Sunday, 1 May 2011

Donaire to Serve as Ringside Photographer this Friday - thefightnetwork

Posted by chardyboy on Sunday, May 01, 2011 0 comments


Unified bantamweight champ Nonito Donaire will be ringside at this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, which takes place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  No, Donaire, who's coming off a spectacular knockout win over Fernando Montiel, won't be lacing up the gloves, instead he'll be going to work in a different field.

Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs), who's been taking up photography in his free time, will be joining 3MoreRounds repoter Ryan Bates to serve as the guest photographer for  Fight fans may have noticed Donaire shooting the fights as recently as the April 9 card in Las Vegas, headlined by Erik Morales vs. Marcos Maidana.  A favorite hobby of his, Donaire hopes to continue showing off other interesting talents.

This Friday's card will feature Carlos Molina, making his second appearance at the venue, taking on Allan Conyers in the 10-round junior middleweight main event.  Also on the card will be Rances Barthelemy (11-0, 9 KO's), and Texas lightweight Hylon Williams Jr., (13-0, 3 KOs) in separate bouts.
On fight night, doors will open at 4:30 pm. The first fight is at 5:00 pm and the main event will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.

The Cosmopolitan proudly presents another uniquely glamorous evening of world-class professional boxing; and this time, overlooking the heart of The Strip on the open-air multilevel deck of the city's most fabulous luxury pool, The Boulevard Pool. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $50, $150 and $250 for the VIP experience, which includes a private section with comfortable seating and complimentary cocktails. Special Cabana packages also are available. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling 877-551-7776 or 702-698-6880.
About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip. The resort's uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized, residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan's luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000-square-foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam; three unique pool experiences at The Pool District; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, a multi-level integrated nightclub; and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic lineup of new-to-market retailers include AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, Molly Brown's Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6|2 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.


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