VIDEO: Devin Haney Sparring Undefeated Eryk Apresyan inside City Boxing in Las Vegas

Devin Haney has been staying sharp as his career progresses (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

We recently swung through City Boxing in Las Vegas during our most recent visit back in town.

We were just in time, as 20-year old lightweight contender Devin “The Dream” Haney (20-0, 13 KO’s) sparred some nice rounds with undefeated prospect Eryk Apresyan (1-0, 1 KO) and it was a good look at how far Haney has progressed in his early years as a professional.

PHOTOS: Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa Score Wins in Miami to Pave Way for 2019 Showdown

Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa may meet in 2019 (Photo: David Martin Warr)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Miami, FL, former world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa won separate bouts to pave the way towards a potential showdown in 2019.

Lopez (36-6, 32 KO’s) dropped Argentina’s Cristian Ruben Mino (19-3, 17 KO’s) four times, as he scored a ten-round unanimous decision. Lopez looked several times like he was going to finish the fight, but his opponent stayed resilient.

VIDEO: John David Jackson GOES IN on Sergey Kovalev; key details on why their training relationship ended

Former two-time champion John David Jackson speaking in Miami, FL (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There’s no denying that former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev had a great run in the sport.¬† Kovalev, a Russian fighter who burst onto the scene due to his great ability to chop opponents down and register brutal highlight-reel knockouts, captured the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles at light heavyweight during his successful march up boxing’s ranks.

It was only when we saw Kovalev face off with two-division world champion, Andre Ward, who is now retired, that we saw him suffer his first defeat. That took place in November of 2016 in Las Vegas, as Kovalev scored a second-round knockdown, only to see Ward escape with a narrow unanimous decision after rallying over the second half of the fight. The two men rematched immediately after, with Ward scoring an 8th round TKO victory.

PHOTOS: Reconnecting with ‘Magic’ Marcus Willis inside of Team Willis Boxing and Family Fitness in Fort Myers, FL

Marcus Willis works out inside of Team Willis Boxing and Family Fitness (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, we linked up with junior middleweight veteran “Magic” Marcus Willis inside of his personal gym, Team Willis Boxing and Family Fitness, in Fort Myers, FL. Willis (18-6-2, 5 KO’s) is the type of fighter whose record isn’t truly indicative of the kind of skill and ability he possesses. Several of his losses have been questionable decisions that could easily have went in his favor.

Yet, Willis still continues to fight on and discussed with us what he has been up to. It was about nine years ago when we crossed paths with Willis down in Florida, as we were introduced to him and his brother Quinton, also a fighter, through former lightweight champion Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell.

PHOTOS: Miguel Berchelt Stops a Brave Miguel Roman In the Ninth After Three Knockdowns

Miguel Berchelt was too much for Miguel Roman on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Nov. 3, inside of the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, TX, WBC junior lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt delivered a brutal beating on worthy but outgunned contender Miguel “Mickey” Roman for a fourth successful defense of his title. Berchelt (34-1, 30 KO’s) scored three knockdowns along the way, two in the sixth, and one three rounds later, before the contest was stopped in round nine.

The all-Mexican showdown, aired on the ESPN + streaming app, delivered as expected, but was a bit more one-sided than one may have liked. Roman (60-13, 47 KO’s) was valiant in the face of such a savage attack, and perhaps the fight could have been stopped a few rounds earlier.

VIDEO Highlights: Andres ‘Savage’ Cortes Stops Omar Castillo in the 3rd

Andres Cortes moved his record to 9-0 over the weekend by defeating Omar Castillo (Photo: Sergey Baranov)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, undefeated lightweight prospect Andres “Savage” Cortes (9-0, 6 KO’s) stopped previously undefeated Omar Castillo (5-1, 2 KO’s) in the third round.

We’ve been knowing Cortes for some years now, back to when he was still an amateur fighter trying to find his way in the game while still just a teenager. Now, under Mayweather Promotions, the 21-year old is seeing his career flourish. At this rate, Cortes could be in line for some big fights within a few years time.

