Monthly Archives: November 2019

‘Pound 4 Pound’ Twins Angel and Chavez Barrientes Score First Round Knockouts in Professional Debuts

Angel Barrientes, left, and Chavez Barrientes, both recently turned professional in Mexico (Photo: Team Barrientes)

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By Chris Robinson

Seems like just yesterday that we were inside of the doors of the Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym in Las Vegas watching young twins Angel and Chavez Barrientes make noise well before hitting their teenage years.

Now both 17 years of age, Angel and Chavez both recently had successful pro debuts this past Thursday evening in Tijuana, Mexico. The result, that sees both Barrientes twins move to 1-0 (1 KO), was a first round knockout for each fighter.

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Official Weigh-In Coverage

Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Square off again later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Stephanie Trapp)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and former interim champion Luis “King Kong” both weighed in ahead of their big rematch. Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s) and Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) meet inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena later this evening, with FOX Sports pay per view televising the action.

Wilder is a freakishly athletic heavyweight and came in weighing 219.5 pounds. Ortiz, meanwhile, came in at 236.5 pounds, as he has been working with strength and conditioning coach Larry Wade this camp, and appears a bit leaner.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Arrive in Las Vegas Ahead of Rematch

Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Stephane Trapp – TGB Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Cuba’s Luis “King Kong” Ortiz made their grand arrivals inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The two men square off in a highly anticipated rematch that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, November 23.

“We’re all here to see what’s going to happen on Saturday night,” said Wilder following his arrival. “Even though I knocked Ortiz out the first time, it was an amazing fight. That was the fight that I was challenged the most during. I understand why none of the other heavyweights want to fight Ortiz.”

PHOTOS: Inside the 2019 Florida Cannabis Expo in Miami

Inside of the 2019 Florida Cannabis Expo in Miami (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

I’ve recently become very interested in the CBD industry, as it’s a market that is rapidly growing and is pretty fascinating once you really get into it.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is growing in popularity, with many people worldwide discovering all of its natural health and wellness benefits. Celebrities are coming out of the woodwork to show their support, with several CBD brands also emerging.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder Training for Luis Ortiz Rematch

Deontay Wilder training for his rematch with Luis Ortiz (Photo: Mayweather Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder recently held an open media workout inside of the New Era Boxing and Fitness in Northport, AL, ahead of his upcoming rematch with former interim champion Luis Ortiz.  Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s) will face the Cuban-born Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) on Nov. 23 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on FOX pay per view.

In their first fight, Wilder dropped Ortiz in the fifth round, only to see the tables turn as he found himself in trouble a few rounds later. Wilder went through fire to score an 11th round TKO victory, and plans for another emphatic performance later this month.