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    Dan:

    That first photo you posted was of my doing. As a publicity man for the Legion Stadium where we were building him up, I thought it would be a good gesture to have Bill Holden bequeath his Golden Boy title to Aragon in our ring during fight night.

    I walked over to Columbia studios, corner Gower and Sunset, and met with Jimmy O'Toole, their publicity head. He thought it would be a good deal even for Holden, and the stage was set.

    Johnny Allen, boxing writer for the now defunct L.A. Daily News, was the first to refer to Aragon as Golden Boy mainly because our Legion shows never drew as well with any other fighter. Local fight fans and the press in general had been referring to Aragon by that nickname....so it kinda stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongee
    Dan:

    That first photo you posted was of my doing. As a publicity man for the Legion Stadium where we were building him up, I thought it would be a good gesture to have Bill Holden bequeath his Golden Boy title to Aragon in our ring during fight night.

    I walked over to Columbia studios, corner Gower and Sunset, and met with Jimmy O'Toole, their publicity head. He thought it would be a good deal even for Holden, and the stage was set.

    Johnny Allen, boxing writer for the now defunct L.A. Daily News, was the first to refer to Aragon as Golden Boy mainly because our Legion shows never drew as well with any other fighter. Local fight fans and the press in general had been referring to Aragon by that nickname....so it kinda stuck.

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    Thanks for confirming what I heard many years ago. Boxing and Wrestling ran an article around that time entitled "They Hated Him into a Million Bucks" (I believe).

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    Exterior view of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries' Barn. Jeffries built a large ranch home and a barn on his 107-acre ranch property, paying $2,000 down for the property and assuming a $10,000 mortgage. In the beginning, only ten acres were placed under cultivation but after a few years, he developed another 93 acres where he planted alfalfa. In 1931 Jeffries converted his dairy barn into a gym where he trained boxers and worked as a fight promoter. He promoted many fights out of "Jeffries Barn", also known as Jeffries Center, as well as holding Thursday night boxing matches until his death in 1953. After his death, the barn was dismantled and moved to Knott's Berry Farm amusement park. World heavyweight boxing champion from 1899-1905, James Jackson Jeffries (known as the "Boilermaker"), is considered to be one of the great heavyweight boxers of his era, perhaps the best of all time; he retired undefeated in May of 1905. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Photo dated: June 30, 1939.

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    Jeffries Barn was in the San Fernando Valley, of course, not far from a couple of the major aircraft plants working three shifts during the pre-war years. Jim was the figurehead, the reason the press focused on the little club to start with. But the matches. all of them well-fought, were thought up by an ex-bantam fighter with a great track record in amateur boxing, Art Martell.

    Art could do a darned good imitation of "rubber-legged" movie star Leon Errol, so he often doubled for the actor in many of his films.

    Jeff's arena had a ready-made audience when it opened up in 1934 because of the many studio folks who attended the Hollywood Legion shows every week. Those same people could follow an amateur's career at Jeffries' so that they were familiar with him when he moved into the pro ranks at the Legion Stadium. At least half of the weekly crowd at those bouts were movie studio people.

    In the late 1940s wrestler Howard Cantonwine headed a group that built a fine little arena on Vineland Avenue, near the border of North Hollywood and Burbank. It was known as the Valley Garden. It opened in 1949 but was used mainly for wrestling shows, after a few boxing cards failed to draw well.

    Under the Hollywood Legion's backing, I re-opened the Valley Garden for a few shows around 1953-54, but we still couldn't draw a decent house. Kids that fought for me there were Willie Vaughn, Jimmy Sheets amd Jake Williams.

