Monthly Archives: February 2017

PHOTOS: Caleb Plant and Sena Agbeko Swing Through Johnny Tocco’s for Some Sparring

Sena Agbeko sparring inside of Johnny Tocco’s against amateur Jamey Swanson (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier this month, inside of Johnny Tocco’s Ringside Gym in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (14-0, 10 KO’s) and once-beaten super middleweight Sena Agbeko (15-1, 15 KO’s) visited the gym to get in some sparring ahead of their respective bouts.

Plant fights on Feb. 25 inside of the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Al., against Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KO’s) on the same card that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faces off with contender Gerald Washington. The following month, on March 17, Agbeko returns against journeyman Rashad Jones in Nashville, Tennessee.

PHOTOS: Undefeated Erickson Lubin Getting Ready for March 4 CBS Showdown vs. Jorge Cota

Erickson Lubin fights on March 4 in Brooklyn, New York (Photo: Douglas DeFelice/Prime 360 )

CASSELBERRY, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 16: Undefeated Erickson "Hammer" Lubin, who is trained by Jason Galarza training during media day for his upcoming bout on March 4th, at the School of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym on February 16, 2017 in Casselberry, Florida (photo by Douglas DeFelice/Prime 360 Photography)

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, March 4, undefeated rising star Erickson “Hammer” Lubin will face off with once-beaten contender Jorge Cota in a 12-round junior middleweight bout from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lubin (17-0, 12 KO’s) and Cota (25-1, 22 KO’s) will see their bout aired live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, as part of a Premier Boxing Champions telecast.

Lubin held a media day inside of his gym in his hometown of Orlando, Fl. this past Thursday and he appears to be as sharp and focused as ever heading into the biggest assignment of his career. The Lubin-Cota bout will take place on the Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman card, which is one of the biggest matches of the year.

Top amateurs slug it out at Tocco’s: Rahim Gonzales vs. Alex ‘ATG’ Thiel

Alex Thiel, left, sparring Rahim Gonzales in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Top sparring continues to take place inside of Johnny Tocco’s Ringside Gym in Las Vegas, Nev. as the gym’s monthly “First Friday” sparring exhibition series also continues to gain steam.

This past Friday, Feb. 3, more action was taking place inside of Tocco’s, as we caught up with two of the nation’s top amateurs, Rahim Gonzales and Alex “ATG” Thiel, while they were putting in some work.