Taylor is 45-3-2.
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January 29, 1990
John John Molina retained his International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight title by stopping Lupe Suarez in the sixth round of a scheduled 12-round bout at Atlantic City, N.J.
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October 9, 1989 | From Times wire services
An Arco Arena executive said he will recommend tighter security and smaller servings of beer but no end to boxing despite a near riot at the facility after a title bout. Fans pelted the ring with beer, ice, cups and other objects after the hometown champion, Tony Lopez, lost Saturday's nationally televised contest against Juan (John John) Molina.
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November 18, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as Oscar De La Hoya makes his last preparations for tonight's undercard fight against Carl Griffith, his long-awaited matchup against Rafael Ruelas--potentially the biggest bout involving Los Angeles-area fighters in decades--is moving swiftly toward realization. Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, says the De La Hoya-Ruelas grudge match is "as set as anything can be in boxing," and is scheduled for May 6 in conjunction with the Cinco de Mayo weekend at the MGM Grand here.
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