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May 4, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Alcazar waits. His fighter is almost an hour late for his afternoon sparring session, and Alcazar can do nothing but sigh, and wait. Robert Alcazar listens. His fighter is 17-0 and is a few fights away from earning a combined $10 million in his 30-month career, and Alcazar can do nothing but hear the shouts that he isn't capable of being the lead trainer in a world champion's corner.
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January 13, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
De Le Hoya-Trinidad II? De La Hoya-Mosley II? De La Hoya-Vargas I? Everybody was a matchmaker Friday in the wake of Thursday's surprising court decision freeing Oscar De La Hoya from his contract with promoter Bob Arum. When Judge Matt Byrne granted a summary judgment in De La Hoya's suit against Arum, Byrne flipped the switch on the money machine the boxer has created and opened the flood gates for speculation.
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January 13, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
De Le Hoya-Trinidad II? De La Hoya-Mosley II? De La Hoya-Vargas I? Everybody was a matchmaker Friday in the wake of Thursday's surprising court decision freeing Oscar De La Hoya from his contract with promoter Bob Arum. When Judge Matt Byrne granted a summary judgment in De La Hoya's suit against Arum, Byrne flipped the switch on the money machine the boxer has created and opened the flood gates for speculation.
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November 14, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran trainer Emanuel Steward has been fired by World Boxing Council welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya because, according to Steward, De La Hoya's father, Joel, didn't approve of Steward's training methods. Mike Hernandez, De La Hoya's chief advisor, said the problem was that Steward, who also trains World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, couldn't give De La Hoya enough time. De La Hoya himself chose not to comment on Steward's departure.
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May 21, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Robert Alcazar knows there are hundreds who believe that they, not Alcazar, should be training Oscar De La Hoya. How does he know? As he works with De La Hoya for his fight next Friday against Giorgio Campanella at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Alcazar hears their voices, reads their comments, fights off their attempts to cut into the De La Hoya action. If De La Hoya has a bad day, Alcazar is blamed.
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November 14, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran trainer Emanuel Steward has been fired by World Boxing Council welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya because, according to Steward, De La Hoya's father, Joel, didn't approve of Steward's training methods. Mike Hernandez, De La Hoya's chief advisor, said the problem was that Steward, who also trains World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, couldn't give De La Hoya enough time. De La Hoya himself chose not to comment on Steward's departure.
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September 17, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, From Staff and Wire Reports
Former welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday severed ties with his longtime trainer, Robert Alcazar, according to several sources. Alcazar came under heavy criticism in the wake of De La Hoya's two losses in his last three fights, a September 1999 defeat to Felix Trinidad and a June 2000 loss to Shane Mosley. No decision has been made on the choice of a new trainer, the sources said.
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September 17, 1994
Oscar De La Hoya has been forced to cancel the first defense of his World Boxing Organization lightweight title, on Oct. 8 against John Avila, because of a virus. "He's feeling very weak and has been unable to train for at least a week," said De La Hoya's trainer, Robert Alcazar. De La Hoya (14-0, 13 knockouts) and Avila (19-1-1, 11 knockouts) were to have fought at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. The bout might be rescheduled for Nov.
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February 11, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he was outvoted by his management team, Oscar De La Hoya said Thursday that Gil Clancy would no longer be in his corner during fights. De La Hoya (31-1, 25 knockouts) is training at Big Bear for his International Boxing Assn. welterweight title fight against Derrell Coley (34-1-1) Feb. 26 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For two years, De La Hoya's cornermen had been trainer Robert Alcazar, De La Hoya's brother Joel, cut man Chuck Bodak and Clancy, who served as an advisor.
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May 1, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Oscar De La Hoya's workouts at Big Bear have been, for the most part, closed to outsiders, partly because trainer Robert Alcazar says his fighter is working on new styles to showcase against Rafael Ruelas on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Is a 1 1/2-month training camp enough time to revamp a boxer's style before his most important bout? "Yes, because he's a natural talent," Alcazar said. "So as soon as you just tell him what to do, he's got that ability to do it.
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May 4, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Alcazar waits. His fighter is almost an hour late for his afternoon sparring session, and Alcazar can do nothing but sigh, and wait. Robert Alcazar listens. His fighter is 17-0 and is a few fights away from earning a combined $10 million in his 30-month career, and Alcazar can do nothing but hear the shouts that he isn't capable of being the lead trainer in a world champion's corner.
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May 21, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Robert Alcazar knows there are hundreds who believe that they, not Alcazar, should be training Oscar De La Hoya. How does he know? As he works with De La Hoya for his fight next Friday against Giorgio Campanella at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Alcazar hears their voices, reads their comments, fights off their attempts to cut into the De La Hoya action. If De La Hoya has a bad day, Alcazar is blamed.
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January 3, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one boxing observer says that Oscar De La Hoya's pro career actually will begin tonight at the Hollywood Palladium. De La Hoya, the only American boxing gold medalist at last summer's Olympic Games tournament, is 2-0 as a professional lightweight, with two first-round knockouts. Tonight, as part of an ESPN card that will begin at 6, De La Hoya will face tougher opposition in Paris Alexander (15-6-2) of San Francisco.
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