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November 18, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
No. Boxer: Comment 1. Felix Trinidad: Will also have to defend this title Dec. 2. 2. Lennox Lewis: Doesn't lose to opponents or win with critics. 3. Shane Mosley: The future is his. 4. Fernando Vargas: Future will be decided Dec. 2 vs. Trinidad. 5. Naseem Hamed: Gains new respect by agreeing to fight Barrera. 6. Roy Jones: Could gain respect by agreeing to fight someone good. 7. Oscar De La Hoya: Could gain respect fighting someone. 8.
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June 20, 2004 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
Mexican featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera wanted to put on a strong showing for his fans Saturday night in his first Los Angeles-area bout in eight years. With a vocal crowd cheering him on, he didn't disappoint. Barrera, 30, showed he still has plenty of boxing left in him by scoring a 10th-round knockout against Paulie Ayala in a non-title bout in front of 5,732 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Barrera (58-4, 41 knockouts) was the picture of precision.
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May 5, 2004 | Steve Springer
An agreement in principle has been reached for Marco Antonio Barrera to fight Paulie Ayala on June 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Also on the card will be a middleweight bout between Jermain Taylor and Raul Marquez. Barrera (57-4, 40 knockouts), a former World Boxing Council featherweight and World Boxing Organization super-bantamweight champion, is coming off an 11th-round TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao in November. Ayala (35-2, 12) is a former World Boxing Assn. bantamweight titleholder.
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June 18, 2004 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
There's much at stake for Paulie Ayala and Marco Antonio Barrera in their scheduled 12-round featherweight bout Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, and each boxer knows it. The loser might be destined for lesser fights, or retirement. The winner would move a step closer to a possible title shot. "This is one of the most important fights in my career; it's a crossroads fight," Ayala said.
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June 17, 2004 | Rob Fernas
Paulie Ayala and Marco Antonio Barrera, two former world champions at the crossroads of their boxing careers, will meet in a 12-round featherweight non-title bout Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Ayala, 34, and Barrera, 30, each know that a defeat could be devastating. "I don't have time in my life, at my age, to start over," Ayala said Wednesday. "I'm very focused on this fight, and it's very important."
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October 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Fight of the year? This one didn't even figure to be the fight of the night. When Johnny Tapia and Paulie Ayala squared off in June 1999 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center, there wasn't much anticipation or interest from the general public. Although it was listed as the main event, the Tapia-Ayala bout was being overshadowed by the big boys. The real big boys. Nobody has ever accused Eric "Butterbean" Esch or Peter McNeeley of being skilled heavyweights.
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June 20, 2004 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
Mexican featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera wanted to put on a strong showing for his fans Saturday night in his first Los Angeles-area bout in eight years. With a vocal crowd cheering him on, he didn't disappoint. Barrera, 30, showed he still has plenty of boxing left in him by scoring a 10th-round knockout against Paulie Ayala in a non-title bout in front of 5,732 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Barrera (58-4, 41 knockouts) was the picture of precision.
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June 18, 2004 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
There's much at stake for Paulie Ayala and Marco Antonio Barrera in their scheduled 12-round featherweight bout Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, and each boxer knows it. The loser might be destined for lesser fights, or retirement. The winner would move a step closer to a possible title shot. "This is one of the most important fights in my career; it's a crossroads fight," Ayala said.
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March 4, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Promoter Bob Arum calls tonight's boxing show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center "one of the best fight cards ever assembled." Responded rival promoter Don King: "Don't laugh. This is a sick man." Arum doesn't even have the best fight in town this weekend. That distinction belonged to the Felix Trinidad-David Reid match, promoted by King on Friday night at Caesars Palace. Paulie Ayala, headliner of the Arum card, would have had trouble getting recognized at the Trinidad-Reid fight.
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March 5, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paulie Ayala certainly didn't look like the fighter of the year Saturday night. A 17-1 favorite against Johnny Bredahl, Ayala barely hung on to defend his World Boxing Assn. bantamweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in front of a crowd of 3,378, winning by majority decision. That's more than WBA super-bantamweight champion Nestor Garza could say. A 5-1 favorite in his title defense against Clarence "Bones" Adams, Garza lost by unanimous decision after being knocked down twice.
