Monthly Archives: December 2016

PHOTOS: Devin Haney putting in work as 2016 draws to a close

“Devin Haney continues to progress in the sport of boxing (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s hard to think of a more promising prospect than 18-year old Devin “The Dream” Haney.

Possessing an 11-0 record with seven knockouts in the lightweight division, Haney has been making a name for himself dating back to his early days as an amateur, when it was easy to spot his potential.

Back-and-forth sparring: Alex ‘ATG’ Thiel vs. Eric Walker (13-0, 6 KO’s) at Johnny Tocco’s

Alex Thiel and Eric Walker put on a show recently inside of Johnny Tocco’s (Photo: Ring Dreams)

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By Chris Robinson

Some excellent work continues to take place inside of Johnny Tocco’s Ringside Gym in Las Vegas.

Budding amateur Alex Thiel, who has had a stellar 2016 campaign thus far, winning numerous national tournaments, recently got in some work with sharp junior middleweight prospect Eric “Baby-Faced Assassin” Walker (13-0, 6 KO’s) and it was something to watch.

PHOTOS: Abner Mares drops and defeats Jesus Cuellar via split-decision to become four-time champion

Abner Mares and Jesus Cuellar gave the fans something to remember on Saturday (Photo: Stephanie Trap – Showtime)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Dec. 10, Abner Mares stamped another mark in his legacy by defeating former champion Jesus Cuellar over twelve rounds inside of the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Mares has won belts in three weight classes and again now in the featherweight division he is a champion, as he adds the WBA featherweight crown to his collection.

Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO’s) used his skills and boxing ability in the face of Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO’s) , who appeared to be the bigger and physically stronger fighter inside of the ropes.

PHOTOS: Ashley Theophane grabs win #40 in Las Vegas at Sam’s Town

Ashley Theophane scored a unanimous decision victory over  Yakubu Amidu on Friday night (Photo: 1Tarell #ClockInNotOut)

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By Chris Robison

On Friday night, Dec. 2, former title challenger Ashley “Treasure” Theophane returned to the ring to score his 40th pro victory in besting Ghanaian veteran Yakubu Amidu over ten rounds inside  of the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nev.

Theophane ups his record to 40-7-1 with 11 knockouts while Amidu drops to 21-9-2 with 19 knockouts. Now working with former champion Lou Del Valle, Theophane was in great shape and boxed well enough to clearly take the fight, winning by scores of 100-90, 97-93, and 96-94.