Category Archives: el paso

chavez jr. opens up vegas camp for el paso

Shots from 5.16.12 at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. sets up camp for June 16 fight in El Paso with Andy Lee.

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lost in 1915 at the border

With no fights to cover until Mayweather-Ortiz week, I’m knee-deep in writing – presently lost somewhere around the border around 1915-1919. My Jan. 1 deadline approaches for “The History of Boxing in New Mexico, Volume I,” due out next year by McFarland Press. Photo above: A ticket stub from the scrapbook of New Mexico’s first [...]

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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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fight coverage in el paso 2.11.11

Easy pickings: ‘Nino’ licks Hicks; Snooze button goes off on ‘Junior Time’s’ clock: Instead of a homecoming theme, last night’s fight card at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, headlining the return of unbeaten, untested heavyweight David “Nino” Rodriguez, might’ve been better served with a theme of “Promises, promises, promises.” For several reasons . . . [...]

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clock ticks on for ‘junior time’

Once upon a time, it was “Junior Time.” . .  |more|

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el paso fight coverage

Today’s presser | story on David Rodriguez

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abie han on the rise

There’s a thin line between humility and exaggeration. Five minutes talking with undefeated Abraham “Abie” Han, you’ll be asking yourself whether it’s better to believe this kid is the best thing to come out of El Paso since Chico’s Tacos, or if it’s better to second guess yourself that what you saw in the ring [...]

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border war classic

What was supposed to be a sure-win, keep-busy bout for border king Antonio Escalante nearly turned into a royal usurping at the hands of cross-border rival Miguel “Micky” Roman, Friday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas .  . . |more|

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sun bowl

With just one fight to cover in December 2009, Cozzone has branched off into football and basketball. Pictured above, a shot from the New Year’s Eve Sun Bowl in El Paso.

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fight coverage 10.30

It wasn’t the prettiest fight ever seen in El Paso. But it might be one of the more controversial ones held in recent years . . . More

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a future world champ for el paso?

Antonio Escalante, the border’s biggest hope for a world champion, is playing the waiting game  . . . more

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fight coverage 7.24

There was a lot more at stake, last night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, than a win or loss for Antonio Escalante. |more|

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