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April 27, 1995
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune will headline the Irvine Marriott's boxing card for the second consecutive month when he faces Jimmy Mullen of Simi Valley in an eight-round bout tonight. Fortune (10-2-1, six knockouts) is coming off a first-round knockout of Craig Brinson. Mullen is 6-2-1 with two knockouts. The best undercard bout figures to be a six-rounder between Seattle junior lightweight John John Palaki (12-1, four knockouts) and Los Angeles' Paul Mayorquin (6-0-1, three knockouts).
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February 22, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On paper, a mismatch. In the ring, a bloodbath. In the books, an upset for Cesar Rendon. Rendon, a late replacement Wednesday night for Mexican champion Salvador Maciel, won his own title, the World Boxing Board Penta super-heavyweight crown. He stopped Justin Fortune in six rounds before an estimated crowd of 500 in the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom.
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March 31, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune made a statement Thursday night, and he hopes highly ranked Jeremy Williams of Long Beach was listening. Fortune took only 1 minute 18 seconds to dispose of an outclassed Craig Brinson of Duarte in front of 1,047 at the Marriott. Fortune (10-2-1), who looked more like a nose guard than a boxer, put down Brinson (3-5-2) seconds into the bout with an overhand right that landed on Brinson's ear.
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October 25, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fight will be held in a regulation boxing ring set in the middle of the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom. Experts say considerably less space is required. Justin Fortune and George O'Mara, heavyweights who will meet tonight in the main event of a five-bout card that starts at 7:30, are punchers who wouldn't know a dance step if they tripped over it. "They're going to meet head-on," said Freddie Roach, Fortune's trainer. "You could probably have this fight in a phone booth."
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July 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, "keeping busy" while waiting for a title fight, stopped Australian Justin Fortune in the fourth round Sunday at Dublin, Ireland. After trainer Emmanuel Steward told him to pick up the pace, Lewis came out in the fourth with a flurry of punches that had Fortune wobbling. A powerful right to Fortune's head rocked the Aussie.
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April 28, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune worked a little harder and a little longer than he did last month, nonetheless he was impressive in knocking out Simi Valley's Jimmy Mullen in two rounds Thursday night in front of 1,087 at the Irvine Marriott. Fortune, who trains in Hollywood and resides in Sydney, softened up Mullen's doughy midsection with a vicious body attack, then dropped him with a short left hook at the end of the first round, but the bell helped Mullen survive the round.
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February 22, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On paper, a mismatch. In the ring, a bloodbath. In the books, an upset for Cesar Rendon. Rendon, a late replacement Wednesday night for Mexican champion Salvador Maciel, won his own title, the World Boxing Board Penta super-heavyweight crown. He stopped Justin Fortune in six rounds before an estimated crowd of 500 in the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom.
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October 25, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fight will be held in a regulation boxing ring set in the middle of the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom. Experts say considerably less space is required. Justin Fortune and George O'Mara, heavyweights who will meet tonight in the main event of a five-bout card that starts at 7:30, are punchers who wouldn't know a dance step if they tripped over it. "They're going to meet head-on," said Freddie Roach, Fortune's trainer. "You could probably have this fight in a phone booth."
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April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao's former strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, has sued trainer Freddie Roach for allegedly making false and defamatory statements that Ariza “gave fighters performance-enhancing drugs.” The lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims Roach made the statements “on or about Jan. 9” in a video interview posted on the Internet. “As a result of this publication, [Ariza] has suffered and will continue to suffer monetary damages as well as irreversible injury to his reputation and image,” attorney Jonathan S. Milder wrote in the five-page complaint.
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March 8, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN
Mike Weaver, a former world heavyweight champion, will be after a less glamorous title--but a title nonetheless--in the main event of a six-fight boxing card March 27 at the Warner Center Marriott. In a bout scheduled for 12 rounds, Weaver will challenge reigning Penta heavyweight champion Cesar Rendon of Mexico, promoter Gerrie Coetzee said Thursday.
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July 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, "keeping busy" while waiting for a title fight, stopped Australian Justin Fortune in the fourth round Sunday at Dublin, Ireland. After trainer Emmanuel Steward told him to pick up the pace, Lewis came out in the fourth with a flurry of punches that had Fortune wobbling. A powerful right to Fortune's head rocked the Aussie.
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April 28, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune worked a little harder and a little longer than he did last month, nonetheless he was impressive in knocking out Simi Valley's Jimmy Mullen in two rounds Thursday night in front of 1,087 at the Irvine Marriott. Fortune, who trains in Hollywood and resides in Sydney, softened up Mullen's doughy midsection with a vicious body attack, then dropped him with a short left hook at the end of the first round, but the bell helped Mullen survive the round.
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April 27, 1995
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune will headline the Irvine Marriott's boxing card for the second consecutive month when he faces Jimmy Mullen of Simi Valley in an eight-round bout tonight. Fortune (10-2-1, six knockouts) is coming off a first-round knockout of Craig Brinson. Mullen is 6-2-1 with two knockouts. The best undercard bout figures to be a six-rounder between Seattle junior lightweight John John Palaki (12-1, four knockouts) and Los Angeles' Paul Mayorquin (6-0-1, three knockouts).
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March 31, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Australian heavyweight Justin Fortune made a statement Thursday night, and he hopes highly ranked Jeremy Williams of Long Beach was listening. Fortune took only 1 minute 18 seconds to dispose of an outclassed Craig Brinson of Duarte in front of 1,047 at the Marriott. Fortune (10-2-1), who looked more like a nose guard than a boxer, put down Brinson (3-5-2) seconds into the bout with an overhand right that landed on Brinson's ear.
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October 22, 1995
Justin Huish of Simi Valley is in first place midway through the United States Olympic trials in men's archery at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Huish, 20, placed third Saturday among 16 competitors in the first round and won the second round, giving him four ranking points--one ahead of Rod White. The top eight archers after today's third and fourth rounds qualify for a series of six competitions that will determine the United States' three-man team in Atlanta in 1996.
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