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PHOTOS: Inside of the Waterhole for the July ‘So Fresh’ Showcase [The Committee LV]

Local artist DDiiamonds and DJ NowLater on stage inside of the Waterhole for the latest ‘So Fresh’ showcase (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Being a photojournalist in Las Vegas, you can pick and choose from a lot of activities and events taking place in town. Having been present at my third “So Fresh” showcase earlier this month, I’ve been able to connect with a lot of talented minds who play a part in making the event happen.

The “So Fresh” showcases go down every month inside of the Waterhole (5115 Spring Mountain Rd., Ste. 123, Las Vegas, NV, 89146), typically between 9 p.m to 2 a.m.

The top Five Golf Brands of 2017

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The competitive sport of golf surely has a lot of brands to choose from. And each brand is represented by a top player with the main purpose of promoting their apparels during tournaments and tours. Although it does not necessarily mean that the brand represented by a tournament winner is superior to the other brands, it is a sure way to boost the pride and advertisement of the brand. With so many new brands in golf that have been coming out, it is surely difficult to rank them on which has the superior merchandise. Allow us to save you the trouble of doing it by yourself. Here are the latest top 5 golf brands of 2017.

Cookin’ Budies: Getting Educated on the Different Styles of Cannabis Cooking

Cookin’ Budies is getting ready to launch across the country (Brand: Country Boi Creations/ Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

When it was announced that recreational marijuana was going to officially go legal in Las Vegas, it created quite a stir in the city; as evidenced by the seemingly endless lines of people at dispensaries on the eve of July 1. I have become more and more interested in the cannabis craze that seems to be sweeping across Vegas, the U.S., and abroad, and am going to be actively covering several angles on my blog here at Hustle Boss.

When I came across the people at Cookin’ Budies on Instagram, I knew it was a movement I wanted to follow. Describing itself as “Traveling educational cannabis cooking show”, Cookin Budies teaches people the benefits of using cannabis properly and how it can treat your mind, body, and spirit.

Exclusive PHOTOS: The Grind Continues for Dewey Cooper and his BKSS Squad

MMMA fighter Jimmy Spicuzza fires a right hand during training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Having been around the Las Vegas Fight Scene for some years now, I have seen my fair share of trainers around town. With so many gyms in the city, there are plenty of trainers and each of them has a unique approach to the sport.

In former kickboxing champion and former boxing contender Dewey Cooper, I have come to admire him as one of the most committed and hard-working people in the fight game when it comes to pushing his fighters. Cooper captured the WKC heavyweight and WKF cruiserweight titles as a kickboxer while also compiling a 19-3-3 record with 11 knockouts as a professional boxer.

Paying a Visit to Smooth Eats in Downtown Las Vegas

Inside of Smooth Eats in Downtown Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Downtown Las Vegas is definitely a place for some hidden gems around town, including many restaurants and food shops.

I had been noticing the people at Smooth Eats for a few months now after following them on Instagram, and became interested in paying them a visit for more coverage of my ongoing Food Pursuit web series.

5 Sports That Can Teach Kids About Teamwork

What is keeping your kid busy this summer?

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Teamwork is essential to making sure a particular work or project is completed expertly on time. Although it is important to have the ability to work efficiently in a team, many people tend to overlook and underestimate the value of teamwork. The ability to work effectively in a team cannot be taught; it is an ability that must be honed through experience. And, one of the most effective ways of teaching children about the value and importance of teamwork is through sports. Here are 5 sports that can teach kids about teamwork.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Dustin Arnold leaves an impression in Las Vegas

South Florida’s Dustin Arnold recently made a stop in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

I remember hearing good things about lightweight prospect Dustin Arnold a few years back from one of my friends in the South Florida area and made a point to link up with him recently when he was out in Las Vegas.

Arnold was in town this past week with his trainer, former amateur fighter Jeff Poritz, in search of some work ahead of his Aug. 5 return to the ring in Tampa, Fl. and I was able to follow him a few days and get a sense of how serious he is towards his craft.

The top Five Fitness Trends to try This Summer

What are you getting into this summer?

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Summer is a great time to start a new fitness routine. Summer tends to be a period of time during the year when you have less commitments than other seasons. You likely have some time off work or maybe even work has slowed down some which allows you to get out of the office during lunch to work out. Perhaps you can leave a little early from the office to attend a new fitness class. Whatever you choose to do, get up and get moving this summer! Here are some of the top 5 hottest fitness trends of the summer.

The Five Best Types of Golf Bags in 2017

What are the best type of golf bags to grab in 2017?

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Believe it or not there are many types of golf bags on the market today which makes choosing the best one to be more difficult than it should be. There are so many options, styles, versions, and types that it can be like searching for a needle in a haystack to find a good one. This article will showcase some of the best types of golf bags in 2017.

Yahu Blackwell eyeing return to Mexico later this month, as well as Sep. 15 date in the UK

It’s about that time again for Yahu Blackwell (Photo: Team Blackwell)

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By Chris Robinson

Yahu Blackwell is back at it again, as the Nigerian cruiserweight is eyeing a July 15 return to the ring.

As we reported earlier this year, Blackwell last saw action in the ring on April 6, when he scored a TKO victory over Benjamin Hernandez down in Mexico.

