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March 26, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
If the DVD highlights of his young career -- 11 knockouts in 15 fights -- aren't convincing enough, spending an afternoon talking boxing with Covina's John Molina will make it abundantly clear that the Southland has a rising star in its midst.
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May 23, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Darrell Satzman
The gig: J. Mario Molina and John Molina, who are brothers, run Molina Healthcare Inc., a health maintenance organization provider that operates 19 clinics in 10 states. The company, based in Long Beach, has 2,900 employees and more than 1.4 million customers, most of whom receive Medicaid, Medi-Cal and other government healthcare assistance. Last year the company took in $3.7 billion, of which $31 million was profit. Founding father: In 1980, emergency-room physician C. David Molina started Molina Healthcare after noticing an influx of patients in the ER who had been turned away from doctors who wouldn't accept Medi-Cal.
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SPORTS
March 28, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
There weren't any long looks, but the talent appears lasting. Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada, both 2008 U.S. Olympians, joined John Molina, another young Southland boxer in promoter Dan Goossen's stable of aspiring world champions, in knocking out their respective foes before the end of the second round Friday on the undercard of the first-ever boxing card at Nokia Theatre.
SPORTS
September 27, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Covina's John Molina jokes that his attention deficit disorder helps his boxing. Thirty-four seconds into his lightweight bout against Mexico's Efren Hinojosa, Molina was already thinking about something else, like, "Next?" Molina, one of the top prospects in the stable of San Fernando Valley promoter Dan Goossen, stayed perfect (18-0, 14 knockouts) by quickly attacking Hinojosa and delivering a thundering right-handed shot to the liver area and a strong left uppercut to the jaw that left Hinojosa floored for good, as referee Tony Krebs stopped the bout.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Darrell Satzman
The gig: J. Mario Molina and John Molina, who are brothers, run Molina Healthcare Inc., a health maintenance organization provider that operates 19 clinics in 10 states. The company, based in Long Beach, has 2,900 employees and more than 1.4 million customers, most of whom receive Medicaid, Medi-Cal and other government healthcare assistance. Last year the company took in $3.7 billion, of which $31 million was profit. Founding father: In 1980, emergency-room physician C. David Molina started Molina Healthcare after noticing an influx of patients in the ER who had been turned away from doctors who wouldn't accept Medi-Cal.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
September 27, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Covina's John Molina jokes that his attention deficit disorder helps his boxing. Thirty-four seconds into his lightweight bout against Mexico's Efren Hinojosa, Molina was already thinking about something else, like, "Next?" Molina, one of the top prospects in the stable of San Fernando Valley promoter Dan Goossen, stayed perfect (18-0, 14 knockouts) by quickly attacking Hinojosa and delivering a thundering right-handed shot to the liver area and a strong left uppercut to the jaw that left Hinojosa floored for good, as referee Tony Krebs stopped the bout.
SPORTS
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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May 11, 2003 | Murray Olderman, Murray Olderman is a former sports columnist and cartoonist whose work regularly appeared in 750 daily newspapers. He is the author of 11 books and was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1993.
Who could have imagined it? That little Lee Espinoza, who used to pick peanuts with his grandpa in the hardscrabble fields of provincial Michoacan, would one day stand in the spotlight of boxing rings in Atlantic City and Las Vegas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the manager and trainer of fighters battling for world titles. That the ninos of Coachella, Calif.
SPORTS
March 28, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
There weren't any long looks, but the talent appears lasting. Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada, both 2008 U.S. Olympians, joined John Molina, another young Southland boxer in promoter Dan Goossen's stable of aspiring world champions, in knocking out their respective foes before the end of the second round Friday on the undercard of the first-ever boxing card at Nokia Theatre.
SPORTS
March 26, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
If the DVD highlights of his young career -- 11 knockouts in 15 fights -- aren't convincing enough, spending an afternoon talking boxing with Covina's John Molina will make it abundantly clear that the Southland has a rising star in its midst.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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