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September 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Gilberto Roman, one of the most successful boxing champions of the '80s, will defend his World Boxing Council super-flyweight championship for the 11th time tonight at the Forum. Roman, of Mexico City, meets a fighter he has fought twice and has yet to defeat, Santos Laciar of Argentina. Roman has a 52-4-1 record, Laciar a 77-8-11 mark. Also on tonight's card is a Forum super-featherweight tournament semifinal bout between Kenny Baysmore, 23-2-1, and Rogelio Lopez, 17-8-1.
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September 12, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Gilberto Roman, one of the most successful boxing champions of the '80s, will defend his World Boxing Council super-flyweight championship for the 11th time tonight at the Forum. Roman, of Mexico City, meets a fighter he has fought twice and has yet to defeat, Santos Laciar of Argentina. Roman has a 52-4-1 record, Laciar a 77-8-11 mark. Also on tonight's card is a Forum super-featherweight tournament semifinal bout between Kenny Baysmore, 23-2-1, and Rogelio Lopez, 17-8-1.
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August 31, 1986
World Boxing Council super-flyweight champion Gilberto Roman retained his title with a 12-round draw against Argentina's Santos Laciar at Cordoba, Argentina.
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September 13, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It took 35 rounds spread over three fights, waged on three continents. But finally, after a frustrating draw, a bitter technical knockout and five title defenses, Gilberto Roman of Mexicali defeated his longtime nemesis, Santos Laciar of Cordoba, Argentina, Tuesday night at the Forum with a unanimous 12-round decision before a crowd of 5,461. Referee Dick Young scored it 117-111, Vince Delgado, 118-110, and Terry Smith, 117-112.
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March 29, 1996 | MAL FLORENCE
Utah basketball Coach Rick Majerus in the Sporting News on the popularity of Kentucky's team: "See, what happens at Kentucky is, they're the pro team of the state. It's what Kentucky is all about. To define yourself as a Kentuckian probably means smoking, some bourbon, a car in your backyard and then UK basketball and horses. "And the horses aren't applicable to anyone other than the monetary elite.
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September 2, 1989 | Earl Gustkey
The era in which Pete Rose finds himself unemployed because of sports gambling is quite different from a time in America when athletes, managers, coaches and fans wagered openly, on almost any street corner. There was a time when one didn't dare make a comment about sports without offering to back it up with a wager. Not gambling was considered odd behavior.
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September 9, 1989 | Earl Gustkey
His adviser, Rafael Mendoza, likes to call Gilberto Roman the Sugar Ray Leonard of the flyweights. Only in America could you get away with calling Gilberto Roman the best fighter you never heard of, because elsewhere in the boxing world it simply isn't true. Everywhere else, the little guy has a big name.
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May 7, 1985
The Boston Bruins Monday named veteran center Butch Goring the team's new head coach and defenseman Mike Milbury assistant coach. General Manager Harry Sinden, who served as interim coach after firing Gerry Cheevers on Feb. 13, made the announcement at a news conference. Goring, 35, has been an outstanding center in the NHL for 16 years, mostly with the Kings. He was acquired by the Bruins on waivers from the New York Islanders last Feb.
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August 26, 1989 | Earl Gustkey
Last time we checked, the alphabet-soup guys who run professional boxing from three different directions were listing 46 "world" champions in 51 weight divisions. They can agree on only one champion, Mike Tyson. Three other boxers are recognized as champions by two governing bodies, but in 13 weight classes, each of the three organizations--the World Boxing Assn., the World Boxing Council and the International Boxing Federation-- has its own champion.
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February 2, 1986 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
The way Alonzo Strongbow figures it, everything is backwards. He is the North American Boxing Federation flyweight champion and the California state champion. Paul Gonzales does not hold a professional title. Strongbow, 26, is 19-9-1 with 11 knockouts and has been fighting professionally since 1978. Gonzales, 21, has had just two fights, winning both, since turning professional last year. Strongbow has fought on the international stage.
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