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October 20, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Richie Lemos, a former world featherweight boxing champion, died Monday in Covina after a lengthy illness, according to a granddaughter, Julie Starnes. He was 84. When Lemos stopped Petey Scalzo on a fifth-round knockout at the Grand Olympic Auditorium on July 1, 1941, he became the second Los Angeles-born fighter of the modern era to win a world title. Although born in Los Angeles, Lemos was known during his fighting days as the "Plaza Mexican" and the "Mexican Tiger."
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October 20, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Richie Lemos, a former world featherweight boxing champion, died Monday in Covina after a lengthy illness, according to a granddaughter, Julie Starnes. He was 84. When Lemos stopped Petey Scalzo on a fifth-round knockout at the Grand Olympic Auditorium on July 1, 1941, he became the second Los Angeles-born fighter of the modern era to win a world title. Although born in Los Angeles, Lemos was known during his fighting days as the "Plaza Mexican" and the "Mexican Tiger."
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February 8, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He hasn't kept many mementos. Richie Lemos long ago gave his trophies and medals to his grandchildren. His boxing gloves, the ones he used to pound out a living nearly 50 years ago, are gone. Same with his robe. What Lemos does have locked safely away are memories. Memories of the battles fought in the dual meccas of West Coast boxing, the Olympic Auditorium and Hollywood Legion Stadium. Memories of being the second Los Angeles-born fighter of the modern era to become a world champion.
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February 8, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He hasn't kept many mementos. Richie Lemos long ago gave his trophies and medals to his grandchildren. His boxing gloves, the ones he used to pound out a living nearly 50 years ago, are gone. Same with his robe. What Lemos does have locked safely away are memories. Memories of the battles fought in the dual meccas of West Coast boxing, the Olympic Auditorium and Hollywood Legion Stadium. Memories of being the second Los Angeles-born fighter of the modern era to become a world champion.
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August 11, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
New York Giant backup quarterback Jesse Palmer, the star of the reality show "The Bachelor," is back in training camp and impressing coaches, according to the New York Post. Faced with a different kind of reality, Palmer is among four quarterbacks competing for three spots. The others are rookie Eli Manning, former St. Louis Ram Kurt Warner and Ryan Van Dyke, a former Michigan State quarterback who most recently played for Cologne, Germany, of NFL Europe. "Here's the reality," Palmer said.
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January 10, 1991 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly writes for The Times Orange County Edition.
On the outside there's only a sign and a few coats of paint to distinguish Latka's Golden Glove Tavern from the biker bar once housed at 5061 Warner Ave. The inside is far cheerier, though a fern would still likely die a fast death here. And according to George Latka, who owns the tavern with his wife, Trudie, "You'll hear some of the roughest talk in the world here, but it's just a big happy gang."
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July 10, 2005 | By Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
Do girls box? she asked, turning to her father one evening. Is it OK for girls to box? Well, yeah, mija, they do, he answered. Sure, it's OK for girls to box. They were sitting on the bed in his cramped apartment, faces lit by a flickering TV, eating pizza, watching a pro boxing match. Seniesa loved to watch fights with him, loved the way boxers settled their differences, using fists to express what was inside. She was just a kid, a girl enthralled with a man's sport, but she wanted to express herself like that.
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