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August 30, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen, one of the most popular boxers to fight at the Warner Center Marriott, Tuesday signed a promotional contract with Top Ring USA that will make the San Fernando Valley his home base for the next three years. Goossen, ranked among the world's top 20 junior middleweights by several boxing organizations, has a record of 15-0. "We're very excited about being associated with a boxer with P.J.'s talent," said Gerrie Coetzee, Top Ring's president.
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October 8, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen of North Hollywood, former state champion and International Boxing Organization junior-middleweight champion, will fight legendary boxer Roberto Duran in a 10-round super-middleweight bout Nov. 15 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Goossen, 27, who suffered his first loss in July after 18 consecutive victories, has been guaranteed at least $10,000 for the fight, said Pat Goossen, his father and trainer.
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December 13, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news, bad news for P.J. Goossen. The good news: The undefeated, Palmdale-based junior middleweight is scheduled to fight for the North American Boxing Organization championship early next year. The bad news: Goossen, who is 16-0 with 11 knockouts, won't be headlining tonight's card at the Warner Center Marriott. It is, after all, the cold and flu season. Goossen has all of the symptoms: headache, high temperature, nausea, listlessness.
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June 28, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen, perspiring face puffy with welts, wasn't exactly in the mood to discuss his next fight. But moments after winning the International Boxing Organization junior middleweight title Wednesday night with a 12-round unanimous decision over Greg Lonon of Las Vegas at the Warner Center Marriott, an out-of-breath Goossen uttered a single surname between pants. "Duran." Goossen said. "I guess."
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June 26, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a blond tuft of hair and a bronze tan, he resembles a surfer more than a fighter. His boxing style has been described as awkward. And whoever heard of a San Fernando Valley-born fighter competing for a world title? P.J. Goossen, a punishing puncher who grew up brawling in the streets of North Hollywood, has spent much of his four-year professional career trying to prove he belongs in the ring. Finally, one way or another, he might no longer need to prove a thing.
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October 8, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen of North Hollywood, former state champion and International Boxing Organization junior-middleweight champion, will fight legendary boxer Roberto Duran in a 10-round super-middleweight bout Nov. 15 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Goossen, 27, who suffered his first loss in July after 18 consecutive victories, has been guaranteed at least $10,000 for the fight, said Pat Goossen, his father and trainer.
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September 21, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen remained unbeaten, but his reputation might have suffered a bit in the eyes of fans who watched him win a unanimous decision over overmatched Eric McNair Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. Then again, the vast majority of them never saw him afterward, with his gloves off. Goossen's right hand, which has troubled him throughout his career, was swollen dramatically around the middle knuckle. It was injured in the first round, on the first punch he connected with.
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June 27, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen of North Hollywood won the International Boxing Organization junior middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Greg Lonon of Las Vegas on Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom. Goossen (17-0), whose next matchup might be against former world champion Roberto Duran, outslugged Lonon (16-7) in a sluggish display in which both fighters appeared to be looking for the knockout punch.
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March 9, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen visited unfamiliar territory in the first round of his bout against Kenny Lopez Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. His seat wasn't ringside. It was in the ring. With a short left hook, Lopez sent Goossen onto the seat of his boxing shorts for the first time in 14 professional fights. Judging by his reaction, Goossen didn't like the view.
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June 28, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen, perspiring face puffy with welts, wasn't exactly in the mood to discuss his next fight. But moments after winning the International Boxing Organization junior middleweight title Wednesday night with a 12-round unanimous decision over Greg Lonon of Las Vegas at the Warner Center Marriott, an out-of-breath Goossen uttered a single surname between pants. "Duran." Goossen said. "I guess."
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June 27, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen of North Hollywood won the International Boxing Organization junior middleweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Greg Lonon of Las Vegas on Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott's Grand Ballroom. Goossen (17-0), whose next matchup might be against former world champion Roberto Duran, outslugged Lonon (16-7) in a sluggish display in which both fighters appeared to be looking for the knockout punch.
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June 26, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a blond tuft of hair and a bronze tan, he resembles a surfer more than a fighter. His boxing style has been described as awkward. And whoever heard of a San Fernando Valley-born fighter competing for a world title? P.J. Goossen, a punishing puncher who grew up brawling in the streets of North Hollywood, has spent much of his four-year professional career trying to prove he belongs in the ring. Finally, one way or another, he might no longer need to prove a thing.
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December 13, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news, bad news for P.J. Goossen. The good news: The undefeated, Palmdale-based junior middleweight is scheduled to fight for the North American Boxing Organization championship early next year. The bad news: Goossen, who is 16-0 with 11 knockouts, won't be headlining tonight's card at the Warner Center Marriott. It is, after all, the cold and flu season. Goossen has all of the symptoms: headache, high temperature, nausea, listlessness.
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September 21, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen remained unbeaten, but his reputation might have suffered a bit in the eyes of fans who watched him win a unanimous decision over overmatched Eric McNair Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. Then again, the vast majority of them never saw him afterward, with his gloves off. Goossen's right hand, which has troubled him throughout his career, was swollen dramatically around the middle knuckle. It was injured in the first round, on the first punch he connected with.
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August 30, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen, one of the most popular boxers to fight at the Warner Center Marriott, Tuesday signed a promotional contract with Top Ring USA that will make the San Fernando Valley his home base for the next three years. Goossen, ranked among the world's top 20 junior middleweights by several boxing organizations, has a record of 15-0. "We're very excited about being associated with a boxer with P.J.'s talent," said Gerrie Coetzee, Top Ring's president.
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March 9, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen visited unfamiliar territory in the first round of his bout against Kenny Lopez Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. His seat wasn't ringside. It was in the ring. With a short left hook, Lopez sent Goossen onto the seat of his boxing shorts for the first time in 14 professional fights. Judging by his reaction, Goossen didn't like the view.
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March 5, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
P.J. Goossen (13-0, 11 knockouts) of Palmdale faces state middleweight champion Kenny Lopez (20-13, six KOs) of San Jose in the 12-round main event Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. State super middleweight champion Randy (Big Man) Smith (14-2, five KOs) of Azusa makes his first title defense against Irish Pat Lawlor of San Francisco.
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June 28, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK
Gerrie Coetzee said Thursday he no longer will promote fights at the Warner Center Marriott. Coetzee, president of Top Ring USA, said Wednesday night's program, highlighted by a junior middleweight title fight between P.J. Goossen and Greg Lonon, was his final show at the Woodland Hills hotel because of financial reasons. Coetzee said he plans to stage fights at a venue in Temecula with greater seating capacity.
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March 5, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
P.J. Goossen (13-0, 11 knockouts) of Palmdale faces state middleweight champion Kenny Lopez (20-13, six KOs) of San Jose in the 12-round main event Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. State super middleweight champion Randy (Big Man) Smith (14-2, five KOs) of Azusa makes his first title defense against Irish Pat Lawlor of San Francisco.
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