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    Cisco Andrade vs Lauro Salas...1955


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    History of California Boxing in Photos

    Manuel Ortiz
    Sex Male
    Nationality US American
    Hometown Corona, CA
    Birthplace El Centro, CA
    Division Bantamweight
    Date of Birth 1916-07-02
    Date of Death 1970-05-31
    Age at Death 53
    Reach 64.5"
    Stance Orthodox
    Height 5' 4
    W 98 (52 ko's) | L 29 | D 3 | Total 130



    Lb St:Lb Kg | Date | | Wiki





    date Lb opponent Lb wld last 6 location
    1955-12-10 Enrique Esqueda 57-9-1
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico L PTS 10 10
    1955-08-16 124 Papelero Sanchez 124 2-14-0
    Plaza de Toros, Mexicali, BCN, Mexico W KO 3 10
    ~ Time: 2:03 ~

    1955-07-22 132 Memo Valero 132 12-14-0
    Parque de Softbal, Mexicali, BCN, Mexico W KO 3 10
    1955-06-10 Manuel Hernandez 0-4-0
    Ensenada, BCN, Mexico W KO 4 0
    1953-03-06 Manuel Hernandez 0-2-0
    Mexicali, BCN, Mexico W KO 6 0
    1951-09-03 136 Eddie Chavez 137 31-4-2
    San Jose, CA, USA L UD 10 10
    1951-07-17 137 Jackie Graves 129 74-7-1
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth 52-58 | Judge: Tommy Herman 52-58 | Judge: Lee Grossman 51-58 ~

    1951-06-02 125 Tirso del Rosario 125 12-3-1
    Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines L PTS 10 10
    1951-03-03 125 Bonnie Espinosa 126 1-2-1
    Manila, Philippines W KO 8 0
    1951-01-26 129 Lauro Salas 127 37-15-5
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA L MD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Frankie Van 54-55 | Judge: Jack McDonald 53-56 | Judge: Lee Grossman 54-54 ~

    1950-12-05 130 Eddie Chavez 134 25-1-2
    San Jose, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    1950-11-10 131 Jackie McCoy 127 36-9-5
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 56-54 | Judge: Tommy Hart 56-53 | Judge: Jack McDonald 58-52 ~

    1950-05-31 117 Vic Toweel 116 13-0-0
    Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa L PTS 15 15
    ~ Referee: Willie Corner ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1950-03-07 132 Harold Dade 128 37-15-6
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W SD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Billy Kershner 54-56 | Judge: Jimmy Wallace 57-52 | Judge: Mushy Callahan 58-52 ~
    Dade was knocked down for a no-count in the 10th round by a right hand, he was nearly dropped again. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ortiz was "hog fat".

    1949-11-14 122 Theo Medina 118 75-20-7
    Paris, France W PTS 10 10
    1949-10-26 124 Jackie Paterson 124 64-21-3
    Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland W PTS 10 10
    1949-10-03 125 Ronnie Clayton 126 66-14-7
    King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England L PTS 10 10
    1949-08-29 129 Jimmy Cooper 125 14-5-0
    Griffith Stadium, Washington, DC, USA L UD 10 10
    1949-07-23 Tony Vasquez 16-2-0
    Tampico, TAM, Mexico W KO 4 0
    1949-07-16 125 Memo Valero 123 7-2-0
    Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, DIF, Mexico W KO 7 10
    1949-06-29 Roberto Carbajal 0-0-0
    Merida, YUC, Mexico W PTS 10 10
    1949-06-25 Roberto Coaury 0-0-0
    Veracruz, Mexico L PTS 10 10
    1949-05-20 Pinky Peralta 0-0-0
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico W KO 5 0
    1949-05-15 Baby Mickey 3-4-0
    Sonora, Mexico W KO 5 0
    1949-04-26 121 Lauro Salas 126 23-9-3
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 60-50 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 59-50 | Judge: Jack McDonald 58-51 ~

    1949-03-29 124 Henry Davis 125 22-2-5
    Honolulu, HI, USA L UD 10 10
    1949-03-01 118 Dado Marino 116 44-7-1
    Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu, HI, USA W UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Walter Cho 16-3 | Judge: Kenneth Olds 13-1 | Judge: Jack Botelho 17-1 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1949-01-01 122 Jose Cardenas 7-4-2
    Toreo de Tijuana, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico W PTS 10 10
    1948-12-14 126 Maxie Docusen 129 47-0-1
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Billy Kershner 52-57 | Judge: Benny Whitman 52-58 | Judge: Jack McDonald 53-57 ~

