PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder Training for Luis Ortiz Rematch

Deontay Wilder training for his rematch with Luis Ortiz (Photo: Mayweather Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder recently held an open media workout inside of the New Era Boxing and Fitness in Northport, AL, ahead of his upcoming rematch with former interim champion Luis Ortiz.  Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s) will face the Cuban-born Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) on Nov. 23 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on FOX pay per view.

In their first fight, Wilder dropped Ortiz in the fifth round, only to see the tables turn as he found himself in trouble a few rounds later. Wilder went through fire to score an 11th round TKO victory, and plans for another emphatic performance later this month.

VIDEO: Terence Crawford Reacts to Shakur Steven’s Title Win and Shares Thoughts on Errol Spence’s Accident

Terence Crawford was recently spotted in Reno, NV (Photo: Rich Anderson – Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robison

Terence Crawford is a candid guy.

Crawford, the reigning WBO welterweight champion, was recently spotted ringside in Reno, NV, as he showed support for his good friend and stable mate Shakur Stevenson during his title-winning victory over Joet Gonzalez.

VIDEO: Debating Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev Inside of Team Willis Boxing in Fort Myers

Inside of Team Willis Boxing & Family Fitness in Fort Myers (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On November 2, three-division world champion Canelo Alvarez will rise in weight to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. The fight is set to take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, with DAZN streaming the contest.

Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO’s) and Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO’s) both bring different qualities into the ring. Alvarez appears to be improving year by year and he is one of the best body punchers in the sport. Kovalev is 36 years old and appears to be on the downside a bit, but he is still dangerous at all times.

What Does Gennady Golovkin Have Left After Thrilling Victory Over Sergiy Derevyanchenko?

Gennady Golovkin after his hard-fought win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko  (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Gennady Golovkin found a way to overcome a determined Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a thrilling battle on Saturday night. The fight was for the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight titles, from Madison Square Garden in New York, with DAZN televising in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

Golovkin and Derevyanchenko shared 12 brutal and memorable rounds with one another in what has to be considered one of the top fights of 2019. After scoring a knockdown in the first, Golovkin had to weather a fierce rally from Derevyanchenko for several rounds after, taking some punishing body and head shots along the way.

Bob Arum Shares His Thoughts on Tyson Fury’s Victory over Otto Wallin and a Rematch with Deontay Wilder

Bob Arum in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Sep. 14, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury overcame a nasty cut above his right eye, as well as a spirited effort from contender Otto Wallin, before winning a clear unanimous decision victory.

Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) had dismantled Thomas Schwarz in Las Vegas three months prior in a dominant showcase that saw him score a second round TKO victory. But Wallin (20-1, 13 KO’s) came to fight, and made a go of things vs. possibly the best big man on the planet.

PHOTOS: Devin Haney and Zaur Abdullaev Open Media Workouts

Devin Haney fights Saturday night (Photo: Ed Mulholland – Matchroom Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, lightweight contender Devin Haney (22-0 14 KOs) faces Zaur Abdullaev (11-0 7 KOs) for the Interim WBC World Lightweight title inside of the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York. The fight will air live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

Haney, still just 20 years old, will likely call out unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko if he is victorious. Lomachenko recently defeated Luke Campbell over 12 rounds in England, and Haney has been mentioning the matchup as a preference of his. If the two ever meet, it would be one of the more intriguing matchups in the sport, a great youth vs. experience type of fight.

Lost Files: The Gritty Nature of Roberto “La Amenaza“ Garcia

Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia inside of Barry’s Boxing in July of 2014 (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

When I started up my new series Lost Files, I knew I would be digging through some throwback photos and going down memory lane a bit.

Photos have a way of bringing back memories in an instant, and such is the case when I look at pictures I shot of Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas in July of 2014. Garcia was preparing for a fight with hard-punching Colombian Breidis Prescott, a bout that he ended up winning by way of unanimous decision.

PHOTOS: Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fight Ruled No-Contest After Accidental Eye Poke

Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fought to a No-Contest on Saturday night (Photo: Bellator)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Sep. 7, inside of the SAP Center in San Jose, CA, Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and contender Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) fought to a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke in the first round.

The fight was largely dominated by Bader up until that point, as he caught the Kongo brute with heavy blows and even scored a takedown as the round progressed. Kongo attempted to wall walk to his feet, only to eat some more strikes, before gesturing to his eye and noting that he was unable to see. Referee Mike Beltran then decided to halt the fight due to an eye poke, at 3:50 of the first, as the bout was declared a no-contest.

Lost Files: An Incredible Run for Alex “ATG” Thiel

Alex “ATG” Thiel inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club in December of 2015 (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

At Hustle Boss, we have been fortunate to have covered several boxing-related events over the years, in and out of the ring, including various prospects from all walks of life. As the years go past, the photos become something like a “lost file” if you will, as they are somewhat forgotten, but still not technically deleted.

I took it upon myself recently to begin sifting through some of my personal photos that I have shot, and it’s been a trip down memory lane. To see the progression made by some of the people featured has also been inspiring.

PHOTOS: The Assassin Fight Gear Brand Continues to Grow in Southwest Florida

Marcus Willis, center, promoting his Assassin Fight Gear brand (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There can be more to meets the eye when you really get to know Marcus Willis.

I’ve been familiar with Willis’ career for several years now and have even crossed paths with him in the past down in Florida, while also being present for one of his biggest victories, when he beat James De La Rosa in Las Vegas in April of 2013.

