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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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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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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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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 30, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY
Hector Lopez, Derrick Kelly and Ruben Castillo headline tonight's boxing show at the Forum. Lopez (17-1), the No. 1-ranked (World Boxing Council) featherweight in the world from Glendale, meets Rogelio Lopez (16-6) from Dallas. Lopez, who won the Forum's featherweight tournament title last year, hasn't fought since last spring, after being arrested and jailed on a kidnap charge involving his girlfriend.
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January 24, 1989
Luis Santana will defend his North American Boxing Federation welterweight title against Derrick Kelly next Monday night at the Forum. Also on the card, which starts at 6:30, will be Hector Lopez of Glendale against Rogelio Lopez of Dallas in a 10-round super-featherweight bout, and Ruben Castillo of Santa Maria against Santos Moreno of Juarez, Mexico, in a 10-round lightweight bout.
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April 4, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT
Look, mom, no hands. No feet, either. And 20 feet in the air. As Dave Voelker hurtles through space, his bicycle follows him, inches below. He lands on the concrete, hands now firmly gripping the handlebars, feet on the pedals. He raises his hand in victory, a sheepish smile glowing under his motorcycle helmet. About 500 Los Altos Intermediate School students cheer wildly. This is one cool assembly.
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April 19, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Two championship bouts and a 10-round non-title fight involving Lupe Pintor, former bantamweight champion, are included on a boxing card promoted by Don King at the Forum tonight. In the World Boxing Council title bouts, undefeated super featherweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez (43-0) will fight top-ranked Ruben Castillo (64-4-2) and super bantamweight champion Juan (Kid) Meza (42-6) will box Mike Ayala (37-2). Pintor (52-7-1) will meet Torito Morgan (19-5).
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January 30, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY
Hector Lopez, Derrick Kelly and Ruben Castillo headline tonight's boxing show at the Forum. Lopez (17-1), the No. 1-ranked (World Boxing Council) featherweight in the world from Glendale, meets Rogelio Lopez (16-6) from Dallas. Lopez, who won the Forum's featherweight tournament title last year, hasn't fought since last spring, after being arrested and jailed on a kidnap charge involving his girlfriend.
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March 29, 1985
The Forum will not have its own Final Four Monday night after all, since the fighters for its two scheduled title bouts have all been sent home for three more weeks. The postponement, the promotion's second, was again caused by Azumah Nelson, who was to defend his World Boxing Council featherweight title against top-ranked Marcos Villasana.
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March 8, 1997
Virgil Watson, Ventura College men's basketball coach for two seasons, said Friday his teaching and coaching status for the 1997-98 school year is up in the air. Watson is in his first school year as a full-time teacher at Ventura after being hired on an interim basis when former Coach Phil Mathews resigned in July, 1995, to take over the men's program at the University of San Francisco. The school must notify Watson by March 15 whether he'll be retained.
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