June 16, 1995
By professional boxing standards the exchange was tame, but a pre-fight media gathering featuring National Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion Mike Weaver and challenger George O'Mara did have an anxious moment. Weaver, a former world champion, had just finished talking about who he might like to fight later this year, presumably after he defeats O'Mara on June 21 at the Warner Center Marriott. Mike Tyson was mentioned. So was Oliver McCall.
May 24, 1995 |
Former world champion Mike Weaver will fight in the main event of next month's boxing card at the Warner Center Marriott, promoters said Tuesday. Weaver, who has a record of 39-16-1 with 28 knockouts, will meet Van Nuys-based veteran George O'Mara in a heavyweight bout scheduled for 12 rounds June 21. In the alphabet soup of professional boxing, Weaver is, even at age 43, still a champion. He holds the title of the National Boxing Assn. But his glory years are behind him.
August 21, 1994
In Washington, there's too much attention to the difference between right and left and too little to the difference between right and wrong. JACK O'MARA Irvine
January 21, 1994 |
Alex Garcia, the third-ranked heavyweight in the world only six months ago, looked like a bad club fighter Thursday night at the Irvine Marriott as he struggled to defeat journeyman George O'Mara in a 10-round unanimous decision that was heartily booed by the crowd of 1,108. "I struggled," Garcia said. "I know I should have punched. I was missing some shots."
January 24, 1991 |
After 11 years as one of the world's best motocross riders, Johnny O'Mara is changing careers. O'Mara, of Simi Valley, has retired from racing motorcycles to racing mountain bicycles. He will turn 30 on March 25. "I think there is a great future in mountain racing, and I'm still in great shape physically to become a part of it, the way I was with motocross," O'Mara said. "I've been training for several years by riding mountain bikes, so I'm familiar with them.
March 24, 1990 |
Johnny O'Mara and Jeff Ward are the old guard of motocross at 28. They are old enough to remember what racing was like five years ago when O'Mara won the Supercross at the Rose Bowl, and Ward won the American Motorcyclist Assn. stadium series championship the same night. The Kawasaki teammates will be the only riders left from the 1985 event who will race tonight when the Camel Supercross series returns to the Rose Bowl for the 20-lap Coors Extra Gold Super Challenge.
June 10, 1989
Johnny O'Mara of Simi Valley, the 1984 Supercross Series champion, is listed as doubtful for tonight's Coors Extra Gold Super Challenge race at the L. A. Memorial Coliseum after breaking bones in two toes and spraining a knee during a training accident Tuesday. O'Mara, 27, fourth in the 250cc class points standings entering the final event of the 15-race AMA-sanctioned Camel Supercross Series, injured his right knee and foot while training on a private track in Simi Valley. O'Mara could not be reached for comment, but Brian Rives, a neighbor of O'Mara, said that O'Mara will likely forgo the race.
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April 9, 1988
Could you please ask Congress not to do any more "simplifying" of the tax laws, before the country dies of confusion? JACK O'MARA Irvine