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‘big sky’ plummets to earth at planet hollywood

Turning Tye Field’s “Field of Dreams” into “The Killing Fields,” and having a field day doing so, “Big” Michael Grant plummeted “Big Sky” to earth last night at Planet Hollywood. The last time Las Vegas felt such a tremor was in 2008, when Monte Barrett chopped down Fields in less than a round. This time [...]

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‘big’ trouble or little china?

“Tye Fields is going to be the next heavyweight champion of the world.” That was Bob Arum three years ago. Yesterday, we heard it again, only this time it was from Sterling McPherson and Ron Johnson, promoters of Friday night’s card at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas . . .  |more|

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marquez-diaz 2 gallery

Aug. 1, 2010: Photo gallery of Marquez – Diaz II, including Pirog vs. Jacobs, Guerrero vs. Casamayor, Linares vs. Juarez . . . |more|

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marquez-diaz 2 weigh-in shots

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vegas fight week ends local drought

Las Vegas, July 27, 2010: Does it really matter that Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz have lost their last fights? Not here in Vegas, where fight fans have been starved by a fight drought the past few months. On Saturday’s HBO-PPV card, from the Mandalay Bay, Marquez and Diaz will seek to repeat last [...]

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fight stories from vegas

Stage left: There will be no false pretenses when former champs Joel Casamayor and Robert Guerrero step into the ring in a battle of former southpaw champs July 31 . . . |more| Jacob’s Ladder: Given the chance to rise out of contention to become a world champion, Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs (20-0, 17 KOs) [...]

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fight coverage 11.06

It might’ve been billed as “The Road to Redemption,” but the marquee names and their chosen road kill had three main bouts taking disappointing turns for the worse, off-road, off-beat and just plain off. One was ugly enough to make a freight train take a dirt road; the second ended up a road to nowhere; [...]

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