March 21, 1994 |
They are overshadowed on undercards, fight at fairgrounds for meager purses, and watch as the television networks gobble up the rights to every 40-something fighter still able to wobble toward the middle of a ring. But as the Olympic Auditorium joins the Forum as one of Los Angeles' major boxing venues, young area fighters such as Shane Mosley and Robert Garcia appear to be ready for major recognition exactly when the demand is growing.
January 31, 1997 |
A rematch between lightweights Juan Lazcano and Danny Lujan, who fought to a 12-round majority draw at the Reseda Country Club in December, will headline the Country Club's next card on Feb. 20. The 12-round main event will be for the World Boxing Federation lightweight title. Scheduled on the undercard are heavyweight Jimmy "The Stump" Buffo and junior welterweight Effi Schneider.
December 19, 1996 |
Juan Lazcano and Danny Lujan, who have extensive amateur experience but only 30 professional bouts between them, will fight for the World Boxing Federation lightweight title tonight at the Reseda Country Club. The 12-round main event will highlight a seven-bout card that includes heavyweights Lance Whitaker of Granada Hills and Jimmy Buffo of North Hollywood in separate matchups. Lazcano, 21, a former Texas Golden Gloves state champion, is 14-1 with 10 knockouts and has won his last seven bouts.
November 19, 1998 |
Ricky Quiles, a fighter short on activity but long on pizazz, will claim the spotlight tonight at the Reseda Country Club when he fights Francisco Mendez in a 12-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Federation welterweight championship. Quiles, 27-2-1 with 18 knockouts, made the most of his first appearance last month at the Country Club, with a fourth-round knockout of Margarito Navarro.
July 21, 1993 |
Oscar (the Ghost) Lopez of Mexicali, Mex., meets Mauro (Betillo) Gutierrez in the 10-round main event tonight at the Reseda Country Club. Lopez, a lightweight (138 pounds) is 18-6-1 with eight knockouts. Gutierrez, of Tijuana, is 47-19-5 with 28 knockouts. He replaced Omar Flores, who was dropped from the card because of immigration problems. Five bouts are scheduled on the undercard, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
May 4, 2001
Sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Kirk Gibson, actor Rob Schneider --"The Last Word With Jim Rome," tonight, 5:30 and 11:30, Fox Sports Net * Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Lazcano --"Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner," tonight, 10-midnight, KXTA (1150) * Jamal Mashburn, P.J. Brown, Larry Johnson, Derek Anderson --"NBA Inside Stuff," Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Channel 4 * Brian Poli-Dixon, Freddie Mitchell --"Southern California Sports Report," Saturday, 10 p.m.