Monthly Archives: August 2021

PHOTOS: Inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV with Dewey Cooper and Black Kobra Striking Systems

Dewey  Cooper training UFC star Kevin Lee inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

We have been hearing for some months now about the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV, largely due to former multi-sport fighter and current day trainer Dewey Cooper.

Cooper was as active as one can be during his fighting days, as he competed in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts over the years. Some of Cooper’s fighting highlights included winning the WKC heavyweight and WKF cruiserweight titles, and becoming a fixture on the popular K-1 circuit.

Cooper’s transition into being a trainer has seemed to come quite naturally, and he has a lot of spirit and vigor that he brings when guiding his pupils in the gym.

Manny Pacquiao vs Yordenis Ugas Official Weigh-In From Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Manny Pacquio and Yordenis Ugas facing off in Las Vegas (Photo: Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas will headline a FOX pay per view event.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) was originally slated to face Errol Spence Jr., only to see the fight slip away after the Dallas native and reigning IBF/WBC welterweight champion suffered a torn retina eleven days before the August 21 target date. Ugas (26-4, 12 KO’s) is not your oridinary replacement, however, and holds wins over Omar Figueroa Jr., Abel Ramos, Jamal James, and Bryant Perrella, while also arguably winning his March 2019 battle with Shawn Porter (Ugas lost a split-decision).

Keith Thurman Addresses Gervonta Davis Fight Rumors and Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Ugas [VIDEO]

Keith Thurman speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There isn’t much not to like with former world champion Keith Thurman.

Thurman, the former holder of the WBA and WBC welterweight titles, has yet to step back inside of the ring since suffering his first career loss in July of 2019 in Las Vegas. In that contest, Thurman faced off with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, and was dropped in the first round and fell behind early. Thurman rallied late, but lost on the cards after 12 spirited and competitive rounds.

Later tonight, Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) will face off with WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KO’s) inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Thurman knows all too well what Ugas is up against and has a very unique perspective of what to expect when the bell rings for round one.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas Fight Week Hits Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Fight Week has hit Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) faces off with WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KO’s) in a FOX pay per view attraction.

Ugas, the decorated Cuban amateur who has been on a great run as a professional, accepted the fight on an eleven-day notice, filling in for an injured Errol Spence Jr., as the IBF/WBC champion from Dallas was the original dance partner for Manny. Spence suffered a torn retina in training and is taking the steps towards his recovery as he now watches momentarily from the sidelines.

Dewey Cooper on What it’s Like Preparing to Face Manny Pacquiao; Analyzes Yordenis Ugas Fight [VIDEO]

Dewey Cooper inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Dewey Cooper definitely knows what it’s like to get ready to face Manny Pacquiao.

In November of 2016, Cooper trained then-WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, and led him into battle against the Filipino congressman. Vargas would end up losing a unanimous decision despite giving a very gritty performance.

Robert Garcia Reveals Why he’s Pulling for Manny Pacquiao Over Yordenis Ugas [VIDEO]

Robert Garcia speaking in Tulsa, OK (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend in Las Vegas, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will square off with WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas inside of the T-Mobile Arena in a FOX pay per view attraction.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) and Ugas (26-4, 12 KO’s) make for an interesting pairing. Pacquiao was set to face off with IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr., but the Filipino icon saw the match fall through after the Dallas native suffered a torn retina and had to withdraw. Ugas was scheduled to fight on the undercard against Fabian Maidana, and was subsequently shifted to the main event.

Pacquiao’s Trainer Describes Ugas as a “Blessing” and a “Tune-up”

Yordenis Ugas faces Manny Pacquiao next Saturday (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By: Dennis Guillermo

It only took a couple of days for Team Pacquiao to “figure out” Errol Spence Jr.’s last-minute replacement Yordenis Ugas. Manny Pacquiao’s co-head trainer Buboy Fernandez went as far as saying that Ugas stepping in for the injured Spence is a blessing in disguise.

This according to a story published on Philstar.com titled: Pacquiao camp solves mystery of last-minute foe

Burning Questions for Pacquiao and Spence ahead of August 21

Manny Pacquiao trains for Errol Spence Jr. (Ryan Hafey – Premier Boxing Champions)

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Less than two weeks away from their showdown in Las Vegas, and after a judge recently denied an injunction against Manny Pacquiao by a sports management group for some failed dealings that threatened to block his August 21 date with Errol Spence, Jr., it looks like boxing fans are finally going to enjoy a real blockbuster fight in 2021 after watching a few big ones slip through for reasons that vary from the inevitable such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which postponed Fury-Wilder 3, to the absurd such as the online beef between Nonito Donaire, Jr. and Johnriel Casimero that led to the Filipino Flash pulling out of the highly-anticipated all-Filipino title unification.

With any luck (and if both camps take their precautions seriously) hopefully we all finally get to see Pacquiao and Spence lock horns and answer some lingering questions I, as well as many other savants and fans of the sweet science, have leading up to this intriguing matchup.