Category Archives: fight coverage

Coverage: Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Ringside report: You could make a case that the third man in the ring with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was referee Kenny Bayless. It was obvious, I mean, he was right there, the man in blue, doing such a good job you hardlynoticed he was there. But [...]

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Shots from Canelo-Angulo

          Out of “retirement” for a fight: Shots from March 8 in Las Vegas – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo; Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares; Jorge Linares vs. Nihito Arakawa.

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local fights in albuquerque

Proving no cat’s paw for undefeated Cristian “El Puma” Cabral, veteran Joe “Ironman” Gomez wielded a heavy, iron hand last night in Albuquerque. Silencing Cabral’s cabal and taming the wildcat that had gone undefeated in six bouts, Gomez showed a loud crowd of 500 at the Convention Center the value of experience, by stopping his [...]

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story: return of “the atrisco kid”

You’re not likely to find a community as stubborn as the town of Atrisco, which hugs Albuquerque’s west side just south of Route 66. Settled by Spaniards in 1598 and fortified by a 1692 land grant that still continues to legally challenge the system, Atrisco is a living, breathing throwback of a town. Within its winding streets, [...]

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local fight coverage: albuquerque 5.31.13

Biologist Thomas Huxley once wrote, “Misery is a match that never goes out.” Huxley was, of course, referring to the sort of match that lights a candle or a powder keg, and definitely not a boxing match, but, lacking any sort of potential pop and with bouts unending, uneventful, last night’s local smoker at Crowne Plaza in [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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“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 [...]

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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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full report & gallery from alvarado-rios II

War can be so ugly, it’s beautiful. Ask any boxing fan who watched last night’s epic, and, for once, you won’t hear about snoozefests or robberies, politics or the UFC. You’ll hear about blood and guts warfare and the names of two youngsters who just may keep the sport going once the obvious elders have [...]

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initial shots from alvarado vs. rios in las vegas

Initial shots from Saturday night’s classic at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios. Stay tuned for full photo gallery later today.

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report/gallery from 3.29 in albuquerque

Report from Friday night in Albuquerque: Mark Twain once wrote, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”. . . So went the lesson learned last night at the Wool Warehouse in Albuquerque, N.M., where big hearts and big appetites did not, alas, equate to chomping [...]

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cozzone picks up bwaa writing & photo honors

The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) has announced the winners of its annual Bernies (formerly “Barneys”) contest, which each year recognizes the best writing about boxing by BWAA members. The strong field of prize-winning works appeared during 2012 in a wide range of print and online outlets and shows that boxing journalism is as vital [...]

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long-awaited book on new mexico’s rich boxing history now shipping

Finally out! “Boxing in New Mexico: A History 1868-1940.” Books are now shipping! About the Book On June 28, 1868, a group of men gathered alongside a road 35 miles north of Albuquerque to witness a 165-round, 6-hour bare-knuckle brawl between well-known Colorado pugilist Barney Duffy and “Jack,” an unidentified fighter who died of his [...]

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local fight coverage

Black/white shots from Friday night’s local show in Albuquerque . . . |more| For Cozzone’s written report, see report on Fightnews/NewMexicoBoxing.com

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report/gallery from espn2 card in santa fe

Lightweight title hopes, an emerging local and the first win for New Mexico’s perennial “Hard Luck Kid” brought out close to 800 fight fans, Friday night at the Indian School’s “Pueblo Pavilion” in Santa Fe, N.M. . . . |more|

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prayers out to ‘hollewood’ montes of abq

Prayers and get-well wishes to Raymond “Hollewood” Montes, who is in critical condition from injuries sustained in his KO loss last night in ABQ.

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shots from vargas-gasparyan in vegas

from last night’s card at Texas Station in Las Vegas, headlining Jessie Vargas vs. Vito Gasparyan . . . |more|

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shots from pacquiao-marquez IV weigh-in

At the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For a gallery of all the shots from today’s weigh-in, visit Fightnews … |more|

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