Monthly Archives: July 2013

Exclusive photos: Ana Julaton training in Las Vegas for August 17th return in Cancun, Mexico

Ana Julaton training at the UNLV Gym in Las Vegas

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Text and photos courtesy of Chris Robinosn (www.HustleBoss.com)

HustleBoss.com steps inside the UNLV Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as former WBO female super bantamweight champion Ana Julaton (12-3-1, 2 KO’s) prepares for her return to the ring following a year layoff.

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Julaton meets up with once-beaten Celina Salazar (4-1-2, 1 KO) on August 17th inside of the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Mexico on a card promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

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If successful, there are whispers that Julaton could see time on the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez “The One” Showtime pay per view on September 14th but nothing is official at this point.

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Ishe Smith on sparring Luis Arias, Showtime taking over boxing, Mayweather vs. Canelo, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on his recent sparring with Luis Arias, Showtime’s excellent triple header this past weekend in San Antonio, the September 14th Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez clash, and more


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Sharif Bogere wasn’t impressed by Omar Figuereoa’s victory over Nohito Arakawa on Showtime

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight contender Sharif Bogere (23-1, 15 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on this past weekend’s excellent triple header from Showtime, focusing paritcular attention on interim WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa’s victory over Nohito Arakawa.

Daquan Arnett on Andre Berto’s tough loss, sparring Keith Thurman and Mayweather, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight prospect Daquan Arnett (11-0, 7 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on this past weekend’s tripleheader from Showtime, the recent loss from Andre Berto, and his sparring with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas

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Nate Jones says that Floyd Mayweather is looking ‘scary’ in training, feels he’ll stop Canelo

Chris Robinson catches up with former heavyweight contender Nate Jones inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on the recent training of Floyd Mayweather ahead of his fight with Saul Alvarez on September 14th in Las Vegas

Mayweather Sr. says Floyd’s new ‘Money Talks’ T-Shirt is the perfect fit for him

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he gives the latest updates on the training camp of his son Floyd Mayweather ahead of his September 14th clash with Saul Alvarez

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Lydell Rhodes (17-0, 9 KO’s) steps in to spar with Shawn Porter at the Mayweather Boxing Club

More all-access coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club as lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (17-0, 9 KO’s) steps in to spar with welterweight contender Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) after he just got done putting in some rounds with Lanell Bellows

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Keith Hunter sparring Tito Elias Gonzalez at the Mayweather Boxing Club

Go behind the scenes at the Mayweather Boxing Club as amateur prospects Tito Elias Gonzalez and Keith Hunter put in some rounds

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Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) sparring LaDarius Miller inside the Mayweather Boxing Club

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday, July 25th, as undefeated welterweight prospect Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) put in some work with talented amateur and aspiring professional LaDarius ‘Memphis’ Miller

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Talking amateur days, Mayweather-Canelo, and gym wars with J’Leon Love, Luis Arias, LaDarius Miller

Chris Robinson catches up with J’Leon Love, Luis Arias, and LaDarius Miller inside of the Silver Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada as the trio reflects on their best memories from the amateurs, some gym wars they’ve been in since being in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather’s training camp for Saul Alvarez, and more

Jessie Vargas gives his take on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez drug testing drama

Chris Robinson catches up with undefeated welterweight contender Jessie Vargas (22-0, 9 KO’s) inside of the Silver Nugget in Las Vegas, as he speaks on the drug testing drama surrounding the October 12th Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez clash

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Photos from San Antonio: Omar Figueroa overcomes Nihito Arakawa in blazing Fight of the Year candidate

Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa went to war in San Antonio

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

In an absolutely grueling affair, undefeated lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa continued to impress, winning a slugfest with Nihito Arakawa over twelve scintillating rounds.

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The buzz has been high on Figueroa and he didn’t disappoint despite finding himself in perhaps a tougher-than-expected situation against his Japanese foe. For twelve thrilling rounds, the two men traded heavy shots in the type of clash that typifies why we all love this sport so much.

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Photos from San Antonio: Keith Thurman overcomes adversity, stops Diego Chaves in the tenth

Keith Thurman bested Diego Chaves in a tough fight on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

On Saturday night, inside of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, welterweight Keith Thurman made another step towards contender status in halting Argentina’s Diego Chaves in the tenth round.

It wasn’t an easy task for Thurman (21-0, 19 KO’s), as Chaves (22-1, 18 KO’s) came out strong in the early rounds as a bit of firefight broke out.

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To his credit, Thurman kept his composure and slowly began building momentum.

A left hook to the body would drop Chaves in the ninth and one round later an onslaught of punches would put him down for the count.

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Photos from San Antonio: Jesus Soto Karass scores huge win with 12th round TKO over Andre Berto

Jesus Soto Karass upset Andre Berto on Saturday night in San Antonio

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

In an excellent match, Sinaloa, Mexico native Jesus Soto Karass registered perhaps the biggest victory over his career in stopping former world champion Andre Berto in the 12th and final round of their match inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Pressing the action early, Karass was in full control against Berto, who fought bravely in the face of a right shoulder injury that visibly affected him.

