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December 28, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
A rare Saturday night boxing card at the Irvine Marriott features junior featherweight David Vasquez of Blythe and Martin Solorio of Tijuana in the eight-round main event. Vasquez (10-2, seven knockouts), who normally fights at the Forum, has won his last four bouts by knockout. Solorio, who stopped Marriott favorite Johnny Vasquez in seven rounds last April, is 13-5 with seven knockouts.
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December 28, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
A rare Saturday night boxing card at the Irvine Marriott features junior featherweight David Vasquez of Blythe and Martin Solorio of Tijuana in the eight-round main event. Vasquez (10-2, seven knockouts), who normally fights at the Forum, has won his last four bouts by knockout. Solorio, who stopped Marriott favorite Johnny Vasquez in seven rounds last April, is 13-5 with seven knockouts.
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January 25, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez headlines tonight's bouts at the Irvine Marriott, which begins its 12th season of professional boxing. Vasquez (7-4 with five knockouts) was last year's Marriott boxer of the year. He will face Jesus Jimenez (9-15-2 with three knockouts) of Jalisco, Mexico, in the eight-round main event. Jimenez upset Vasquez last July in a controversial eight-round decision.
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January 26, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes bantamweight Johnny Vasquez is throwing bombs and has the crowd on its feet from the opening bell. And some nights, Vasquez needs a punch in the face before the bell to get him going. Thursday was one of those nights. Vasquez was behind on points entering the eighth and final round against his nemesis, Jesus Jimenez. But Jimenez was penalized a point when he hit Vasquez in the center of the ring as Vasquez went to tap gloves.
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October 26, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez, coming off a stunning knockout victory, will fight journeyman Jesus Jimenez in tonight's main event at the Irvine Marriott. Vasquez (6-4, five knockouts), in his second main event and second eight-round bout, needed less than a round to stop Jose Luis Orejel in September. Jimenez (9-14-2), like Orejel, has had more fights than Vasquez, but he doesn't appear to have much power. He has only three knockouts in 23 fights.
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January 26, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes bantamweight Johnny Vasquez is throwing bombs and has the crowd on its feet from the opening bell. And some nights, Vasquez needs a punch in the face before the bell to get him going. Thursday was one of those nights. Vasquez was behind on points entering the eighth and final round against his nemesis, Jesus Jimenez. But Jimenez was penalized a point when he hit Vasquez in the center of the ring as Vasquez went to tap gloves.
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September 29, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez awoke himself and the Irvine Marriott crowd of 1,134 from a Thursday night catnap with a vicious right uppercut that seemed to come from nowhere. Vasquez followed up his knockdown with a barrage of more than 100 punches that eventually knocked out Tijuana's Jose Luis Orejel with 20 seconds left in the first round.
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July 27, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Garcia has seen a lot of inspired kids walk into the Westminster Boxing Club, and he has seen almost as many disillusioned ones walk out a day or two later. Garcia remembers the day Johnny Vasquez confidently walked in and said he'd like to learn how to box. Garcia never figured Vasquez would last five days, much less five years.
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April 25, 1996
Tonight at Irvine Marriott Time: 7:30 Featured fight: Junior bantamweight Johnny Vasquez against Martin Solorio in 10-round bout. Tickets: $25-$35 For information: (714) 261-9456 * Monday night at the Pond Time: Undercard starts at 7:15 Featured fights: Bantamweight Juan Manuel Marquez, junior featherweight Nestor Garza and middleweight Victor Maciel in three 10-round bouts. Television: Prime Sports at 8 Tickets: $12-$100 For information: (714) 740-2000 * May 4 at the Pond Time: 5 p.m.
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May 25, 1995 | STEVE KRESAL
Rodney Toney, one of the better fighters to appear at the monthly boxing program at the Irvine Marriott, is featured in the main event tonight. A middleweight from San Diego, Toney is 19-1-2 with 11 knockouts. Toney takes on Augustine Renteria of Tucson in the 10-round main event. Renteria is 9-12. Toney last fought at the Marriott in August last year and dropped Basante Blanco of Venezuela in the second round.
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January 25, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez headlines tonight's bouts at the Irvine Marriott, which begins its 12th season of professional boxing. Vasquez (7-4 with five knockouts) was last year's Marriott boxer of the year. He will face Jesus Jimenez (9-15-2 with three knockouts) of Jalisco, Mexico, in the eight-round main event. Jimenez upset Vasquez last July in a controversial eight-round decision.
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October 26, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez, coming off a stunning knockout victory, will fight journeyman Jesus Jimenez in tonight's main event at the Irvine Marriott. Vasquez (6-4, five knockouts), in his second main event and second eight-round bout, needed less than a round to stop Jose Luis Orejel in September. Jimenez (9-14-2), like Orejel, has had more fights than Vasquez, but he doesn't appear to have much power. He has only three knockouts in 23 fights.
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September 29, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach bantamweight Johnny Vasquez awoke himself and the Irvine Marriott crowd of 1,134 from a Thursday night catnap with a vicious right uppercut that seemed to come from nowhere. Vasquez followed up his knockdown with a barrage of more than 100 punches that eventually knocked out Tijuana's Jose Luis Orejel with 20 seconds left in the first round.
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July 27, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Garcia has seen a lot of inspired kids walk into the Westminster Boxing Club, and he has seen almost as many disillusioned ones walk out a day or two later. Garcia remembers the day Johnny Vasquez confidently walked in and said he'd like to learn how to box. Garcia never figured Vasquez would last five days, much less five years.
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October 27, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By Johnny Vasquez's standards, Thursday night's unanimous decision over Salvadore Perez was boring. But then again, the Marriott fans have become accustomed to Vasquez's early-round knockouts non-stop flurries. But Vasquez had never gone eight rounds before and there were fewer punches and less power in the bantamweight from Huntington Beach, who by fight's end was throwing only weak arm punches. As the decision was being announced by Danny Valdivia, Vasquez was shaking his head in the corner.
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February 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Michael Carbajal kept his International Boxing Federation super-flyweight title Saturday with a 12-round unanimous decision over Marcos Pacheco of Mexico. The victory by the Phoenix fighter was marred by a head butt in the final 15 seconds that opened a cut above Carbajal's left eye that required five stitches to close. Carbajal (23-0) had 13 knockouts in his first 19 fights, but has gone four in a row without stopping an opponent.
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