Shot of the Day


Photo by Chris Cozzone: Former greats “Iron” Mike Tyson and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad yuck it up in the corner at last night’s fights at the Texas Station. Muhammad cornered Badou Jack (left), who won a split decision over Alexander Brand in the co-main. Tyson walked Jack into the ring, but stayed around to watch the fights.

Harold Lederman at Ring 8 meeting

Renown boxing judge and HBO analyst Harold Lederman was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s monthly RING 8. Pictured are: (L-R) Bob Duffy (Ring 8 President), trainer Jimmy Glenn, living legend Vito Antuofermo, Harold Lederman and Tony Mazzarella (NYSBHOF President). Lederman, Glenn and Antuofermo will be inducted in March 2012 into New York State Boxing Hall of Fame inaugural class. RING 8 is a non-profit organization dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Visit www.Ring8ny.com for more information. Photo: Stan Janousek

Trout, LoPorto face off in El Paso

Photo by Roberto Carillo, El Diario de El Paso

Photo: WBA 154-pound champ Austin Trout faces off with challenger Frank LoPorto, with co-promoter Zeferino Ramirez in the middle, at Wednesday’s press conference in El Paso.

The weigh-in for Friday night’s Austin Trout vs. Frank LoPorto championship fight at Cohen is set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, 10710 Gateway North, in El Paso, and is open to the public.

Tickets are priced at $55 for Ringside, $30 for Reserved and $10 General Admission and are available at www.diablos.com or by calling 915.755.2000.

Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles


Photo by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

World Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao makes his arrival at LAX Airport for the second phase of his training for Juan Manuel Marquez Nov. 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand. The fight is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Marquez Boxing available on HBO Pay Per View.

“Lion” ready to roar on Showtime


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Golden Boy hosted a media workout today at Bones Adams’ Gym in Las Vegas featuring Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (pictured above, hitting the mitts with trainer Kenny Adams.) On Saturday, televised on Showtime’s ShoBox, Bogere, 20-0, 12 KOs, will put his undefeated record on the line against also-unbeaten Francisco Contreras (16-0, 13 KOs). Stay tuned for more photos of Bogere, Contreras, Jermell Charlo and Francisco Santana.

Donaire gets his shots in


Photo by Chris Cozzone

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 City, he is more than likely moving up to super bantam to face last night’s winner.  During the fight, Donaire barely contained himself to just shooting the fight. “I can’t wait to get in there and fight,” he exclaimed more than a few times during the action-packed 12 rounds.

Marquez, Nishioka ready for war


Photos by Chris Cozzone

WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Toshiaki Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs) and former champ Rafael Marquez (40-6, 36 KOs) met with the media today at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. On Saturday, the two will clash at the MGM. Stay tuned for more photos.

Mayweather, Ortiz face off


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Victor Ortiz face off at today’s final presser conference, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. More photos to come.

Vargas prepares for Lopez

Photo by Chris Cozzone: Unbeaten Jessie Vargas beats on the bag at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas. In the opening PPV bout on the Mayweather-Ortiz card, Sept. 17, Vargas takes on his toughest opponent yet in Josesito Lopez. Stay tuned for a story on Vargas early next week.

 

Mares, Agbeko in Vegas

Photos by Chris Cozzone: Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (above) and Abner Mares (below) arrived in Las Vegas for a light workouts before the media today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. On Friday, the two will clash in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All grand finale will take place on Saturday, August 13, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is promoted by Don King Productions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Stay tuned for more photos later today.

Shumenov set for Santiago


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: WBA/IBA Light Heavyweight Champ Beibut Shumenov puts in a workout at the Elite Fitness & Training Center in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday night in preparation of Friday’s Telefutura card at Las Vegas’ South Point Casino. Shumenov defends his belts against Danny Santiago. Stay tuned for more photos and a story tomorrow.

Floyd works out


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Floyd “Money” Mayweather invited British fans in town for Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah to drop by his gym this afternoon to watch him work out. Stay tuned for more photos.

Khan, Judah face off


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Amir “King” Khan and Zab “Super” Judah face off at today’s press conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for a full report and more photos.

Workout quotes: Fury, Theophane

Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs), who challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) in Saturday’s 12-round main event on “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event, live from Wembley Arena in London, held a workout today in London. Also working out today was co-feature boxer Ashley Theophane, who defends his British Boxing Board of Control light welterweight title against Jason Cook . . . Click here for more

Fury arrives in London


Photo by Hennessy Sports

Photo: Tyson Fury arrives in London for his showdown with Dereck Chisora. “The Big Brawl” event on PPV, distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media, will be available for live viewing in the U.S. at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.

Khan, Judah @ Mandalay


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: While Amir “King” Khan (foreground, left) was talking to the press, Zab “Super” Judah (right) treated a crowd of 200 to several rounds on the mitts at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The two staged public workouts to hype their fight Saturday night. Stay tuned for more photos.