VIDEO: Rolando Romero Brutal KO at Sam’s Town in 6th Fight; Has words for Ryan Garcia Post-fight

Rolando Romero was victorious over the weekend (Photo: Fight Photo Official)

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By Chris Robinson

Inside of Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, this past weekend, undefeated TMT promoted power puncher Rolando “Rolly” Romero moved to 6-0 with 5 KO’s after a vicious knockout over Dieumerci Nzau (11-6, 8 KO’s). Despite his opponent’s experience, Romero was able to stay composed on his way to a big KO win.

Check out what the Mayweather Promotions star had to say following the fight, including some choice words for fellow prospect Ryan Garcia, as well as weighing in on his knockout win.

A Look Back in PHOTOS: Terence Crawford Overcomes a Game Jose Benavidez Jr.

Terence Crawford (R) and Jose Benavidez Jr. went at it this past Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

There was a lot to take in during my visit to Omaha, NE this past weekend. In the main event inside of the CHI Health Center, we witnessed one of the sport’s top fighters, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, overcome a spirited effort from Jose Benavidez Jr. before stopping him in the 12th round on ESPN’s airwaves.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) had some tough moments during the first half of the fight against Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s), but he stay composed and changed the momentum of the fight following round six. Crawford began to counter Benavidez much easier, and a big uppercut from the 31-year old champion registered the fight’s only knockdown in the 12th. Crawford jumped on Benavidez moments later, hammering him accurate shots, and the fight was waived off.

Go to Our YOUTUBE for All-Acess Coverage During Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Fight Week

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By Chris Robinson

If the theatrics of this fight week have been any indication, boxing fans are in for a treat later tonight when WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford meets undefeated former interim champion Jose Benavidez Jr. inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE. Simply click the photo above to be taken to our YouTube page to check out videos of Friday’s weigh-in and Thursday’s final press conference, both of which were full of drama.

Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) vs. Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) goes down later tonight on ESPN.

VIDEO: WILD Weigh-In – Jose Benavidez Jr. SHOVES Terence Crawford and ‘Bud’ SWINGS with right

Things got intense at the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Weigh-In in Omaha (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Give how intense things have been between Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. in recent days, you could expect something to go off at their official weigh-in on Friday afternoon. And that’s exactly what happened.

Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s), the WBO welterweight champion, swung for Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s), but only after his brash opponent got things started by shoving him as they came face to face after both hit the scales inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE. Crawford weighed in at 145.25 pounds while Benavidez was slightly less at 145 pounds.

VIDEO: Mikaela Mayer and trainer Al Mitchell on her 8th bout and the resurgence of Women’s Boxing

Mikaela Mayer and her trainer Al Mitchell in Omaha, NE ahead of her eighth pro bout (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Tomorrow night, in Omaha, NE, inside of the CHI Health Center, female junior lightweight prospect Mikaela Mayer (7-0, 4 KO’s) returns to the ring for her eighth professional bout. Mayer turned professional following a run in the 2016 Olympics and has been busy under the Top Rank umbrella.

Speaking with her longtime trainer Al Mitchell, Mayer was able to shed some insight into her training regimen in Colorado, as she trained with Terence Crawford, Shakur Stevenson, and others, as she got ready for this contest. Mayer and Mitchell also spoke about the recent emergence of several top female fighters in the sport.

VIDEO: Shakur Stevenson on sparring Terence Crawford, advice from Andre Ward, and facing Simion

Shakur Stevenson returns to the ring Saturday night in Omaha (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson (8-0, 4 KO’s) has a lot of buzz behind him these days. The 21-year old returns to the ring this Saturday night vs. tough featherweight Viorel Simion (21-2, 9 KO’s) on the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. undercard in Omaha, NE.

Prior to Thursday’s Crawford vs. Benavidez final presser, we spoke to Shakur about his training camp, which included sparring some rounds with Crawford, being mentored by Andre Ward, and other aspects of his boxing journey.

VIDEO: ‘BoMac’ comes for Jose Benavidez Jr. – ‘You f*cked up dude! I’ve been seeing your fights’

Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre speaking at Thursday’s press conference (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The leadup to the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. fight has been pretty intriguing, with both sides exuding confidence and talking their share of trash. What we have come to find out about Crawford’s trainer, Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, is that he definitely has no problem standing up for his fighter.

