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March 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Cantada, a popular sportscaster in the Philippines and the ring announcer for Muhammed Ali's "Thrilla In Manila" fight against Joe Frazier, died of cancer at 50.
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September 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Only in boxing could we emerge from a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight with a bigger villain than Floyd Mayweather Jr. And only in boxing could that villain be a 64-year-old named Cynthia, who never threw a punch and who most fans thought was a man because she goes by the initials C.J., as in C.J. Ross. That's our usual male default. Plus you assume gender bias in a sport that oozes testosterone and turns most women's stomachs. TV announcer: "Let's cut to Sluggo's corner now and see how much blood they can get out of his broken nose with that cotton swab.
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SPORTS
September 28, 1985
In reference to Jim Murray's well deserved salute to fight announcer Jimmy Lennon, one name should be added: Dan Tobey. Possessed of a special flair, Dan Tobey was every bit as dramatic and eloquent as any ring announcer. When Murray wrote, "on the West Coast, when you talk of historic fight announcers, you can only mean . . . (Jimmy Lennon)." I, for a least one, would beg to differ. BUD DYER Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2007
AFTER seeing "Rocky Balboa," I strongly disagree with the letter written by Kenneth L. Zimmerman [Letters, Dec. 24] who "would rather see Rocky 6 feet under." I loved this movie. Stallone is a mensch whose warmth and humanity shine through his script and acting. He takes his lumps, is self-deprecating and is in great physical shape. This film definitely represents closure for the "Rocky" saga. It's right up there with the original "Rocky." BETH TEMKIN Panorama City Temkin's late brother Jeff Temkin was the ring announcer in "Rocky II" and "Rocky III."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2007
AFTER seeing "Rocky Balboa," I strongly disagree with the letter written by Kenneth L. Zimmerman [Letters, Dec. 24] who "would rather see Rocky 6 feet under." I loved this movie. Stallone is a mensch whose warmth and humanity shine through his script and acting. He takes his lumps, is self-deprecating and is in great physical shape. This film definitely represents closure for the "Rocky" saga. It's right up there with the original "Rocky." BETH TEMKIN Panorama City Temkin's late brother Jeff Temkin was the ring announcer in "Rocky II" and "Rocky III."
NEWS
July 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Derrick Waldroup, a U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler, did a strange thing when he finished his final 198-pound match here. He took off his shoes and left them in the middle of the ring. As the crowd stared quizzically, the ring announcer explained. "Ladies and gentlemen, Derrick Waldroup has just used a time-honored tradition to announce to the world that he has just wrestled his last match. "Two shoes means he is retiring." The crowd gave Waldroup a standing ovation even though he did not medal.
SPORTS
June 19, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It can take awhile to introduce San Fernando heavyweight Alex Garcia. You have to mention that he was the national amateur super-heavyweight champ before turning pro in February. And that he was 3-0 with two knockouts before his scheduled four-rounder Thursday night at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. It took ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. about 30 seconds to mention all that. Which is two seconds longer than it took Garcia to fight .
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September 20, 1985 | David Morgan, Sports Digest was compiled by David Morgan
Bill Belcher, 43, an assistant football coach at Agoura High, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday evening at Westlake Community Hospital. He was stricken while tutoring a student in math. "I don't think it's something you overcome," Agoura Coach Frank Greminger said. "It's something you just have to accept. We'll just have to go along with what he would have expected from the team. We're certainly saddened. "It didn't make a difference if it was the classroom or the field.
SPORTS
September 25, 1985 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Lennon has been tackled by a wrestler, peppered by debris and stomped by angry fans, but boxing's senior ring announcer still has the fight in him. Jimmy Lennon was the most surprised man in the house. Vaudeville was his gig. Singing was his game. So what the heck was he doing standing in the middle of a boxing ring? It was during World War II.
SPORTS
April 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sharmba Mitchell retained his World Boxing Association super-lightweight title Saturday night at the MCI Center in Washington with a decision over Reggie Green in a bout influenced by open scoring. Because scores were given on a round-by-round basis, it was apparent that only a knockout in the 12th round would prevent Mitchell from successfully defending his title for a third time. "I played it safe at the end, even though he was punching hard," Mitchell said.
