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trigger-happy ‘filipino flash’ at ringside

Bantamweight king Nonito Donaire had more in mind than just shake the rust off his Canon gear when he joined the ringside photographers to shoot the Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez fight last night at the MGM in Las Vegas. After Donaire defends his two bantam belts against Omar Narvaez, Oct. 22 in New York [...]

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sin city to fat city

Roman Gonzalez, pictured above with former champ, fellow countryman Ricardo Mayorga was one of the fighters who made weight at today’s event in Las Vegas. Gonzalez will be defending his WBA 108-pound belt against Omar Soto . . . that is, if Soto can find away to shed four pounds without sawing off his leg. [...]

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nishioka-marquez presser

With little ill will and drama between main eventers Rafael Marquez and Toshiaki Nishioka, today’s presser at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas might’ve been called the Johnny Tapia and Ricardo Mayorga show. Quote of the day? While sitting down with “Mi Vida Loca,” Tapia looked over at Mayorga, laughed, and said, “He’s a loon.” [...]

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marquez, nishioka, soto, gonzalez work out

Shots from today’s Top Rank media workout in Las Vegas: Rafael Marquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, Omar Soto, Roman Gonzalez, Jesse Magdaleno and Anthony Lenk. For full slideshow . . . |more|

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flashback photo: tapia vs. ayala 2

Flashback to October 7, 2000: Johnny Tapia (left) and Paulie Ayala duke it out in their second meeting at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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shots from shobox card

For more shots of last night’s card: |more|

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texas station weigh-in

Photographers pray for anything to happen at a weigh-in – anything that goes beyond having to take a zillion shots of a bunch of guys in their undies. Of course, a shoving match, a face off with guys yelling things about the other’s mammas are welcome breaks. Today’s weigh-in, alas, might not have had anything [...]

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magdaleno bros. workout

Shots from today’s workouts at Barry’s Gym in Las Vegas, featuring Diego & Jessie Magdaleno . . . |more|

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benavidez wins homecoming bout

“Rekindle” might be the wrong word to use when referring to wildfire-raged Arizona, but last night in Phoenix, boxing was able to rise from its ashes when hot prospect Jose Benavidez, Jr. staged his return . . . |more|

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full gallery: pacquiao-mosley

Full gallery from the Pacquiao-Mosley card in Las Vegas . . . . |more|

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postfight report: pacquiao vs. mosley

Sixteen-and-a-half thousand fans weren’t the only ones dissatisfied with last night’s overhyped showdown between Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley . . . |more|

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a few more ‘first shots’ from pacmosley

Alright, so Mosley ran and Pacquiao chased … but Paris Hilton showed up at the press conference, Kelly Pavlik was given ten rounds to show off his new tattoos (against another runner, but at least this one fought back) and Pier Olivier Cote leapt for the sky.

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first shots: thank god for ‘travieso’ arce

Stealing the show last night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was Jorge “Travieso” Arce, who weathered a brutal knockdown and the young, hungry boxing skills of Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. to score an 11th hour knockout in round 12.

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first shots: pacquiao dominates unwilling mosley

First shots from last night’s fights at the MGM in Las Vegas:

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gallery from mandalay bay

Last night’s gallery from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . |more|

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magdaleno bros. fever hits vegas

There may be no one to compare with Manny Pacquiao, but on the local Las Vegas scene, no one has been able to rally a local crowd like the Magdalenos. Last night at the Mandalay Bay, Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 6 KOs) won by third round TKO over Gilberto Sanchez Leon (31-9-2, 11 KOs). On the undercard, [...]

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pacquiao, mosley weigh in

  From the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: Manny Pacquiao 145 vs. Shane Mosley 147 Jorge Arce 122 vs. Wilfredo Vasquez 122 Kelly Pavlik 170 vs. Alfonso Lopez 169 Mike Alvarado 139 vs Ray Narh 140 FOR SLIDESHOW, CLICK HERE

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final presser for pacquiao-mosley

Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley face off at today’s presser at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For more photos . . . |more|

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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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two-book deal inked with mcfarland

Writer/photographer Chris Cozzone has inked a two-volume book deal with McFarland Press on the history of boxing in New Mexico. In between covering the big fights and local fight scenes in both New Mexico and Las Vegas, Cozzone has spent the last six years in heavy research. He inherited the project in 2005 from the [...]

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