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August 24, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Talk about a bite. Robert Galstyan made the biggest, orneriest pit bull seem weak-jawed. He has overpowered airplanes, moved trains, held down helicopters -- all with his powerful jaws and teeth. Galstyan, a strong man renowned for such feats in Russia, Armenia and other republics of the former Soviet Union, is as powerful today as ever, but his celebrity status has faded like the pages of the old Guinness Book of Records he shows off that list some of his major feats of strength.
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August 24, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Talk about a bite. Robert Galstyan made the biggest, orneriest pit bull seem weak-jawed. He has overpowered airplanes, moved trains, held down helicopters -- all with his powerful jaws and teeth. Galstyan, a strong man renowned for such feats in Russia, Armenia and other republics of the former Soviet Union, is as powerful today as ever, but his celebrity status has faded like the pages of the old Guinness Book of Records he shows off that list some of his major feats of strength.
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March 27, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Weaver, the headliner of the main event tonight at the Warner Center Marriott, is a boxer whose glory days are more than a decade behind him. But preceding him to the ring in undercard bouts are several prospects whose best days probably are still ahead. Fernando Zuniga, Adan Casillas, Danny Perez and Joe Pudar have launched their professional careers with impressive winning streaks.
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May 23, 1996 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavyweight Joe Powder is trying to make a name for himself in boxing. He's already changed it once. Powder, a native of Bosnia-Herzegovina fighting out of Los Angeles, ran his record to 5-0 with a unanimous four-round decision over Marco Dickson (1-6-1) before 500 fans at the Warner Center Marriott on Wednesday night. Powder, who changed his ring name from Jova Pouder, was 30-2 as an amateur and earned a berth on the 1992 Yugoslavian Olympic team.
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March 21, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Father Time or the fast fists of Rudy Zavala? Perhaps both figured in the falling of Ruben Castillo smack in the middle of his comeback trail Thursday night at the Reseda Country Club. Zavala spoiled Castillo's first appearance at the Country Club by stopping the 39-year-old former lightweight contender at 2:20 of the third round in their scheduled 10-round lightweight main event before about 700.
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January 25, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rodney Toney sensed the end was near by the expression on his opponent's face. "After I rocked him, he smiled," Toney said. "I knew then he was hurt and it was a matter of time." Very little time. Toney, a Top 10 middleweight world title contender by the World Boxing Council, knocked out Armando Campas 2 minutes 49 seconds into the third round of their scheduled 10-round bout Wednesday before an estimated crowd of 400 at the Warner Center Marriott.
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March 20, 1997 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruben Castillo has never been a world champion and he's hungry for a title fight. He should feel right at home tonight at the Reseda Country Club, where he will fight Rudy Zavala in a 10-round lightweight bout. However, unlike the unheralded fighters on the card he will headline, Castillo, 39, has had his shot at glory. A few shots, in fact. Castillo, 69-9-2 with 37 knockouts, suggests he might be the best fighter never to have won a world title. He makes a strong case.
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January 24, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abraham Febles is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut tonight at the Warner Center Marriott, but you won't find that name on the bout sheet. Choosing a ring name with a tougher edge--and one that also reflects his affection for heavy metal music--Mr. Febles, a featherweight, goes by Al Metal as a boxer. After all, changing names worked for his older brother, a guy now known as Jorge Paez, the Clown Prince of Boxing, a former two-time world champion.
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November 22, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxing's return to the Reseda Country Club was a knockout. Or more like one knockout after another. Heavyweights Lionel Butler of Los Angeles, Jeremy Williams of Long Beach and Lance Whitaker of Granada Hills each overpowered opponents for first-round victories Thursday night before a crowd of about 800 in the first prizefighting program at the renovated Country Club in more than three years.
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November 15, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Galstyan will make his debut as a professional boxer tonight at the Warner Center Marriott, so it remains to be seen if he can punch. This much is known for sure: He doesn't have a glass jaw. Galstyan, who meets Felizardo Diaz in a four-round bout between light heavyweights, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for pulling two connected railroad cars weighing 483,197 pounds 23 feet along a track-- with his teeth-- at Shcherbinka, Greater Moscow, Russia, in July, 1992.
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