    1948-10-29 129 Buddy Jacklich 131 22-6-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 8 10
    ~ Time: 2:10 | Referee: Abe Roth ~
    Jacklich led on all three judges scorecards at the time of the stoppage, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    1948-09-28 133 Lauro Salas 128 20-5-3
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth | Judge: Frank Holborow 50-59 | Judge: Tommy Herman 51-57 ~
    Ortiz was knocked down for a nine-counts in the 1st and 7th round.

    1948-07-04 117 Memo Valero 116 4-1-0
    Mexicali, BCN, Mexico W KO 8 15
    ~ Time: 1:32 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1948-05-25 125 Henry Davis 125 14-1-5
    Honolulu, HI, USA W SD 10 10
    1948-04-27 123 Joey Dolan 126 44-11-3
    Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA W RTD 6 10
    ~ Referee: Ralph Gruman ~
    Dolan was knocked down twice in the 6th, and was advised by the Portland Commission doctor to stay on his stool between the 6th and 7th rounds. Dolan was cut and badly bruised.

    1947-12-20 118 Tirso del Rosario 117 3-1-0
    Rizal Coliseum, Manila, Philippines W PTS 15 15
    World Bantamweight Title
    Even though Ortiz weighed over the 118 lb. limit, del Rosario's manager waved the limit to allow the title bout to go on.

    1947-10-15 122 Manny Ortega 122 10-5-0
    El Paso, TX, USA L TKO 8 10
    The bout was stopped due to bad face cuts suffered by Ortiz.

    1947-05-30 118 David Kui Kong Young 116 55-12-10
    Honolulu, HI, USA W SD 15 15
    World Bantamweight Title
    Ortiz was knocked down in the 4th round.

    1947-03-11 117 Harold Dade 117 19-1-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Frankie Van 82-81 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 83-81 | Judge: Benny Whitman 83-81 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1947-01-06 117 Harold Dade 117 17-1-2
    Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA L UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Billy Burke 77-87 | Judge: Ray Lunny 69-86 | Judge: Jack Downey 78-86 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1946-10-22 125 Carlos Chavez 126 33-4-7
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L UD 12 12
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 64-68 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 63-69 | Judge: Jack McDonald 62-70 ~
    California State Featherweight Title
    "Ortiz did not have the speed, accuracy, or stamina (of their other fights)..Chavez spilled the champ for a 1-count in the second round and punished Manuel in the 8th and 9th rounds." (The Ring, January 1947, page 44)

    1946-07-12 122 David Kui Kong Young 123 54-11-8
    Honolulu, HI, USA W KO 7 0
    1946-06-10 117 Jackie Jurich 117 63-13-8
    Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA W KO 11 15
    ~ Referee: Toby Irwin | Judge: Frankie Brown | Judge: Frankie Carter ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Jurich was knocked down once in the 8th and 11th round.

    1946-05-25 118 Kenny Lindsay 117 15-12-6
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 5 15
    ~ Time: 0:42 | Referee: Abe Roth ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Lindsay was knocked down in the 2nd and 5th round.

    1946-04-22 122 Horace Leftwich 122 18-9-5
    Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA W UD 10 10
    Leftwich was knocked down three times

    1946-03-19 122 Carlos Chavez 124 31-4-5
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA D PTS 15 15
    ~ Referee: Frankie Van 82-83 | Judge: Charley Randolph 79-86 | Judge: Steve Nyland 84-81 ~
    California State Featherweight Title
    "Briefly, it was a perpetual punching affair, with every punch in the book being used." (The Ring, June 1946, page 40)

    1946-02-25 117 Luis Castillo 117 47-17-4
    Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA W KO 13 15
    ~ Time: 1:31 | 70-62 ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Castillo was knocked down in the 12th round.

