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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Bee Gees are playing on Roy Englebrecht's office radio, but the 67-year-old sports promoter has a saying taped on his wall to assure he's not stuck in days gone by. "Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore. " Southland boxing fans know Englebrecht's name. From 1985 until 2010 he promoted a grass-roots staple of the sport, the "Battle in the Ballroom" club shows at the Irvine Marriott. Future champions Shane Mosley, Genaro Hernandez, Johnny Tapia and Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez all won there - Englebrecht claiming victories too, by routinely pocketing profits that climbed to about $15,000 per show at the end. But the staying power of the quick-thinking entrepreneur - who still works 80-hour weeks in staging more fight promotions in California than anyone else - is about more than just placing a blood sport in a swanky venue.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley: "Fought for us early, local kid, very exciting fighter, future world champion. " Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez: "Made his pro debut for us. Great smile, highly articulate and another future world champion. " John Armijo: "The 'Fighting Lifeguard' from Huntington Beach.
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June 12, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Marriott boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht announced Wednesday that featherweight Marcos Licona of Westminster will put his 10-0 record on the line against Azusa's Ricardo Fuentes in the 10-round main event of the June 27 card. Fuentes won his first 13 fights before being knocked out in April by Pacoima's Sergio Macias in the fourth round of the main event. Also on the card will be Long Beach super welterweight Raul Franco (5-0) and Huntington Beach light heavyweight Julio Gonzales (3-0).
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Bee Gees are playing on Roy Englebrecht's office radio, but the 67-year-old sports promoter has a saying taped on his wall to assure he's not stuck in days gone by. "Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore. " Southland boxing fans know Englebrecht's name. From 1985 until 2010 he promoted a grass-roots staple of the sport, the "Battle in the Ballroom" club shows at the Irvine Marriott. Future champions Shane Mosley, Genaro Hernandez, Johnny Tapia and Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez all won there - Englebrecht claiming victories too, by routinely pocketing profits that climbed to about $15,000 per show at the end. But the staying power of the quick-thinking entrepreneur - who still works 80-hour weeks in staging more fight promotions in California than anyone else - is about more than just placing a blood sport in a swanky venue.
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May 28, 1992 | STEVE KRESAL
The monthly boxing show at the Irvine Marriott got its second owner in five months Wednesday when Roy Englebrecht announced that he has sold the event. No dollar figure was released. Ted Luckow, the president of Luckow Circuit Breakers in Santa Ana takes over the show immediately. His first show will be June 25. Jim Browning will be the promoter. Both are residents of Newport Beach. Englebrecht said that running the show amid his other business ventures was taking too much time.
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October 10, 2009
The resignation tendered to the governor by Tim Noonan as chairman of the California State Athletic Commission is a blow to combative sports in California. As a fight promoter for nearly 25 years I have worked with some good commission chairmen, but none of the caliber of Tim Noonan. His knowledge, integrity and fairness in dealing with many critical issues made him the best. Roy Englebrecht Newport Beach :: Sam Farmer's story about John Madden [Oct. 5] spoke about Madden the football coach, the gamer, the commentator.
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July 4, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County boxing promoter with a history of success presenting bouts at the Irvine Marriott hotel is negotiating with Warner Center Marriott officials about promoting fights at the Woodland Hills hotel throughout 1997. Roy Englebrecht, promoter at Irvine since 1992, said Wednesday he is seeking a one-year contract with Warner Center to promote bouts on a monthly basis.
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July 2, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most boxing fans who watched the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield heavyweight title fight, Roy Englebrecht was shocked and horrified at Tyson's behavior Saturday night. But Englebrecht had more at stake than most of the outraged fans who watched the fight with him at the National Sports Grill in Anaheim. "I make my living in boxing," he said. "I don't want to be embarrassed. Was I embarrassed? Yeah, as a promoter, I was embarrassed."
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August 14, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxing will return to the Warner Center Marriott in 1997. Roy Englebrecht, an Orange County promoter with a history of success presenting bouts at the Irvine Marriott hotel, announced Tuesday he has signed a one-year contract with the Woodland Hills hotel to promote monthly bouts beginning Jan. 9. Englebrecht, promoter at Irvine since 1992, replaces Gerrie Coetzee, who quit promoting fights at Warner Center in June because of financial reasons.
