Monthly Archives: February 2013

Photo: Karrueche Tran making out with her friend Teyana Taylor

Karrueche Tran making out with her friend Teyana Taylor (Photo: Instagram.com)

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While reports claim that aspiring model Karrueche Tran very well may be dating Los Angeles-based rapper Kendrick Lamar, it looks like she hasn’t lost any love for her good friend Teyana Taylor in the process.

As seen on Instagram in recent hours, the two appear to be locking lips at a recent event.

Photos: Evgeny Gradovich’s final workout inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy before facing IBF champ Billy Dib

By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy as unbeaten featherweight contender Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8 KO’s) puts in final work with Marco Contreras ahead of his match with IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib this Friday night on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights…

Photos by Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

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‘Mexican Russian’ Evgeny Gradovich’s final workout in Oxnard before clash with IBF champ Billy Dib

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California on Monday, February 25th, as undefeated featherweight Evgeny Gradovich (15-0, 8 KO’s) put in some work with trainer Marco Contreras ahead of his clash with IBF champion Billy Dib…

‘He should have fought me; that’s what his *ss gets’ – Tim Bradley rips Manny Pacquiao and praises Marquez

Tim Bradley hosting a media event on Tuesday in Hollywood, California ahead of his March 16th match with Ruslan Provodnikov (Photo credit: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, February 26th, Tim Bradley hosted an open media event inside of the Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California ahead of his March 16th clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.

The proud owner of the WBO welterweight title, Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) will look to make the first defense of his belt against the bruising Russian inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Former champ Israel Vazquez disappointed not to see Nonito Donaire vs. Abner Mares happen

Chris Robinson catches up with former super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, as he reflects on his memorable wards with Rafael Marquez while speaking on the future of boxing. Vazquez notes that he is disappointed that fans won’t be seeing Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux anytime soon…

Former champion Steven Luevano reflects on his time training with Robert Garcia

Chris Robinson catches up with former WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano, as he reflects on his time training with 2011 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California…

Marcos Maidana ready for Josesito Lopez; speaks on Danny Garcia, Matthysse, Mayweather-Guerrero

Chris Robinson catches up with fan favorite and former WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana inisde of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. Maidana speaks on a proposed April 20th match with Josesito Lopez, his thoughts on Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse, getting better while training under Robert Garcia, his prediciton of the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight, and more…

Former title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy [Feb 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Robert Garcia BoxingAcademy in February 2013 as former world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio put in some work…

‘It’s going to be a great night’ – Joel Diaz feels his brother Julio will beat Amir Khan on April 27

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former world title challenger Joel Diaz as he speaks on his brother Julio’s opportunity to face Amir Khan on April 27th in England. Listen to the video to hear what Joel had to say…

Exclusive photos: Tim Bradley open media workout ahead of March 16th Ruslan Provodnikov clash

By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com steps inside the Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California as WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) hosts a media workout ahead of his March 16th duel on HBO with Ruslan Provodnikov from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Check out the photo gallery for Bradley answering the press, hitting the mitts with trainer Joel Diaz, working with strength and conditioning coach James Rougely Sr., and more…

Photo credit: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com

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Tim Bradley full mitt workout w/ Joel Diaz ahead of March 16th bout with Ruslan Provodnikov

Chris Robinson steps inside the Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California as WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO’s) puts in work with trainer Joel Diaz ahead of his March 16th bout with Ruslan Provodnikov. Bradley-Provodnikov takes place on HBO inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA…

Sparring mate Omar Figueroa reveals that Tim Bradley has completely changed his tactics from the Pacquiao training camp

Tim Bradley training in Indio, Calif. for his March 16th duel with Ruslan Provodnikov (Photo – Chris Farina / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

In late April of last year, I was able to spend a few days with one of the sport’s top prizefighters, Tim Bradley, as he prepared for his huge showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

Bradley’s camp in Indio, California offered up an intimate look at a man full of confidence and focus as he meticulously prepared the daunting challenge that awaited him.

