Monthly Archives: December 2015

Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka set for SHOWTIME on Jan. 16 from the Barclay’s Center

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face off with Poland’s Artur Szpilka on Jan. 16 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder finally has a dance partner for his Jan. 16 return date.

The unbeaten Alabama native will make the third defense of his belt when he meets Poland’s Artur Szpilka inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a SHOWTIME-televised thriller.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at the ‘All Comers’ amateur showdown inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club

Max Ornelas and his team after his stirring victory over Dustin Somera at the “All Comers” amateur show this past weekend (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

As noted earlier, Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club this past weekend for the “All Comers” amateur showdown in Las Vegas this past Saturday.

Fourteen fast-paced bouts were held and it was one of the more memorable amateur shows in recent times. Check below for a recap of some of the day’s best action.

‘Bronco’ Billy Wright states his case for a crack at Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt

Billy Wright insists he’s ready for a crack at Deontay Wilder (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Those connected to the fight game in Las Vegas are well aware of WBC Latino and FECARBOX heavyweight champion “Bronco” Billy Wright.

The 50-year old Wright (49-4, 38 KO’s) is a fan favorite in the city and has been on a big winning streak in recent times, having captured 20 victories in a row, 17 of them by stoppage, dating back to his 2007 comeback. Now ranked #20 by the WBC, Wright insists he is ready for a crack at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO’s).

PHOTOS: Denis Shafikov sparring Maurice Hooker in Big Bear ahead of Rances Barthelemy title bout

Denis Shafikov and Maurice Hooker in training camp in Big Bear, California (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker may be a man of few words, but he has a way of leaving a lasting impression.

We were able to spend some quality weeks with Hooker and his trainer Vince Parra a few years back in Las Vegas and it was easy to spot the synergy between the two pugilists. Whether sparring inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club or getting ready for his ShoBox debut, you could tell that Hooker was a kid who was going to go places.

City Athletic Boxing’s ‘Domo’ shines at ‘All Comers’ amateur show with big 1st round TKO

City Athletic Boxing member Dominique Clark and trainer Armin Van Damme before his fight this past Saturday at the Richard Steele Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday, Dec. 5, rising amateur prospect Dominique Clark produced a dominant victory during his appearance at the “All Comers” amateur show inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club.

Clark, known better by those in the community as “Domo”, trains out of City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas under the tutelage of gym owner Armin Van Damme.

Exclusive PHOTOS: City Athletic Boxing’s Dominique Clark and Bowe Van Dam perform at the ‘All Comers’ Show inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club

Armin Van Damme, Bowe Van Dam, and Dominque Clark at the “All Comers” Amateur Show in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Friday afternoon, while inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas, I caught word that two of the gym’s top amateur fighters, Dominique Clark and Bowe Van Dam, were set to perform at the “All Comers” show inside of the Richard Steele Boxing Club the following day.

I made a point to check out Clark and Van Dam in action and they definitely didn’t disappoint.

PHOTOS: A closer look at Danny Jacobs’ crushing TKO over Peter Quillin

Danny Jacobs was too much for Peter Quillin on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Dec. 6, WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs produced one of the most electrifying performances of the year in halting former titlist Peter Quillin in under one round.

Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO’s) stormed out of the gates and had Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO’s) in trouble courtesy of a right hand within the first minute of the match. ¬†Quillin fought valiantly, but was overwhelmed and saw referee Harvey Dock waive the match off after another right hand blitzed him and had him on shaky legs.

Chris Algieri defeats Erick Bone over 10 rounds: ‘I trained and fought hard as always’

Chris Algieri defeated a tough Erick Bone on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, former junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri defeated a game Erick Bone over the course of ten hard-fought rounds inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. With the win, Aglieri improves to 21-1 with eight knockouts and should be in line for a big fight in 2016, while Bone drops to 16-3 with eight knockouts.

Algieri was coming off of back-to-back defeats to Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan and knew he needed to make a statement against his Ecuadorian foe. A knockdown in the eighth round helped seal the deal for Algieri, as the Huntington, New York native prevailed by scores of 97-92 twice and 95-94.

Danny Jacobs knocks Peter Quillin out in the first round in shocking fashion

Danny Jacobs drilled Peter Quillin in the first round on their middleweight title fight on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

In a shocking result, WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs scored a thrilling first round knockout over friendly rival Peter Quillin on Saturday night inside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The fight was highly-anticipated and still found a way to deliver in terms of excitement. A right hand from Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO’s) stunned Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO’s) in the opening minute of the match and a follow-up barrage left the former champion even more dazed, with referee Harvey Dock waiving the match off at just 85 seconds into the contest.

PHOTOS: Danny Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin Official Weigh In From Brooklyn

WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs and Peter Quillin weighing in (Photo: Ether Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

The official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s middleweight title showdown between WBA champion Danny Jacobs and former WBO champion Peter Quillin took place today in Brooklyn, New York.

Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO’s) will face off with Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) inside of the Barclays Center in a much-anticipated bout that will be carried by Showtime Championship Boxing.

Prospect Jayvon Garnett Makes the Move to Las Vegas – Mayweather Boxing Club Footage

Jayvon Garnett inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There are always new faces emerging inside of any top gym across the globe and the Mayweather Boxing Club is no different.

A few weeks back I crossed paths with budding featherweight prospect Jayvon Garnett, from Cincinatti, Oh. Sporting a 3-0 record with three knockouts, Garnett is low-key figure inside of the gym and he’s far more into his work than talking, so he was easy to slightly overlook at first.

Exclusive PHOTOS: More Coverage from City Athletic Boxing

Bowe Van Damme Training Inside of City Athletic Boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

As we noted recently, former lineal heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman was recently spotted putting in some work inside of City Athletic Boxing.

We will be inside of the facility much more this month. For now, check below for more of Rahman and other gym notables.

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman putting in work inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman training inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It was a pleasant surprise to catch former lineal heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon.

Rahman is actually in excellent shape these days, as he was seen hitting the mitts rigorously with trainer Kevin Henry towards the end of his workout session.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Life Inside The Mayweather Boxing Club – Nov. 30, 2015

Inside the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

While Floyd Mayweather may have retired, that certainly hasn’t slowed down the hustle and bustle inside of his personal gym these days.

Hustle Boss swung through the doors of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Monday, Nov. 30 and it was a packed scene.