November 19, 1991 |
Manuel Medina, in the first defense of the featherweight championship he won last August, won his 13th consecutive fight after challenger Tom Johnson cut him with an accidental head butt in the ninth round before 5,775 at the Forum Monday night. Medina, from Tijuana, had the fight well in hand by the ninth round when he and Johnson, from New York, clashed heads at 1:35 of the ninth.
November 18, 1991 |
Manuel Medina makes the first defense of the featherweight championship he won last summer when he meets Tom Johnson tonight at the Forum. Medina became the International Boxing Federation featherweight titlist last Aug. 12 at the Forum when he dethroned Troy Dorsey on a unanimous decision. If recent Forum championship boxing history holds tonight, Medina (39-3), from Tijuana, will be dethroned, too. In the last 12 months at the Forum, the challenger has won six of seven championship fights.
August 13, 1991 |
Manuel Medina, a punchless but determined challenger from Tijuana, survived two early knockdowns, picked up the pace of the fight, cut champion Troy Dorsey over both eyes and won a 12-round unanimous decision to gain the International Boxing Federation featherweight championship Monday night at the Forum. Dorsey, defending his title for the first time, started off by knocking Medina on his wallet in both the second and third rounds and seemed headed for a blowout before the crowd of 5,515.
December 12, 1989 |
What are the chances of two championship bouts being decided by low blows the same night? It happened on a wild and crazy Monday at the Forum. Challenger Jesus Salud was awarded the World Boxing Assn. junior-featherweight title when referee Larry Rozadilla disqualified Juan Jose Estrada in the ninth round. Less than an hour earlier, the 6,166 fans saw Manuel Medina win the heretofore vacant WBA Intercontinental junior-lightweight title over Edgar Castro in the seventh round.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1986 |
Manuel Oliver Medina, a pioneer in the local tuna industry who came to America from Portugal nearly 75 years ago, died Friday at his Point Loma home at age 93. Born Nov. 6, 1892, in the fishing village of Pico in the Azores Islands, Medina came to San Diego in 1912 after spending less than a year working on a farm in Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco. "It (farming) wasn't what he was used to doing," said his brother, Frank Medina. Manuel Medina was a fisherman.