Monthly Archives: May 2015

PHOTOS: Big victories in El Paso from Joseph Agbeko, Micko Zizic, and Demond Brock

Former world champion Joseph Agbeko is back in the win column following a TKO victory over Juanito Rubillar (Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo)


By Chris Robinson

Sounds like some great action was going down last night in El Paso, Tex. as three fighters from Roy Jones Jr.’s promotional banner all scored victories inside of the El Paso County Coliseum.

In the evening’s main event, former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko scored a 4th round TKO over Juanito Rubillar to improve to 30-5 with 23 knockouts. It was Agbeko’s first fight since his lopsided defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux in December of 2013 and this was a pivotal step for the Ghanaian.
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Allante Williams on Khan’s performance vs. Algieri, Mayweather’s options, and Pacquiao’s excuses

Aspiring pro Allante Williams inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Good catching up with aspiring pro Allante Williams out here in Vegas.

Remember seeing Allante training at the Mayweather Boxing Club last year, as he told me his story of trying to break through the pro ranks without any true backing.
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Photos: Amir Khan overcomes a game Chris Algieri and eyes Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri on Friday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, as former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) overcame a spirited effort from former titlist Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO’s) over 12 rounds.

Algieri was dropped six times and whitewashed in his previous match, a one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao this past November, but he showed his worth last night, often catching his British foe with stiff rights and counters throughout the match.
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Hustle Boss’ Chris Robinson fighting June 9 at Zappo’s vs. Miguel Barragan [Amateur Debut]

Hustle Boss’ own Chris Robinson will be fighting on former title challenger Derrick Harmon’s next show in LasnVegas on June 9

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been quite the ride in the sport of boxing over all these years.

From a kid growing up in the Midwest who fell in love with the game in 90’s, I have had a great chance to discover the sport the past ten years hands on, first reporting down in South Florida and most recently out here in Las Vegas.
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‘Filipino Future’ Cameron Kreal training highlights ahead of July 24 return at Sam’s Town

Young Cameron Kreal training inside of the Las Vegas Fight Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss recently swung through the Las Vegas Fight Club, as junior welterweight upstart Cameron Kreal put in some work ahead of his July 24 return as Sam’s Town Casino.

Kreal (7-7-2, 1 KO) is coming off of his biggest win to date, a 1st round TKO over always-game Moris Rodriguez. The fight figured to be competitive but Kreal broke through early and didn’t surrender his momentum in dropping and finishing Rodriguez.
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Exclusive photos: Rahim Gonzales continues to improve, sharp sparring with Karim Mayfield at Pound 4 Pound

Rahim Gonzales, right, evading Karim Mayfield inside of Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Been very interesting watching the progression of amateur standout Rahim Gonzales the past few years.

I first caught glimpse of Gonzales, 19, a few years back when he was working with Sharif Rahman inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club and he continues to push himself.
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VIDEO: Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Breakdown with Karim Mayfield and the Bautistas at Pound 4 Pound

Izaiah Bautista, Ben Bautista, and Karim Mayfield inside of Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson recently swung through the Pound 4 Pound Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as top flight junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield went some rounds with spirited up and coming amateur Rahim Gonzales.

Following the work, Mayfield sat down with his trainer Ben Bautista, and Bautista’s son and aspiring pro Izaiah, as the trio discussed several facets of the June 20 Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter showdown from the MGM Grand that has got the sport talking.
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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder in late 2015?

What does the future hold for Deontay Wilder? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The heavyweight boxing division, aside from having a dominant champion in Wladimir Klitschko, is suffering and suffocating from lack of excitement. Despite being an absolute king to the heavyweight throne, Klitschko brings a dull and emotionless feel to his title defenses. Now and then there are fights worth getting excited about, but they come sparingly, and generally tend to not involve the actual title holder.

According to Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight worth being excited for might be around the corner. He mentioned that once Deontay Wilder gets past (33-0, 32 KO’s) gets past Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s) on June 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, they will begin discussing a potential showdown between Wilder and Alxander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KO’s).
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Exclusive photos: Cameron Kreal pushing towards a breakthrough, training for July 24 return at Sam’s Town

Cameron Kreal working out inside of Las Vegas Fight Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson was on hand inside of Las Vegas Fight Club as junior welterweight Cameron Kreal got down to work ahead of his July 24 return.

