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Rigondeaux shocks Donaire

Boxers Nonito Donaire, left, and Guillermo Rigondeaux pose

(Credit: AP Photo Mary Altaffer)

Guillermo RIgondeaux, who defected from Cuba in 2009, scored a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire before a sold out Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.

Rigondeaux, a southpaw, was the sharper, slicker boxer throughout the 12-round unifcation bout. He captured Donaire's WBO 122-pound title, while retaining his WBA belt. Donaire scored a knockdown in Round 10, but otherwise had no answer...

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Seanie Monaghan wins at Radio City

Sean Monaghan fights against George Armenta at the

(Credit: DiBella Entertainment)

  There is not a lot to get excited about in Long Beach these day. Many residents are still displaced. The economically important summer season is quickly approaching and the boardwalk is still out of commission, courtesy of superstorm Sandy.   But there's always Seanie Monaghan.   Monaghan has become one of New York's best ticket sellers and hundreds of Long Beach residents supported...

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Rigondeaux to battle Donaire at Radio City

Guillermo Rigondeaux, left, connects with a right hand

(Credit: AP Photo/HANS DERYK)

If you have spent some time around Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, you've seen his thousand-watt smile. But it was not on display Tuesday during the media workout at Mendez's Gym in Manhattan. The ritual of the media workout is generally a prolonged photo op during which the fighter breaks a sweat and smiles for the camera. But Rigondeaux actually had a fairly serious workout.

In contrast,...

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