Month: September 2010

13 Sep

gonzalez-asiku headlines hilton

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Giving Mexican fighters a taste of Vegas, or a Vegas venue a taste of Mexico, Promociones del Pueblo, longtime promoter south of the border, has teamed up with lead promoter Roy Englebrecht for a Mexican Independence Day card this Wednesday at the Hilton . . . |more|

12 Sep

vegas postfight coverage

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Gamboa wins fight, loses at presser: Could be, there’s a reason why Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa is so dour-faced.

Upon arriving at last night’s post-fight press conference, following his hard-fought-but-still-impressive title unification victory over Orlando Salido, 34-11-2, 22 KOs, the undefeated Gamboa, 19-0, 15 KOs, now holder of two featherweight titles (not quite half of the four top ABCs, Chris John being a WBA “superchamp” or “ultra-silver” or whatever they are calling their top belt-holders these days), arrived at the presser where he had to share the spotlight with rivals Miguel Angel Garcia and Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez. . . |more|

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“Bam Bam” gets “border pass” – Rios star of show at postfight presser: Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa might’ve been the headliner on the card, but the real star of, both, the fight card and the post-fight press conference, was Brandon Rios.

Living up to his nickname, “Bam Bam” Rios, 25-0-1, 17 KOs, blasted through the guard of Peterson, 30-1, 20 KOs, flooring his formerly undefeated opponent in the fifth, en route to a win by disqualification in round seven. Rios was ahead on the cards, 68-62 trice, when Referee Russell Mora stopped the fight due to excessive low blows thrown by Peterson . . . |more|

12 Sep

gamboa, rios win in vegas

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(Sept. 11, 2010, Las Vegas) Yuriorkis Gamboa (left) lands a left on the chin of Orlando Salido en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to unify the WBA/IBF featherweight belts.

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios floors Anthony Peterson in a battle of undefeateds, last night at The Palms in Vegas. Rios stole the show with a win by DQ over Peterson. Stay tuned for more photos later today.