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July 4, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Cuban boxers, obviously weary from three days in a federal jail cell and immigration interviews in El Centro, met the Southland media Wednesday night. Joel Casamayor, 24, the 1992 Olympic bantamweight champion, and Ramon Garbey, 25, former light-heavyweight world champion, were released by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in El Centro Wednesday at 5 p.m. and arrived in Los Angeles on a private plane at about 8 p.m.
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July 5, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angelyne strolled in the hotel lobby behind them, the vast smoggy American holiday experience stretched out before their eyes, and Joel Casamayor and Ramon Garbey looked all too ready to prove that "Independence Day" was far more than the name of a movie. "This," Casamayor said through a translator, "is our freedom day too."
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July 5, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angelyne strolled in the hotel lobby behind them, the vast smoggy American holiday experience stretched out before their eyes, and Joel Casamayor and Ramon Garbey looked all too ready to prove that "Independence Day" was far more than the name of a movie. "This," Casamayor said through a translator, "is our freedom day too."
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July 4, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Cuban boxers, obviously weary from three days in a federal jail cell and immigration interviews in El Centro, met the Southland media Wednesday night. Joel Casamayor, 24, the 1992 Olympic bantamweight champion, and Ramon Garbey, 25, former light-heavyweight world champion, were released by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in El Centro Wednesday at 5 p.m. and arrived in Los Angeles on a private plane at about 8 p.m.
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May 9, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cuban heavyweight Felix Savon took the first step toward a fourth world amateur boxing championship, knocking out Derrell Dixon of the United States in the third round at Tampere, Finland. All four Cubans won, with welterweight Juan Hernandez and light-heavyweight Ramon Garbey stopping their opponents in the first round. In the welterweight class, Orlando Hollis of the U.S. Army at Ft. Hood, Tex., secured a place in the round of 16 by outpointing Svetislav Stojkovic of the former Yugoslavia.
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November 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
John Bray of Van Nuys continued to struggle in the World Amateur Boxing Championships, losing his first match Saturday to Bert Teuchert of Germany, who won a 14-6 decision in the 201-pound division. Bray also lost to a German in the first round of the 1989 World Championships. Teuchert's victory was the fifth in six bouts for Germany. Bray was the first American to lose Saturday on a day in which the United States had a 6-2 record in preliminary competition. Cuba was 8-0. One of the brightest U.
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July 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Two members of Cuba's Olympic boxing team deserted during training in Guadalajara, Mexico, the state-run news agency said. Light heavyweight Ramon Garbey and 125-pounder Joel Casamayor, both 22 and considered strong gold-medal contenders, slipped away during the 12-member team's free time, said Miguel Barrientos, a spokesman for the boxing squad. . . .
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July 3, 1996 | Associated Press
From an immigration processing center in the middle of the desert, two members of Cuba's Olympic boxing team waited Tuesday to hear if they would be accepted into the United States or returned to their Communist homeland. "These guys have been fighting since they've been 9 years old," said Al Rogers, a spokesman for the law firm representing the men. "They're holding up OK."
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July 2, 1996 | Associated Press
Less than three weeks before they were to represent Cuba at the Olympics, two champion boxers applied for asylum in San Diego on Monday, becoming political rather than athletic symbols. "This was a purely political decision," said Al Rogers, a spokesman for the law firm representing Ramon Garbey and Joel Casamayor, both 22. "They very easily could have won the gold and then defected, but they chose not to fight Castro's war."
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July 18, 1996 | Staff and Wire Reports
With his first-round bout scheduled for Saturday, American welterweight Fernando Vargas of Oxnard has reluctantly decided to bypass Friday night's opening ceremonies. "At first, I was trying to think of a way I could do it, if I could leave the ceremony early," Vargas said. "But that's not what they're going to let you do. You have to stay through the whole thing, and the athletes aren't going to get back to the village to something like 1 or 2 a.m. I can't do that. "It'd make me tired.
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July 11, 1996 | From Reuters
The Cuban national baseball team's starting pitcher who defected will seek residency in the Dominican Republic so he can become a free agent and play in the major leagues, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Rolando Arrojo's defection Tuesday came only nine days after Cuban boxers Joel Casamayor and Ramon Garbey defected in Mexico. Arrojo, 28, left his hotel room in Albany, Ga., where the Cuban team was preparing for the Olympics, the newspaper reported.
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