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Karass was dropped with a left to the body in the eleventh round but returned the favor to Berto the following frame with a picturesque counter left of his own.

‘I’m a warrior at the end of the day’: Andre Berto following his TKO loss to Jesus Soto Karass

Jesus Soto Karass upset Andre Berto on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Showtime Championship Boxing delivered an action-packed triple header filled with back-and-forth action, knockdowns, and plenty of high drama.

In the evening’s main event, Sinaloa’s Jesus Soto Karass scored a mild upset with a 12th round TKO victory over former welterweight titlist Andre Berto.

It was another disappointing defeat for Berto, who is just 1-3 in his last four fights, dating back to his high-pitched brawl with Victor Ortiz in April of 2011.

Berto appeared to injure his right shoulder around the fourth round, yet he fought on valiantly as the action wore on, electing to utilize his left hand as best he could.

And despite scoring a knockdown in the eleventh round with a left to Karass’ body, Berto himself was floored with a counter left in the final round, as referee  Jon Schorle chose to call a halt to the action.

Super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell halts Hanshaw in San Antonio; calls for clash with WBC champion Sakio Bika

Anthony Dirrell in Las Vegas this past May prior to his victory over Don Mouton (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier tonight, inside of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, super middleweight contender Anthony Dirrell pushed forward with his latest comeback as he stopped former amateur star Anthony Hanshaw in a Showtime Extreme-televised attraction.

Dirrell’s superior punching power came through in the third round, as he hammered Hanshaw along the ropes, forcing both a knockdown and a referee’s stoppage.

Dirrell sees his record climb to 25-0 with 21 knockouts after his second victory in less than three months. On May 3rd in Las Vegas, Dirrell won a hard-fought eight-round decision over Don Mouton inside of the Cosmopolitan Resort.

“It felt good,” Dirrell said when asked of his stoppage of Hanshaw. “I knew right when I got to camp that I felt good. When I first got back I told my coach ‘I feel different.’ Of course, I should feel different.

Exclusive photos: Behind the scenes at the amateur fights inside the Silver Nugget in Las Vegas

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes during the latest round of amateur fights inside of the Silver Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Check out the photos for an inside look as fighters get ready for their bouts plus bonus shots from ringside.

All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

Saul Garcia getting ready for his first amateur fight

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Rich Barrientes of Pound 4 Pound Boxing

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Hassan Brown getting his hands wrapped

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Zeb Bedoian and Kevin Henry

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. rips Manny Pacquiao: ‘Who in the h*ll is he?’

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather Sr. has been a very busy man this year.

On top of reconnecting with his son Floyd as both a trainer and father, the elder Mayweather runs a busy schedule with a core group of professional fighters that consists of talented lightweights Mickey Bey and Lydell Rhodes, recently-debuted cruiserweight prospect Andrew Tabiti, and aspiring female prospect Maricela Cornejo.

With his son having beat Robert Guerrero convincingly this past May over twelve rounds, Mayweather Sr. now finds himself helping Floyd prepare for a huge clash with Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who he meets on Showtime pay per view on September 14th at the MGM Grand.

With so much of his time and thought devoted to his role as a trainer, Mayweather Sr. admits that it’s been hard to keep track of anything else boxing-related outside of his duties in the gym.

“I try to, but over these last months I’ve been very busy, man,” Mayweather Sr. stated. “I’ve moving here, I’m going there. A lot of things, man. It’s been kind of difficult for me to keep my eyes on things. I try my best to look at as much boxing as I can.”

On November 23rd, a welterweight clash will take place in Macau, China as former titlists Brandon Rios and Manny Pacquiao face off.

Exclusive photos: Lucas Matthysse in training for September 14th clash with Danny Garcia

WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse training in Argentina ahead of his September 14th clash with Danny Garcia (Photo: Team Matthysse)

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By Chris Robinson

As mentioned in a previous article by HustleBoss.com, WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has kicked off his training camp in his native Argentina ahead of his September 14th match vs. WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia.

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Matthysse is training in the city of Junin in the province of Buenos Aires and will begin sparring in a few weeks’ time.

Mattysse vs. Garcia serves as the chief support bout to the Floyd Mayeather vs. Saul Alvarez Showtime pay per view extravaganza.

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Expect much more from Camp Matthysse in the coming weeks.

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Chris Pearson talks Crespin TKO, Mayweather vs. Canelo, The Money Team, and more on ATG Radio

For the full length ATG Radio episode please visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/all-timegreat/2013/07/23/atg-radio-presents-undefeated-prospect-explosion-3?ie8c=0

Junior middleweight prospect Chris Pearson (11-0, 8 KO’s) stops by ATG Radio and disucsses his recent victory over Arturo Crespin at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pearson also speaks on what it’s like being with influential advisor Al Haymon, shares his thoughts on training camps on the West Coast, talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, life with The Money Team, and more

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