Tag Archives: fernando montiel

acosta, rios work out in vegas

Alright, so when a promoter calls the media in to watch a “workout,” it doesn’t mean a fighter is actually going to work out. In fact, you’ll be lucky to get someone shadowbox a round. And that’s exactly what Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios did today. In his schoolboy sweater, he obliged the press to shadowbox [...]

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full gallery of donaire-montiel

Full gallery from last night with report by Matt Richardson . . . |more|

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postfight coverage from vegas

The heir appears Donaire: The punch that knocked out Vic Darchinyan in 2007, launching Nonito Donaire into stardom might’ve been “pretty sweet,” according to the “Filipino Flash.” But the shot that leveled Mexican legend Fernando Montiel, last night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, crowning Donaire king of bantamweights and launching the Filipino on the path [...]

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postfight corner shot of donaire

Above: After celebrating victory over Fernando Montiel, Nonito Donaire gave his thanks to the crowd and to his wife, Rachel.

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top shots from donaire-montiel

Top shots from last night’s fights at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: the crowning of bantam king Nonito Donaire, dethroning of Fernando Montiel, and Mike Jones vs. Jesus Soto-Karass rematch:

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montiel, donaire weigh in

“It starts at 3.” “No, it’s at 4.” “We’re gonna start any minute.” “No, they have to do physicals – it won’t be until four, earliest.” “We’re starting right now.”

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‘friendly fire’: donaire vs. montiel

Good friends don’t mean bad fights – just ask Nonito Donaire and Fernando Montiel . . . |more|

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‘travieso’ crashes presser

Photo: Nonito Donaire jokes with Jorge “Travieso” Arce at today’s press conference held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Donaire takes on Fernando Montiel Saturday night.

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slideshow: jones, donaire, montiel

All the shots from today’s workout at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, featuring Mike Jones, Nonito Donaire and Fernando Montiel . . . |more|

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montiel-donaire promises fireworks

With all the mention of “fireworks,” you would’ve thought today’s presser at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was announcing an upcoming fight set for the 4th of July. Both fighters, their respective trainers and the promoter all used the word, and used it freely . . . |more|

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donaire spanks chango

If you blinked, you might’ve missed the shot that 115-pound lord of the ring Nonito Donaire used to send his hobbit-sized foe to the canvas for the ten-count. If you blinked during Fernando Montiel’s WBO bantam title gain, you might’ve missed the fight altogether . . . |more|

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