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January 26, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hard to get excited over a boxing match when the two fighters have lost a combined 21 fights, but Victor Rabanales and Dio Andujar excited the crowd of 4,377 at the Forum on Monday night. Rabanales, from Mexico City, won a unanimous decision over Filipino Dio Andujar and retained his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship a fifth time. Rabanales (34-10-2), 30, is a late bloomer. Despite his relatively poor record for a champion, he's 20-1-1 in his last 22 fights.
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January 26, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hard to get excited over a boxing match when the two fighters have lost a combined 21 fights, but Victor Rabanales and Dio Andujar excited the crowd of 4,377 at the Forum on Monday night. Rabanales, from Mexico City, won a unanimous decision over Filipino Dio Andujar and retained his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship a fifth time. Rabanales (34-10-2), 30, is a late bloomer. Despite his relatively poor record for a champion, he's 20-1-1 in his last 22 fights.
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May 21, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scene reminiscent of those long-ago boxing crowd riots at the Olympic Auditorium, beer cups, paper trash, bottles and other debris flew in all directions at the Forum Monday night when Greg Richardson was given a decision over Victor Rabanales. Many in the crowd of 5,438 were already filing out of the Forum when it was announced that Richardson, who was defending his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship for the first time, had been given a split decision over Rabanales.
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May 21, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scene reminiscent of those long-ago boxing crowd riots at the Olympic Auditorium, beer cups, paper trash, bottles and other debris flew in all directions at the Forum Monday night when Greg Richardson was given a decision over Victor Rabanales. Many in the crowd of 5,438 were already filing out of the Forum when it was announced that Richardson, who was defending his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship for the first time, had been given a split decision over Rabanales.
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July 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Victor Rabanales (31-10-2) of Mexico will defend his World Boxing Council bantamweight title on July 27 at the Forum against top-ranked Changkyun Oh (30-4-4) of South Korea.
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September 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Victor Rabanales of Mexico won the World Boxing Council bantamweight title by stopping champion Joichiro Tatsuyoshi of Japan in the ninth round at Osaka, Japan. Tatsuyoshi was returning from a one-year layoff after an operation on his left eye. Referee Richard Steele stepped in at 1:19 of the round as Rabanales pounded Tatsuyoshi with body blows.
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May 20, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
Bantamweight champion Greg Richardson defends his title for the first time tonight at the Forum against Mexico City challenger Victor Rabanales. Richardson (29-3), from Youngstown, Ohio, won the World Boxing Council's version of the title last Feb. 25 with an upset decision victory over Raul Perez of Tijuana. Rabanales (27-9-2), has won 14 in a row and won the Forum's bantamweight tournament in March.
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March 30, 1992
Victor Rabanales of Mexico City and Lee Yong-Hoon of Korea will box in a scheduled 12-round fight tonight at the Forum for the vacant World Boxing Council bantamweight championship. Rabanales is 29-10-1, Lee 20-0. The championship became vacant when Japan's Joichiro Tatsuyoshi relinquished it after suffering an eye injury. Also tonight, in the final of the Forum's super-flyweight tournament, Armando Castro (33-10-1) will box Esteban Ayala (15-4-1) for the weight-class title.
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March 12, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Rabanales won the Forum's bantamweight tournament championship and $65,000 Monday night when he cut and stopped Javier Leon in the seventh round. Rabanales, who had forced postponements of the fight because of illness and visa problems, was behind on points when he cut Leon over the left eye halfway through the seventh round. Both are from Mexico. Leon's corner immediately claimed that their fighter had suffered a head butt. But referee Dr. James Jen-Kin ruled no butt had occurred.
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