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November 6, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK
P.J. Goossen, among about a dozen boxers gathered at Reseda Country Club, surveyed the surroundings and shrugged. "Looks the same as it always has," Goossen said. It's no wonder. With everyone from Lionel Butler to brothers Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas to trainers Pat and Joe Goossen in attendance, a press luncheon Monday at the recently renovated Country Club rang of nostalgia.
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June 23, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Williams is ready for round three of the fight game. Not as a prizefighter, although he's thrown his share of combinations in the ring. As a promoter. The third professional boxing show in a program rapidly gaining momentum will take place Saturday night at the Hyatt Valencia, highlighted by a 12-round main event between Israel Correa of Oxnard and Roger Medal of Pasadena for the WBC FECAR junior lightweight championship.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1999 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If your watch stopped during the last decade, you might want to stop at the corner of Canby Avenue and Sherman Way in Reseda to bond with your buds in that time warp. The big black and gray thing on the corner is the Reseda Country Club, an underachieving music venue attempting to recapture its glory days from the '80s--back when Poison was more of a band than a joke. The place is vast--imagine the Roxy on steroids--with three bars, a huge upstairs, and enough floor space to hold 982 people.
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June 10, 1999 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If your watch stopped during the last decade, you might want to stop at the corner of Canby Avenue and Sherman Way in Reseda to bond with your buds in that time warp. The big black and gray thing on the corner is the Reseda Country Club, an underachieving music venue attempting to recapture its glory days from the '80s--back when Poison was more of a band than a joke. The place is vast--imagine the Roxy on steroids--with three bars, a huge upstairs, and enough floor space to hold 982 people.
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October 30, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Alfonso Perez finally figured out former two-time world champion Greg Haugen. Unfortunately for Perez, his fight against Haugen had ended at 9:40 p.m., and until the moment after the eighth round when referee Robert Byrd mercifully halted the one-sided beating, Perez knew as much about how to fight Haugen as Moe, Larry or Curly knew about jet propulsion.
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November 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Welterweight Lonnie Smith (29-3) of Las Vegas will headline a five-bout card at the Reseda Country Club tonight.
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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Olympian Anthony Hembrick goes for his 16th pro victory at the Reseda Country Club tonight. Hembrick (15-1) meets Israel Cole (12-6) in an eight-round light-heavyweight bout.
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January 26, 1988
Middleweights Willie Wilson of San Diego, 13-2-1 with 9 knockouts, and Roberto Rosiles of Blythe, 10-3-1 with 9 knockouts, will meet in the 10-round main event in boxing at the Reseda Country Club tonight.
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December 18, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fists flew Thursday night at the Reseda Country Club. Not all of them gloved. A standing-room-only crowd came to see hard-punching Kevin Kelley, former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Union featherweight champion, in a 10-round junior-lightweight main event against Jorge Ramirez. Kelley and Ramirez waged a lackluster battle that included two head butts and repeated cautions from referee Gwen Adair.
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October 22, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orlando Canizales, longest-reigning bantamweight champion in history and among boxing's best pound-for-pound punchers, will fight for the first time in Southern California tonight at the Reseda Country Club. Canizales, 48-3-1 with 35 knockouts, will fight journeyman Tomas Valdez in a 10-round featherweight bout. Canizales, 32, won the bantamweight title in 1988 and made a record 16 successful defenses before relinquishing the belt in 1995 to move up in weight.
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September 25, 1998
Orlando Canizales, former world bantamweight champion, and former NFL running back turned heavyweight boxer Alonzo Highsmith will headline an intriguing boxing program Oct. 22 at the Reseda Country Club. Highsmith, who played at the University of Miami and for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers, is 27-0 with 23 knockouts. He will fight Carl Chancellor of Odessa, Texas, who is 7 feet 2 and 425 pounds.
SPORTS
September 9, 1998
Middleweight P.J. Goossen of Van Nuys, a former IBO champion, headlines six bouts tonight at Reseda Country Club when he takes on Stacy Goodson in a 10-round match. Goossen enters the bout 18-1 with 13 knockouts. Goodson, of Paris, Ark., is 18-18-2 with five knockouts. There will be three heavyweight bouts on the undercard, including Jimmy "The Stump" Buffo fighting Gerald Pono. The other two heavyweight bouts are Ahmed El Sayed vs. Terry Vernors and John Rizzo vs. Reuben Alvarez.
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February 27, 1998 | VINCE KOWALICK
Effi Schneider's mettle was tested long before he turned to prizefighting. Schneider, 27, a native of Tel Aviv, served three years in the Israeli army, his tour of duty placing him squarely in harm's way during the 1991 Gulf War. Schneider recalls vividly the image of Scud missiles launched by Iraq streaking across the Tel Aviv sky. "I was right there where they were bombing," Schneider recalled. "I saw them coming. I could feel them a couple of times. People were scared in Israel."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1998 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just about every year, some new promoter comes along with ideas to revive the Reseda Country Club to its former glory. Why should 1998 be any different? As a kickoff to the latest attempt to breathe life into the venue, 1980s glam-band Warrant will perform Saturday. Event coordinator Paul Chase says the Warrant show is just the beginning. "We're trying to expand to a wide range of entertainment, including local and national acts," Chase said.
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August 13, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Broudy has thrown in the towel, but the final bell hasn't tolled on boxing at the Reseda Country Club. Not yet, anyway. Broudy, a longtime Southern California boxing promoter who returned to the Country Club last fall after a three-year hiatus, has relocated to Las Vegas, where he will promote fights for BAM Promotions.
SPORTS
May 17, 1997
"Dynamite" and "The Cheetah" seem like fitting nicknames for prizefighters. But "Baby Doll"? Well, consider this is women's boxing. Besides, as Bridgett "Baby Doll" Riley says, looks can be deceiving. "A lot of girls look over at me at the weigh-in and say, 'Look at her. I'm going to kill her,' " said Riley, a 5-foot-4, 120-pound fighter from Sherman Oaks who has a 3-0 professional record. "But once that bell rings, look out."
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