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August 17, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- For most of the last 11 months Shawn Estrada has lived in a cocoon that only boxing has been allowed to penetrate. But that was a sacrifice he was willing to make for a chance at Olympic glory. Saturday, however, his Olympic dream came to an end with an 11-5 loss to Britain's James DeGale in the second round of the middleweight competition. And as Estrada is about to find out, the real world he left nearly a year ago isn't the same one he's returning to. His daughter Alyssa, for example, who was barely walking when Estrada entered training camp in September, turned 2 while he was in the ring Saturday.
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March 28, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
There weren't any long looks, but the talent appears lasting. Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada, both 2008 U.S. Olympians, joined John Molina, another young Southland boxer in promoter Dan Goossen's stable of aspiring world champions, in knocking out their respective foes before the end of the second round Friday on the undercard of the first-ever boxing card at Nokia Theatre.
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August 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- Juan Estrada knows time is not on his side. So like a battered fighter waiting for the bell, he holds, clinches, leans against the ropes -- anything to stay on his feet a little longer. Doctors told him he had two weeks to live. That was six months ago, yet Estrada isn't ready to go just yet. For 23 years, he has been training his son to be an Olympic boxer.
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August 18, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
Juan Estrada, a 64-year-old garment cutter and former boxer who realized the dream of seeing his son Shawn become an Olympic boxer, died early Sunday at St. Vincent Medical Center. Estrada, who was the subject of Times stories by sportswriter Kevin Baxter and columnist Steve Lopez, watched with pride about a week ago when Shawn, 23, easily won his first fight in Beijing against an Argentine. Estrada had hoped to travel to Beijing with his son, but his failing health kept him home in Maywood.
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August 18, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
Juan Estrada, a 64-year-old garment cutter and former boxer who realized the dream of seeing his son Shawn become an Olympic boxer, died early Sunday at St. Vincent Medical Center. Estrada, who was the subject of Times stories by sportswriter Kevin Baxter and columnist Steve Lopez, watched with pride about a week ago when Shawn, 23, easily won his first fight in Beijing against an Argentine. Estrada had hoped to travel to Beijing with his son, but his failing health kept him home in Maywood.
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October 25, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
CHICAGO -- Boxer Shawn Estrada of East Los Angeles understands the sad truth that will be in his corner when he goes to look for a job. Estrada is training to be a firefighter. "With all the fires back home, I'm sure I will be hired," Estrada said Wednesday, after winning his first-round bout in the world boxing championships at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion.
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August 10, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- The closest Shawn Estrada got to his parents Saturday was the 2-inch viewfinder on his uncle Sergio Santoyo's video camera. His father Juan, who trained him and prodded him and dreamed of such success, should have been there when Estrada, an American middleweight, stepped through the ropes and into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time.
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August 15, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- Boxer Shawn Estrada came here with a rather simple goal: get into the ring as fast as possible so his ill father could see him fight in the Olympics before he died. He accomplished that only hours after the opening ceremony, dominating Argentina's Ezequiel Maderna en route to a 10-2 victory that earned him a spot in Saturday's round of 16. And there, Estrada said, he'll be fighting for himself as well as his father.
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March 28, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
There weren't any long looks, but the talent appears lasting. Javier Molina and Shawn Estrada, both 2008 U.S. Olympians, joined John Molina, another young Southland boxer in promoter Dan Goossen's stable of aspiring world champions, in knocking out their respective foes before the end of the second round Friday on the undercard of the first-ever boxing card at Nokia Theatre.
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December 13, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Pugmire is a Times staff writer.
He's dealing with a late change in opponents, questions about fighting at 40 and promoter demands that he needs "a statement victory more than just a win."
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August 17, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- For most of the last 11 months Shawn Estrada has lived in a cocoon that only boxing has been allowed to penetrate. But that was a sacrifice he was willing to make for a chance at Olympic glory. Saturday, however, his Olympic dream came to an end with an 11-5 loss to Britain's James DeGale in the second round of the middleweight competition. And as Estrada is about to find out, the real world he left nearly a year ago isn't the same one he's returning to. His daughter Alyssa, for example, who was barely walking when Estrada entered training camp in September, turned 2 while he was in the ring Saturday.
SPORTS
August 15, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- Boxer Shawn Estrada came here with a rather simple goal: get into the ring as fast as possible so his ill father could see him fight in the Olympics before he died. He accomplished that only hours after the opening ceremony, dominating Argentina's Ezequiel Maderna en route to a 10-2 victory that earned him a spot in Saturday's round of 16. And there, Estrada said, he'll be fighting for himself as well as his father.
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August 10, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- The closest Shawn Estrada got to his parents Saturday was the 2-inch viewfinder on his uncle Sergio Santoyo's video camera. His father Juan, who trained him and prodded him and dreamed of such success, should have been there when Estrada, an American middleweight, stepped through the ropes and into the Olympic boxing ring for the first time.
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August 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
BEIJING -- Juan Estrada knows time is not on his side. So like a battered fighter waiting for the bell, he holds, clinches, leans against the ropes -- anything to stay on his feet a little longer. Doctors told him he had two weeks to live. That was six months ago, yet Estrada isn't ready to go just yet. For 23 years, he has been training his son to be an Olympic boxer.
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October 25, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
CHICAGO -- Boxer Shawn Estrada of East Los Angeles understands the sad truth that will be in his corner when he goes to look for a job. Estrada is training to be a firefighter. "With all the fires back home, I'm sure I will be hired," Estrada said Wednesday, after winning his first-round bout in the world boxing championships at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion.
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November 29, 2008 | Bill Dwyre, Dwyre is a Times staff writer.
Three boxers positioned to be major players in the future of the fight game will attempt to take big steps tonight in a shiny new arena. Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, capacity 11,000, will hold its first boxing show for an "HBO After Dark" audience, and the prime players will be Paul Williams, Chris Arreola and Shawn Estrada.
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June 13, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
It doesn't always work this way, but I gave myself an assignment Monday to stop and reflect on the early loss of a gifted man and boxer, Genaro Hernandez, and on the road of life. Twenty years ago, I assigned myself to attend my first professional fight, a Hernandez-headlined card at the Forum against a fighter named Pedro Arroyo. Honestly, I wasn't there to watch Hernandez. The card also included my favorite boxer of the 1980s, Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns, and an invitation had been mailed to me at the now-defunct Anaheim Bulletin by the Forum's boxing publicist, John Beyrooty.
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