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September 17, 2002
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA -- As the main draw begins today in singles and doubles in the Diadora Pro Championships at Costa Mesa Tennis Center, brothers Cameron Ball, a June graduate of Corona del Mar High, and Carsten Ball still have a chance to advance out of the qualifier in doubles in the $10,000 United States Tennis Association Futures Tour event. The Ball brothers will face Danny Westerman and Jeremy Wurtzman in the final qualifying match of the tournament today (not before 1 p.m.)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 8, 2012
COSTA MESA - Most men Brandon Adams' age check Facebook for updates on what their friends are up to, or where's the next party. When the 22-year-old logged onto Facebook on Wednesday, he found out he was going to be in the main event of Thursday's Fight Club OC card. Before he weighed in, Adams already felt the weight of being the headline boxer on his shoulders. "I'm not going to even lie and say it didn't intimidate me. It kind of did," Adams said. "It was in the back of my mind as I was walking down and I had seen the crowd was full.
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February 23, 2011
Fight Club OC makes its debut tonight at the OC Fair & Events Center. Seven professional boxing and mixed martial arts bouts are scheduled on the card, with the first fight expected to start at 7:45 p.m. The main event of the evening is a junior welterweight boxing bout between Hector Serrano (13-1, five knockouts) and Aris Ambris (14-1, eight knockouts). The lone loss both fighters have suffered have come against lefty Jose Reynoso last year. The 140-pounders are looking to avoid their second setback.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
COSTA MESA — Fight Club OC delivered a knockout performance in its debut Thursday night. Fans saw two fighters go down by knockout. The fighters failed to get up, but the fans at the OC Fair & Events Center rose to their feet and applauded. The sold-out event in Costa Mesa was a rousing success, as 1,568 fans packed the Hangar to see a seven-bout card featuring five boxing matches and two in Mixed Martial Arts. Most of the fighters were unknowns, except for the two in the main event.
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By Steve Virgen | March 8, 2013
Juan Carlos Salgado heard the tight scores when he last fought Argenis Mendez for the IBF super featherweight championship. Salgado, the champ, also heard the complaints come from Mendez's corner after winning the vacant 130-pound title by scores of 115-110, 114-112, 114-112. This time, Salgado of Mexico City wants to leave no doubt when he fights against Mendez in a rematch Saturday in The Hangar at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa. The bout is the main event of fights that begin at 4:30 p.m. Salgado-Mendez is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and will be televised by HBO Latino.
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By Bruce Bourquin | August 17, 2012
COSTA MESA - With a hard inside right punch so convincing one could almost see it coming, Alexander Flores leveled Henry Namauu to the sky-blue canvas Thursday at The Hangar on the Orange County Fairgrounds. In front of a packed house Thursday, with 1:15 left in the fourth round of the eight-round bout, Flores showed the local crowd why he is indeed the WBC's 37th-ranked heavyweight in the world and youth world champion with the WBC. For good measure, before that the product of Pomona knocked the overmatched Namauu down with a powerful left cross.
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By Steve Virgen | June 8, 2012
A night at the fights at Fight Club OC featured swagger, entertainment, excitement and intensity. There were some low moments, but overall most could see why this event has taken off in Costa Mesa. The first rule of Fight Club may be to never talk about Fight Club, but promoter Roy Englebrecht wants the word out: that this is the premiere fighting event in Southern California, maybe even the best in the state. Englebrecht, a Newport Beach resident, saw his Battle in the Ballroom series last for 25 years in Irvine.
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By B. W. COOK | July 13, 2006
A glamorous summer evening on the California Riviera raised more than $500,000 for the Orange County Museum of Art. The funds raised will benefit the museum's exhibition and public programs. Chaired by Newport's own "Perle Mesta" ? Maralou Harrington ? the party was a nonstop tribute to culture in this community. Organizers, including co-chairs Jennifer Segerstrom and Jennifer Van Bergh, call the once-a-year event "The Art of Dining." Cocktails were served at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Center at a private preview for patrons of the exhibition "Catherine Opie: In and Around Home."
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By Len Bose | September 27, 2011
I have been working on several of my "Silly Ideas," and I wanted to share them with you. This year I have written a couple of columns about Newport Harbor's PHRF Hi-Point Championships, a series awarded by the Assn. Of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs (AOCYC). The races include the ALYC Midwinter's, BYC 66 Series No. 1, Ahmanson Cup Regatta, Angleman Series No. 1 and the Argosy Regatta. I had a custom burgee made by Nikki's Flags for this event and asked the Balboa Yacht Club to help cover some of the cost for placing the burgee under glass and making it into a new trophy.
