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September 20, 1992
Orlando Canizales retained his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Samuel Duran of the Philippines at Bozeman, Mont., Friday night.
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October 23, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orlando Canizales needed no introduction Thursday night at the Reseda Country Club. Alonzo Highsmith needed a football helmet. Canizales, the longest-reigning bantamweight champion in history and among the sport's finest technicians, rewarded a partisan crowd in his first Southern California appearance by scoring a third-round knockout against overmatched Tomas Valdez in a lightweight bout before about 750.
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April 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Orlando Canizales (31-1-1) successfully defended the IBF bantamweight title for the ninth consecutive time with a unanimous 12-round decision at Paris over Colombian Francisco Alvarez.
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October 22, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orlando Canizales, longest-reigning bantamweight champion in history and among boxing's best pound-for-pound punchers, will fight for the first time in Southern California tonight at the Reseda Country Club. Canizales, 48-3-1 with 35 knockouts, will fight journeyman Tomas Valdez in a 10-round featherweight bout. Canizales, 32, won the bantamweight title in 1988 and made a record 16 successful defenses before relinquishing the belt in 1995 to move up in weight.
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May 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Orlando Canizales successfully defended his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title Saturday at Laredo, Tex., with an eighth-round knockout of Billy Hardy of Sunderland, England. Canizales (28-1-1) has held the IBF title since 1988. It was his 23rd knockout in 30 pro bouts. Hardy (25-6-1), the British bantamweight champion since 1987, was bleeding from the eyebrows throughout much of the fight.
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September 21, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
A bantamweight championship fight that has bounced around San Remo, Italy; El Paso and Laredo, Tex., finally lands in Indio this afternoon. Orlando Canizales (28-1-1) of Laredo will defend his International Boxing Federation title against Fernie Morales (28-4-0) of El Paso at the Desert ExpoCentre. The fight, originally scheduled for Italy, seemed headed for Texas when an Italian promoter unexpectedly bailed out.
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December 10, 1988 | STEVE SPRINGER
If there is as much fighting in the ring as there is over the location of the ring, the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title bout Jan. 15 between champion Orlando Canizales and challenger Frankie Duarte ought to be quite a battle. Originally, the fight was scheduled to be held in Miami, site of Super Bowl XXIII, a week before the game.
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September 25, 1998
Orlando Canizales, former world bantamweight champion, and former NFL running back turned heavyweight boxer Alonzo Highsmith will headline an intriguing boxing program Oct. 22 at the Reseda Country Club. Highsmith, who played at the University of Miami and for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers, is 27-0 with 23 knockouts. He will fight Carl Chancellor of Odessa, Texas, who is 7 feet 2 and 425 pounds.
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March 28, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Orlando Canizales successfully defended his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title for the 11th consecutive time, stopping Clarence Adams in the 11th round at Evian, France. Canizales, 28, of Laredo, Tex., is approaching the division record of 15 consecutive defenses set by Manuel Ortiz from 1942-47. Canizales, 34-1-1 with 25 knockouts, was defending his title on French soil for the third time. Adams, 18, of Carmi, Ill., suffered his first loss after 26 victories and a draw.
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September 20, 1992
Orlando Canizales retained his International Boxing Federation bantamweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Samuel Duran of the Philippines at Bozeman, Mont., Friday night.
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September 23, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bantamweight boxer Fernie Morales underwent emergency surgery for removal of a blood clot on his brain Saturday night after he collapsed in an Indio parking lot following his loss in a championship fight. Morales, from El Paso, Tex., was listed in critical condition at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon, according to Ali Tahmouresie, who performed the operation.
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September 22, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orlando Canizales extended his bantamweight championship reign to 38 months Saturday by beating Fernie Morales at Indio's Desert ExpoCentre. Canizales, from Laredo, Tex., was defending his International Boxing Federation title for the eighth time, and in the middle rounds Saturday it appeared he might lose it.
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September 21, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
A bantamweight championship fight that has bounced around San Remo, Italy; El Paso and Laredo, Tex., finally lands in Indio this afternoon. Orlando Canizales (28-1-1) of Laredo will defend his International Boxing Federation title against Fernie Morales (28-4-0) of El Paso at the Desert ExpoCentre. The fight, originally scheduled for Italy, seemed headed for Texas when an Italian promoter unexpectedly bailed out.
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