Monthly Archives: May 2010

‘nightmare’ on vine street

After a lengthy five-year grooming period, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan has officially been unleashed from the Wild Card Gym . . . |more|

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current cover of Boxing News

On the newstands now: Click here

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cozzone @ BWAA x 2 & L.A. Times

Two Fightnews photographers made the line-up at this year’s Boxing Writers Association of America photo “Barney’s.” Ed Mulholland placed third in the feature category for a photo of Lucian Bute leaping in celebration while Chris Cozzone won an honorable mention for a shot of Manny Pacquiao. Cozzone also won an honorable mention in writing. . [...]

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vazquez-marquez iv photos

Full photo gallery from last night’s Vazquez-Marquez IV card at the Staples Center, Los Angeles  . . . |more|

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an end and a beginning

May 22, 2010, Staples Center @ Los Angeles: One of boxing’s greatest rivalries ended, when Rafael Marquez evened the score at 2-2 with Israel Vazquez, stopping him in round three. The fight was disappointing – short-lived and dominated by Marquez – who had little problem slicing open Vazquez’s heaping mass of scar tissue over his [...]

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‘four’play

May 21, 2010, Staples Center, Los Angeles:  A boring fight is a mathematical impossibility when it comes to warriors Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez. Their trilogy will go down in boxing history as one of the greatest. Question is: What do these guys have left? We’re going to find out tomorrow night. Among reporters, a [...]

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vazquez-marquez, I, II, III revisited

May 20, 2010, Los Angeles: It’s been called one of the boxing’s all-time greatest trilogies. Question is, what will No. 4 add to the mix? My guess? Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez do now know how to make a boring fight – especially when they are in there against each other. Look for another classic [...]

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‘shot of the week’

Boxing News’ ‘Shot of the Week’ last month

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‘kidd’ rocks in primm

May 14, 2010, Primm, Nev.:  The former champ, Julio “The Kidd” Diaz, assumed chinless, broken china, last night, proved otherwise, with a revitalizing win over tough Herman Ngoudjo, last night at Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena, home to the scariest logo on the planet. For more photos and a ringside recap by Andreas Hale, click here.

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‘honorable mention’ at barneys

Entering the Boxing Writers Association of America annual writing contest (a.k.a. the “Barneys) for the first time, Fightnews/NewMexicoBoxing received an honorable mention. In event coverage, writer/photographer Chris Cozzone picked up the honors with “Run, Rabbit, Run” – coverage of Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros, held at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. (Click here) Veteran Associated Press [...]

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tapia, archuleta in ‘final chapter’

5.11.10, Albuquerque, N.M.:  One fighter may be coming off a cream-puff win over a former sparring partner; the other, a narrow escape and win over an opponent with an overwhelmingly crappy record. In this rematch, none of that matters. Sure, both, five-time world champ Johnny Tapia and former contender Frankie Archuleta, have seen better days. [...]

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fight coverage 5.7

5.7.2010, Albuquerque, N.M.: Heavyweights Seth Mitchell (l) and Johnnie White (r) land simultaneously in the co-main heavyweight bout on an ESPN2-televised card at Isleta Casino near Albuquerque, N.M. For more photos, click here.

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“mad” coverage in N.M.

Alderete “Mad” dog, not underdog: “Mad” Mike Alderete says you can forget about “Mad” Max Heyman’s 25-fight and seven-year advantage in experience Friday night . . . |more| Max is “Mad” as hell: Fighting a guy like “Mad” Mike Alderete, says “Mad” Max Heyman, equates to taking a tune-up. At least, that was until the [...]

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photojournalist cozzone on mayweather-mosley

Las Vegas Boxing Examiner, by Chris Robinson: During the hectic nature of any big fight week in boxing the professionals involved in the sport have no choice but to keep pace. Whether you are a fighter, trainer, media member or anything in between there are many obligations and requirements that must be fulfilled and it [...]

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stormy mayweather

5.1.10, MGM @ Las Vegas: Weathering a rough second round, Floyd “Money” Mayweather just might’ve earned himself boxing’s pound-for-pound crown with last night’s shellacking of “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Dominating Mosley, from the third to the finish, Mayweather toyed, rocked and neutralized any – and everything – Mosley had to offer. Last night, that wasn’t much. [...]

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‘the ghost’ spooks arrieta

4.30.2010, Tropicana in Las Vegas: Appetizer card at the Trop headlines Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, who chases down unwilling opponent Roberto Arrieta before scoring a finish in the eighth. Spooked by the comebacking Guerrero, Arrieta ran a dizzying, backward race, occasionally hitting the canvas before the finish. The highlight of the night? Chubsy-ubsy Alvaro Morales. [...]

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megafight weigh-in slideshow

Slideshow from yesterday’s weigh-in.

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