    1946-02-15 123 Eli Golindo 122 22-8-2
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 4 10
    ~ Time: 0:32 ~
    Golindo was knocked down in the 2nd for an eight-count. He was floored again in the 4th, and with the count at eight, one his cornermen entered the ring, leading to a TKO (Los Angeles Times)

    1945-11-20 122 Proctor Heinhold 128 17-4-0
    San Antonio, TX, USA W PTS 10 10
    1945-11-12 122 Jose Andreas 110 7-5-1
    Dallas, TX, USA W PTS 10 10
    1945-11-02 124 Horace Leftwich 124 17-8-5
    Federal A.C., San Diego, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1945-01-26 123 Bert White 127 18-11-3
    Coliseum, San Diego, CA, USA W KO 7 10
    1945-01-12 122 Jose 'Baby' Gonzalez 125 7-3-1
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W MD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Billy Kershner 58-52 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 57-53 | Judge: Frankie Dolan 55-55 ~

    1944-11-22 121 Lorenzo Safora 121 23-11-5
    Auditorium, Oakland, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1944-11-14 117 Luis Castillo 117 41-12-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W TKO 9 15
    ~ Time: 2:06 | Referee: Benny Whitman ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    According to the Los Angeles Times, Ortiz was knocked down for a three-count in the 2nd round. Castillo was down in the 6th, and was sinking to the canvas, as the bout was stopped.

    1944-09-30 123 Carlos Chavez 126 24-2-5
    Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W SD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth 54-56 | Judge: Billy Kershner 56-53 | Judge: Mushy Callahan 56-54 ~
    Ortiz and Chavez fought like wildcats and the referee never had to break them.

    1944-09-12 118 Luis Castillo 118 41-11-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W TKO 4 15
    ~ Time: 2:30 | Referee: Mushy Callahan ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    A cut on Castillo's left eye, ended the bout.

    1944-08-29 123 Enrique Bolanos 125 14-1-0
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W TKO 6 10
    ~ Time: 2:40 ~
    Bolanos's corner threw in the towel, after he was knocked down for the 2nd time in the 6th round.

    1944-07-17 127 Willie Pep 127 74-1-0
    Braves Field, Boston, MA, USA L PTS 10 10
    Attendance: 9,759; Gate: $31,451

    1944-06-29 125 Larry Bolvin 125 40-10-2
    Braves Field, Boston, MA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1944-05-19 124 Pee Wee Lewis 124 9-27-2
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 9 10
    ~ Time: 1:20 | Referee: Benny Whitman ~
    Lewis was knocked down for a seven-count in the 8th round.

    1944-04-04 117 Tony Olivera 117 56-11-11
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Reggie Gilmore 86-76 | Judge: Jack McDonald 91-74 | Judge: Benny Whitman 91-77 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1944-03-14 118 Ernesto Aguilar 116 2-1-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 83-82 | Judge: Frankie Van 89-76 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 87-78 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1943-11-23 117 Benny Goldberg 116 31-0-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W UD 15 15
    ~ Referee: Mushy Callahan 91-73 | Judge: Charley Randolph 88-77 | Judge: Reggie Gilmore 91-72 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1943-10-01 117 Leonardo Lopez 115 8-7-1
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 4 15
    ~ Time: 2:40 | Referee: Abe Roth | Judge: Billy Kershner | Judge: Mushy Callahan ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1943-09-04 Filio Gonzalez 2-6-0
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico W KO 5 10
    1943-08-13 119 Leonardo Lopez 119 8-6-1
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 56-54 | Judge: Jack McDonald 56-54 | Judge: Billy Kershner 57-52 ~

    1943-07-12 117 Joe Robleto 117 17-17-6
    Civic Auditorium, Seattle, WA, USA W TKO 7 15
    ~ Time: 1:45 | Referee: Eddie Pinkman ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Attendance: 5,100; Gate: $13,499
    Pinkman stopped the bout with Robleto "helpless on the ropes." New York Times

