Tag: hard rock

11 Aug

bantam battle for throne

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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 . . . or the No. 1 to bantam king Nonito Donaire, who was not part of the tourney.

08 Apr

top rank takes on holyfield

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photo by chris cozzone/Top Rank

The challenges, staredowns, and media turnout might’ve been less than hoped for, at today’s Top Rank press conference, held at the Hard Rock Hotel’s The Joint in Las Vegas, but undefeated Las Vegas jr. lightweight Diego Magdaleno summed up the bigger challenge for the show he’ll be co-headlining when he took his turn at the podium: “The sparks are gonna be here, at the Joint – not at the Thomas & Mack Center.” . . . |more|

03 Apr

fight coverage: april 2

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Cuban refugee and former amateur star Erislandy Lara might’ve shown the world he’s got the goods to crack into contention at junior middleweight, with his safe-but-sound, one-sided win over Danny Perez, last night at the Hard Rock’s The Joint in Las Vegas, but, in doing so, he lulled a shallow crowd into a deep sleep . . . |more|