Deontay Wilder Lashes Back in Brooklyn Ahead of Rematch With Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder returns to the ring on Nov. 4 in Brooklyn (Photo: Stephane Trapp/SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Once again, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has found himself amidst some kind of controversy, despite not doing anything other than wanting to fight the sport’s best.

Wilder was scheduled for a Nov. 4 showdown vs. former interim WBA champion Luis Ortiz, but saw the fight scratched when the Cuban tested positive for banned diuretics chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, via a letter obtained from VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) president Dr. Margaret Goodman. This marks the third time in the past 18 months that Wilder has seen an opponent test positive for a banned substance ahead of a potential fight.

PHOTOS: Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee Deliver Fireworks as Promised in Las Vegas

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee following their fight this past Saturday (All photos: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s often a special thing to see when two gladiators engage one another on the biggest of stages.

That was exactly this case this past Saturday, Oct. 7, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. at UFC 216 as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee engaged in a battle for the UFC interim lightweight championship.

Discovering the Vegas Veg Fest in 2017

The Vegas Veg Fest is officially in town (Photo: Vegas Veg Fest)

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By Chris Robinson

I must admit, there is something about Veganism that is becoming very intriguing to me.

Veganism is essentially the practice of not eating any meats, fish, or poultry, as well as abstaining from other animal products and bi-products such as eggs, honey, and other dairy products. While I used to think that it would be difficult for one to take in the Vegan lifestyle, I’ve come to appreciate just how appealing and delicious the food can be.

PHOTOS: Devivn Haney Sparring Prospect Maliek Montgomery Inside of the Bones Adams Boxing Gym

Devin Haney and Maliek Montgomery following some work in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Amidst the craze of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown this past week in Las Vegas, we were able to again catch up with undefeated lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney, as he continues to advance in his young career. This was some very good work to take in, as we had been advised that the Montgomery brothers from Macon, Ga., were in town and that it was going to be 22-year old Maliek Montgomery who was going to be working with Devin.

Haney, still just 18 years of age at 16-0 with 11 knockouts, and Montgomery, a 1-0 junior lightweight prospect, engaged in seven rounds of heated action that soon won’t be forgotten from our end. Haney is a sharp boxer-puncher with all kinds of ability, while Montgomery presented a different kind of foe, as his onrushing style led to several heated exchanges.

PHOTOS: Reliving the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Battle in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered a classic on Saturday night (Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Satuday night, Sep. 16, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin retained his titles with a hard-fought and controversial split-draw with former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

It was an action-packed showdown pitting the strength, power, and disciplined attack of Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s) against the savvy and cunning Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s), who boxed, moved, and countered more than we have ever seen him. After twelve rounds, scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin, and 114-114 saw the match end in a split-draw, with both men believing they have done enough to secure the victory.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Joseph Diaz Defeats Rafael Rivera over 12; Title Shot Next?

Joseph Diaz wins again in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated featherweight contender Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz remained undefeated with a twelve-round unanimous decision victory over late replacement Rafael Rivera, who was filling in for undefeated Jorge Lara.

Diaz (25-0, 13 KO’s) is hoping to land a crack at WBC champion Gary Russell Jr., and he did what was needed from his end to handily defeat Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KO’s), over twelve rounds. Shortly after the final bell, scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice were read in Diaz’s favor, as he very well could be facing Russell in the near future.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Diego De La Hoya Hands Randy Caballero His First Defeat Via Unanimous Decision

Diego De La Hoya stays undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

The action keeps rolling along in Las Vegas inside of the T-Mobile Arena as we await the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown.

On the undercard, in a battle of unbeaten, Diego De La Hoya handed former bantamweight champion Randy Caballero his first defeat. De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KO’s) was a little sharper and busier than Caballero (24-1, 13 KO’s), capturing a unanimous decision over ten rounds via scorecards of 100-90 and 98-92 twice.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Ryan Martin Captures a Split-Nod Over a Very Game Francisco Rojo

Ryan Martin remains undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

In a fight that may have been much tougher than expected, Chattanooga, Tenn. native Ryan Martin captured a ten-round split-decision over a very tough Francisco Rojo inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Martin (20-0, 11 KO’s) wasn’t able to capture the victory in easy fashion, however, as Rojo (20-3, 11 KO’s) kept pressure on throughout the fight. It was the sharp-punching of Martin vs. the aggression of Rojo.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Marlen Esparza Moves to 3-0 with Unanimous Decision Over Cosme

Marlen Esparza remains undefeated (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, undefeated female flyweight Marlen Esparza moved to 3-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over Colorado’s Tania Cosme inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Esparza, originally from Houston, Tex., is a former Olympian and is held in high regard by those in the sport. She won on all cards by scores of 60-54.

