Category Archives: new mexico

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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two-book deal inked with mcfarland

Writer/photographer Chris Cozzone has inked a two-volume book deal with McFarland Press on the history of boxing in New Mexico. In between covering the big fights and local fight scenes in both New Mexico and Las Vegas, Cozzone has spent the last six years in heavy research. He inherited the project in 2005 from the [...]

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new mexico fight coverage

“Rising Stars Battle at the Bosque” turned “Falling Star Battered at the Bosque” last night when unbeaten Archie Ray Marquez came close to suffering his first professional loss against a last-minute sub . . . |more|

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2 book signings set for Saturday

Two book signings are planned for the newly-released “The First Black Boxing Champions – Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s,” on Saturday, April 2. The first time & location will be 1 p.m., at the Albuquerque Public Library, Lomas & Tramway Branch, Eastridge St. (the library sits on the SW corner of Tramway [...]

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book signing april 2 in ABQ

A book signing is planned for the newly-released “The First Black Boxing Champions – Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s,” on Saturday, April 2, in Albuquerque. Along with a book signing, a lecture, historic film, photos and archives will be made available by editor Colleen Aycock and Chris Cozzone, who has a [...]

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oh for krissake

Alright, so it isn’t boxing and it isn’t MMA and it sure ain’t the usual stuff I photograph, from junkies to gangbangers to weddings . . . At a recent shoot for a historic hotel in Albuquerque, looks like Jesus decided to make an appearance in one of my shots. I was hoping to get [...]

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holm, jardine win in new mexico

Shots from Friday’s MMA card at Route 66, west of Albuquerque: Holly Holm debuts in the cage; Keith Jardine returns to hometown . . . |more|

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big fish

Austin Trout expands pond rule with world title Austin “No Doubt” Trout has proclaimed a new era for New Mexico: “The Age of ‘Doubt.’” Last week, Trout was a big fish in a small pond – at the top of the heap of local hopefuls. But after Feb. 5, after defeating Rigoberto “Espanol” Alvarez for [...]

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new mexico boxing history gets longer

Newly-crowned WBA 154-pound champ Austin Trout is making Chris Cozzone’s life harder. Cozzone, hard at work on a book on the history of boxing in New Mexico, will now have to elongate the massive project for Trout recently became the fourth New Mexican (male) to win a world title – the first three being Bobby [...]

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swimming upstream

For someone who will be fighting rust, a hostile hometown, uncooperative promoters, a lunatic sanctioning body, elevation and nearly a year-and-a-half of delays, Feb. 5 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Austin “No Doubt” Trout shows remarkable composure going into his first world title fight. His opponent, WBA Light Middleweight Champion Rigoberto “Espanol” Alvarez, brother to acclaimed prodigy [...]

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holm early

“Huh?” That was the look on Holly Holm’s face and the question on 2,800 fight fans’ lips after less than two minutes of action, last night at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque . . . |more|

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hecho en mexico

Albuquerque, N.M., Aug. 6, 2010: Fighter Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez, of Albuquerque’s new ink. Sanchez fights on tonight’s card at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque.

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holm-clampitt coverage

Sock-her mom: Former world champ Jaime Clampitt did not expect to fight again after giving birth to her daughter last year. Weight gain during pregnancy, the desire to train, let alone fight, were all concerns . . . |more| Holm: ‘Not about the belts’: Lance Armstrong may say it’s not about the bike, but, for seven-time (ten, [...]

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‘hard knocks’ in hobbs

Zubia survives ‘hard knocks’ in Hobbs Also see:  Zubia ready for pro ranks

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“The First Black Boxing Champions” in production

The First Black Boxing Champions: Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s has gone into production and will be available this Fall/Winter by McFarland Press.  The book, edited by Colleen Aycock & Mark Scott,  presents 15 detailed biographies of some of the first African American and black champions and challengers of the early [...]

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‘honorable mention’ at barneys

Entering the Boxing Writers Association of America annual writing contest (a.k.a. the “Barneys) for the first time, Fightnews/NewMexicoBoxing received an honorable mention. In event coverage, writer/photographer Chris Cozzone picked up the honors with “Run, Rabbit, Run” – coverage of Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros, held at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. (Click here) Veteran Associated Press [...]

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tapia, archuleta in ‘final chapter’

5.11.10, Albuquerque, N.M.:  One fighter may be coming off a cream-puff win over a former sparring partner; the other, a narrow escape and win over an opponent with an overwhelmingly crappy record. In this rematch, none of that matters. Sure, both, five-time world champ Johnny Tapia and former contender Frankie Archuleta, have seen better days. [...]

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fight coverage 5.7

5.7.2010, Albuquerque, N.M.: Heavyweights Seth Mitchell (l) and Johnnie White (r) land simultaneously in the co-main heavyweight bout on an ESPN2-televised card at Isleta Casino near Albuquerque, N.M. For more photos, click here.

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“mad” coverage in N.M.

Alderete “Mad” dog, not underdog: “Mad” Mike Alderete says you can forget about “Mad” Max Heyman’s 25-fight and seven-year advantage in experience Friday night . . . |more| Max is “Mad” as hell: Fighting a guy like “Mad” Mike Alderete, says “Mad” Max Heyman, equates to taking a tune-up. At least, that was until the [...]

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