This was on display on Thursday afternoon at the final Crawford vs. Benavidez press conference, as McIntyre continued to issue warnings to the 26-year old challenger. The teams of Crawford and Benavidez could be seen getting into a near scuffle on Wednesday at the open media workout and the tension carried over to Thursday’s presser.

VIDEO: Mike Alvarado discusses the highs and lows of his career as his comeback trail continues

Former interim champion Mike Alvarado speaks with promoter Bob Arum Omaha (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, former interim WBO junior lightweight champion Mike Alvarado returns to the ring, as he will be facing off with journeyman Robbie Cannon in Omaha, NE. Alvarado’s fight will take place on the undercard of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s fight with undefeated Jose Benavidez Jr.

We spoke with Alvarado (38-4, 27 KO’s) prior to Thursday’s presser about the highs and lows of his winding career. Alvarado is intent on making one last great push in this boxing game and his spirits are again high. Check the clip below to hear the interview.

HEATED Crawford vs Benavidez Final Presser: Both Teams Continue to Trash Talk [VIDEO]

Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez face to face on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Ne. for the final Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. presser, that saw both teams continue to trade words with one another. The animosity between the camps of Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s), the WBO welterweight champion, and Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) continues to grow and things will be settled once and for all come Saturday night.

Check below for our exclusive look at some highlights from Thursday’s presser, as the two teams continued to verbally spar with one another.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes at the Final Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Press Conference

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and undefeated prospect Shakur Stevenson (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, in Omahe, Ne., undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) and former champion Jose Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) and their respective teams came face to face ahead of their big showdown on Saturday night from the CHI Health Center on ESPN. Things got heated between the camps at Wednesday’s open media workout and emotions definitely carried over to the press conference.

Hustle Boss was in the building and prior to the intense final presser, we went behind the scenes and captured some exclusive photos of several of this weekend’s fighters ahead of their forthcoming matches.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. Media Day Workout

Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. face off on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson 

This Saturday night, in Omaha, Ne., undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will face off with former champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-0,, 18 KO’s) at the CHI Health Center. The two men obviously have some bad blood for one another, a fact that was further highlighted by today’s media workout that saw them come face to face and jaw at one another.

From Crawford’s view, the beef is real.

VIDEO: Nate Jones is Waiting on Floyd Mayweather’s Call Regarding Possible Comeback vs. Pacquiao or Someone Else

Nate Jones talking boxing in Chicago (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Will Floyd Mayweather make a comeback to the sport and who will it be against?

The retired, former pound-for-pound king made headlines last month when he revealed that he would be returning to face off with his former foe Manny Pacquiao in December. And while it’s obvious Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II won’t be happening this year, there seems to be real reason to believe we could see them face off in 2019.

VIDEO: Daniel Roman Speaks Post-Fight Following 10th Round TKO Over Gavin McDonnell

Daniel Roman was victorious in Chicago this weekend (Photo: Jason Robles – Thompson Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend in Chicago, Ill., WBA junior featherweight champion Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10 KO’s) successfully defended his world title for the third time by stopping England’s Gavin McDonnell (20-2-2, 5 KOs) in the tenth round. The bout took place from the Wintrust Arena and was aired on the DAZN streaming app.

Roman, 28, who goes by “The Baby Faced Assassin”, was patient and effective throughout, as he seemed to edge nearly every round against McDonnell. In the tenth, a big right hand started the onslaught and moments later McDonnell was on the canvas, with the fight being waved off seconds later. Roman has now won 18 consecutive bouts.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Come Face to Face in London

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury face off in London on Monday afternoon (Photo: Mark Robinson – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, inside of the BT Sport Headquarters in London, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder came face to face with former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and there was no shortage of theatrics. The two men meet on Dec. 1 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a SHOWTIME pay per view telecast that serves as one of the biggest events of the year.

Amidst the back-and-forth trash talk, the 6’7″ Wilder and the 6’9″ Fury had to be separated by promoter Frank Warren, as Wilder shoved his British foe.