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February 25, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
What are the odds of this happening? Students made half-court shots during halftime of the UCLA and USC games Thursday night. Jesse Melgares' shot at Pauley Pavilion earned him books and tuition for a year. At the Sports Arena, Nate Erickson made a layup, a free throw, a three-point shot and the half-court shot in 25 seconds, but there was one problem. It took him two attempts to make the half-court shot, so he failed to win a $10,000 scholarship.
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October 10, 2009
The resignation tendered to the governor by Tim Noonan as chairman of the California State Athletic Commission is a blow to combative sports in California. As a fight promoter for nearly 25 years I have worked with some good commission chairmen, but none of the caliber of Tim Noonan. His knowledge, integrity and fairness in dealing with many critical issues made him the best. Roy Englebrecht Newport Beach :: Sam Farmer's story about John Madden [Oct. 5] spoke about Madden the football coach, the gamer, the commentator.
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February 25, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
What are the odds of this happening? Students made half-court shots during halftime of the UCLA and USC games Thursday night. Jesse Melgares' shot at Pauley Pavilion earned him books and tuition for a year. At the Sports Arena, Nate Erickson made a layup, a free throw, a three-point shot and the half-court shot in 25 seconds, but there was one problem. It took him two attempts to make the half-court shot, so he failed to win a $10,000 scholarship.
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July 2, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most boxing fans who watched the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield heavyweight title fight, Roy Englebrecht was shocked and horrified at Tyson's behavior Saturday night. But Englebrecht had more at stake than most of the outraged fans who watched the fight with him at the National Sports Grill in Anaheim. "I make my living in boxing," he said. "I don't want to be embarrassed. Was I embarrassed? Yeah, as a promoter, I was embarrassed."
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June 12, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Marriott boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht announced Wednesday that featherweight Marcos Licona of Westminster will put his 10-0 record on the line against Azusa's Ricardo Fuentes in the 10-round main event of the June 27 card. Fuentes won his first 13 fights before being knocked out in April by Pacoima's Sergio Macias in the fourth round of the main event. Also on the card will be Long Beach super welterweight Raul Franco (5-0) and Huntington Beach light heavyweight Julio Gonzales (3-0).
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August 14, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boxing will return to the Warner Center Marriott in 1997. Roy Englebrecht, an Orange County promoter with a history of success presenting bouts at the Irvine Marriott hotel, announced Tuesday he has signed a one-year contract with the Woodland Hills hotel to promote monthly bouts beginning Jan. 9. Englebrecht, promoter at Irvine since 1992, replaces Gerrie Coetzee, who quit promoting fights at Warner Center in June because of financial reasons.
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July 4, 1996 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County boxing promoter with a history of success presenting bouts at the Irvine Marriott hotel is negotiating with Warner Center Marriott officials about promoting fights at the Woodland Hills hotel throughout 1997. Roy Englebrecht, promoter at Irvine since 1992, said Wednesday he is seeking a one-year contract with Warner Center to promote bouts on a monthly basis.
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April 16, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy Englebrecht didn't have any expectations when he attended his first Arena Football League game eight years ago, but he remembered to take a few notes. "I remember a thousand fans at the Sports Arena going crazy for the L.A. Cobras," Englebrecht said. "They were rocking and rolling and cheering and it wasn't even halftime yet. My 8-year-old son Drew was in love with the Cobras. I locked that away, saying to myself, 'This is a great concept.'
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May 30, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
It was the greed that goes with the sport, Roy Englebrecht said, that drove him away from one of the most profitable little boxing venues in America. It came as a surprise to many this week that Englebrecht, after only five shows, had packed it in as the promoter of the Irvine Marriott's monthly boxing cards. For seven years, Englebrecht had toiled as promoter Don Fraser's event coordinator at the Irvine hotel.
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April 16, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy Englebrecht didn't have any expectations when he attended his first Arena Football League game eight years ago, but he remembered to take a few notes. "I remember a thousand fans at the Sports Arena going crazy for the L.A. Cobras," Englebrecht said. "They were rocking and rolling and cheering and it wasn't even halftime yet. My 8-year-old son Drew was in love with the Cobras. I locked that away, saying to myself, 'This is a great concept.'
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May 30, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY
It was the greed that goes with the sport, Roy Englebrecht said, that drove him away from one of the most profitable little boxing venues in America. It came as a surprise to many this week that Englebrecht, after only five shows, had packed it in as the promoter of the Irvine Marriott's monthly boxing cards. For seven years, Englebrecht had toiled as promoter Don Fraser's event coordinator at the Irvine hotel.
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