Tag: palms

13 Aug

strikeforce at the palms

cozzone / las vegas, MMA / / 0 Comments

Sometimes the most boring fights on the planet can produce decent shots. Shouldn’t be that way. Crap fights should translate to crap photos. But at last night’s Strikeforce Challengers show at the Palms in Las Vegas, which had one mediocre fight (the main event), one controversial stoppage in 25 seconds (Ronda Rousey won by submission … again) and six snoozers, the shots were better than the action. Stay tuned for more at Fightnews.com later this morning.

17 Mar

cozzone shot featured in espn mag

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ESPN MagazineESPN Magazine recently featured one of my shots as a rare (for boxing) two-page spread. The shot, taken last month at The Palms in Las Vegas, features former Notre Dame football star-turn-boxer Mike Lee, taking his opponent out with a shot that sent his foe’s mouthpiece flying across the ring.

Mouthpiece shots are pretty rare. I’ve been shooting boxing since 1997 (consistently since ’00) and I’ve gotten a dozen decent mouthpiece shots but this one is the best of ’em.

The current ESPN mag is on the newsstands now.

27 Feb

gigantic gallery: rios vs. acosta

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Wham, ‘Bam Bam’, thank you, ma’am: Gigantic gallery from last night’s Top Rank card at the Palms in Las Vegas – Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios dethrones Miguel Acosta, Mike Lee, Jesse Magdaleno, Aaron Garcia, Andy Ruiz, Robert Marroquin, Anthony Lenk, and more . . . |more|

26 Feb

new maturity level for rios

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After trading theatrics following a lengthy staredown (below), challenger Brandon “Whack Whack” Rios proceeded to show WBA Lightweight Champ Miguel Costa how he pleasures himself – not once, but twice – bringing a sudden stillness to the cheering crowd at yesterday’s weigh-in held at the Palms in Las Vegas.


12 Sep

gamboa, rios win in vegas

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(Sept. 11, 2010, Las Vegas) Yuriorkis Gamboa (left) lands a left on the chin of Orlando Salido en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to unify the WBA/IBF featherweight belts.

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios floors Anthony Peterson in a battle of undefeateds, last night at The Palms in Vegas. Rios stole the show with a win by DQ over Peterson. Stay tuned for more photos later today.

07 Nov

fight coverage 11.06

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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; and the third, well, the third was a case of let’s-get-this-show-on-the-road because it never really happened . . . More