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20 Feb

postfight coverage from vegas

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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 to super-stardom? “Now that punch,” says Donaire, “had to be the No. 1 punch of my career.” . . . |more|

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Arum: ‘Take the Philly Challenge!’ : “Fight real fighters – not busboys!” Not quite as vicious as Nonito Donaire’s kayo punch of Fernando Montiel, but certainly as relentless as Jesus Soto-Karass was against Mike Jones last night was Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who let loose with a volley of barbs on Golden Boy, Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto . . . |more|

18 Feb

montiel, donaire weigh in

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“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.”

That’s what press row was hearing,before Fernando Montiel stepped on the scales to weigh in at 118 at around 3:15 p.m. today. A half-hour earlier, Nonito Donaire had tipped the beam one pound over the 118-pound limit – unofficially. When he got back on, at 3:18 or so, he was right on target, at 118. That was the extent of the drama, at least in the main event.

In the co-main, Jesus Soto-Karass and Mike Jones, 147 and 146, respectively, had a testy moment while they posed off for photographers, exchanging fists under one another’s fists. The rest of the stop-and-go weigh-in went off without an ounce of drama. For more photos, click here.

16 Feb

jones pumped & ready

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Looking more like a light-heavyweight than a welterweight, Mike Jones worked gave the media a workout today at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. Pumped and psyched for Saturday, Jones says he is ready for his rematch with Jesus Soto-Karass.