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March 12, 1997

Warbirds set for tourney on Saturday

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PECOS, Mar. 12 -- The Pecos-Barstow Warbirds Boxing Team will be hosting
other area teams this Saturday, for a smoker starting at 7 p.m. in the
Reeves County Civic Center.

Warbirds manager Roy Juarez said as of Tuesday night, he wasn't sure
which teams would be making the trip to Pecos for the one-night event,
but added "I know Fred (Martin) said a team from El Paso would be coming

They might start calling in tonight or tomorrow, and once they do, we'll
start matching the kids up with other teams, when they call in the kids'

The event is the third this winter in Pecos, and the first since last
month's West of the Pecos Golden Gloves Tournament. Open Division
winners there competed at the Texas State Golden Gloves Tournament last
week in Fort Worth, with two division winners, David Thompson of Lubbock
and Humberto Zubia of Odessa, winning state titles last Saturday by
unanimous decisions. It earned them trips to the National Golden Gloves
Tournament in Denver on April 28 through May 3.

None of the Warbird boxers competed in the Open Division at the Gloves,
and none will be there again this weekend. But Juarez was hoping to put
eight or nine fighters in the ring in the other divisions.

"Who they're going to fight, I don't know right now," he said.
Boxers Michael Vasquez, Isaiah Juarez, Peter Juarez, Paul Juarez, Robbie
Ontiveros, Ricky Rubio, Jesus Marruffo and Jaime Montano are the eight
boxers Juarez plans to enter, while adding, "There may be a new one,
Victor Rubio. ... I'm going to spar with him today and see how Victor
does. If he's all right, he'll fight Saturday. If not, I'll wait and
take him to Odessa on the 22nd."

Juarez said his fighters are "more or less in shape," having last fought
in Hobbs three weeks ago. Rubio and Gilbert Plasencia were the only
boxers to come out with wins that night, while Marruffo, Ontiveros,
Montano and Peter Juarez lost their bouts and two other Warbird fighters
could not be matched up.

"We didn't have a good night. Nobody looked good that night," said
Juarez, whose team won 7-of-8 bouts two weeks earlier in the Golden
Gloves tournament.

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