Monthly Archives: December 2017

How often should I replace my golf equipment to ensure I play at my best

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A big part of golfing involves owning the right set of equipment to raise your game. But when your set of irons are in bad condition, it’s likely to put your game in jeopardy. In contrast to other golfing accessories such as your shoes, gloves, and bags, most golfers form a strong attachment to their clubs and rarely replace them regularly. Understandably, once you get accustomed to swinging a set of irons, naturally they become a crucial part of your game.

Nonetheless, there reaches a time when the clubs are barely holding on, and your game suffers immensely. At such a time, you may not have much of choice but to replace your battered gear.

Christmas in Las Vegas? Discovering Christmas Town at Wet’n'Wild

Christmas Town at Wet’n'Wild in Las Vegas (Photo: Wet’n'Wild)

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By Chris Robinson

Having been in Las Vegas for the past eight-plus years, I can attest that there is a lot to discover in the city. And, while live events, five-star hotels, fine-dining, clubbing, and craziness on the Vegas Strip are year-round staples, I always thought to myself how much better diverse Las Vegas could be with more attractions geared towards the youth.

That’s why, I was pleasantly surprised to hear years back that they were planning on bringing a water park to Las Vegas called Wet’n’Wild in the summer of 2013. Located in Southwest Las Vegas at 7055 S Fort Apache Rd., the park was essentially just down the street from me and I made sure to buy my season passes ahead of time for my family.

Undefeated Prospect Blair “The Flair” Cobbs Signs With Golden Boy Promotions

Undefeated prospect Blair Cobbs has signed with Golden Boy Promotions (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

For the past year I’ve become familiar with prospect Blair “The Flair” Cobbs, a Philadelphia native who has relocated to Las Vegas to further hone his skills.

Training out of the Bones Adams Boxing Gym, Cobbs (8-0, 6 KO’s) has continued to progress, racking up four victories in 2017, three of them being stoppages.

PHOTOS: Billy Joe Saunders Easily Outpoints David Lemieux in Canada

Billy Joe Saunders was in rare form on Saturday night, defeating David Lemieux via unanimous decision (Photo: Matt Heasley-Hogan Photos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Dec. 16, WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) outpointed hometown favorite and former champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) to successfully defend the WBO Middleweight World Championship in the 12-round main event of HBO World Championship Boxing at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

A native of the United Kingdom, Saunders easily outboxed Lemieux for 12 rounds from his southpaw stance to win via unanimous decision, with scorecards reading 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111.

PHOTOS: David Lemieux and Billy Joe Saunders Host Media Day Ahead of HBO Showdown

Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux faces off with WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night on HBO (Photo: Vincent Ethier / Eye of the Tiger Management)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management, in association with Frank Warren and Vidéotron, hosted a media workout for the upcoming WBO Middleweight World Championship fight between Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) and David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs).

Saunders vs. Lemieux will take place this Saturday, Dec. 16 at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada and will air on HBO World Championship Boxing. Lemieux will have the hometown advantage, but it’s not a worry to the defending champion.

VIDEO: Myster DL Releases Cypress Hill Documentary “The Haunted Hill”

Cypress Hill’s “The Haunted Hill” Documentary is worth a look (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Those who are familiar with the rap group Cypress Hill can tell you all about their annual “The Haunted Hill” tour, which has been going on now over 23 years. Cypress Hill’s longevity in the music world has always been impressive, and people still flock to get a glimpse of them on stage.

This year’s “Haunted Hill” tour included stops in Brooklyn, NY, Boston, Mass., and Silver Springs, Md.. I came to find out that filmmaker video director Myster DL put together a documentary titled “Haunted Hill” which is definitely worth a look. In addition to working with Cypress Hill, Myster DL has also collaborated with Redman, Sean Price, Chuck D, Lox, Freeway, Kool G Rap, DJ Premier, and several others.

Miguel Roman Defeats Orlando Salido in Las Vegas; ‘Siri’ Announces Retirement Afterwards

Miguel Roman defeated Orlando Salido on Saturday night (Photo: Ed Mulholland - HBO Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Miguel “Mickey” Roman (58-13, 45 KO’s) scored an exciting ninth round TKO victory over former two-division world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido. (44-14-4, 31 KO’s).

A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Roman scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight, before another flurry put Salido down for the final time in the ninth, as the bout was stopped at the 1:43 mark.

Vasyl Lomachenko Dominatees Guillermo Rigondeaux, Makes Him Stop After the Sixth Round

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night (Photo: Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of Madison Square Garden in New York, WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO’s) scored a one-sided TKO victory over Cuban marvel and WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KO’s).

Lomachenko, 29, was simply too big, too precise, and too skilled for Rigondeaux, 37, who had no answers for his Ukrainian foe. Following the sixth round, Rigondeaux elected not to come out for another round and the bout was waved off.

Updates From the Mandalay Bay: Rene Alvarado Edges Denis Shakifov in Bloody Brawl

Denis Shafikov, left, suffered a loss to Rene Alvarado on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (28-8, 19 KO’s) captured a big victory in scoring a ten-round split-decision over former world title challenger Denis Shafikov (38-4-1, 20 KO’s). After ten rounds of action, two judges favored Alvarado, 96-94 and 96-93, with the third favoring Shafikov, 95-94.

It was a bloody, fast-paced war of attrition, with the action starting fast and lasting until the final bell. What may have been the telling score of the match was Alvarado registering a knockdown in the fifth round, in a frame where Shafikov was doing well for himself.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas For Final Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman Presser [HBO]

(L to R) Francisco Vargas, Tevin Farmer, Orlando Salido, Miguel Roman, Kenichi Ogawa, and Stephen Smith inside of the Mandalay Bay on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss goes behind the scenes inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. for the final press conference for this weekend’s HBO-televised junior lightweight showdown between former two-division champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) and Miguel “Mickey” Roman (57-12, 44 KO’s).

Also appearing on the card, Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KO’s) faces off with Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17 KO’s) for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, as well as former champion Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KO’s ) and UK contender Stephen Smith (25-3, 15 KO’s) colliding.

PHOTOS: Flawless Diamond Gang Artist King Truth Spotted in Vegas

Artist King Truth was recently spotted in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier this week I ran into an acquentance of mine, King Truth, an Oakland area rapper who has been spending much of his time in Las Vegas in recent years.

King Truth, who represents the Flawless Diamond Gang, has an unabashed, brazen style while on the mic, and an energy that admittedly can be a bit infectious. It had been a few years since I had worked with Truth, but was happy to have spotted him just north of the Stratosphere while in route.