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Bulldog Boxing Club members triumph

Jose Cabrera is on a roll.

The 11-year-old, 70-pound Medford boxer won his fourth straight outstandingboxer award during the Bulldog Boxing Club Invitational Saturday at theDoubleTree Hotel.

Cabrera posted a three-round decision against Richard Ochoa of Yakimafor his seventh victory in a row.

The Medford boxing club won six of seven bouts in the competition andcaptured the team title.

The outstanding boxer award among seniors (17-over) went to the newestBulldog boxer, Earnest Johnson.

Johnson, who recently moved to Medford from San Diego, Calif., defeatedEverrado Avalos of Reno, Nev., in a three-round decision.

Medford heavyweight Dezmond Cooper stopped Rob Wadland of the U.S. MarineCorps in the first round. It was Cooper's eighth knockout in nine amateurbouts.

Other Bulldog winners were 11-year-old Alex Trujillo, who registereda victory over fellow Bulldog boxer Juanito Alamarez at 100 pounds; 8-year-old,65-pound Manuel Gonzalez beat Manuel Ochoa of Yakima, Wash.; senior, 126-poundJoJo Picasso over Fernando Pinoco of Yakima.

Julian DeLaMora of the Bulldogs dropped a close decision to Dan Russomof Chico, Calif., in the 147-pound senior division.

In other bouts, Ramon Pena of Klamath Falls decisioned Shannon Stoverof Sweet Home (147, senior), Sam Sleezer of Chico, Calif., decisioned ScottStockman of Sweet Home (185, senior) and Kenny Ortego, Reno, decisionedHarlon Ramos, Sweet Home (132, 15-year-old).

Johnny Fain of Reno and Adan Rios of the Marines were given a doubledisqualification.

Sam Sleezer, left, of Chico, Calif., works his way to a win over Sweet Home's Scott Stockman. - Photo by Bob Pennell</P