Month: August 2010

07 Aug

holm early

cozzone / fight coverage, new mexico / / 0 Comments

“Huh?”

That was the look on Holly Holm’s face and the question on 2,800 fight fans’ lips after less than two minutes of action, last night at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque . . . |more|

06 Aug

hecho en mexico

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Albuquerque, N.M., Aug. 6, 2010: Fighter Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez, of Albuquerque’s new ink. Sanchez fights on tonight’s card at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque.

04 Aug

holm-clampitt coverage

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Sock-her mom: Former world champ Jaime Clampitt did not expect to fight again after giving birth to her daughter last year. Weight gain during pregnancy, the desire to train, let alone fight, were all concerns . . . |more|

Holm: ‘Not about the belts’: Lance Armstrong may say it’s not about the bike, but, for seven-time (ten, if you can stomach more alphabet soup) world champion Holy Holm, it’s not about the belt . . . |more|

01 Aug

marquez wants pacquiao

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“When he’s ready to knock on my door, I’m right here,” says lineal lightweight champion Juan Manual Marquez, of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.

“There’s no hiding. No running. I’m waiting for him.”

Last night, in front of 8,300 people at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) defeated Juan Diaz (35-4, 17 KOs) for the second time, to secure his reign as lightweight king . . . |more|

01 Aug

marquez defeats diaz again

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July 31, 2010: In a rematch of their war from February 2009, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) again defeated former unified lightweight champion Juan Diaz (35-4, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In another spirited give-and-take affair, Marquez had the upper hand almost from the get-go as he methodically battered Diaz, but couldn’t break him as the game Texan went the full twelve. Scores were 116-112, 118-110, 117-111 with Marquez taking a unanimous decision.