Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bermane Stiverne continues to fire back at Deontay Wilder: ‘I’m going to hurt that kid’

Bermane Stiverne in action this past May vs. Chris Arreola (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21 KOs) seem as focused and calm as ever heading into his big showdown with top-ranked contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs).

The Stiverne-Wilder matchup takes place on Showtime Championship Boxing from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 17.

Shout Out Series: Keep an eye out for Maricela Cornejo in 2015

Maricela Cornejo is one to watch out for (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

One thing I will always respect is someone who pushes towards a goal with hard work and passion.

If you pay a visit to Maricela Cornejo’s Instagram Page you will see what I am talking about. An aspiring professional female boxer who made her bones on the West Coast, Cornejo has been soaking up life in Miami, Fl. in recent months.

Jeff Mayweather on the latest Mayweather-Pacquiao chatter: ‘People still want the fight to happen but nobody really knows’

Will we see Floyd Mayweather face Manny Pacquiao in 2015? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

The buzz for a super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is once again high, as several people took notice to BoxRec.com’s update about the matchup being official for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While the post has since been removed, it was a simple update that seemed to turn heads.

Manny Pacquiao no longer listed as Floyd Mayweather’s opponent for 5/2 in Las Vegas

A screenshot of BoxRec.com listing Manny Pacquiao as Floyd Mayweather’s opponent for 5/2 in Las Vegas. The post has since been removed.

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday evening, Jan. 5, buzz spread like wildfire after it was revealed that reputable site BoxRec.com had Manny Pacquiao listed as the official opponent for Floyd Mayweather, for a match set for May 2 inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Boxing fans, both of the hardcore and mainstream variety, have been dying to see the fight for well over five years now and the demand for the match has again picked up with Pacquiao having bounced back soundly following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez over two years ago.

Sharif Bogere on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: ‘I think if that fight ever happens it will be one of the greatest fights in boxing and people will buy it all over the world’

Sharif Bogere speaking from Johnny Tocco’s Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada during Live Sparring Exhibitions (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The first time I recall seeing Chris Algieri in person was sometime in late 2013 or early 2014 ahead of his victory over Emmanuel Taylor.

I knew right off hand that the Huntington native was a tough guy simply because of who he was in the ring with, as Algieri could be found slugging it out with rock solid Ugandan contender Sharif Bogere inside of the Long Life Fit Gym (now called ‘Long Life Fighter Gym‘).

Shout Out Series: Thomas Hill crosses the professional threshold

Young prospect Thomas Hill, far right, with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Todd Harlib prior to his professional debut this past August (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

2014 was definitely a breakout year for Thomas Hill in several ways.

Having moved to Las Vegas from Milwaukee in Summer 2013, Hill wasn’t sure what his exact career path would be, yet he always seemed to have faith that things would figure themselves out.

The online world reacts to Jon Jones’ victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182

Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier last night in Las Vegas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones successfully defended his title inside of the Octagon with a five-round unanimous decision over Daniel Cormier in a fight that was better than many expected.

While the commanding victory helps Jones’ to keep his name thrust in the MMA headlines, there has definitely been some feedback to the way Jones has acted following his 20th professional victory. There definitely was no shortage of emotions coming from Jones, 27, and Cormier, 35, prior to their match, as it was apparent that some genuine disdain was in the air.

Unpredictability fills the air with tonight’s Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier showdown at UFC 182

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier weighing in (Photo: Instagram)

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By Kyle Hutchison

Unpredictability will be in the air as two expertly-trained fighters come face to face one last time before their fight tonight as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones meets up with challenger Daniel Cormier.

Jones will attempt to defend his title for the 8th straight time against undefeated challenger Cormier from within the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The build-up to their contest has turned UFC 182 into one of the most highly anticipated events in the company’s history. 

J’Leon Love gets deep on NYE on the ups and downs of 2014, the good and bad in life, envy, and love

J’Leon Love always has a way of standing out (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson 

For Inkster, Mich. native J’Leon Love, there will always be some form of positivity to take in.

At least that’s the type of aura you sense when speaking with the brash 27-year old super middleweight prospect.

Leo Santa Cruz gets back to work in Las Vegas on 1/17 with lofty visions of facing the game’s best in 2015

Leo Santa Cruz gets back to work on Jan. 17 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Looks like always-exciting WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz will be returning to the ring in a few weeks’ time out in Las Vegas.

Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KO’s) will be looking for  fourth successful defenses of his title on Jan. 17,  as he will be facing off with Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KO’s) on the Showtime-televised “Return To Glory” undercard headlined by WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne vs. power-punching contender Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Bringing in 2015 on HustleBoss.com with J’Leon Love, ‘Sugar’ Vasquez, and many more

Taking in 2015 in Las Vegas with some familiar heads (Photo: Chris Robinson – Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Happy New Year’s to everyone across the globe.

However you brought in 2015, whether with or without resolutions, it can be an exciting and challenging prospect to eye a new calendar year and set new goals.