Monthly Archives: July 2011

beibut boomer bombards ‘bronx bomber’

The last time WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov fought in Las Vegas – home now for the Khazakh – he won his title with a very questionable split decision over Gabriel Campillo . . . |more|

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million dollar beibut shumenov

If you’ve had it with boxing’s overgroomed babies, meet undersold Beibut - Beibut Shumenov, that is. With just a dozen fights and a quarter of the light-heavyweight championship tucked into his belt, Shumenov is on a mission to show the sport that years of coddling and a diet of fresh ducks will get you nowhere but [...]

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khan-judah ringside impressions

Been spitting out crow feathers all morning from picking Zab “Super” Judah to upset Amir “King” Khan at last night’s HBO-televised card at Mandalay Bay. Not quite ready to enlist in Khan’s Army, but there’s little doubt who reigns at 140 pounds.  Judah, meanwhile, aged five years with every round and the beltline blow was [...]

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full gallery: judah khanquered in vegas

Full gallery of last night’s action at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: Khan conquers Judah . . . |more|

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first shots: khan stops judah

First shots from tonight’s HBO-televised, Golden Boy fights at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Look for more tomorrow.

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khan, judah weigh in

Lacking the army brought across the Pond by Ricky Hatton, England’s Amir “King” Khan weighed in before a small, subdued crowd at the Mandalay Bay for tomorrow night’s showdown with Zab “Super” Judah. Both fighters were 140 pounds. For a complete slideshow . . . . |more|

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second wind and chins in khan-judah

Only a proclamation by Don King or a Floyd Mayweather workout could’ve been any longer than Thursday’s marathon press conference for Amir Khan-Zab Judah, held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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mayweather puts in workout for brits

Slideshow: Floyd “Money” Mayweather invited all the Brits in town for Amir Khan to watch him train on July 21. For a full slideshow gallery . . . . |more|

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khan, judah face off at final presser

Photo: Amir “King” Khan walks away after a series of face-off shots and Zab “Super” Judah holds up a couple of his belts at today’s final presser. Stay tuned for a full report and more photos.

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khan, judah limber up at mandalay

Public workouts are usually crap, meaning, don’t expect to really see your favorite fighter do much more than shadowbox, maybe hit the mitts. Today’s event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was no exception. Zab “Super” Judah was super-late, but at least he gave the fans several rounds of mitt work, while living legend Pernell “Sweet [...]

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revolving door traps khan

Amir “King” Khan, Freddie Roach and Scott Ghertner of MGM/Mandalay Bay should’t feel too bad about momentarily getting trapped in the Mandalay Bay’s main lobby revolving door. Just minutes before, I was one of three photogs who were victimized by the same door. Question here is, does the “Wrong Way” sticker near Khan’s predict a rough [...]

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judah prepares in vegas

Zab “Super” Judah prepares for Amir “King” Khan at the Hit Factory Gym in Las Vegas. Click here for more photos. 

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shots from shobox card

For more shots of last night’s card: |more|

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mares – agbeko officially announced

  From today’s press conference at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas: Golden Boy and Don King officially announced the Aug. 13 bantamweight showdown between undefeated Abner Mares and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko. Stay tuned for more shots/story.

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texas station weigh-in

Photographers pray for anything to happen at a weigh-in – anything that goes beyond having to take a zillion shots of a bunch of guys in their undies. Of course, a shoving match, a face off with guys yelling things about the other’s mammas are welcome breaks. Today’s weigh-in, alas, might not have had anything [...]

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magdaleno bros. workout

Shots from today’s workouts at Barry’s Gym in Las Vegas, featuring Diego & Jessie Magdaleno . . . |more|

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‘next generation’ vargas no less ferocious

Proving that this generation Vargas is just as feroz as the last one, fast-rising unbeaten Vegas kid Jessie “The Next Generation” Vargas shook and cooked Walter Estrada in a round and change. One left hook was all it took to close the book on the usually durable Colombian . . . |more|

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hatton retires … finally

Two years after his brutal knockout at the hands of Manny Pacquiao, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton has formally announced his retirement. Sure, most of us aren’t going to forget the glass-eyed drop to the canvas of his last fight, but the Manchester madman had his moments – mugging Paulie Malignaggi in 2008, taking out Jose Luis [...]

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