Monthly Archives: December 2014

Roger Mayweather breaks down Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander

How will Amir Khan fair against Devon Alexander this weekend? (Photo: HoganPhotos)

Amir Khan & Devon Alexander Fight Announcement

By Chris Robinson

It’s common knowledge in the boxing game that Amir Khan is regarded as one of the more lucrative ring options for Floyd Mayweather heading into the 2015 boxing schedule. Mayweather is a few months removed from a rematch victory over Marcos Maidana and is once again eyeing a pair of matches in May and September of next year.

Khan’s spirits are fresh, today being his 28th birthday, and he is certainly one of the more marketable faces in the mix.

Ohara Davies’ streak continues; 4-0 status after 1st round TKO over Oszkar Fido at York Hall [VIDEO]

Ohara Davies has improved to 4-0 (Photo: Facebook)

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By Chris Robinson

News from London as the always brash but never dull Ohara Davies has improved to 4-0 with a 1st round blitzing of Oszkar Fido inside of York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

Davies is a talkative one, that’s for sure, but he’s never disappointed in the ring to date. Whether we are discussing his stellar but brief success as an amateur, his many voyages to Las Vegas where he shined during sparring sessions around town, or his recent eye-openers as a pro, the kid is one to watch.

It was a big right hand from Davies that finished the job and it was a shot that was definitely thrown with conviction.

Brian Viloria registers another TKO, stops Vasquez in four in Glendale

Brian Viloria registered another win last night in Glendale, Calif. (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

Viloria Wins

By Chris Robinson

A quick scan of the headlines shows that former two-division world champion Brian Viloria registered another victory when he stopped journeyman Armando Vasquez in the 4th round Saturday night inside of the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, Calif.

The bout was part of Top Rank’s UniMas “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card. Our guy Francisco Salazar was ringside and says that Viloria ended the show in the 4th after catching Vasquez with a left to the body.

David Lemieux’s resurgance continues with 10th round TKO over Rosado; claims he isn’t afraid of Golovkin

David Lemieux, left, handed Gabe Rosado, right, a defeat on Saturday night (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, heavy-hitting Canadian David Lemieux stopped the always-game Gabe Rosado in the tenth round of a dandy of a fight.

Lemieux scores his 12th straight victory, as the 25-year old goes to 33-2 with 31 knockouts.

Exclusive photos: Behind the scenes with Stephane Malenou during production of ‘Chance of a Lifetime’

Stephane Malenou running the streets of Las Vegas as he prepares for a ring return in early 2015 (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

They like to say that a picture is worth a thousand words and such has been the case while filming Cameroon-born welterweight Stephane Malenou on the streets and in the gyms of Las Vegas during his forthcoming “Chance of a Lifetime” project.

Malenou moved to Las Vegas in the first quarter of 2014 and he has since become a fixture around the fight scene.

Mickey Bey says he knew years back that Terence Crawford would be champion

Terence Crawford following his match with Ray Beltran last Saturday (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 29, WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford easily handled rugged former title challenger Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Showing great movement and the ability to switch from lefty to righty throughout the night, Crawford was simply a few steps ahead of his courageous opponent, winning by scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice.

Crawford has established himself as one of the rising faces in the the sport of boxing and he is also becoming a staple on HBO’s airwaves. And while he was a bit of an unknown commodity a few years back, not everyone has been shocked to see such success coming from the Omaha, Neb. native.

Introducing Quan Paxton, a new face in the corner of Sergey Kovalev

Quan Paxton, far left, with Sergey Kovalev and the crew following the Bernard Hopkins victory (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Nov. 8, Russian-born Sergey Kovalev left another stamp on the boxing world with a rousing, dominant 12-round unanimous decision over living legend Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City.

The victory for the 31-year old Kovalev, who added Hopkins’ WBA and IBF titles to go with his WBO light heavyweight belt, is profound, as it helped wrap up another huge year for him.  During the match, Kovalev showed grit and guile, never falling into Hopkins’ traps while boxing wisely and showing glimpses of his heralded power.

Exclusive photos: Lanell ‘KO’ Bellows and Andrew ‘Beast’ Tabiti sparring ahead of 12/12 returns

Lanell Bellows, left, and Andrew Taibiti, right, at the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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These days, as is the case any time throughout the year, if you step inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada you will find cruiserweight prospect Andrew Tabiti (8-0, 8 KO’s) and his boxing brethren Lanell Bellows (9-1-1, 6 KO’s) putting in serious work.

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado set for trilogy showdown Jan. 24 [An exclusive look back]

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are getting ready to settle their score.

The two former junior welterweight champions, who have split a pair of thrilling fights, will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Col., right outside of Alvarado’s hometown of Denver. HBO will televise the rubbermatch, just as they did the first two matches.

Rios (32-2-1, 23 KO’s) stopped Alvarado in under seven rounds in October of 2012 in an absolute firefight of a match in Southern California that left the boxing world buzzing.

Roger Mayweather wants to see his nephew face Manny Pacquiao: ‘That’s one of the biggest fights that people talk about. I think that the fight should happen’

Roger Mayweather talking that talk

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By Chris Robinson

While he will never be confused for a diehard Manny Pacquiao fan,  veteran trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather has seemed to gain a little bit of respect for the Filipino icon in recent times.

Pacquiao is fresh off of a 12-round blitzing of gritty but outmatched Chris Algieri in Macau, China this past weekend and Roger feels that the eight-division champion from General Santos City is ready for a crack at the man regarded as the best fighter in the world, his nephew Floyd.

LaDarius Miller declares WAR in San Antonio with Dec. 12 opponent James Burns

‘Memphis’ is ready for WAR (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been nearly three years now since we linked up with young and bullish LaDarius Miller inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club.

Having then traveled on bus from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, it was easy to spot that Miller had some good ol’ fashioned Southern attitude in him, but it was coupled with a modest and determined approach that led you to believe he would be someone to keep an eye on.

Nate Jones says Maywearther ‘rapes’ Pacquiao; calls Algieri a ‘D level’ fighter

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HustleBoss.com catches up with trainer and former 1996 bronze medalist Nate Jones inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on Manny Pacquiao’s dominant victory over Chris Algieri and the possibility of a match with his friend Floyd Mayweather.

Heavyweight hopeful Kurtis Taylor gunning for gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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HustleBoss.com catches up with heavyweight hopeful Kurtis Taylor inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, to discuss the latest with his amateur career, including his goals of winning gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A$AP Ferg’s ‘Ferg Forever’ generating buzz online following Black Friday release

A$AP Ferg’s “Ferg Forever”

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By Chris Robinson

Having dropped his latest mixtape “Ferg Forever” on Nov. 28, rising artist A$AP Ferg has been enjoying critical success thus far with his latest contribution.

So far, Ferg is pulling in an 88% rating on www.HotNewHipHop.com and also saw praise from various members of www.2DopeBoyz.com.