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Thread: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd, Pt. 2

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    Drinks with a Friend...

    Admin Edit: Part 1 of this thread can be found HERE

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    Although the weather took a decided turn for the colder today, I had a good time this evening, joining my friend, Andrea, for a couple drinks at a bar/restaurant in Palatine, Illinois named Brandts, that serves THE BEST CHEESEBURGERS in the area. However, we didn't do cheeseburgers this evening.

    It was a nice visit. Funny thing, though. She got texted several times by our mutual friend, Deb, who's in the hospital, and several calls from her son. Ah, the joys of cell phones, right?

    Of course, being the mischievous sort, I shot a few pics with my cell phone camera, too...



    Andrea smiles for the camera



    Andrea gets a text message from our mutual friend, Deb, who's in the hospital



    And she talks with her son, who called to see how soon she'll be back home

    Anyways, have a great Thursday, all!

    --jca
    Last edited by Juan C Ayllon; 04-05-2007 at 12:32 AM.

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    Is this Juan?


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    No, but Here's a Good Picture of Juan...



    Ah, man, Frank! If you're going to pick a photo, why not the one above?

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    Re: No, but Here's a Good Picture of Juan...

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan C Ayllon


    Ah, man, Frank! If you're going to pick a photo, why not the one above?
    Juan; who is this guy?

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    Is This Frank?



    Lemmee guess: That's Frank Baltazar on the right with a little known straw weight fighter of his on their way to In 'n' Out Burger...

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Pinche Juan

    LOL!!

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    Re: Is This Frank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan C Ayllon


    Lemmee guess: That's Frank Baltazar on the right with a little known straw weight fighter of his on their way to In 'n' Out Burger...
    Thats me and my cousin Henry Baltazar

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    Hey Frank...

    I just got back from a long meeting and follow-up activities on testing.

    The photo I slapped up was of ex-baseball player Jose Canseco, who--believe it or not--people used to say I looked like back in the late '80s.

    Heh, heh, heh! I thought I'd get a rise out of you with that Ricardo Montalban photo.

    Happy Easter,



    Juan

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    Re: Hey Frank...

    Quote Originally Posted by Juan C Ayllon
    Happy Easter,
    Juan
    Same to you Juan.

    Frank

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    P.S.--Is THIS Frank?

    Is THIS Frank?


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    Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Thats me at IN-N-OUT Burger.

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    Holy Cow! Just talked with Mia Rosales-St. John!



    Mia Rosales-St. John

    Wow! I just got off the phone with Mia Rosales-St. John. I was--and am-- looking to pitch a piece on Rita Figueroa to a local media outlet regarding her upcoming fight against Mia this April 20th and wanted some quotes and background information.

    Let me tell you this: Mia is very intelligent, articulate and charming. And that voice! She's very feminine, decent, and amazing on the phone. I could see why the Chicago Tribune's Michael Hirsley was obviously wowed as he was when he did a piece on her recent appearance in Chicago hyping her fight. Without being overt, her sex appeal just oozed over the phone. Maybe I'm just a dork, but my heart is fluttering still!

    Anyways, I think it's going to be a good fight. Being Rita's friend, I'm pulling for her and think she has a good shot at winning. However, when it's all said and done, I hope no one gets hurt and wish both of them the best.

    I also got local boxer Jose Hernandez to tentatively agree to come by the high school I work at a week from this Wednesday to speak to some of our students. Hopefully, it works out. Hernandez knocked out Jason Litzau and is scheduled to face Rocky Juarez on the undercard of De La Hoya-Mayweather.

    That should go over well, because this high school is largely Latino and other minorities based in its population.

    Woo-hoo,


    Juan
    Last edited by Juan C Ayllon; 04-10-2007 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Holy Cow! Just talked with Mia Rosales-St. John!

    Whhooo hoooo indeed. Better steel yourself for Ms. John who may specialize in running through starry eyed admirers before ever stepping into the ring.

    That being said, please do keep us "abreast" of the latest developments with your handy cell phone photography!

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    Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Juan is in love again.!!

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Rita, don't punch in the face!!!!!

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by DscribeDC
    Rita, don't punch in the face!!!!!
    Don't hit her at all!!