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June 17, 2004 | Rob Fernas
Paulie Ayala and Marco Antonio Barrera, two former world champions at the crossroads of their boxing careers, will meet in a 12-round featherweight non-title bout Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Ayala, 34, and Barrera, 30, each know that a defeat could be devastating. "I don't have time in my life, at my age, to start over," Ayala said Wednesday. "I'm very focused on this fight, and it's very important."
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May 5, 2004 | Steve Springer
An agreement in principle has been reached for Marco Antonio Barrera to fight Paulie Ayala on June 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Also on the card will be a middleweight bout between Jermain Taylor and Raul Marquez. Barrera (57-4, 40 knockouts), a former World Boxing Council featherweight and World Boxing Organization super-bantamweight champion, is coming off an 11th-round TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao in November. Ayala (35-2, 12) is a former World Boxing Assn. bantamweight titleholder.
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November 16, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER
It starts with his first name. What kind of a fighter goes by Paulie? The boxing hero of all those Sylvester Stallone movies was named Rocky. His stumbling, bumbling brother-in-law was named Paulie. It continues with his nickname. Paulie Ayala doesn't have one. His opponent in tonight's World Boxing Council featherweight championship fight has a great nickname. Nobody has trouble picturing Erik "El Terrible" Morales as a fighter. Meeting Ayala wouldn't give you much of a clue, either.
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November 18, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
No. Boxer: Comment 1. Felix Trinidad: Will also have to defend this title Dec. 2. 2. Lennox Lewis: Doesn't lose to opponents or win with critics. 3. Shane Mosley: The future is his. 4. Fernando Vargas: Future will be decided Dec. 2 vs. Trinidad. 5. Naseem Hamed: Gains new respect by agreeing to fight Barrera. 6. Roy Jones: Could gain respect by agreeing to fight someone good. 7. Oscar De La Hoya: Could gain respect fighting someone. 8.
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October 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Fight of the year? This one didn't even figure to be the fight of the night. When Johnny Tapia and Paulie Ayala squared off in June 1999 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center, there wasn't much anticipation or interest from the general public. Although it was listed as the main event, the Tapia-Ayala bout was being overshadowed by the big boys. The real big boys. Nobody has ever accused Eric "Butterbean" Esch or Peter McNeeley of being skilled heavyweights.
SPORTS
March 5, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paulie Ayala certainly didn't look like the fighter of the year Saturday night. A 17-1 favorite against Johnny Bredahl, Ayala barely hung on to defend his World Boxing Assn. bantamweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in front of a crowd of 3,378, winning by majority decision. That's more than WBA super-bantamweight champion Nestor Garza could say. A 5-1 favorite in his title defense against Clarence "Bones" Adams, Garza lost by unanimous decision after being knocked down twice.
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November 16, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER
It starts with his first name. What kind of a fighter goes by Paulie? The boxing hero of all those Sylvester Stallone movies was named Rocky. His stumbling, bumbling brother-in-law was named Paulie. It continues with his nickname. Paulie Ayala doesn't have one. His opponent in tonight's World Boxing Council featherweight championship fight has a great nickname. Nobody has trouble picturing Erik "El Terrible" Morales as a fighter. Meeting Ayala wouldn't give you much of a clue, either.
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February 3, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
No. Boxer: Comment 1. Felix Trinidad: Unbeaten as he moves up the pound ladder to 160. 2. Lennox Lewis: Tomato cans, tomato cans everywhere he looks. 3. Shane Mosley: With De La Hoya moving up to 154, has no challenge. 4. Floyd Mayweather: Performance vs. Corrales reestablishes his greatness. 5. Naseem Hamed: The talking is over. He must produce against Barrera. 6. Oscar De La Hoya: The singing is over. He must produce in the ring. 7. Roy Jones: Next opponent Derrick Harmon (yawn). 8.
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March 4, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Promoter Bob Arum calls tonight's boxing show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center "one of the best fight cards ever assembled." Responded rival promoter Don King: "Don't laugh. This is a sick man." Arum doesn't even have the best fight in town this weekend. That distinction belonged to the Felix Trinidad-David Reid match, promoted by King on Friday night at Caesars Palace. Paulie Ayala, headliner of the Arum card, would have had trouble getting recognized at the Trinidad-Reid fight.
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