Monthly Archives: June 2014

Izaiah Bautista staying busy on the body bag at the Mayweather Boxing Club

IMG_0816 (2) steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as budding amateur prospect Izaiah Bautista puts in some work on the body bags.

MUSIC: Getting to know Echosmith a little bit further after catching ‘Cool Kids’

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Roger Mayweather on Robert Guerrero’s return on Showtime

IMG_0776 (2)’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Roger Mayweather about the return of Robert Guerrero this weekend inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Gym Diaries [Armando Villar]: Taking my time as an amateur fighter

In this edition of ‘Gym Diaries’, 19-year old amateur prospect Armando Villar reveals why he is being so patient with his career


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After growing up with a tough life, it’s what made me who I am today. Experiences build character, although many judge me quick without even knowing me. But at the end of the day, I don’t worry about it. I still smile and joke around because I know am a cool guy to know.

Anyway, As you can see, I am always focused on my goals. Althrough I am outgoing and like to get along with everybody, once I step into the gym, I just say hey to everybody and then go straight to work.

Jeff Mayweather discusses Robert Guerrero’s return and takes a jab at Manny Pacquiao

IMG_0797 (2)’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Jeff Mayweather about Robert Guerrero’s return to the ring this weekend on Showtime vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai.

Photos: Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko both weigh 125.5 pounds ahead of Showtime duel

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Photos from Los Angeles, Calif. as undefeated Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KO’s) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1 KO) both weigh in ahead 125.5 pounds ahead of their Showtime-televised duel on Saturday, Jan. 21 from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Ahmad Cheiko discusses training in Las Vegas, Wild Card memories, and Floyd Mayweather

IMG_0380 (2)’s Chris Robinson speaks with Lebanon’s Ahmad Cheikho about moving from Montreal to Las Vegas, his best memories inside of the Wild Card in Los Angeles, including some tough sparring with Jesus Soto Karass, and what it has been like training at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Cheikho is on a four-fight winning streak and has won three fights already in 2014.

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The homie Cornell Bellows Jr. showcases his son Lanell. You know ‘KO’ is a fan favorite at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Check out his life in this clip below.

Newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri speaks following his big upset over Ruslan Provodnikov

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Robert Guerrero eyes a future match with Manny Pacquiao: ‘That’s one of the fights that I would love to be in before I retire’

Robert Guerrero speaking in Carson, Calif. (Photo: Gene Blevins – Hogan Photos)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, former multi-division titlist Robert Guerrero returns to the ring when he faces off with once-beaten Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

The fight marks Guerrero’s first match since dropping a wide points loss to Floyd Mayweather over a year ago in Las Vegas.

For the Gilroy native, the break from boxing was much needed.

Photos: Errol Spence Jr. winds down camp ahead of 6/27 Ronald Cruz showdown

Errol Spence Jr. winds down his training camp with sparring against middleweight Tony Mack today at Maple Avenue Boxing Gym in Dallas, Tex. The undefeated welterweight prospect and 2012 Olympian Spence takes on Ronald Cruz at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV as the main event onShobox: The New Generation on Friday June 27th at 9:30pm ET/PT on Showtime.

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Chad Dawson speaks ahead of his June 21 return vs. George Blades on Showtime Extreme

IMG_0674 (2)’s Chris Robinson speaks with former two-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson about his June 21 return to the ring vs. George Blades on Showtime Extreme

Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko training for June 21 clash vs. Gary Russell Jr.

Photos from Los Angeles as two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1 KO) trains ahead of his Showtime showdown vs. Gary Russell Jr. (24-0, 14 KO’s) for the vacant WBO World Featherweight championship at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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Exclusive photos: Two-time champion Ava Knight spars with Sergio Lopez in Las Vegas

Exclusive photos from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as  two-time female flyweight champion Ava Knight (12-2-3, 5 KO’s) spars with local fighter Sergio Lopez (2-1-1) as she waits for news on her next fight.

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Kobe Bryant says he’s not alright with Tim Duncan possibly passing him with 6 rings

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Gym Diaries: Newcomer Allante Williams looks to defy the odds

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By Allante Williams

After growing up in an environment where engaging in physical combat was frowned upon, being physically abused, had confidence shattered growing up, I’m becoming more  more comfortable with the act of putting hands on a willing opponent.

Confidence is building dangerously rapidly.

CHANCE of a LIFETIME l The Stephane Malenou Project

IMG_0046 (2) introduces its first web series ‘CHANCE of a LIFETIME l The Stephane Malenou Project’, as we will be following the Cameroon-born fighter around Las Vegas and other locations as he chases his dreams of becoming a world champion.

Joel Diaz feels that Omar Figueroa can hurt Mickey Bey but admits a move up in weight is coming

IMG_0202 (2)’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with Indio-based trainer Joel Diaz about the possibility of his fighter, lightweight champion Omar Figueroa, facing Mickey Bey in the future

Exclusive photos: Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez sparring Yosi Ramirez at the Top Rank Gym

IMG_0628Damien s yosi steps inside of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas as 17-year old flyweight prospect Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez spars with junior flyweight Yosigey Ramirez (1-2-2). Vasquez is now working under Cuban trainer Ismael Salas, with respected veterans Miguel Diaz and Richie Sandoval rounding out his team.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says Miguel Cotto would ‘get his *ss whooped again’ by his son

Miguel Cotto hammering Sergio Martinez in New York (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

We are a week removed from Miguel Cotto’s shocking destruction of Sergio Martinez, and the options for the Puerto Rican star are aplenty.

Cotto is slated for a December ring return, either in New York or Las Vegas, and has a bevy of potential foes floating around between 154 and 160 pounds.

Some people have expressed interest in a rematch between Cotto and Floyd Mayweather. Two years ago in Las Vegas, Mayweather beat Cotto via a unanimous decision in the face of a strong effort from Miguel.

Cotto looks as focused as ever since linking up with trainer Freddie Roach, so the intrigue in a second encounter is there.