You know, I just can't walk past a mirror without taking a self portrait.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ortiz vs Barrett; 2014.04.03 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio CA

The main event at Fantasy Springs and Golden Boy Promotions 'Night of The Heavyweights' pitted undefeated Luis Ortiz against veteran boxer Monte Barrett. Barrett was little match for for the younger and more powerful Ortiz. The contest ended when he took a knee after a left from Ortiz found its mark on an unprotected face. Ortiz improves to 21-0 (18KOs) while Barrett slides to 35-11 (20KOs).





Ortiz's left ends the contest!



A special thanks to Golden Boy Promotions and the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Breazeale vs Aguilera; 2014.04.03 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio CA

It was billed as The Night of The Heavyweights,  Golden Boy Promotions in association with Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Fox Sports. A fight card that featured 5 heavyweight bouts. By far the best contest of the evening was between undefeated heavyweight Dominic Breazeale and a more experienced Nagy Aguilera. An action packed fight that went the full eight rounds with Breazeale dominating and winning by a unanimous decision. Breazeale's record improved to 10-0 (9KOs) and Aguilera dropped to 19-8 (13KOs).
Here are some images of that bout:



















A special thanks to Golden Boy Promotions and the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Umbrellas Are The Theme on Chung King Road, An Afternoon in Chinatown, Los Angeles, 2014.03.27

LA's Chinatown is really the New Chinatown. Opened in 1938 as a theme mall it was one of the nations first malls. Seems the Old Chinatown was becoming LA's Little Italy, the notable restaurants, businesses and shops were moved to this new location. Yes the main Plaza (not picture here) does look like a movie set.
It seems however that Chinatown has seen better days, here are some images I took the other day.

Umbrellas are the theme on Chung King Road





Looking out from one of the many Galleries on Chung King Road!


Other than the galleries everything other storefront seems to be shuttered.


All images were shot with Leica M 240 and Zeiss 50mm Planar or Leica 28mm Elmarit.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Rustam Nugaev (Рустам Нугаев) vs Marvin Quintero: 2014.03.07 Gary Shaw Productions

The main event at the Pala Casino (Televised on ESPN), was matching up lightweights Rustam Nugaev, coming in with a 26(16)-6-1 record, with Marvin Quintero with a record of 25(21)-4(3)-0. The bout schedule for 10 rounds was called after 4 when the ringside physician called the fight. Quintero had suffered a fractured left hand. Although the first 2 rounds were fairly evenly matched, Nugaev started to take control in the third, Quintero was backing up more and more, with Nugaev winning the battle on the ropes and in the corners. Wearing Quintero down with his shots to the body.
After a crushing blow to Quintero's left hand, the fight was Nugaev's, Quintero was only using his right and when he did throw a left at the end of the 4th you could see him grimacing in pain. Nugaev improves to 27-6-1.

Here are a few images from that fight:




Once Quintero was on the ropes or backed into the corners Nugaev easily took charge, with Quintero only occasionally able to respond.




Here is that devastating right to Quintero's left hand!




Quintero in his corner grimacing in pain after the 4th round!


Team Nugaev; Edouard Goumachian, Daisuke Okabe, Rustam, Rudy Hernandez.


Pat Russell was the third man in the ring.


Many thanks to Gary Shaw Productions, Mario Serrano, Team Nugaev and the Pala Casino.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Surfing At The Manhattan Beach Pier - 2014.02.18

I haven't posted any surfing shots in a while, so here are some from the Manhattan Beach Pier this morning. Chris, Natalie, David, and Scott.

Click on the image to see larger!









As always, all images are copyright Peter Politanoff and all appropriate restrictions apply.