Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 12:18 a.m.
Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Mayweather Promotions returned to Chelsea Ballroom in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday night with their “Fight Nights,” commencing Cinco de Mayo Weekend and legendary boxing.
In the main event, Antonio Orozco kept his undefeated record intact with a victory over Jose Reynoso with a knockout in Round 7. In the co-main event, light heavyweight Anthony Dirrell defeated Don Mouton in a unanimous decision after eight rounds.
In other bouts, former Olympian Errol Spence Jr. knocked out Brandon Hoskins in a junior middleweight bout, and former Olympian Joseph Diaz defeated Eric Gotay in their junior featherweight match with a knockout in Round 3.
The audience included The Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin, rapper 50 Cent, pro and retired boxers De la Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Bernard Hopkins, Leon Spinks, Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano and Andre Michael Berto, plus, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Chris Carter and NFL free agent Will Demps.
Sponsored by Corona, the bilingual simulcast aired live on Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes. Fuel will rebroadcast the fights July 21. Our thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.