Monthly Archives: May 2013

leaving holm – holly holm’s final fight

  Bidding adios to boxing after more than a decade and marking the end of an era, on both local and global fronts, Holly Holm left an emotional sold-out crowd, last night at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, with a final-but-furious victory. Relinquishing all claims to pound-for-pound supremacy, Holm securely stepped down from her throne [...]


book review of “Boxing in New Mexico”

Book review by David Finger of Boxing fans can be forgiven if the idea of another regional boxing history book doesn’t excite them right off the bat. Most tend to fall into two categories: an overglossed pamphlet that rehashes well known boxing stories or a book long on facts but short on drama. A [...]


fight coverage: mayweather vs. guerrero

Not a “Ghost” of a chance with Mayweather: Ringside by Chris Cozzone Thirty-six-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather may yet grow old. But last night was not his time to do so. Needing just two rounds to expel the specters of rust and age, Mayweather proved the naysayers wrong, yet again, by defending his pound-for-pound crown and [...]


fight coverage: Mares-DeLeon, Santa Cruz-Munoz, Rosado-Love

“MayDay” undercard coverage in Vegas In what should cement him a high pound-for-pound ranking, and the man to beat in the 120s, three-division world champ Abner Mares, 26-0-1, 14 Kos, moved up to 126 to dethrone WBC Featherweight Champ Daniel Ponce De Leon, 44-5, 35 Kos. Weathering the champ’s battering ram of a left hand, [...]


“mayday” postfight report

Old plan is new game for pugdom’s pound for pound kingpin Postfight presser by Chris Cozzone A new, old blueprint might’ve blackened the hopes of a war and bored a crowd to booing, but no one could deny that age-defying Floyd Mayweather Jr. had retained his pound-for-pound supremacy with yet another virtuoso performance. Before a [...]


vegas coverage: cosmopolitan card

A boxing fan knows they’re in for a night of predictable pugilism when one-half of a line-up is comprised of undefeateds with the opposing corner, a motley collection ranging from merely game to barely challenging . . . More

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