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Top Rank Gym falls victim to weak economy
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
A boxing era came to an end Friday as Top Rank closed the doors to its gym, home to world champions and undercard fighters. The gym, which opened in 1989 and was graced by Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Lennox Lewis and Miguel Cotto, among others, fell victim to a slug  Read Full Story >>>

Nonito Donaire Doesn't Deliver His Best Performance Against Rafael Concepcion, But He Beat A Junior Featherweight In His Step Up To Junior Bantamweight
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Against an opponent three divisions above his most recent fight, Nonito Donaire on Saturday beat an unprofessionally overweight Rafael Concepcion in a difficult, tense unanimous decision that proved he can handle bigger men but that also showed he has massive room for improvement. On the undercar  Read Full Story >>>

By Ed de la Vega, DDS,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009

Las Vegas, NV:- As most people now know, the “Filipino Flash”, Nonito Donaire Jr won convincingly over the mis-matched and bloated slugger from Panama, Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion and won an  
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Jones Hams It Up In Win Over Lacy
By George Kimball, The Sweet Science, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Fourteen years ago I was in Atlantic City to see Vinny Pazienza challenge the undefeated super-middleweight champion, Roy Jones Jr. Pazienza lasted six rounds, but what was more memorable was his ring walk. When he came into the arena wearing a costume that made him look like Little Red Riding Hood,  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire Scores A Unanimous Decision over Heavier, Tougher than expected Concepcion
By Gabriel Montoya,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (22-1 with 14 KOs) was in a much tougher fight than expected Saturday night at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV. His opponent, the unheralded Rafael Concep  
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Donaire Ugly But Effective In Outlasting Concepcion
By Jake Donovan,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
It was hardly a welcome return to the super flyweight division, but in the end, recently vacated flyweight titlist Nonito Donaire found a way to turn back the challenge of Panamaniam trialhorse Rafael Concepcion. Overcoming an injured hand and a considerable weight difference, Donaire emerged with a  Read Full Story >>>

Filipino Flash (In The Pan) Donaire shows major flaws
By Michael Marley,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
It would cruel, not to mention a trifle premature, to label Nonito Donaire the Filipino Flash In The Pan. But it is time to start discussing his fistic flaws and to stop focusing on his haircut, his dazzling boxing booties and his wife's cheekecake photo arrays. Donaire was supposed to have a   Read Full Story >>>

If Rachel Donaire is a manager, then I'm an astronaut
By Michael Marley,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009

I hesitate to criticize someone who is relatively new to the busted beak business, meaning boxing, but in the case of Rachel Marcial Donaire, I will have to make an exception. I found the  
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nonito Donaire unanimously outpointed Rafael Concepcion on Saturday night in his first super flyweight fight to take the WBA interim title. Donaire, the 26-year-old Filipino star who vacated his I  
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By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
PREFIGHT Rafael Concepcion comes out first. He's got a blank expression on his face, like he's simply ready to get the fight started. He waves to the crowd as he enters the ring. Nonito Donaire enters next. He looks conident and pumped up as he makes his way to the ring. ROUND 1 Donaire comes   Read Full Story >>>

Nonito Donaire survives an inflated effort from Concepcion!
By Ace Freeman,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Nonito Donaire captured the interim WBA super flyweight title moments ago in Las Vegas with a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Rafael Concepcion. Donaire stalked Concepcion in the opening round and used a brilliant counter left hook any time Concepcion tried to attack showing once again w  Read Full Story >>>

On the Mark: Bacolod Banger Melligan zaps Zepeda
By Michael Marley,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Mighty Mark Melligan was given a human punch bag opponent and he made the most out of it on the “Pinoy Power 2” show, scoring a bloody fourth round stoppage over Mexican journeyman Ernesto Zepeda. Zepeda, age 32, had a bloody face and was dropped to the canvas when referee Joe Cortez   Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
PREFIGHT The challenger, Bernabe Concepcion, comes out first to the sounds of Queen's "We Will Rock You." He looks confident as he smiles to the crowd in attendance. The champion, Steve Luevano, comes out next. He also looks confident and ready to get the fight started. ROUND 1 Luevano tries to  Read Full Story >>>

Melligen wins TKOs Zepeda in the 4th round
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Mark Melligen proved to be everything he was advertised and then some. Melligen knocked out Ernesto Zepeda who was a last minute replacement when his original opponent Michel Rosales could not secure a visa in time for their fight. Melligen dominated Zepeda from the get-go showing great head and   Read Full Story >>>

Mark Mellligen busts up Ernesto Zepeda!
By Ace Freeman,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Light welterweight prospect ‘Mighty’ Mark Melligen had a terrific coming out party on the televised undercard of Top Rank’s “Pinoy Power 2″ in Las Vegas when he dealt a slow and calculated beating to Mexico’s Ernesto Zepeda, stopping him in four rounds. Melligen s  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009

Mark Jason Melligen continues his march to boxing prominence by winning via 4th round TKO over Ernesto Zepeda of Tijuana, Mexico in their 10-round welterweight bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV Saturday  
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Behind the scenes hour-by-hour Team Donaire LIVE updates
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Ever wondered what a World Champion boxer does 48 hours leading up to a title fight? I'm sure some of you do like me. As a special edition for this week's "Keeping up with the Donaires", Nonito's better half Rachel will be updating us hour-by-hour starting from yesterday morning and the weigh-ins fo  Read Full Story >>>

By Carlos Acevedo,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
In an interesting semi to the Nonito Donaire-Rafael Concepcion mismatch, workmanlike Steven Luevano faces a young but untested Bernabe Concepcion tonight for the WBX doohickey at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Luevano, fighting out of La Puente, California, is not often mentioned   Read Full Story >>>

Arum using windmill puncher Valero as straw man for Pacquiao
By Michael Marley,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Bob Arum, self serving promoter, has a new “straw man” for Manny Pacquiao. Arum has tipped his hand that he will push, or at least make it looks like he’s pushing unbeaten and untested free swinger Edwin Valero, in as Pacman’s first opponent in 2010. Arum told The Phili  Read Full Story >>>

Heavy Hitting Half-Year Upcoming - Pacquiao, Marquez, Mayweather, Mosley, Hopkins, Klitschko and more!
By JD Camacho,, Sun, 16 Aug 2009
In the next six months, the #1 fighter in every division from lightweight on up may find himself involved in a significant bout. Consider: Juan Manuel Marquez, the recognized lightweight champion, faces the most difficult challenge of his career when he stares down come-backing Floyd Mayweather,   Read Full Story >>>

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