All the shots from last night’s fight card at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas . . . |more|
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Carlos Molina stopped Allen Conyers in the seventh round of an ESPN2-televised card at the Cosmopolitan. More photos to come.
Heavyweight legend Earnie Shavers was a guest at today’s weigh-in at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. In the ’70s, Shavers, 74-14-1, 69 KOs, was the knockout king. Muhammad Ali once said of Shavers, “Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa!”
In much the same way most of press row will be dining on crow all week, having earmarked the return of Erik Morales something closer to a funeral than the epic battle it turned out to be, the campy billing of “Action Heroes” had most of us rolling our eyes . . . |more|
“I knew he was a great warrior and would put up a great fight,” were the first words out of Marcos Maidana after he made his entrance into the media room, an Argentinean flag draped over his shoulders . . . |more|
Fighters who deliver are a rarity – but last night’s card in Primm revealed two thrillers for local Las Vegans to rally behind. Want action? Middleweight Bastie “Beast” Samir and female welter Tatina “Li’l Tyson” Anderson deliver. Both fighters had to settle for draws – but only because they were matched up tough, against equally [...]
No one wanted to see Vivian Harris get brutally knocked out. Especially Vivian Harris – which is why the former champ quit last night after a single round of weathering the storm that was Jesse Vargas . . . |more|
“Thank God for Paulie Malignaggi.” Never thought I’d be saying those words. But on a card billed as “Action Heroes,” seven of eight fighters to be televised on tomorrows’ HBO PPV-televised card failed to add an ounce of drama to their respective showdowns. That is, except for the “Magic Man,” Paulie Malignaggi, who showed up [...]
“Who do ya like?” It’s a common enough question in the fight biz, but when it comes to “Action Heroes,” I tend to take it a different way. Instead of picking winners and losers, I take the likeability angle, for there ain’t an unlikeable guy on the card. Whether you’re talking about a stand-up and [...]
Writer/photographer Chris Cozzone has inked a two-volume book deal with McFarland Press on the history of boxing in New Mexico. In between covering the big fights and local fight scenes in both New Mexico and Las Vegas, Cozzone has spent the last six years in heavy research. He inherited the project in 2005 from the [...]
Slideshow of today’s media workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas featuring Michael Katsidis, Robert Guerrero, Jose Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Marcos Maidana, James Kirkland, Paulie Malignaggi and Nobuhiro Ishida . . . |more|
Slideshow from yesterday’s grand arrivals in Las Vegas featuring Michael Katsidis, Robert Guerrero, Jose Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Marcos Maidana, James Kirkland, Paulie Malignaggi . . . |more|
If Erik Morales can block punches Saturday night as effectively as he’s fended off endless questions from aggressive boxing writers asking why-oh-why is he fighting Marcos Maidana, the future Hall-of-Famer might not be in for the slaughter many are expecting . . . |more| Photo: Morales’ last great fight – the 2005 win over Manny [...]
“Rising Stars Battle at the Bosque” turned “Falling Star Battered at the Bosque” last night when unbeaten Archie Ray Marquez came close to suffering his first professional loss against a last-minute sub . . . |more|
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