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August 21, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ
Ten Goose Boxing heavyweight Lionel Butler will be permitted to box again in California provided he passes a drug test before every fight. The California Athletic Commission voted Friday in a meeting in Los Angeles to allow Butler's six-month suspension to run out Monday. Butler was suspended in March after testing positive for marijuana. "If he tests positive once, we'll revoke his license for good," said Richard DeCuir, CAC executive officer.
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January 24, 1997 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had been more than two years since Lionel Butler wore the belt of a heavyweight champion, and after trying one on again Thursday night he vowed to keep it a while. Butler, stripped of the state and International Boxing Organization titles after a positive drug test in 1994, won the vacant World Boxing Federation championship by stopping Marcos Gonzalez just 2:36 into a scheduled 12-round bout at the Country Club. "This time I don't have to worry about any test being positive," Butler said.
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November 21, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lionel Butler--the new Lionel Butler, as those close to the troubled heavyweight have labeled him--fights Bomani Parker in the 10-round main event of a six-fight boxing card tonight at the Reseda Country Club. Perhaps it's only fitting that Butler's bout highlights the return of monthly boxing to the Country Club, home to a handful of up-and-coming fighters during the 1980s, before closing its doors to boxing in 1993.
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November 21, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lionel Butler--the new Lionel Butler, as those close to the troubled heavyweight have labeled him--fights Bomani Parker in the 10-round main event of a six-fight boxing card tonight at the Reseda Country Club. Perhaps it's only fitting that Butler's bout highlights the return of monthly boxing to the Country Club, home to a handful of up-and-coming fighters during the 1980s, before closing its doors to boxing in 1993.
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February 26, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When you see a man's name followed by the numbers 10-20 , you can assume one of two things: Either the man has very bad eyesight or he's a horrible boxer. John Morton's eyes are normal, and he is not a bad boxer. What the heavyweight from Louisville, Ky., had was a bad manager and a worse trainer, he claims, guys who threw him into a ring on a day's notice against some of the top heavyweights in the world.
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January 24, 1997 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had been more than two years since Lionel Butler wore the belt of a heavyweight champion, and after trying one on again Thursday night he vowed to keep it a while. Butler, stripped of the state and International Boxing Organization titles after a positive drug test in 1994, won the vacant World Boxing Federation championship by stopping Marcos Gonzalez just 2:36 into a scheduled 12-round bout at the Country Club. "This time I don't have to worry about any test being positive," Butler said.
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December 10, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In boxing parlance, when a guy is on his bicycle it means he's running frantically in the ring from his opponent, trying to avoid a beating. In 1988 Lionel Butler, who jumped into the heavyweight picture earlier this year with a first-round, left-hook knockout of former champion Tony Tubbs, faced a man in New Orleans who was on his bicycle. Butler hit the guy so hard he put him in the hospital. Butler was arrested because of the blow. The same left hook that knocked out Tubbs?
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February 6, 1994
Gabriel Ruelas, the No. 1 World Boxing Council junior lightweight contender, and Lionel Butler, the WBC's third-ranked heavyweight contender, will fight in separate 10-round bouts Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda. Ruelas (36-2, 19 knockouts) will face Raul Hernandez of Bell. Butler (20-10, 18 knockouts), who has won his last 14 fights, will take on Jerry Jones (10-7). Brothers P.J. (9-0) and Chuck Goossen (4-0) of North Hollywood will fight against opponents to be determined.
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May 11, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
Mexico City sensation Carlos Gonzalez brings his record of 29 knockouts in 30 fights to the Forum tonight to meet Tim Brooks of Sacramento. The junior- welterweight match is the headliner on a boxing card with three 10-round bouts. Gonzalez, 19, is 30-0 and will make his U.S. debut. Of his 29 knockouts, 17 have come in the first round and 22 inside of three. Brooks is 13-9-1.
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May 3, 1992
The Forum's scheduled Monday night boxing show has been postponed until next Monday, May 11, because of civil disorder in Los Angeles. The card will feature Mexico City's undefeated Carlos Gonzalez, a junior-welterweight, who has 29 knockouts in his 30 victories, against Tim Brooks of Sacramento (13-9-1). The fight for Gonzalez, 19, will be his U.S. debut. Of his 29 knockouts, seven have come in the first round and 22 in the first three.
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August 21, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ
Ten Goose Boxing heavyweight Lionel Butler will be permitted to box again in California provided he passes a drug test before every fight. The California Athletic Commission voted Friday in a meeting in Los Angeles to allow Butler's six-month suspension to run out Monday. Butler was suspended in March after testing positive for marijuana. "If he tests positive once, we'll revoke his license for good," said Richard DeCuir, CAC executive officer.
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December 10, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In boxing parlance, when a guy is on his bicycle it means he's running frantically in the ring from his opponent, trying to avoid a beating. In 1988 Lionel Butler, who jumped into the heavyweight picture earlier this year with a first-round, left-hook knockout of former champion Tony Tubbs, faced a man in New Orleans who was on his bicycle. Butler hit the guy so hard he put him in the hospital. Butler was arrested because of the blow. The same left hook that knocked out Tubbs?
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February 26, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When you see a man's name followed by the numbers 10-20 , you can assume one of two things: Either the man has very bad eyesight or he's a horrible boxer. John Morton's eyes are normal, and he is not a bad boxer. What the heavyweight from Louisville, Ky., had was a bad manager and a worse trainer, he claims, guys who threw him into a ring on a day's notice against some of the top heavyweights in the world.
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January 23, 1997
Tonight's card at Reseda Country Club * First bell, 7:30 p.m. * Rafael Ruelas (47-3, 37 KOs) vs. Javier Arce (15-10, 11 KOs), 10-round junior welterweight * Lionel Butler (25-12-1, 20 KOs) vs. Marcos Gonzalez (17-7-1, 15 KOs), 12 rounds, World Boxing Federation heavyweight championship * Fredia Gibbs (pro debut) vs. Maria Recinos (0-1-1), 4-round welterweight * Fernando Zuniga (7-0, 6 KOs) vs. Calvin Combs (4-8, 1 KO), 6-round light heavyweight * Jimmy Buffo (1-0) vs.
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February 24, 1993 | RICH TOSCHES
Rafael Ruelas of Arleta, the World Boxing Council's top-ranked lightweight, scored a technical knockout against Robert Rivera of Phoenix during the third round of their bout at the Reseda Country Club on Tuesday night. The bout was the first for Ruelas (35-1, 28 knockouts) since he won the North American Boxing Federation title with an 11th-round knockout of Jorge Paez in November at the Forum. He had an easier time against Rivera (18-2-1), and the fight was stopped at 2:23 of the third round.
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