Canelo Alvarez (160) vs. Gennady Golovkin (160) Official Weigh-In From The MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet on Saturday night (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBR Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and his opponent, two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s), both weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds ahead of their showdown tomorrow night.

Golovkin and Alvarez meet on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in a fight that serves as the most significant and intriguing fight to make in the sport of boxing.

Analyzing The Odds Surrounding Floyd Mayeather’s Victory Over Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s hard to describe everything that takes place during Fight Week in Las Vegas.

With the city playing host to the biggest and best boxing events for several decades now, Las Vegas always heats up and gets busy the week of any big boxing fight and all you have to do is take a walk around the city during this time to get a gauge on just how much concentrated energy is around.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkvin and Canelo Alvarez Make Their Grand Arrials in LAs Vegas

Gennady Golovkvin inside of the MGM Grand on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand lobby in Las Vegas, Nev., lineal middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkvin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both made their official arrivals to the city ahead off their showdown this weekend.

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena in an HBO pay-per-view showdown that also serves as the best possible fight to make in the sport.

PHOTOS: David Benavidez Defeats Ronald Gavril in Hotly-Contested Split-Decision Duel at The Hard Rock

David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril had a great fight on Saturday night (Photo: SHOWTIME – Rosie Cohe)

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By Chris Robinson

In a wild, back-and-forth fight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., David Benavidez became boxing’s youngest world champion at 20 years of age with a split-decision victory over rugged contender Ronald Gavril from Romania.

It was a very fast-paced affair from the start, with Gavril’s accuracy allowing him to dictate the pace at times while Benavidez’s strength, size, and power allowed him to have success of his own. Gavril came on very strong in the middle of the fight, only to see Benavidez turn up the tempo in the championship rounds.

Welterweight prospect Nick Frese (5-0, 5 KO’s) Set For American Debut on Rungvisai-Gonzalez II Undercard

Welterweight prospect Nick Frese is ready for his American debut in Carson, Calif. this weekend (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, in Carson, Calif., undefeated welterweight prospect Nick Frese (5-0, 5 KO’s) will return to the ring to face off with Nam Phan (3-2-1, 2 KO’s) inside of the StubHub Center. The bout will take place as an undercard attraction to the HBO triple header featuring Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez II as the headliner.

Frese, 23, has been working ardently both in Las Vegas while training with Cuban trainer Ismael Salas, as well as in his hometown of Thailand. Frese has tremendous talent and is a prospect worth keeping an eye on.

Money Prince Duarte One-on-one Interview during Mayweather vs. McGregor Las Vegas Fight Week

Money Prince Duarte shadowboxing inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

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By Chris Robinson

I have been knowing young Money Prince Duarte for some years now in the city of Las Vegas and have always made it a custom to catch up with Prince at all of the big fights in town.

This weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor showdown was no exception, as I spotted Prince and his family at the official weigh-in on Friday afternoon. I was able to catch up with Prince and get his prediction for tonight’s fight, as well as the latest with his career.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather (149.5) vs. Conor McGregor (153) FULL weigh-in

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face to face at Friday’s weigh-in (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nev., former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor made weight ahead of their scheduled mega fight on SHOWTIME pay per view tomorrow.

McGregor came into the arena first, with Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” playing in the background, while Mayweather came out to Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” shortly thereafter.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Final Press Conference Highlights from the the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre, the final press conference for this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay per view mega fight took place. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO’s) will meet McGregor (0-0) inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated events in sports history.

There was a lot to take in at Tuesday’s press conference, from Mayweather’s emotional parting speech to McGregor’s boisterous trash talk. Check below for some video highlights from the final presser.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor Officially Kick Off Fight Week in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor made their official arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar/aspiring boxer Conor McGregor both made their grand arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, in front of the T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO’s) and McGregor (0-0) will meet on Saturday night in one of the biggest events in sports history. Check out the video below for a closer look at Tuesday’s arrivals.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at the 2017 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

Former world champions Fernando Vargas and Marco Antonio Barrera with a fan at the 2017 NVBHOF Induction (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, the 2017 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place inside of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

Once again it was a gathering of today’s brightest stars, legends and champions from the past, diehard fans from across the globe, as well as several other luminaries from the sport of boxing. Once again, Hustle Boss was in the building and we were able to capture some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots.

PHOTOS: Yordenis Ugas Continues to Push Hard in Las Vegas

Yordenis Ugas working with trainer Jorge Capetillo in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

If you are into the boxing scene in Las Vegas and in search of a diamond in the rough, perhaps Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas might be worth some of your time.

The 31-year old welterweight contender carries a 19-3 record with nine knockouts, yet it has been his recent run of success that has caught my eye. In August of last year, returning from a two-year layoff, Ugas upset previously-undefeated Jamal James over ten rounds in Verona, New York.