Month: March 2011

31 Mar

2 book signings set for Saturday

cozzone / etcetera, new mexico / / 0 Comments

Two book signings are planned for the newly-released “The First Black Boxing Champions – Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s,” on Saturday, April 2.

The first time & location will be 1 p.m., at the Albuquerque Public Library, Lomas & Tramway Branch, Eastridge St. (the library sits on the SW corner of Tramway and Lomas, but has an Eastridge address.)

The second time & location will correspond with Saturday night’s “Rising Stars Battle at the Bosque” fight card at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo. Prior to first bell, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a table will be set up near the entrance to the arena.

Along with a book signing, a lecture, historic film, photos and archives will be made available by editor Colleen Aycock and Chris Cozzone, who has a New Mexico-related essay in the book. Cozzone will also talk about his upcoming book, “The History of Boxing in New Mexico,” which will be printed by McFarland Press, publisher of “The First Black Boxing Champions” and Aycock’s last book, “Joe Gans: A Biography of the First African American World Boxing Champion.”

The book is also available at Amazon: Click here

 

17 Mar

cozzone shot featured in espn mag

cozzone / fight coverage, las vegas, photography / / 0 Comments

ESPN MagazineESPN Magazine recently featured one of my shots as a rare (for boxing) two-page spread. The shot, taken last month at The Palms in Las Vegas, features former Notre Dame football star-turn-boxer Mike Lee, taking his opponent out with a shot that sent his foe’s mouthpiece flying across the ring.

Mouthpiece shots are pretty rare. I’ve been shooting boxing since 1997 (consistently since ’00) and I’ve gotten a dozen decent mouthpiece shots but this one is the best of ’em.

The current ESPN mag is on the newsstands now.

16 Mar

book signing april 2 in ABQ

cozzone / etcetera, new mexico / / 0 Comments

A book signing is planned for the newly-released “The First Black Boxing Champions – Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s,” on Saturday, April 2, in Albuquerque. Along with a book signing, a lecture, historic film, photos and archives will be made available by editor Colleen Aycock and Chris Cozzone, who has a New Mexico-related essay in the book.

Location: Albuquerque Public Library, Lomas & Tramway Branch, Eastridge St. (the library sits on the SW corner of Tramway and Lomas, but has an Eastridge address.)

Date & time: April 2, 1:00 p.m.

The book is also available at Amazon: Click here

16 Mar

oh for krissake

cozzone / etcetera, new mexico / / 0 Comments

Alright, so it isn’t boxing and it isn’t MMA and it sure ain’t the usual stuff I photograph, from junkies to gangbangers to weddings . . . At a recent shoot for a historic hotel in Albuquerque, looks like Jesus decided to make an appearance in one of my shots. I was hoping to get an accidental shot of one of the ghosts the hotel is famous for. Instead I get the infamous holy ghost invading my digital realm. Call it what you will. And no, I won’t start tweeting or posting endless Bible quotes from here on out . . .

13 Mar

cotto-mayorga postfight coverage

cozzone / fight coverage, las vegas / / 0 Comments

If there’s ever been a stare colder than the one given Ricardo Mayorga at the many pre-fight events this last week, it was the one given Antonio Margarito by Miguel Cotto at last night’s post-fight press conference.

After making Mayorga eat his words in a near-distance fight, last night at the MGM Grand, forcing the profanity-spewing Nicaraguan into, both, a 12th round and career retirement, Cotto is likely to go into a July rematch with the man who may or not have beaten him down with wraps of stone in 2008 . . . |more|

12 Mar

‘big sky’ plummets to earth at planet hollywood

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Turning Tye Field’s “Field of Dreams” into “The Killing Fields,” and having a field day doing so, “Big” Michael Grant plummeted “Big Sky” to earth last night at Planet Hollywood.

The last time Las Vegas felt such a tremor was in 2008, when Monte Barrett chopped down Fields in less than a round. This time around, Field’s free-fall drop and splatter on the canvas happened in two-and-change rounds . . . |more|