    1943-06-25 120 Tony Olivera 120 47-10-10
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 7 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph ~

    1943-05-26 118 Joe Robleto 117 16-16-6
    Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, CA, USA W UD 15 15
    World Bantamweight Title

    1943-04-28 118 Lupe Cardoza 118 8-11-5
    Fort Worth, TX, USA W KO 6 15
    ~ Time: 1:07 ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1943-04-16 128 Joe Robleto 123 16-15-6
    San Diego, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    Robleto was knocked down in the 9th round.

    1943-04-02 119 Pedro Ramirez 120 5-4-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 6 10
    ~ Referee: Reggie Gilmore ~
    Ramirez was knocked down twice in the 6th round.

    1943-03-10 117 Lou Salica 118 58-15-12
    Auditorium, Oakland, CA, USA W TKO 11 15
    ~ Time: 1:52 | Referee: Billy Burke ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Salica was knocked down once in the 11th round. Salica's manager Willie Ketchum, stepped into the ring to stop the bout.

    1943-01-27 117 George Freitas 117 9-3-5
    Auditorium, Oakland, CA, USA W TKO 10 15
    ~ Referee: Billy Burke ~
    World Bantamweight Title
    Bout was stopped after Frietas, who had been outclassed, was badly cut over both eyes.

    1943-01-01 117 Kenny Lindsay 117 13-8-4
    Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA W UD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Ralph Gruman | Judge: Collie Stoops | Judge: Tom Louttit ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1942-10-30 120 Nat Corum 121 7-18-9
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 6 10
    Corum was down for a nine-count in the 3rd round.

    1942-10-09 121 Nat Corum 121 7-17-9
    Auditorium, Portland, OR, USA W PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Ralph Gruman ~
    First "major" boxing card in 20 months in Portland, according to the Oregonian.

    1942-09-25 121 Bobby Carroll 120 8-5-0
    Coliseum, San Diego, CA, USA W KO 5 10
    1942-08-07 116 Lou Salica 117 58-14-12
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W UD 12 12
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth | Judge: Mushy Callahan | Judge: Billy Kershner ~
    World Bantamweight Title

    1942-07-03 118 Elwood Romero 115 10-12-3
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 6 10
    ~ Referee: Billy Kershner ~
    Ortiz "packed too much class and hitting ability." (Associated Press)

    1942-05-30 121 Leonardo Lopez 122 1-1-0
    Tijuana, BCN, Mexico W KO 10 0
    1942-05-08 119 Kenny Lindsay 119 13-5-4
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 6 10
    ~ Time: 2:50 | Referee: Benny Whitman ~

    1942-03-06 120 Little Pancho 120 32-11-12
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 7 10
    1942-01-02 117 Tony Olivera 118 44-5-10
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W MD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Benny Whitman | Judge: Reggie Gilmore | Judge: Tommy Herman ~
    California State Bantamweight Title

    1941-11-21 Johnny Grady 7-2-1
    Coliseum, San Diego, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1941-11-07 121 Donnie Maes 126 19-13-6
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W SD 10 10
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth | Judge: Charley Randolph | Judge: Johnny Indrisano ~

    1941-08-08 117 Tony Olivera 117 42-4-8
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 1-7 ~
    California State Bantamweight Title
    "The San Francisco fighter carried the fight to his opponent from the opening bell and had Ortiz groggy after the 3rd round." (Nevada state Journal)

    1941-06-06 118 Lou Transparenti 122 28-18-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 7 10
    ~ Time: 1:10 | Referee: Abe Roth ~
    Transperenti was knocked down in the 6th and 7th round.

