April 24, 1994 |
Pepe Reilly beat Randy Archuleta by unanimous decision in a four-round junior welterweight bout Saturday night at the Olympic Auditorium. But the Glendale resident wouldn't have won any beauty contests. Reilly, 22, suffered a bruised forehead and an inch-long gash above his left eye from a head butt in the second round. The gash bled for the rest of the bout. "What concerned me was my vision," said Reilly, who was rushed into the locker room for stitches immediately after the fight.
February 7, 1991 |
Pepe Reilly is proving, once again, that he can carry his weight in the boxing ring--even if that weight includes an extra 28 pounds. Reilly, 19, reached the USA/American Boxing Federation national amateur championships Feb. 24-March 3 at Colorado Springs, Colo., by winning twice in the 147-pound division last weekend at the regional finals at Azusa. Reilly, who lives in Glendale and attended Hoover High, reached the national finals in the 119-pound division last year.
August 4, 1988 |
Pepe Reilly stopped eating his breakfast and listened to two boxers in their early 20s discussing the day's fight card at the next table. "I was going to fight this guy and he was asking who Pepe Reilly was," Reilly said. "The other guy looked over and pointed at me." Upon inspection, the two didn't laugh outright. It was more of a giggle. Reilly appeared to be a walkover--an easy mark in the 106-pound golden glove ladder. Reilly heard the snicker but didn't respond.
July 27, 1992 |
The U.S. boxing team put together an Olympic Games winning streak of two Sunday, with Eric Griffin and Pepe Reilly winning handily in the tournament's first session. On a day when a crowd of about 1,500 in the Joventut Pavilion included African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela and pro heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, the U.S. team improved markedly on the first-day performance of the 1988 team.
September 29, 1988 |
While the Olympic boxers slug it out in Seoul, Pepe Reilly continues to out-jab his local opponents. Reilly, 17, narrowly missed making the U.S. team, losing to Michael Carbajal in the 106-pound class of the Olympic Boxing Trials in July. But don't be surprised if Carbajal, 21, doesn't recognize Reilly the next time the two meet--the Hoover High junior has grown like a weed. He weighs 119 and plans to fight as a bantamweight.
June 28, 1992 |
Little Ceci De La Hoya didn't quite understand. Her big brother, Oscar, had made the U.S. Olympic boxing team, but the big, boisterous De La Hoya contingent of family and friends was shouting and cheering so loudly, she apparently figured something bad had happened. So Ceci, 9, burst into tears as she saw her brother seated at a table, speaking into a microphone to reporters. It must have seemed to her as if he was facing some sort of inquisition.