PHOTOS: Inside the 2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Las Vegas

The 2019 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend took place in Las Vegas last weekend (Photo: Antony Saldana – NVBHOF)

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By Chris Robinson

Last weekend in Las Vegas, NV, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame held its 7th Annual Induction Gala at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Ever since its inception in 2013, the NVBHOF has played host to some of the biggest names in the sport and this year was no exception.

This year’s induction class included Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, Joel Casamayor, Leroy Haley, Wayne McCullough, Hasim Rahman, “School Boy” Bobby Chacon, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzales, “Terrible” Terry Norris and Ronald “Winky” Wright. Non-Boxer Participants included Duane Ford, Dan Goossen, Dr. Flip Homansky, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Marc Risman.

PHOTOS: A Look Back at Lydell Rhodes’ Training Camp Ahead of High-Stakes Clash With Jason Sosa

Lydell Rhodes and trainer Danny Garcia inside of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle B0ss)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s about that time again for Lydell Rhodes.

Rhodes (27-3-1, 13 KO’s) returns to the ring this weekend against former junior lightweight champion champion Jason Sosa (22-3-4, 15 KO’s) in the main event of an ESPN + card from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Rhodes vs. Sosa was originally set as the co-feature bout, but the match has since taken center stage after Carl Frampton had to withdraw from his scheduled matchup vs. Emmanuel Dominguez after a freak injury.

PHOTOS: Inside the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s ‘Night With Boxing Legnds’ Event

Former champions Clarence “Bones” Adams, Winky Wright, and Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson inside of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Exhibit in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It can be easy to lose track of time during any big fight week in Las Vegas.

This past weekend, boxing fans swept upon the city for the exhilarating battle between eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Keith Thurman inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao earned a split-decision victory after 12 rounds of action to capture Thurman’s WBA welterweight title, and it was one of the more memorable fight weeks in recent times.

At 40, Pacquiao’s Brilliance is Still Lighting up a Dimming Sport

Manny Pacquiao continues to shine (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By: Dennis “dSource” Guillermo

Manny Pacquiao’s legend continues to grow with his latest conquest of the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman.

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Pacquiao (62-7-2) at 40, not only gave Thurman (29-1) the first loss of his career and strangled the WBA welterweight “super” champion away from the much younger Floridian, he also proved that true legends overcome age.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao Wins Split-Decision Against Kieth Thurman in Memorable Fight

Manny Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman on Saturday (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

Manny Pacquiao left another memorable impression on boxing fans on Saturday night with an epic triumph over the very dangerous Keith Thurman. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) captured a 12-round split-decision victory over Thurman (29-1, 22 KO’s), with two 115-112 scorecards favoring the Filipino legend and one 114-113 tally going the other way.

Pacquiao stormed out of the gates with a big first round, knocking down Thurman with a sneaky counter shot that set the tone of the fight. From that point forward, Pacquiao took control with his quickness, activity, and punch output.

Pacquiao-Thurman Undercard Updates: Caleb Plants Stops Mike Lee in the Third Round

Caleb Plant made a successful first defense of his IBF super middleweight title on Saturday (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

Caleb Plant successfully defended his IBF super middleweight title on Saturday night, stopping an overmatched Mike Lee in the third round inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Later tonight, inside of the same venue, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will face off with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman.

Plant dominated the fight, scoring a knockdown in the first and two more in the third before the action was halted.

PHOTOS: Teofimo Lopez Overcomes Stiff Test from Masayoshi Nakatani

Teofimo Lopez scored another victory on Friday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, July 19, unbeaten lightweight contender Teofimo Lopez earned a possible title shot by defeating the very tough Masayoshi Nakatani over 12 rounds. The action took place on ESPN + from The Theater at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, MD, with Lopez emerging victorious despite a very game foe in his face.

Lopez (14-0, 11 KO’s) had been on a big knockout streak as of late, raising eyebrows along the way, but he was forced to go past the seventh round for the first time in his career.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: Analysis and Bold Prediction

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman are ready to fight (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Las Vegas – In a few hours Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0) finally gets his chance to add the legendary Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2) to his list of conquered foes. It would easily be the most precious feather in his cap.

Thurman has said a lot of things leading up to this fight; from hurling insults to singing Pacquiao’s praises all in the same sentence. Round zero goes to the WBA super champion. He won the verbal battle, for sure, and it’s safe to say he’s gotten under Pacquiao’s skin more than one time (pun intended). But can he capitalize on that proverbial point and win the war?

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao (146.5) and Keith Thurman (146.5) Make Weight Ahead of PPV Showdown

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman fight on Saturday night (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman made weight ahead of their welterweight title showdown in Las Vegas. Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO’s), the eight-division world champion, will meet Thurman (29-0, 22 KO’s), the reigning WBA welterweight champion, on Saturday night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, with FOX Sports pay per view televising.

Each man weighed in at 146.5 pounds, and both appear to be in peak physical condition. Afterwards, you could again see the intensity in Thurman’s eyes, while Pacquiao appears equally as confident.

SHOCKER: Anthony Joshua Reached Out to Ismael Salas and Angel Heredia for Their Services

Angel Heredia says that Anthony Joshua reached out for his services (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This fight week in Las Vegas, we crossed paths with strength and conditioning coach Angel “Memo” Heredia.

Heredia works with top Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas, who faces off with unbeaten former champion Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday night at the the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ugas vs. Figueroa will serve as a key undercard attraction to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman FOX Sports pay per view show.