Las Vegas’ Cannabis Craze is Here as Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

The City of Las Vegas will play host to legal recreational marijuana sales very soon (Photo: Essence Vegas)

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By Chris Robinson

People in the city of Las Vegas are preparing for a change in the city’s marijuana landscape.

As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, recreational marijuana sales will officially begin. There will surely be lines all over at dispensaries, as sales will go from midnight til 3 a.m.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II Fight Week in Las Vegas

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev face off later tonight on HBO pay per view (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev will meet for a second time later tonight, June 17, inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ward (31-0, 15 KO’s) and Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s) will vie for the IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight belts that the Oakland native captured from the Russian this past November. There is a lot on the line for both men and there is definitely some tension in the air, as evidenced from all the banter and verbal exchanges during this week in Vegas.

VIDEO: Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Official Weigh-In

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev are ready for Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

The moment is once again here for Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. The two men faced off on Friday afternoon, inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nev., at their official weigh-in ahead of tonight’s rematch.

Ward (31-0, 15 KO’s) will defend his IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight titles against Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s) inside of the Mandalay Bay on HBO pay per view. Ward claimed the belts this past November, when he edged Kovalev via three 114-113 scorecards to claim victory after rising from a second round knockdown.

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Make Their Grand Arrivals to Las Vegas Ahead of This Weekend’s Rematch

Andre Ward following his official grand arrival to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former lineal champion Sergey Kovalev arrived in Las Vegas ahead of their rematch this weekend. Ward (31-0, 15 KO’s) will meet Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO’s) inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, June 17, on HBO pay per view.

This past November, Ward lifted himself off the canvas following a second-round knockdown and proceeded to close the show strong, winning a majority-decision over Kovalev by way of three 114-113 scorecards. The rematch seems to be lacking some buzz in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t stop the fact that this is one of the most important fights to be made in the sport of boxing.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Jeremy ‘J Flash’ Nichols Intense Training for 6/24 Clash vs. Unbeaten Peter Dobson

Jeremy Nichols, right, putting in work for his June 24 bout vs. unbeaten Peter Dobson (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, June 24, Las Vegas’ Jeremy “J Flash” Nichols will step back into the ring when he faces off with fellow unbeaten Peter Dobson inside of the Freedom Hall in Lousiville, Kent.

Nichols (7-0-1, 2 KO’s) and Dobson (8-0, 5 KO’s) will meet in a welterweight attraction over 8 rounds and there is plenty of work being put in from Nichols’ part in Las Vegas. We swung through Johnny Tocco’s Ringside Gym recently and caught up with the welterweight prospect.

Amateur Fight Highlights from City Boxing Club’s Official Grand Opening

Coaches Wayne McCollough, left, and Armin Van Dam, right, working the corner during City Boxing Club’s official grand opening (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

City Boxing Club recently had it’s official grand opening in Las Vegas, as Hustle Boss reported earlier. The event was definitely a success, as a host of amateur fights was also held during the opening.

Former champions Wayne McCollough and Fernando Vargas were in the building working with their fighters, and the gym was packed with hundreds of people.This is City Boxing’s second location, just across the street from the Fashion Show Mall, and the gym has been steadily busy over the months.

Errol Spence overcomes adversity, stops game Kell Brook in 11 to win IBF welterweight title

Errol Spence defeated Kell Brook on Saturday  in England (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England, Errol Spence Jr. successfully captured the IBF welterweight title with an impressive 11th-round TKO over former champion and hometown London favorite Kell Brook.

The bout, fought in front of a packed house of rabid supporters, was fought at a tense and tactical pace early on. Brook (36-2, 25 KO’s) was on his way towards building a lead through the first half of the fight and appeared to be the physically stronger fighter, but Spence (22-0, 19 KO’s) was undaunted in his pursuit.

Josue Vargas Back in Las Vegas Training Ahead of Summer Return

Josue Vargas is back training in Las Vegas (Photo: ClockInNotOut)

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By Chris Robinson

Young Josue Vargas is officially back in Las Vegas training for his return to the ring.

Vargas, 18, has been training inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club the past few weeks and recently spoke with my colleague 1Tarrell of www.ClockInNotOut.com.

Diving Into Las Vegas’ Food Truck Scene

Colleague 1Tarrell at a recent food truck rally in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There has always been something about food trucks that has been appealing.

Defined as a “large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food”, a food truck is just like a mobile restaurant. Whether you are looking for something savory or sweet, no matter what time of the day and depending on your location, you are likely to find a food truck nearby that can satisfy your needs.

Canelo Alvarez Dominates Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas [Post-Fight Coverage]

Canelo Alvarez came through with a commanding victory on Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 6, Mexican superstar and junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated an outmatched former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over twelve one-sided rounds. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) was far too strong, poised, and precise throughout their HBO pay per view matchup inside of the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

With over 20,500 partisans in attendance for another wild Cinco De Mayo weekend, Alvarez proved himself to be far superior in every category, often tagging Chavez with sharp blows. Following twelve rounds, scores of 120-108 were read across the board for the Jalisco-born fighter, who continues to cement himself as the sport’s biggest star.