Fury & Lee: Fighting cousins


Photo by Hennessy Sports

World middleweight contender Andy Lee (L) is in London supporting his cousin, undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs), who challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) in Saturday’s 12-round main event on “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event, from Wembley Arena in London.

“The Big Brawl” event on PPV, distributed in the U.S. by Integrated Sports Media, will be available for live viewing in the U.S. at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. (Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times.) The telecast is also available in Canada to all Super Channel network subscribers.

Judah ready for Khan


Photo by Chris Cozzone: Zab “Super” Judah works out while trainer, former champ, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, looks on. On July 23, Judah will take on Amir “King” Khan from the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, live on HBO. Stay tuned for more photos tomorrow.

Magdaleno media day

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Undefeated NABF Super Featherweight Champion Diego Magdaleno (right) works out with brother Jessie (left) today at Barry’s Boxing Center as he prepares to defend his title against Alejandro Perez Friday,July 15 ,live on the 10th Anniversary of  SHOBOX : The New Generation. Stay tuned for more photos tonight.

Pacquiao, Mosley arrive in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Manny Pacquiao surveys a mob of supporters at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at today’s Grand Arrivals. Though clearly outnumbered by Paquiao fans, “Sugar” Shane Mosley made his arrival to cheers around 12:30 while Pacquaio’s tour bus pulled up around 1 p.m.

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Heavyweight legend in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Earnie Shavers, the man regarded as one of the hardest hitters in boxing history was a guest today at the weigh-in held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Muhammad Ali once said of Shavers, “Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa!”

Australian WAY-Outback!

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Looking something between the Joker and the Toxic Avenger, Michael Katsidis showed up for today’s “Action Heroes” presser in Las Vegas decked out Aussie style – way-Outback. Spitting out a trail of pumpkin seeds around the media room, Katsidis kept the glare of the media room’s fluorescents, the flies and everyone else away with extra-dark sunglasses, neon war paint and corks hanging down from his hat.

Morales, Maidana presser

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

Marcos Maidana and Erik Morales face off at today’s final press conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Saturday night’s “Action Heroes” card televised on HBO PPV. Maidana was a man of few words, promising only a good fight while Morales made the lengthy press conference worthwhile with his final words.

“After so many interviews, I had to question myself whether this was the right decision,” Morales told the press. “Am I the only crazy one, the only one who thinks I’m going to win? But when I’m alone at night, lying in bed, I know, I’m not wrong. I didn’t make a mistake in picking Maidana – and I’m gonna prove it on Saturday night.” Stay tuned for more photos and a full report.

“Action Heroes” arrive in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Fighters on Saturday night’s “Action Heroes” card promoted by Golden Boy and televised on HBO PPV, made their grand arrivals today at the MGM in Las Vegas. From left to right: Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Robert Guerrero, Erik Morales, Marcos Maidana, Michael Katsidis and Jose Miguel Cotto. Look for more photos later today.

Emery challenges Braekhus

Photo by Mary Ann Owen

Photo: New York’s Jill Emery (10-4, 4 KOs) puts the finishing touches with trainer Michael Kozlowski, in preparation of her April 2 showdown with Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus (16-0, 4 KOs). Emery will challenge Braekhus for the WBO, WBA and WBC female welterweight belts at the Herning Kongrescenter in Herning , Denmark. The weigh-in is scheduled for tomorrow at Murphy’s Pub in Herning. Legend Evander Holyfield will be a guest at the weigh-in and fights.

Maidana works out in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Marcos Maidana, along with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and James Kirkland, worked out today at the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas in preparation of their respective fights on the Golden Boy-promoted “Action Heroes” card April 9 at the MGM. Stay tuned for a full gallery later today.

Guerrero prepares for Katsidis

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero gets some between-round instruction from father/trainer Ruben at the Pound for Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas today. Guerrero (28-1-1, 18 KOs) is preparing for a showdown with Michael Katsidis (27-3, 22 KOs) on the April 9 Golden Boy card at the MGM Grand. Katsidis suffered a small cut last week in train that threatened a pullout but the fight will go on. Stay tuned for a full story on Guerrero later this week.

Mayorga amped for Cotto

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga shows off his goods at a special one-on-one media conference this morning preceding the official press conference at the MGM in Las Vegas. Mayorga predicted a knockout win by round four and says he’s prepared for Miguel Cotto in what has only been the fifth time he’s put 100% into training camp.

New meaning to “Filipino Flash”

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Adding new meaning to his moniker of “Filipino Flash” and stealing the scene at today’s Top Rank presser was newly-crowned bantam king Nonito Donaire, who joined the camera crew in the trenches to rifle off a few shots with his Canon. Seen here, Donaire, sans flash, trades shots with Top Rank photog Chris Farina.