Monthly Archives: August 2013

‘Camp life’: Carlos Molina claims he’s ready to take out Michael Perez

Chris Robinson reveals another ‘Camp Life’ video, as we catch up with once-beaten lightweight prospect/contender Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 7 KO’s) in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. at the Elite MMA Academy. Hear what Molina had to say about his upcoming fight with Michael Perez and check out bonus training footage

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Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez open media workout ahead of Aug. 24 show at the Las Vegas Sports Center

Las Vegas resident and fan favorite Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez (9-0, 2 KO’s) puts in work inside of the Pochiro Boxing Gym in Las Vegas ahead of his Aug. 24 fight at the Las Vegas Sports Center

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The Mayweather-Canelo Bus invades the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Check out the video for a sneak peak at the Floyd Mayweather-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez bus just outside of the Mayweather Boxing Club
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NBA star Jason Terry takes inspiration from Floyd Mayweather heading into the 2013-2014 season

Chris Robinson catches up with NBA star Jason Terry of the Brooklyn Nets inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hear what Terry had to say about checking out Floyd Mayweather’s training for Saul Alvarez, how he met Floyd and stayed in touch, his role with the Brooklyn Nets heading into the 2013-2014 NBA season, and more

Sergio Thompson training highlights from his camp in Santa Fe Springs, CA [Takashi Miura bout]

More all-access coverage from the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. as junior lightweight contender Sergio Thompson prepares from his WBC title clash vs. Takashi Miura in Cancun, Mexico.

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Abner Mares expects Rios to give Pacquiao ‘hell’; talks Mayweather-Canelo, Bradley-Marquez

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. as he speaks on upcoming fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Former champion Israel Vazquez and younger brother Damian speak ahead of ‘Sugar’s’ pro debut in Cancun

Israel Vazquez, right, helping younger brother Damian inside of the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Huntington Park, Calif. (Photo: Cindy Gonzales)

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By Chris Robinson

This Saturday night in Cancun, Mexico, Golden Boy Promotions will stage a show headlined by a junior lightweight title clash between WBC champion Takashi Miura and streaking contender Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson.

On the undercard, 16-year old Damian “Sugar” Vasquez will be making his professional debut when he squares off with Miguel Meneses.

A little of a year ago, Vasquez began creating some buzz around the Las Vegas gym scene after some brisk sparring sessions with some seasoned pros.

Vasquez was then training under the tutelage of Floyd Mayweather Sr., who heaped great praise upon him, but he now finds himself working with his older brother Israel, a former junior featherweight champion known best to fight fans for his memorable wars with Rafael Marquez.

Working out of his personal facility, the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Huntington Park, Calif., Israel was able to see first-hand the kind of attributes that his brother brings to the table.

“The way I see things, it’s very, very rare that a 16-year old has the potential to do the things he’s doing now,” Israel stated. “Dominating sparring partners at the age of 25, 26. That’s what makes him a very special young man and special fighter. I know that he’s going to be able to make his debut in devastating fashion.”

Exclusive photos: Tim Bradley steps up his training for Juan Manuel Marquez

Tim Bradley, left, training in Indio, Calif. with trainer Joel Diaz ahead of his Oct. 12 date with Juan Manuel Marquez

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

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Boys and Girls Club in Indio, Calif. as WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) trains for his upcoming HBO pay per view clash with Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct. 12.

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Exclusive photos: Local boxing returns to Las Vegas on Aug. 24 at the Las Vegas Sports Center

Local fan favorite Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez working out in front of the media at the Pochiro Boxing Gym earlier this week

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Article and photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

On Saturday, Aug. 24, local boxing will return to Las Vegas as Pochiro Promotions will be staging a six-fight card from the Las Vegas Sports Center.

Headlining the event will be local fan favorite Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez, a junior welterweight prospect with a 9-0 (2 KO’s) record.

Another recognizable name to Vegas fight fans will be Cuban-born Pedro Toledo (2-0-1), who is trained by the respected Miguel Diaz.

Earlier this week, Gutierrez, Toledo, and other fighters from the upcoming show could be found inside of the Pochiro Boxing Gym, as they hosted the media ahead of the event.

Anyone interested in tickets can visit www.PochiroBoxing.com or contact ‘T’ Butler at 702-612-0736.

Tim Bradley expects Pacquiao to inflict damage on Rios; likes Mayweather to beat Canelo

Chris Robinson catches up with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) in Indio, Calif. as he speaks on some upcoming matchups such and Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

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Joel Diaz feels that Bob Arum wants Tim Bradley to lose; says Marquez was nearly KO’d vs. Pacquiao

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former world title challenger Joel Diaz in Indio, Calif., as he speaks on his fighter Tim Bradley’s upcoming clash with Juan Manuel Marquez and its many subplots

Roger Mayweather on Floyd showing him love, Vegas’ role in boxing, great fighters of the past, more

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former world champion Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, as he speaks on his nephew Floyd Mayweather winning Fighter of the Year at the inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, shares his thoughts on Las Vegas’ role in the boxing world, and looks at some great fighters from the past
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Adrien Broner gives his take on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

Adrien Broner, right, interacting with a fan during a recent visit to the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Although nothing is official as of this moment, the wheels appear to be in motion for an interesting welterweight title clash between newly-crowned WBA champion Adrien Broner and former junior welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana.

Each man is coming off of a victory this past June, as Maidana stopped Josesito Lopez in a thriller on June 8 in Carson, Calif. while Broner edged out former champion Paulie Malignaggi two weeks later in Brooklyn.

Catching up with Broner recently, the brash 24-year old seemed to dismiss Maidana right off the bat.

“Anybody who grabs that rope to hang themselves,” said Broner of a possible duel with the Argentinean.

“Numbers speak for themselves,” Broner continued. “Check my views and check his views.”

Daquan Arnett on his bond with Errol Spence, sparring days with Canelo, and work at the MBC in Vegas

Chris Robinson catches up with welterweight prospect Daquan Arnett (11-0, 7 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club following some more sparring with British contender Ashley Theophane. Hear what Arnett had to say about the work, what’s it’s been like working in Las Vegas, his past camps with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Canelo vs. Floyd Mayweather, his bond with Errol Spence, and more

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Zab Judah on Floyd’s training, the Canelo fight, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division champion Zab Judah inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as he speaks on checking out his friend Floyd Mayweather’s training, gives his take on the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight on Sep. 14, and also chimes in on Adrien Broner and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he is getting calmer as the fight with Canelo draws near

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr. inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, as he gives updates on his son Floyd’s Sept. 14 bout with Saul Alvarez, set to take place on Showtime pay per view inside of the MGM Grand

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Abner Mares deep into training for August 24th Showtime clash with Jhonny Gonzalez

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes inside of the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California, as WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) trains for his August 24th defense of his title against former champion Jhonny Gonzalez

Deontay Wilder behind the scenes: Ready for Seth Mitchell or Chris Arreola after Liakhovich blowout

Behind the scenes coverage from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. as rising heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) scores another big victory with his first round demolish over former champion Sergey Liakhovich.

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Sugar Ray Leonard talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez, Adrien Broner, and Pacquiao vs. Rios

Chris Robinson and other boxing media members catch up with the great Sugar Ray Leonard inside of the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas for the inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony. Hear what Ray had to say bout his best Vegas memories, how the sport has changed, plus thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Adrien Broner

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Mike Tyson talks NVBHOF induction, being the face of Vegas boxing for years, Mayweather-Canelo, more

Chris Robinson and other boxing media members link up with former heavyweight champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson

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