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Diego Magdaleno and Nonito Donaire resurface at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas

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By Chris Robinson

There has been a lot going on in the lives of former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno and former titlist Nonito Donaire.

On April 13th, Donaire would drop a unanimous decision to Cuban stylist Guillermo Rigondeaux inside of the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Despite a 10th round knockdown, Donaire had tremendous difficulty with Rigondeaux’s excellent defense and sharp counter-punching from his southpaw stance as he failed to get into an offensive rhythm.

Following his defeat, Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s), would undergo surgery on his right shoulder and is focusing much of his attention on the upcoming birth of his first child with his wife Rachel.

Magdaleno (23-1, 9 KO’s) was last seen inside of the ropes on April 6th in Macau, China, as he dropped a hotly-contested 12-round split-decision loss to Puerto Rico’s Ramon ‘Rocky’ Martinez in his bid for the WBO junior lightweight championship. Magdaleno was dropped in the fourth round yet gave a solid account of himself.

Behind the scenes with prospect Badou Jack (12-0, 9 KO’s) during his 1st round KO over Jonel Tapia

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with super middleweight prospect Badou Jack (12-0, 9 KO’s) prior to his bout with Jonel Tapia at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Feb. 2. Jack scored a 1st round KO and is returning on the February 23rd Cornelius Bundrage-Ishe Smith card in Detroit

Exclusive video and photos: Zhou Shiming makes his grand arrival to Las Vegas; greeted by Freddie Roach and Bob Arum

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Venetian in Las Vegas as Chinese gold medalist Zhou Shiming made his grand arrival to the city ahead of his promotional debut with Top Rank. Shiming was greeted by his trainers Freddie Roach and Miguel Diaz as well as Top Rank CEO Bob Arum

Badou Jack (11-0, 8 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his fight at the Cosmopolitan [February 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada as super middleweight prospect/contender Badou Jack (11-0, 8 KO’s) weighed in ahead of his clash with Joel Tapia (8-3-1, 5 KO’s)

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Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his 4th pro bout vs. Roberto Yong [February 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada as undefeated super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighed in ahead of his bout vs. Roberto Yong, set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013…