    1941-05-20 Chucho Llanes 0-1-1
    El Centro, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1941-05-09 118 Carlos Chavez 119 14-1-4
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Abe Roth 6-3 ~

    1941-04-04 120 Carlos Chavez 119 14-1-3
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA D PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Benny Whitman 4-4 ~

    1941-03-14 117 Lupe Cardoza 117 6-6-5
    Sacramento, CA, USA W TKO 9 10
    Cardoza did not come out for the 9th round, due to a cut eye.

    1941-02-10 Joe Robleto 2-4-1
    Calexico, CA, USA W KO 6 0
    The exact date is uncertain, but the fight did not occur in February 1941. See The Ring, May 1941, page 52.

    1941-01-10 120 Rush Dalma 116 6-0-3
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W KO 3 10
    ~ Time: 2:35 | Referee: Charley Randolph ~

    1940-10-09 Panchito Villa 14-7-1
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico W KO 7 0
    1940-05-18 Panchito Villa 11-6-1
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico L PTS 10 10
    1940-04-20 Panchito Villa 11-5-1
    Mexico City, DIF, Mexico W PTS 10 10
    1940-04-05 112 Jackie Jurich 110 43-7-4
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 9 10
    ~ Time: 2:30 | Referee: Benny Whitman ~
    Jurich was knocked down twice in the 8th, and once in the 9th round.

    1940-03-21 116 Andy Vasquez 121 10-5-6
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W TKO 5 6
    ~ Time: 1:30 | Referee: Frank Holborow ~
    Vasquez was knocked down once in the 4th and 5th round.

    1940-01-30 115 Little Dado 115 30-1-5
    Stockton, CA, USA D PTS 10 10
    1939-12-14 115 Elwood Romero 115 6-5-1
    Sacramento, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1939-12-05 117 Cyril Joseph 121 17-19-5
    San Jose, CA, USA W KO 5 10
    1939-10-24 114 Horace Mann 119 16-9-6
    San Jose, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    1939-10-17 114 Donnie Maes 115 13-10-3
    San Jose, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    1939-09-15 116 Lou Salica 117 47-8-9
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    1939-08-08 Bobby (Pancho) Leyvas 21-13-6
    Riverview Bowl, Yuma, AZ, USA L PTS 10 10
    Date verified by Yuma Daily Sun

    1939-06-09 110 Jackie Jurich 111 41-5-3
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph 2-5 ~
    Vacant American Flyweight Title

    1939-05-01 Sammy LaPorte 5-6-3
    El Centro, CA, USA W KO 7 0
    1939-04-11 115 Tommy Cobb 118 5-5-0
    San Jose, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    Cobb was knocked down seven times

    1939-03-14 115 Jackie Jurich 115 41-4-3
    San Jose, CA, USA W TKO 7 10
    ~ Time: 0:30 ~

    1939-02-15 Ken Martinez 0-0-0
    El Centro, CA, USA W KO 3 0
    1939-02-01 Donnie Maes 8-9-3
    El Centro, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    1939-01-02 114 Small Montana 110 76-13-9
    Stockton, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    1938-12-06 120 Bernie Reyes 113 7-0-0
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Reggie Gilmore ~

    1938-11-08 115 David Kui Kong Young 118 21-5-2
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Benny Whitman ~
    Ortiz was knocked down for a nine-count in the 4th round.

    1938-10-21 115 Richie Lemos 118 16-3-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 10 10
    ~ Referee: Jack Kennedy ~
    Lemos was knocked down once.

    1938-09-30 Richie Lemos 16-2-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 6 6
    ~ Referee: Mushy Callahan ~
    Ortiz was knocked down in the 1st and 3rd round. Lemos was down in the 3rd round.

    1938-08-15 Tony Navarro 2-4-2
    El Centro, CA, USA W KO 3 0
    1938-08-05 Benny Goldberg 7-0-1
    Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L PTS 4 4
    The Los Angeles Times has Goldberg winning this fight, not Ortiz in day after fight report August 6th, 1938.

