Monthly Archives: June 2011

10-count for nick charles

R.I.P. Nick Charles!

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report, shots, notes from the border

A change in the weather may be in store for the sorry state of the American heavyweight picture. That, at least, is the forecast from border camp of “El Niño” . . . . |more| . . . . . . Ringside notes from El Paso, Texas: “Is David “Nino” Rodriguez the real thing?” Quit [...]

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notes from el paso, texas

El Paso is one of the best fight towns in the U.S. It’s also one of the worst. They’re an unforgiving bunch, fans at the border. Give ‘em a good fight and they will show up in hordes, to cheer and boo, throw bottles and wave homemade banners. Give ‘em a bad one and your [...]

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nino heads into the storm

Hang out long enough in El Paso and you’re going to find two different camps, both with valid arguments, among local boxing fans. One camp will swear that David “El Nino” Rodriguez is the next great American heavyweight. The other? Call ‘em haters, call ‘em critics, but these guys will fill your ear with talk [...]

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benavidez wins homecoming bout

“Rekindle” might be the wrong word to use when referring to wildfire-raged Arizona, but last night in Phoenix, boxing was able to rise from its ashes when hot prospect Jose Benavidez, Jr. staged his return . . . |more|

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fight action in albuquerque

Last night’s card in Albuquerque, televised on Telefutura . . . |more|

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pre-fight albuquerque, new mexico

Always nice to be back in the Duke City, even if it means choking on smoke from the east Arizona wildfires. Where else can you attend a weigh-in, only to hear one of the fighters will not be making the fight because she was arrested that morning for a parole violation? Where Holly Holm, despite [...]

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