Having always been a fighter who loves to impose his mental and physical will in the trenches, I was quick to notice just how much of an emphasis Tim was putting on his footwork, speed, and angles for that particular camp.

With the Pacquiao fight now behind him, as Bradley (29-1, 12 KO’s) would end up pulling out a controversial split-decision on June 9th inside of the MGM Grand, the man nicknamed ‘Desert Storm’ is now eyeing a match with Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s).

Reports claim that Sergio Martinez’s former trainer Gabriel Sarmiento is soon set to be released from jail but questions still remain in the camp of ‘Maravilla’

Sergio Martinez, right, being embraced by his former trainer Gabriel Sarmiento while Pablo Sarmiento watches on. This was after Martinez’s 2nd round KO over Paul Williams in Atlantic City in November of 2010…

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By Chris Robinson

According to a source close to the situation, there soon may be a little shakeup in the camp of middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez.

It appears as though Gabriel Sarmiento, the former trainer of Martinez, is set to be released from jail in his native Spain sometime in March.

Exclusive photos: Marcos Maidana putting in work with Robert Garcia ahead of rumored April 20th showdown with Josesito Lopez

By Chris Robinson

The next fight for former WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana looks to be a dandy.

It looks like a near lock that the Argentinean power puncher will be facing off with the very capable Josesito Lopez on April 20th inside of the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Photo credits: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com

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Kaliesha West speaks on her career, the Ava Knight fights, the California fight scene, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West in Southgate, California on Sunday, Feb. 24th. West speaks on her journey in boxing, her early professional days, her bouts with Ava Knight, sparring at the Wild Card with Ana Julaton, fighting the stereotype that comes with women’s boxing, and more

Brandon Rios lashes out, calls Adrien Broner a b*tch and claims that he’s scared to fight

Chris Robinson catches up w/ former lightweight champ Brandon Rios, as he takes some shots at WBC champion Adrien Broner. Rios calls Broner a ‘b*tch’ and claims that he’s scared to fight…

Gabriel Rosado would love a fight with newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith

Ishe Smith, left, attacking Cornelius Bundrage this past weekend in Detroit, Michigan during his title-winning victory…

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas native Ishe Smith finally realized his full potential in wrestling the IBF junior middleweight title away from Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage after twelve rounds of action.

Despite the scorecards ending up with a split-decision verdict, Smith clearly was the victor, as evidenced by his grit, fortitude, and better work rate over the second half of the fight.

One man who was certainly a curious spectator was junior middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado.

‘I saw him work, I saw him grind, and I saw him do it all to take this title’ – Luis Arias on Ishe Smith’s title-winning victory

[Left to right: Badou Jack, Luis Arias, Floyd Mayweather, J'Leon Love, Ishe Smith, and Leonard Ellerbe in Detroit, Michigan this past weekend]

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By Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com

Saturday night, February 23rd, will forever go down as a special one for Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias.

Fighting inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, the 23-year old Arias improved to 3-0 with 2 knockouts after halting an overmatched Edgar Perez inside of a single round.

Having seen his professional career momentarily sidetracked last year, Arias has now reeled off a pair of stoppage victories within three weeks of one another as he continues to ride the momentum that comes from being aligned with Floyd Mayweather’s promotional outfit.

Floyd Mayweather celebrates his 36th birthday with The Money Team and congratulates Ishe Smith

Our friend and super middleweight prospect Badou Jack shared an exclusive, behind the scenes video of Floyd Mayweather celebrating his 36th birthday with his crew. Mayweather also gives shutouts to his Mawyeather Promotions fighters, including newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight prospect Badou Jack

Leo Santa Cruz on a fight w/ Moreno, Donaire-Rigondeaux, and how Al Haymon helped his career

Chris Robinson catches up with IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, as he speaks on a match with Anselmo Moreno, Abner Mares moving up in weight, the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux match, how manager Al Haymon helped his career, and more…