Kreal (7-7-2, 1 KO) is coming off of his biggest victory as a pro to date, as he stopped tough and always game Moris Rodriguez in the first round on March 13 at Sam’s Town.
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VIDEO: Lydell Rhodes discusses his return and Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter

Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson recently caught up with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (23-0, 11 KO’s) inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Oklahoma native is going on his fourth year in the city and there has been a lot of changes over the years.
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Willie Nelson looks to get back in the winner’s circle on July 11 vs. Tony Harrison

 Willie Nelson returns to the ring on July 11 (Photo: Tha Boxing Voice)

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By Chris Robinson

Interesting matchup just surfaced, as it looks like Cleveland native and junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KO’s) will be looking to bounce back against undefeated Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KO’s) on July 11 in Tampa, Fl.

The bout will be a key undercard attraction to the Keith Thurman vs. Luis Collazo Premier Boxing Champions card on ESPN.
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Las Vegas buzzing over Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter [PREDICTIONS]

Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter is a fight that has been generating a lot of buzz 

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By Chris Robinson gets Non-stop predictions from Las Vegas ahead of the June 20 Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter matchup. Check out reactions from the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy, Top Rank Gym, 2015 Golden Gloves, Johnny Tocco’s Gym, Pound 4 Pound Gym, Musawwir’s Barber Shop, and much more…
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VIDEO: Jorge Linares talks Kevin Mitchell showdown, Kenneth Sims sparring, more

Jorge Linares speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been great to see the career revival of Venezuela’s Jorge Linares since linking up with trainer Ismael Salas.

Linares (38-3, 25 KO’s) has reeled of seven straight victories dating back to his March 2012 shock TKO  loss to Sergio Thompson and he is coming off of a 4th round knockout over Javier Prieto in December that saw him lift the vacant WBC lightweight belt into the air.
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Early vibes from within City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas

The City Athletic Boxing crew in West Las Vegas posing in front of the ‘Southpaw’ movie poster (Photo: City Athletic Boxing)


By Chris Robinson

While they often may  share similar purposes, there is no denying that boxing gyms each have their own special aura.

In Las Vegas, the city regarded as the Fight Capitol of the World, it’s not surprising to see new facilities opening up on a steady basis, but I’ve noticed that City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas gained and instant buzz upon it’s Grand Opening earlier this year.
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Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez in camp in Las Vegas for June showdown vs. Lorenzo Trejo

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez training in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss caught up with rising talent Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez recently inside of the Top Rank Gym out in Las Vegas.

Vasquez (7-0, 3 KO’s), who just recently turned 18 years old, is coming off of the first defense of his NABF junior flyweight, as he pounded out an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Edwin Reyes, a man ten years his senior, on March 14 at Sam Town’s Hotel and Casino.
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Rashad Ganaway defeats Spinks III to capture WBC USNBC belt [Post fight talk with RHP’s T Butler]

Rashad Ganaway is now the WBC USNBC lightweight champion of the world (Photo: Facebook)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, May 15, Rashad Ganaway scored a big victory by out boxing Leon Spinks III over eight rounds in Salt Lake City, Ut. to capture the vacant WBC USNBC lightweight belt.

Ganaway had fought for the same title in his previous fight against Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez, dropping a majority decision after eight rain-filled, raucous rounds of action.
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Solomon Egberime and Luis Tapia getting down to work at the RJJ Fight Academy in Las Vegas

Australia’s Solomon Egberime putting in work with Luis Tapia in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson recently crossed paths with tough welterweight veteran contender Solomon Egberime inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 36-year old Egberime, originally from Nigeria, now calls Australia his home when he’s not tucked away in Vegas camps with seasoned trainer Luis Tapia, who also trains female women’s champion and BKB star Layla McCarter.
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Floyd Mayweather beats Gennady Golovkin easily, claims sparring partner Will Clemons

Gennady Golovkin stopped Willie Monroe in the sixth round on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

What do you make of super fight betweeen WBA middleweight Gennady Golovkin and five-division world titlist Floyd Mayweather?

Golovkin defended his title this weekend on HBO, hammering out a sixth round TKO over a very game Willie Monroe Jr. inside of The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
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Catching up with Money Prince Duarte during Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight Week in Vegas

Money Prince having fun during Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Week in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Had been a minute since Hustle Boss caught up with young boxing star Money Prince Duarte out here in Las Vegas.

Still only four years old, Prince has been all over the city in recent times, including training at various gyms and stopping by several boxing-related events.
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