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  • Jhonny Gonzalez, Victor Terrazas hope to spoil Saturday fight plans

    Jhonny Gonzalez, Victor Terrazas hope to spoil Saturday fight plans
    Saturday night is supposed to be a showcase for Southland fighters Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, but veteran Mexican fighters Jhonny Gonzalez and Victor Terrazas have other plans.
  • Jesus 'Chucho' Castillo dies at 68; Mexican boxing champion

    Jesus 'Chucho' Castillo dies at 68; Mexican boxing champion
    Jesus "Chucho" Castillo, a Mexican bantamweight champion celebrated in Los Angeles for four epic title fights at the Forum between 1968 and 1971, has died. He was 68. Castillo died Tuesday at a Mexico City hospital of complications from surgery,...

    PASSINGS: Richard W. Lyman, Johnny Tapia

    PASSINGS: Richard W. Lyman, Johnny Tapia
    Richard W. Lyman Former president of Stanford University Richard W. Lyman, 88, a former president and provost of Stanford University who clamped down on student protests during the Vietnam War era, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Palo Alto,...

    Don Chargin recalls glory days of boxing at Olympic Auditorium

    Don Chargin recalls glory days of boxing at Olympic Auditorium
    Boxing keeps turning up the volume on the hype. Apparently, if you sell it loudly, fewer will notice if it is lousy. Oscar De La Hoya, never lousy in the ring, was presenting a card of boxers at a media gathering the other day for a Saturday night show...

    For a small fighter, Leo Santa Cruz delivers big

    For a small fighter, Leo Santa Cruz delivers big
    Homework for boxing fans: Write down the name Leo Santa Cruz. Then start looking for his next fight. He is a Mexican-born resident of Los Angeles who, Saturday night at Staples Center, remained unbeaten in 23 fights. He beat a tough and game Victor...