Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRudy Zavala
IN THE NEWS

Rudy Zavala

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Undefeated Rudy Zavala scored his ninth consecutive knockout when he stopped Mark Brooks at 2:38 of the first round of a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight fight at the Forum. Zavala improved to 13-0. Brooks is 20-5. In a flyweight bout, Ysaias Zamudio (26-3-1) won a 10-round decision over Edgar Decena (20-8-3).
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
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.
Advertisement
SPORTS
July 24, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Salud's trainer, Abel Sanchez, predicted Rudy Zavala would stand in with Salud for three rounds and then start running. Zavala, of Costa Mesa, should have listened to Sanchez. He stood toe-to-toe with Salud for eight rounds and got hit with punches from every angle. When Zavala could no longer see out of his swollen left eye, ring doctor Robert Karns mercifully stopped the fight at 2 minutes 16 seconds of the eighth round.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
July 23, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a few people have questioned junior featherweight Rudy Zavala's sanity for fighting Jesus Salud, especially since Zavala is venturing into the former World Boxing Assn. champion's hometown. They've told Zavala and his manager, Herb Stone, there's nothing to gain and plenty to lose by risking Zavala's 17-0-1 record, his No. 1 ranking (World Boxing Council) and his North American Boxing Federation title against an ornery, hard-hitting boxer who's ranked 13th by the WBC.
SPORTS
February 26, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy Zavala combined a training session with a main event and came away with a fifth-round knockout of Hector Diaz in the junior featherweight bout Thursday at the Irvine Marriott. Zavala (20-1-1), of Costa Mesa, was in command from the first serious punch, a right uppercut that drew blood from the nose of Diaz of Sonora, Mexico. Zavala knocked down Diaz (25-21) later in the first with a sharp left to the body. "I kind of felt sorry for him," Zavala said. "It was like he was going to fall apart.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
July 13, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the ring of the phone broke the 6 a.m. silence at Herb Stone's house last summer, there was no way he expected the caller to be Rudy Zavala. Zavala, a super bantamweight (122 pounds) who trains at the Westminster Boxing Club, had suffered an eighth-round knockout the previous night against Jesus Salud in San Diego. The loss on July 24 was the first of Zavala's professional career. But despite getting home to Costa Mesa at about 12:30 a.m., he was in no mood to take time off.
SPORTS
December 12, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 23, Rudy Zavala looks at his boxing future and pretty much likes what he sees. He sees lots of money, maybe a championship or two, some fame to dress it all in. He also sees a lot less of something. Traffic. Zavala used to arise at 5:30 a.m. each day in Rosemead and drive to Huntington Beach, where he ran six miles on the beach. Then he drove back to Rosemead. Then at 11:15, he drove to Westminster for a two-hour gym workout with his trainer and manager.
SPORTS
July 13, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the ring of the phone broke the 6 a.m. silence at Herb Stone's house last summer, there was no way he expected the caller to be Rudy Zavala. Zavala, a super bantamweight (122 pounds) who trains at the Westminster Boxing Club, had suffered an eighth-round knockout the previous night against Jesus Salud in San Diego. The loss on July 24 was the first of Zavala's professional career. But despite getting home to Costa Mesa at about 12:30 a.m., he was in no mood to take time off.
SPORTS
February 26, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy Zavala combined a training session with a main event and came away with a fifth-round knockout of Hector Diaz in the junior featherweight bout Thursday at the Irvine Marriott. Zavala (20-1-1), of Costa Mesa, was in command from the first serious punch, a right uppercut that drew blood from the nose of Diaz of Sonora, Mexico. Zavala knocked down Diaz (25-21) later in the first with a sharp left to the body. "I kind of felt sorry for him," Zavala said. "It was like he was going to fall apart.
SPORTS
July 24, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Salud's trainer, Abel Sanchez, predicted Rudy Zavala would stand in with Salud for three rounds and then start running. Zavala, of Costa Mesa, should have listened to Sanchez. He stood toe-to-toe with Salud for eight rounds and got hit with punches from every angle. When Zavala could no longer see out of his swollen left eye, ring doctor Robert Karns mercifully stopped the fight at 2 minutes 16 seconds of the eighth round.
SPORTS
July 23, 1992 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a few people have questioned junior featherweight Rudy Zavala's sanity for fighting Jesus Salud, especially since Zavala is venturing into the former World Boxing Assn. champion's hometown. They've told Zavala and his manager, Herb Stone, there's nothing to gain and plenty to lose by risking Zavala's 17-0-1 record, his No. 1 ranking (World Boxing Council) and his North American Boxing Federation title against an ornery, hard-hitting boxer who's ranked 13th by the WBC.
SPORTS
December 17, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 23, Rudy Zavala looks at his boxing future and pretty much likes what he sees. He sees money and maybe a championship or two. He also sees a lot less of something. Traffic. Zavala used to rise at 5:30 a.m. each day in Rosemead and drive to Huntington Beach, where he ran six miles on the beach. Then he drove back to Rosemead. Then at 11:15, he drove to Westminster for a two-hour gym workout with his trainer and manager.
SPORTS
October 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Undefeated Rudy Zavala scored his ninth consecutive knockout when he stopped Mark Brooks at 2:38 of the first round of a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight fight at the Forum. Zavala improved to 13-0. Brooks is 20-5. In a flyweight bout, Ysaias Zamudio (26-3-1) won a 10-round decision over Edgar Decena (20-8-3).
SPORTS
August 31, 1991
The Forum boxing staff says it has a star in the making in super-bantamweight Rudy Zavala. In his first tough fight Monday at the Forum, Zavala showed, in order, brains, defense and power when he put away a troublesome Filipino brawler, Virgilio Openio. Zavala, from Rosemead, is 12-0 with 10 knockouts, and his manager, Herb Stone, wants to match him with former super-bantamweight champion Paul Banke. At 22, Zavala seems ready for just about anyone at 122 pounds.
SPORTS
August 31, 1991
The Forum boxing staff says it has a star in the making in super-bantamweight Rudy Zavala. In his first tough fight Monday at the Forum, Zavala showed, in order, brains, defense and power when he put away a troublesome Filipino brawler, Virgilio Openio. Zavala, from Rosemead, is 12-0 with 10 knockouts, and his manager, Herb Stone, wants to match him with former super-bantamweight champion Paul Banke. At 22, Zavala seems ready for just about anyone at 122 pounds.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|