Monthly Archives: March 2015

BIG Changes coming…

To anyone who has followed HustleBoss.com over the past few years, we apologize for the delay of updates in recent weeks. Please stay tuned, as you will see a whole new vision in just a few days’ time.

All I can tell you, is each of the homies below had something to do with the change. Stay tuned!

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Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez continues to roll with dominating first defense of NABF title

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez poured in on vs. Edwin Reyes this past Saturday night, winning an eight-round decision

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By Chris Robinson

From the minute I crossed paths with Damien “Sugar” Vasquez, I could tell instantly that he was on a fast track towards the championship ranks.

Still just an amateur at the time, having just turned 16, young Vasquez had a poise about himself that offset him from most prospects his age and I became intrigued as to what his professional career would hold.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Photos: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off at Los Angeles press conference

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from Los Angeles as five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao meet ahead of their May 2 pay per view clash.

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) will meet inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in an attraction that will be co-produced and co-distributed by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View.

Photos: Keith Thurman overcomes Robert Guerrero on NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ debut

Keith Thurman was sharp against Robert Guerrero last night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 7, interim WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman defeated former multi-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 entertaining rounds on the inaugural version of NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions”.

From the outset of the match, it was apparent that Thurman’s speed and power was going to be a big factor, as he was able to establish an early edge over southpaw foe. Guerrero remained patient and kept pressing forward, but he simply couldn’t get into enough of a groove to establish control.

Oscar De La Hoya: ‘I think this fight is in the hands of Pacquiao’

Manny Pacquiao catching Oscar De La Hoya during their December 2008 encounter (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

While Oscar De La Hoya has certainly been a vocal critic of Floyd Mayweather in the past, he never has been one to doubt the star power of the five-division world champion from Grand Rapids.

De La Hoya believes Mayweather’s May 2 pay per view clash with rival Manny Pacquiao will hit 3 million buys and break the all-time record that his May 2007 match with Mayweather generated (2.4 million).

Photos: Floyd Mayweather kicks off training camp in Las Vegas for Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather getting down to work in training camp in Las Vegas ahead of his May 2 fight vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Marco Hall)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather kicked off his training camp in Las Vegas on Monday, ahead of his May 2 pay per view showdown against Manny Pacquiao. It was a mobbed scene at the Mayweather Boxing Club, as is most cases when Floyd kicks off camp, and surely this particular camp will be full of surprises.

UFC planning to fix their PED issue ‘head on’

Anderson Silva tested positive for PEDs following his bout with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 (Photo: Instagram)

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By Kyle Hutchison

Anderson Silva, arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history, tested positive a second time for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) following his bout with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. The first test came before he defeated Diaz, but the second positive came soon after the contest.

After one of the premier fighters tested positive for PEDs, Hector Lombard, a top contender for the welterweight division, also tested positive for PEDs. The UFC brass had enough with these positive tests and held a press conference February 18th to discuss their changes to the drug testing policies.

Manny Pacquiao gives congratulations to Ronda Rousey following her 14-second knockout over Cat Zingano

Manny Pacquiao giving congratulations to Ronda Rousey on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 28, inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., UFC star Ronda Rousey continued to impress, knocking out previously-undefeated Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds at UFC 184.

Rousey has garnered mainstream attention for her accomplishments and is one of the most-publicized female athletes on the planet.