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    The Actual Fight Poster


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    A Recent Photo of Rocky Juarez



    Here's a photo Karl Hegman emailed me of Rocky Juarez with Karl's friend, Topaz.

    Juarez be Jose Andres Hernandez' opponent on May 5th. From what Karl said, Juarez is looking pretty tough!

    Regards,


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    You've Got to Love This...



    This is a photo Universum sent out as part of their promotion for the upcoming title fight between their heavyweight, Chagaev, and the giant Russian champ, Valuev.

    And, trust me: having seen Valuev up close, he is MASSIVE!

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    That picture of Rocky and his friend - that is the single worst case of digital camera red-eye I've ever seen. She looks like Satan.

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    Wish I was here...

    Hey TKO11,

    Nice of you to drop by! Actually, that's a photo of a friend of Karl Hegman's posing with Rocky Juarez.

    Funny, sometimes it feels like I work with the devil. And, on a day like today, where there's snow outside and I'm feeling the pressures of work, I wish I were somewhere else.

    That place pictured below would be just fine!



    Oh well! This, too, will pass...

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    Latest Fight Report: Cisneros, Donovan George, et al.

    Hey,

    I finished posting some pics for Friday's report on the fights in Cicero.

    I had some difficulty with the lighting and camera that night. Guess I should really study the manual, eh?

    I've been swamped at work recently, and it's not going to get better in the next couple weeks. Oh well!

    Enjoy the results:



    Fight Report Link
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    Mia on Channel 5 Tonight...




    Last edited by Juan C Ayllon; 04-16-2007 at 12:15 AM.

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    Photo Shot Earlier Tonight...

    I thought you might find this photo of undefeated cruiserweight prospect Aaron Williams knocking out Terry Porter at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. earlier tonight rather dramatic:



    It's the lead photo with a piece I posted up before I left the sports complex for home.

    I'll try to post a few more photos up in the next day or so, as they came out well in those lighting conditions.

    You can view the report by clicking on the "News" link at the top of this page or on the link below:

    Aaron Williams Fight Report Link


    Cheers,



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    Last edited by Juan C Ayllon; 04-19-2007 at 01:59 AM.

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    Joke of the Day...

    Oh my gosh! I just received this one from Rita Figueroa, AKA "Fightgirl." It's pretty funny, although for the tender of ear, there's some language:

    Joke of the Day Link

    I'm still laughing...

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    A Few Scary Moments...

    I've added more photos to my Aaron Williams fight report, including the two below of the fighter he knocked out.





    A paramedic administers oxygen to the unconscious fighter

    Those were a few anxious minutes!
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    At Mia Rosales-St. John Fightcard in Merrillville, Ind.



    Hey,

    I chatted with the famous Indiana boxer, Marty Jakubowski, a few minutes ago at ringside. This is him with his wife, Teresa, who's finishing nursing school in a few weeks.

    Jakubowski's a park district director locally.

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd





    Mia lost by split decision! Wow. Dierdorff outpunched her and probably won four of the six rounds they fought.

    More later!
    Last edited by Juan C Ayllon; 04-21-2007 at 01:28 AM.

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    Mia has great legs, but she can hardly fight her way out of a paper bag. Pete "Ripe for His Comeuppance" Leo.

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    Re: Close Up and Personal: Faces in the Crowd

    I just talked with Brooke and her significant other, Chris, who's a light heavyweight boxer in the lobby of the Best Western Hotel a few minutes ago.

    Apparently, even though she only had six days notice for this fight, she'd fought about two weeks ago in Peoria, Illinois.

    Chris said that he sparred with her in preparation, bulling her around and making her come to him. Her adapting to his heavier weight helped against Mia, as coming up in weight for this fight, Brooke still came in under, at about 129 to Mia's 136, if I'm not mistaken.

    Hey, that's not bad for someone with a record of 3-0 going up against a two-time champ with a record of 43-8-2 and 18 knockouts.

    She'd heard that Mia's eye had swollen up really badly. She didn't have any comment or visit with the media afterwards. At 39 and a loss like this, she might have reason to contemplate her future in the game. But, who knows?

    As for Brooke, she had a little bruising and swelling about the eyebrows and nose, but didn't look too bad. However, her left hand was swollen and she said that she'd have to see the doctor about it.

    Regards,



    Juan

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