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fight coverage: mayweather vs. guerrero

Not a “Ghost” of a chance with Mayweather: Ringside by Chris Cozzone Thirty-six-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather may yet grow old. But last night was not his time to do so. Needing just two rounds to expel the specters of rust and age, Mayweather proved the naysayers wrong, yet again, by defending his pound-for-pound crown and [...]

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fight coverage: Mares-DeLeon, Santa Cruz-Munoz, Rosado-Love

“MayDay” undercard coverage in Vegas In what should cement him a high pound-for-pound ranking, and the man to beat in the 120s, three-division world champ Abner Mares, 26-0-1, 14 Kos, moved up to 126 to dethrone WBC Featherweight Champ Daniel Ponce De Leon, 44-5, 35 Kos. Weathering the champ’s battering ram of a left hand, [...]

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bare bones workouts at bones adams

With only two of four fighters willing to oblige the media, at today’s (so-called) media workouts held at Bones Adams’ Gym in Las Vegas, Sharif “The Lion” Bogere, Francisco Contreras, Francisco Santana and Jermell Charlo minimized their efforts while a handful of desperate photogs snapped off a few shots. Bogere and Santana added a few [...]

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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: 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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strikeforce at the palms

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 [...]

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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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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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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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10-count for nick charles

R.I.P. Nick Charles!

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pacman, mosley arrive in vegas

I’m pretty sure there were four “Sugar” Shane Mosley fans in the horde of half a thousand fans who packed the main lobby at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Actually, I’m positive there were four, because I counted ‘em. The rest? Manic Manny Pacquiao fans.  Call me spoiled, but since Ricardo Mayorga gave the [...]

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full gallery: cotto vs. mayorga

Full gallery from last night’s Cotto vs. Mayorga card in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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first shots: zbikowski, vazquez win

First shots from the Tommy Zbikowski vs. Richard Bryan and Miguel Vazquez vs. Lenny Zappavigna fights on the Cotto-Mayorga card.

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cotto-mayorga postfight coverage

If there’s ever been a stare colder than the one given Ricardo Mayorga at the many pre-fight events this last week, it was the one given Antonio Margarito by Miguel Cotto at last night’s post-fight press conference. After making Mayorga eat his words in a near-distance fight, last night at the MGM Grand, forcing the [...]

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trainers talk cotto vs. mayorga

It’s a rarity, finding yourself at a roundtable discussion with opposing trainers who not only agree on most points, essentially, but are not unrealistic about their fighter’s chance of victory.

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a nu yawk bout in vegas

“It’s a great, great New York fight,” was how Top Rank boss Bob Arum put Saturday night’s co-main event in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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cotto, mayorga arrive (re-arrive) in vegas

Tell me that I have to shoot Miguel Cotto out of the ring and I might wince.  Shoot a guy who hardly ever smiles or drops his deadpan expression? Who wears his sunglasses indoors, keeps his headphones on and spends half the time texting someone on his Blackberry?  No thanks. Today, at least, I was [...]

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gigantic gallery: rios vs. acosta

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|

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Top shots: “bam bam” makes rubble of acosta

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios celebrates victory over Miguel Acosta to win the WBA world lightweight title, last night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Rios weathered a tough first few rounds but wore Acosta down by the tenth. Also below: Mike Lee sends the mouthpiece flying out of his opponent’s mouth on the undercard.

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new maturity level for rios

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.  

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