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mares win marred, king kong’s jewel’s crushed

What could’ve been remembered as a classic will now be recalled as a controversy. In a battle of bantams to determine a co-king at 118 or a No. 1 to the recognized ruler – Nonito Donaire, of course – Abner Mares won a marred majority decision over Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko, last night at the [...]

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agbeko-mares: undercard highlights

Why does one of the most anticipated showdowns of the year get a four-bout undercard of “gimme” fights? Got me. The highlight of the undercard was not so much Eric Molina, who took out his carefully chosen foe, but the heart of his opponent, Southern slugger Warren Browning. And here’s a good question: How does [...]

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agbeko-mares: this look said it all

Postfight pick: Thought this shot summed it all up at last night’s post-fight presser. For more shots of last night’s postfight action . . . |more|

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agbeko, mares war tonight

Okay, so only a handful of fight fans crammed into the Hard Rock’s Lounge to watch yesterday’s uneventful weigh-in. Tonight’s bantamweight showdown between Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko and Abner Mares should make up for the slow pre-fight “build-up.” Both fighters made attempts at yesterday’s weigh-in. Agbeko tried to get Mares to flinch during their face-off [...]

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bantam battle for throne

Photo: Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko says Abner Mares will still have a future and a chance to be a bantamweight champion  . . . when he recovers from the loss he will give him Saturday night on Showtime’s finale to their bantam tourney. The tourney will reveal the top champ at 118 pounds . . [...]

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mares, agbeko work out

Go to a Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko workout, leave with a shot of heavyweight Eric Molina. No, I did get plenty of shots of Mares and Agbeko, but this is the shot I liked best. For more shots, check out the slideshow.

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beibut boomer bombards ‘bronx bomber’

The last time WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Beibut Shumenov fought in Las Vegas – home now for the Khazakh – he won his title with a very questionable split decision over Gabriel Campillo . . . |more|

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million dollar beibut shumenov

If you’ve had it with boxing’s overgroomed babies, meet undersold Beibut - Beibut Shumenov, that is. With just a dozen fights and a quarter of the light-heavyweight championship tucked into his belt, Shumenov is on a mission to show the sport that years of coddling and a diet of fresh ducks will get you nowhere but [...]

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khan-judah ringside impressions

Been spitting out crow feathers all morning from picking Zab “Super” Judah to upset Amir “King” Khan at last night’s HBO-televised card at Mandalay Bay. Not quite ready to enlist in Khan’s Army, but there’s little doubt who reigns at 140 pounds.  Judah, meanwhile, aged five years with every round and the beltline blow was [...]

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full gallery: judah khanquered in vegas

Full gallery of last night’s action at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: Khan conquers Judah . . . |more|

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first shots: khan stops judah

First shots from tonight’s HBO-televised, Golden Boy fights at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Look for more tomorrow.

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khan, judah weigh in

Lacking the army brought across the Pond by Ricky Hatton, England’s Amir “King” Khan weighed in before a small, subdued crowd at the Mandalay Bay for tomorrow night’s showdown with Zab “Super” Judah. Both fighters were 140 pounds. For a complete slideshow . . . . |more|

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second wind and chins in khan-judah

Only a proclamation by Don King or a Floyd Mayweather workout could’ve been any longer than Thursday’s marathon press conference for Amir Khan-Zab Judah, held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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khan, judah face off at final presser

Photo: Amir “King” Khan walks away after a series of face-off shots and Zab “Super” Judah holds up a couple of his belts at today’s final presser. Stay tuned for a full report and more photos.

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khan, judah limber up at mandalay

Public workouts are usually crap, meaning, don’t expect to really see your favorite fighter do much more than shadowbox, maybe hit the mitts. Today’s event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was no exception. Zab “Super” Judah was super-late, but at least he gave the fans several rounds of mitt work, while living legend Pernell “Sweet [...]

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revolving door traps khan

Amir “King” Khan, Freddie Roach and Scott Ghertner of MGM/Mandalay Bay should’t feel too bad about momentarily getting trapped in the Mandalay Bay’s main lobby revolving door. Just minutes before, I was one of three photogs who were victimized by the same door. Question here is, does the “Wrong Way” sticker near Khan’s predict a rough [...]

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mares – agbeko officially announced

  From today’s press conference at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas: Golden Boy and Don King officially announced the Aug. 13 bantamweight showdown between undefeated Abner Mares and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko. Stay tuned for more shots/story.

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‘next generation’ vargas no less ferocious

Proving that this generation Vargas is just as feroz as the last one, fast-rising unbeaten Vegas kid Jessie “The Next Generation” Vargas shook and cooked Walter Estrada in a round and change. One left hook was all it took to close the book on the usually durable Colombian . . . |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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complete photo gallery: maidana-morales

The complete gallery from last night’s action-packed “Action Heroes” card in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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