Monthly Archives: August 2013

Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) sparring Cherif Sobgho ahead of clash with Pavel Miranda

Chris Robinson steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada for some sparring with junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) and French prospect Cherif Sobgho. Mayfield faces off with Pavel Miranda on Sept. 28 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California

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Trainer Joel Diaz says he knows ‘for a fact’ that Bob Arum wants Juan Manuel Marquez to beat Tim Bradley

Joel Diaz, right, in training with Tim Bradley ahead of the Oct. 12 duel with Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

As the Oct. 12 Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay per view showdown approaches us, there is some noticeable tension in the air.

A visibly discouraged Bradley spoke on his concerns with me earlier this month pertaining to the drug testing protocols that are being used in advance of the bout.

While initially seeking to have either VADA or USADA drug testing enforced, Bradley was thrown for a loop when he discovered that his promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum instead had plans of using a third party agency in cooperation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to oversee the testing.

Bradley initially mentioned that he would consider walking away from the fight if VADA or USADA weren’t involved, citing his contract that stated either party needed to be used in conjunction with the fight.

Finally, Bradley would put the issue aside, as he instead turned his focus solely towards his preparation for Marquez.

Despite being more than ready to dive into a full-fledged training camp in order to prepare himself for battle against one of Mexico’s finest prizefighters, you can sense that Bradley isn’t completely confident in how the situation is being handled.

Talking Canelo rumors, sparring days, Floyd Mayweather, and Garcia vs. Matthysse at the MBC

Chris Robinson catches up with top prospects in Las Vegas, Andrew Tabiti, Hasim Rahman Jr., and Michael Hunter, as they discuss a series of topics in the sport, including Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez, sparring days at the Mayweather Boxing Club, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, and more

Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan in the future? Roger Mayweather breaks it down

Chris Robinson chops it up again with head trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather as they discuss a possible match between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan in the future



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Jeff Mayweather feels Saul Alvarez can still be the face of boxing even if he loses to Mayweather

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer and former IBO junior lightweight champion Jeff Mayweather in Las Vegas, as he speaks on the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez clash

Floyd Mayweather Sr claims he’s been getting inside information on Saul Alvarez’s camp in Big Bear

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas, as he claims he has been getting inside information on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s training camp in Big Bear, Calif. as he prepares to meet his son Floyd on Sept. 14 on Showtime pay per view

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Floyd Mayweather in training for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez clash [Exclusive footage]

More exclusive coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO’s) prepares for his Sept. 14 clash with Saul Alvarez, set to take place at the MGM Grand. Continue watching the fight to check out Floyd on the heavy bag, hitting the speed bag, jumping rope, and more

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Floyd Mayweather on the mitts with Uncle Roger at MAGIC Market Week inside of the Mandalay Bay

More coverage from MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas, Nevada as pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather hits the mitts with Roger Mayweather ahead of of his Sep. 14 clash with Saul Alvarez at the MGM Grand

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Tim Bradley: ‘I definitely will pick Pacquiao in this fight; I think he has a lot left’

Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios crossing paths in Los Angeles earlier this month (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 23, all eyes will be fixed upon eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, as he returns to the ring from the first time in nearly a year. Facing off with rugged brawler Brandon Rios in Macau, China in an HBO pay per view attraction, there are several questions hovering around him that Pacquiao will look to answer.

It was Dec. 8 of 2012 when Pacquiao suffered a horrific knockout loss at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez, as his Mexico City rival drilled him with a counter right hand that put him to sleep in the sixth round of their fourth fight in Las Vegas.

It makes the match with the always-pressing and hard-punching Rios that much more intriguing.

Catching up with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley recently, I was extremely curious for his take on the Pacquiao-Rios showdown.

Leonard Ellerbe feels that Saul Alvarez’s team is disrespecting boxing fans with their rumors regarding Canelo’s destruction of his sparring partners

Saul Alvarez in training for Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Instagram.com)

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By Chris Robinson 

According to a BoxingScene.com report from Rene Umanzor last week, Saul Alvarez’s manager Eddy “Chepo” Reynoso is claiming that his man has been doing tremendous damage to his sparring partners in advance of his Sep. 14 clash with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez had the following to say after speaking with Chepo about Canelo’s camp in Big Bear, Calif.

