Month: January 2010

31 Jan

fight coverage in N.M.

cozzone / new mexico / / 0 Comments


While most of New Mexico spent their Friday digging out of a blizzard that swept through the state, hot California bantam Chris Avalos spent the evening sweeping through Jose Nieves, burying him with an avalanche of punches in just under four rounds . . . |more|

23 Jan

vengeance in vegas

cozzone / las vegas / / 0 Comments


Las Vegas cruiserweight Henry Namauu might’ve been overmatched when he turned pro in 2008, lasting just under a minute against a 5-2-1 Erick “Dynamite” Vega, of Phoenix. Last night was a different story . . . |more|

21 Jan

unconventional contention

cozzone / new mexico / / 0 Comments

02_troutNew Mexico’s Austin Trout finds himself a No. 1 contender:  Even Austin “No Doubt” Trout (21-0, 13 KOs) has to pinch himself to make sure he’s not dreaming. After a long, slow five-year climb barely out of the club level, Trout has not only found his name ranked among the world’s best, but just one notch below world championship honors . . . |more|

17 Jan

no dreamscape for ‘nightmare’

cozzone / fight coverage, las vegas / / 0 Comments


In what was, neither, a nightmare loss for one, nor a dream win for the other, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan retained his pair of belts and perfect record with an imperfect-but-gutsy decision win over Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, last night at the Hard Rock Hotel’s The Joint in Las Vegas . . . |more|

03 Jan

ufc 108 coverage

cozzone / las vegas, UFC / / 0 Comments

Cozzone: evans wins at ufc 108

Cozzone: ufc 108

UFC 108 in Las Vegas last night: (Top) “Sugar” Rashad Evans gets the nod over Thiago Silva. On the undercard, Mark Munoz defeats Ryan Jensen.

01 Jan

sun bowl

cozzone / el paso / / 0 Comments


With just one fight to cover in December 2009, Cozzone has branched off into football and basketball. Pictured above, a shot from the New Year’s Eve Sun Bowl in El Paso.