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November 6, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Argentina's Pedro Decima administered a four-round beating to Paul Banke and won the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight championship Monday night before 6,114 at the Forum. Decima hurt Banke in every minute of every round and knocked him down three times in the fourth round. Banke got up each time, but after the third knockdown, with 25 seconds left in the fourth, referee James Jen-Kin stopped the fight.
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November 6, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Argentina's Pedro Decima administered a four-round beating to Paul Banke and won the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight championship Monday night before 6,114 at the Forum. Decima hurt Banke in every minute of every round and knocked him down three times in the fourth round. Banke got up each time, but after the third knockdown, with 25 seconds left in the fourth, referee James Jen-Kin stopped the fight.
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February 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kiyoshi Hatanaka of Japan was knocked down in the first round but got up and stopped Pedro Decima of Argentina in the eighth at Nagoya, Japan, to win the World Boxing Council super bantamweight title.
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November 5, 1990
Paul Banke will defend his World Boxing Council super-bantamweight championship for the second time tonight in a 12-round bout at the Forum against Pedro Decima of Argentina. In his only title defense, Banke (20-4) stopped Lee Ki-Jun Aug. 18 at Ichon, South Korea. In typical, come-from-behind Banke fashion, he was bleeding and down on points when he stopped Lee in the last round. Decima (25-2) is the No. 1-ranked WBC contender and the title fight will be his first.
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September 27, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Oct. 8 Forum rematch between Paul Banke, the World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion, and Daniel Zaragoza was postponed indefinitely Wednesday after Zaragoza's physicians advised him not to fight, a Forum spokesman said. Zaragoza was examined in Mexico City after complaining of severe headaches and an earache. The bout was to have been the third meeting between the two.
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June 17, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy Zavala, unbeaten super-bantamweight from Costa Mesa, will fight former champion Pedro Decima of Argentina Friday on the undercard of the Evander Holyfield-Larry Holmes heavyweight title fight at Caesars Palace. Zavala (16-0-1) replaces 1988 Olympic gold medalist Kennedy McKinney, who was pulled off the card Monday after skipping three recent training sessions. McKinney, according to matchmaker Bruce Trampler, skipped one workout last week, then missed workouts Saturday and Monday.
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October 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Paul Banke of San Bernardino won a unanimous 10-round decision over Antonio Ramirez of Mexico on Saturday night. Banke, who weighed 123 pounds, was fighting for the first time since losing his title to Pedro Decima of Argentina on Nov. 5, 1990 at the Forum. Ramirez was a last-minute replacement for Julio Barboa, who withdrew from the fight Friday to take a bout against Elio Dominguez in Las Vegas on Friday night.
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December 10, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are some things that Paul Banke does very well. Punch, for example. But there are other things that Banke does very poorly. Duck, for example. Monday night, against World Boxing Council super-bantamweight champion Daniel Zaragoza at the Forum, Banke punched well, ducked hardly at all and lost a 12-round, unanimous decision. It was the third fight between Banke, of San Bernardino, and Zaragoza, of Mexico City. In 1989, Banke lost a split decision to Zaragoza.
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November 3, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY
Fans burdened by the unpleasantness of last week's one-punch fight for the heavyweight championship should get a lift Monday night at the Forum. The following are guaranteed to happen: --Paul Banke will show up fit and primed for battle. --If he goes down, he will get up. --Win or lose, fans will cheer his name when it's over. --Banke will be paid $60,000, not $19,075,000.
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June 27, 1992
While Robert Allen took in the Thursday night's fights, an acquaintance dropped by to ask where the Olympic box-offs were taking place--as if to wonder what Allen was doing at the Sports Arena. Allen begrudgingly answered the question, "They're in Phoenix." But he had to be asking himself the same thing. Although he was trying to remain upbeat about his first-round knockout loss at the Olympic trials to Raul Marquez on June 11, the pain and bitterness in Allen's voice were hard to disguise.
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