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October 9, 2003 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Question: Have you watched a tape of the fight? Answer: I've watched it. What can you do? Q: Did the tape bear out your initial conviction that you won? A: I was pleased and actually surprised by what I saw. I thought I did even better than I had thought that night. I was keeping Mosley at bay and landing good punches. He came forward later in the fight because he knew he was behind, knew he was losing. But I used long punches to win rounds. The strategy was always to lure him in.
SPORTS
April 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Sharmba Mitchell retained his World Boxing Association super-lightweight title Saturday night at the MCI Center in Washington with a decision over Reggie Green in a bout influenced by open scoring. Because scores were given on a round-by-round basis, it was apparent that only a knockout in the 12th round would prevent Mitchell from successfully defending his title for a third time. "I played it safe at the end, even though he was punching hard," Mitchell said.
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September 7, 1997 | ED SCHUYLER JR., ASSOCIATED PRESS
The bridesmaids will wear tuxedo jackets and shorts. Not at the wedding! At the fight. The five women will display the round cards when groom Chris Mills fights Wednesday night in Scranton in the featured bout of a promotion billed as "The Boxer & The Bride." Bride Sandy Yarbrough will cheer for the man she'll marry two days later and cut a 7-by-7-foot wedding cake after Mills fights Wayne Holloway. Each fan will get a piece.
NEWS
July 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Derrick Waldroup, a U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler, did a strange thing when he finished his final 198-pound match here. He took off his shoes and left them in the middle of the ring. As the crowd stared quizzically, the ring announcer explained. "Ladies and gentlemen, Derrick Waldroup has just used a time-honored tradition to announce to the world that he has just wrestled his last match. "Two shoes means he is retiring." The crowd gave Waldroup a standing ovation even though he did not medal.
SPORTS
April 21, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxing announcer Jimmy Lennon, the slightly built, flamboyant Irish tenor who never heard a name he couldn't accurately pronounce, died Monday afternoon. He was 79. Lennon, in failing health in recent years, died of heart failure at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doris, a former stage actress, and a son who also is a boxing announcer, Jimmy Lennon Jr.
SPORTS
March 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Cantada, a popular sportscaster in the Philippines and the ring announcer for Muhammed Ali's "Thrilla In Manila" fight against Joe Frazier, died of cancer at 50.
SPORTS
September 7, 1997 | ED SCHUYLER JR., ASSOCIATED PRESS
The bridesmaids will wear tuxedo jackets and shorts. Not at the wedding! At the fight. The five women will display the round cards when groom Chris Mills fights Wednesday night in Scranton in the featured bout of a promotion billed as "The Boxer & The Bride." Bride Sandy Yarbrough will cheer for the man she'll marry two days later and cut a 7-by-7-foot wedding cake after Mills fights Wayne Holloway. Each fan will get a piece.
SPORTS
October 9, 2003 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
Question: Have you watched a tape of the fight? Answer: I've watched it. What can you do? Q: Did the tape bear out your initial conviction that you won? A: I was pleased and actually surprised by what I saw. I thought I did even better than I had thought that night. I was keeping Mosley at bay and landing good punches. He came forward later in the fight because he knew he was behind, knew he was losing. But I used long punches to win rounds. The strategy was always to lure him in.
SPORTS
June 19, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It can take awhile to introduce San Fernando heavyweight Alex Garcia. You have to mention that he was the national amateur super-heavyweight champ before turning pro in February. And that he was 3-0 with two knockouts before his scheduled four-rounder Thursday night at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. It took ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. about 30 seconds to mention all that. Which is two seconds longer than it took Garcia to fight .
SPORTS
September 28, 1985
In reference to Jim Murray's well deserved salute to fight announcer Jimmy Lennon, one name should be added: Dan Tobey. Possessed of a special flair, Dan Tobey was every bit as dramatic and eloquent as any ring announcer. When Murray wrote, "on the West Coast, when you talk of historic fight announcers, you can only mean . . . (Jimmy Lennon)." I, for a least one, would beg to differ. BUD DYER Los Angeles
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