    1938-07-05 116 Pablo Dano 120 64-22-15
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA L PTS 6 6
    1938-06-27 Reuben Ayon 1-1-1
    Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, USA W TKO 5 6
    1938-06-24 Frenchy Savidan 3-4-2
    Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W PTS 4 4
    1938-06-06 Joe Rickey 15-20-9
    Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, USA W TKO 5 6
    1938-06-03 Sammy LaPorte 2-3-1
    Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W PTS 4 4
    1938-05-17 Santos Hugo 12-24-11
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W TKO 4 6
    ~ Referee: Charley Randolph ~

    1938-05-03 General Padilla 6-26-9
    Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA W TKO 4 4
    ~ Referee: Frank Holborow ~
    Padilla was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd round.

    1938-04-14 Serio Mendoza 2-3-2
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 4 4
    1938-03-25 Frenchy Savidan 2-2-2
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 4 4
    1938-03-11 Tony Navarro 2-2-2
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA W PTS 4 4
    1938-02-25 Benny Goldberg 3-0-0
    Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA, USA L PTS 4 4

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    Re: History of California Boxing in Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by kikibalt


    Exterior view of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries' Barn. Jeffries built a large ranch home and a barn on his 107-acre ranch property, paying $2,000 down for the property and assuming a $10,000 mortgage. In the beginning, only ten acres were placed under cultivation but after a few years, he developed another 93 acres where he planted alfalfa. In 1931 Jeffries converted his dairy barn into a gym where he trained boxers and worked as a fight promoter. He promoted many fights out of "Jeffries Barn", also known as Jeffries Center, as well as holding Thursday night boxing matches until his death in 1953. After his death, the barn was dismantled and moved to Knott's Berry Farm amusement park. World heavyweight boxing champion from 1899-1905, James Jackson Jeffries (known as the "Boilermaker"), is considered to be one of the great heavyweight boxers of his era, perhaps the best of all time; he retired undefeated in May of 1905. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Photo dated: June 30, 1939.
    Great shot of "the Barn!"

    The caption you quoted was slightly incorrect. Jeffries was no longer promoting fights at the Barn in 1953. Boxing ended at the Barn in 1947, when the Barn fell into disrepair and it was closed by order of the city. It was renovated and reopened in 1949, but only pro wrestling shows were held there. It closed to sporting events in 1950.

    In addition to amateur boxing: During the Depression, he and his wife Frieda turned an outbuilding at the ranch into a dormatory to feed and house homeless boys, and Jeffries worked to find each one of the them a job with one of Jeff's friends or neighbors.

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    Thanks Tom, for the correction. the caption came with the photo.

    Frank

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    Don Fraser

    Don Fraser
    Born in Blythe, CA on January 28, 1927, Don Fraser has been involved in nearly every aspect of professional boxing. In a career that has spanned over 55 years, he has served as a promoter, matchmaker, manager, publicist, writer, executive and corner man. A graduate of Manual Arts High School, Fraser soon became a fixture of the West Coast fight scene. An astute writer, he was sports editor of the Manual Arts Daily, The Ring's California correspondent and from 1950-55 he was the editor of Knockout magazine. "Dandy Don" was also a master publicist, plying his skill as public relations director at the Hollywood Legion Stadium (1956-1959), Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium (1959-1967), and the Inglewood Forum (1967-1981). During his tenure at the Forum, Fraser was also the director of boxing, promoting many fights including the 1973 rematch between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. After leaving the Forum in 1981, Fraser was appointed Executive Officer of the California Athletic Commission. He returned to promoting and the Olympic Auditorium in 1983 where he was head promoter until 1984. Soon thereafter, Fraser began promoting at the Irvine Marriot Hotel in Irvine, CA and ran a string of successful shows until 1992. During his career, Fraser has promoted fights featuring Danny "Little Red" Lopez and Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Robinson, Ruben Olivares, George Foreman, Jose Napoles, Salvador Sanchez, Carlos Zarate and Bobby Chacon among others.

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    From the Ring magazine...October, 1950


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