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By Steve Virgen | March 8, 2013
Juan Carlos Salgado heard the tight scores when he last fought Argenis Mendez for the IBF super featherweight championship. Salgado, the champ, also heard the complaints come from Mendez's corner after winning the vacant 130-pound title by scores of 115-110, 114-112, 114-112. This time, Salgado of Mexico City wants to leave no doubt when he fights against Mendez in a rematch Saturday in The Hangar at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa. The bout is the main event of fights that begin at 4:30 p.m. Salgado-Mendez is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and will be televised by HBO Latino.
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By Bruce Bourquin | August 17, 2012
COSTA MESA - With a hard inside right punch so convincing one could almost see it coming, Alexander Flores leveled Henry Namauu to the sky-blue canvas Thursday at The Hangar on the Orange County Fairgrounds. In front of a packed house Thursday, with 1:15 left in the fourth round of the eight-round bout, Flores showed the local crowd why he is indeed the WBC's 37th-ranked heavyweight in the world and youth world champion with the WBC. For good measure, before that the product of Pomona knocked the overmatched Namauu down with a powerful left cross.
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By Steve Virgen | June 8, 2012
A night at the fights at Fight Club OC featured swagger, entertainment, excitement and intensity. There were some low moments, but overall most could see why this event has taken off in Costa Mesa. The first rule of Fight Club may be to never talk about Fight Club, but promoter Roy Englebrecht wants the word out: that this is the premiere fighting event in Southern California, maybe even the best in the state. Englebrecht, a Newport Beach resident, saw his Battle in the Ballroom series last for 25 years in Irvine.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 8, 2012
COSTA MESA - Most men Brandon Adams' age check Facebook for updates on what their friends are up to, or where's the next party. When the 22-year-old logged onto Facebook on Wednesday, he found out he was going to be in the main event of Thursday's Fight Club OC card. Before he weighed in, Adams already felt the weight of being the headline boxer on his shoulders. "I'm not going to even lie and say it didn't intimidate me. It kind of did," Adams said. "It was in the back of my mind as I was walking down and I had seen the crowd was full.
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June 6, 2012
After Ramon Valadez was bumped up to Fight Club OC's main event two months ago, he was supposed to be the headliner at Fight Club OC on Thursday. But Valadez (11-1, six knockouts), a super featherweight from East L.A., is out as the main attraction at the six-bout pro boxing and mixed martial arts card, which starts at 7:30 p.m. inside the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Filling in as the main event will be Los Angeles' Brandon Adams (5-0, 3 KOs) against Long Beach's Cleven Ishe (3-6-1, 1 KO)
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By Len Bose | September 27, 2011
I have been working on several of my "Silly Ideas," and I wanted to share them with you. This year I have written a couple of columns about Newport Harbor's PHRF Hi-Point Championships, a series awarded by the Assn. Of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs (AOCYC). The races include the ALYC Midwinter's, BYC 66 Series No. 1, Ahmanson Cup Regatta, Angleman Series No. 1 and the Argosy Regatta. I had a custom burgee made by Nikki's Flags for this event and asked the Balboa Yacht Club to help cover some of the cost for placing the burgee under glass and making it into a new trophy.
NEWS
By John Canalis | July 14, 2011
It's no secret that the Daily Pilot competes with the Orange County Register — at least in the Newport-Mesa neck of the woods. So you might think I take great joy in the fact that two Register columnists plan to beat each other up — with fists, not words — next week in Costa Mesa. I do like the sound of it. But not for the reasons you may think. These men are putting their reputations — and jaws — on the line to help disabled athletes and people living with HIV and AIDS.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | February 24, 2011
COSTA MESA — Fight Club OC delivered a knockout performance in its debut Thursday night. Fans saw two fighters go down by knockout. The fighters failed to get up, but the fans at the OC Fair & Events Center rose to their feet and applauded. The sold-out event in Costa Mesa was a rousing success, as 1,568 fans packed the Hangar to see a seven-bout card featuring five boxing matches and two in Mixed Martial Arts. Most of the fighters were unknowns, except for the two in the main event.
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