“He told me [Canelo] already knocked off four sparring partners. We’ve already changed eight or nine people and just [sent] him another from Philadelphia. I’ve never seen him like this. One of the sparring partners broke a rib, two other were injured, one of them injured a shoulder and another was knocked out.”

The reaction from Mayweather’s camp upon hearing the reports has been that of near bemusement.

Floyd Mayweather: More behind-the-scenes coverage during his time at MAGIC in Las Vegas

More exclusive coverage from the Mandalay Bay as pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather gets ready for a light workout ahead of his Sep. 14 clash on Showtime pay per view with Saul Alvarez

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Leonard Ellerbe says Canelo and his team are insulting the boxing public with their rumors

Chris Robinson catches up with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas, as he speaks on the latest rumors that Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has sent home 8 or 9 sparring partners from his camp as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather on Sep. 14 in Las Vegas

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Roy Jones Jr. feels Bernard Hopkins can beat both Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson

Chris Robinson, Frank Stea, and the ATG Radio family talk it up with living legend Roy Jones Jr., as he weighs in on Sergey Kovalev’s big win over Nathan Cleverly while looking at Adonis Stevenson and Bernard Hopkins as potential foes

Photos: Second day coverage of MAGIC Market Week from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

More all-access coverage from MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas as HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes inside of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Continue on below for an all-access look at some of the top brands, companies, and personalities that we came across.

Photos and coverage courtesy of Chris Robinson  (www.HustleBoss.com)

Black Jack (www.USFCollections.com)

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‘Sparring partners don’t mean sh*t!’: Roger Mayweather sounds off on the Canelo rumors

Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather and former heavyweight contender Nate Jones, as they speak on the rumors of Saul Alvarez destroying his sparring partners in training ahead of his Sep. 14 clash with Floyd Mayweather

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Former Canelo sparring partner feels that Floyd Mayweather may score a late TKO [Flashback footage]

Flashback footage from over three years ago during Saul Alvarez’s sparring session with Juan Heraldez. Hear what Juan had to say about Alvarez’s upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather on Sep. 14

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Exclusive photos: Lucas Matthysse continues training in Argentina; move to Los Angeles on the horizon?

Lucas Matthysse training in Buenos Aires, Argentina for his bout with Danny Garcia

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Article by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Team Matthysse 

More exclusive photos from the camp of WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina as he trains for his Sep. 14 clash with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia.

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Although all indications point towards Matthysse having a strong camp in his homeland, sources close to the prizefighter have advised HustleBoss.com that Lucas and his team could likely be hitting Los Angeles later this week to finish up their preparation.

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Garcia-Matthysse takes place from the MGM Grand as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez “The One” Showtime pay per view extravaganza.

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Exclusive photos: An inside look at MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas (Monday afternoon)

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes inside of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the first official day of MAGIC Market Week on Monday afternoon, Aug. 19.

Continue on below for an all-access look at some of the top brands, companies, and personalities that we came across.

Photos and coverage courtesy of Chris Robinson and Sabrina Montez (www.HustleBoss.com)

City Hunter Brand (www.CityHunterCap.com)

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Floyd Mayweather training footage and fan interaction at MAGIC Market Week [August 2013]

Go behind the scenes at the MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas on Aug. 19, 2013, as undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather entertains the fans with a public workout and autograph session inside of the Mandalay Bay.

Mayweather faces junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Sep. 14 at the MGM Grand on Showtime pay per view

For more information on MAGIC Market Week please visit www.MagicOnline.com

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Heavyweight Ngoula Tangoum Romarick moves to Las Vegas, seen training with Rafael Ramos

Coverage from the Pochiro Boxing Gym in Las Vegas as heavyweight prospect Ngoula Tangoum Romarick makes his move to the city from New York and begins training inside of the Pochiro Boxing Gym with trainer Rafael Ramos

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