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Getting Into Full Swing With the Tesla Loop During MAGIC Las Vegas 2023 [VIDEO]

The Vegas Loop (Photo:

By Dennis Guillermo

Magic 2023 was in full swing, and the second leg of Las Vegas reminded me of the good old days from a decade ago as wholesalers and suppliers packed the Convention Center if not to escape the scorching 115 heat, but to also connect and reconnect with partners, clients and old acquaintances.

One new amazing feature at the convention center that we didn’t have back in the day is the Tesla Tunnel. I’ve seen some videos and heard through colleagues about it, but to actually ride it is truly impressive.

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Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. Issue Strong Closing Statements at Final Presser [VIDEO]

Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford face off on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME)

By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, undefeated welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford held their final press conference ahead of their clash on Saturday night.

Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s), the IBF/WBA/WBC champion, and Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s), who holds the WBO title, will clash on SHOWTIME pay per view in a fight that has been brewing for years.

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Terence Crawford Full Media Day Workout Highlights Ahead of Errol Spence Jr. Clash [VIDEO]

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford training in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the UFC APEX gym in Las Vegas, NV, undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford hosted an open media workout ahead of his huge fight against fellow champion Errol Spence Jr., who holds the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles.

Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s) and Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in a SHOWTIME pay per view event that fans have been eyeing for some years now.

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Frank Martin Speaks Following Very Tough Victory Over Artem Harutyunyan [VIDEO]

Undefeated lightweight contender Frank Martin and trainer Derrick James (Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME)

By Chris Robinson

Undefeated lightweight contender Frank “The Ghost” Martin is one step closer to a potential world title shot.

This past Saturday night, inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV, Martin (18-0, 12 KO’s) edged his very tough Armenian opponent, Artem Harutyunyan, over 12 intense rounds of action. Martin rallied late, forcing Hartutyunyan (12-1, 7 KO’s) to take a knee in the final round, as he saw scorecards reading 114-113 and 115-112 (x2) go in his favor.

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Errol Spence Jr. Gives Updates on Training for July 29 Clash With Terence Crawford [VIDEO]

Errol Spence Jr. speaking in Las Vegas, NV [Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME]

By Chris Robinson

Undefeated IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. was recently spotted inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.

Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s) was in the building to show support to his fighter, undefeated lightweight Frank “The Ghost” Martin, who fights under the Dallas fighter’s Man Down Promotions. Martin engaged in a wildly-competitive fight against contender Artem Harutyunyan, dropping his Armenian opponent in the 12th and final round to secure a narrow points victory.

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Yordenis Ugas Addresses Rumored Keith Thurman Fight [VIDEO]

Yordenis Ugas is rumored to be in line for a fight with Keith Thurman [Photo: Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions]

By Chris Robinson

Former WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas last saw action inside of the ring in April of last year, as he bravely battled unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. inside of AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, TX.

Ugas fought valiantly, but began taking damage at the midway point of the fight, and was ultimately stopped in the 10th round. Spence holds the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles and will be facing off with WBO champion Terence Crawford later this month.

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The Denver Nuggets Are One Win Away From Their First NBA Championship

Denver’s Nikola Jokić is eyeing his first NBA Championship (Photo: @nuggets)

By Chris Robinson

This marks a special time for the Denver Nuggets, as their franchise is officially one win away from winning their first NBA Championship.

This past Friday night, the Nuggets again  turned back a resilient Miami Heat squad to hold on to a 108-95 victory on the road. The win marked Denver’s second consecutive win on Miami soil, and pushes their NBA Finals series to 3-1 in their favor.

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PHOTOS – Behind the Scenes of ‘Stand Up or Sit Down’ Comedy [Season 2, episode 2]

Comedians on stage performing in Las Vegas during the second season of “Stand Up or Sit Down” (Photo: Hustle Boss)

By Chris Robinson

It’s always unique to see something that is made from scratch and grows organically.

This past Saturday night, April 15, was the second edition of the second series, and we were fortunate enough to again be present in the building to capture some intimate images and take in some vibes and laughs.

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VIDEO: Nonito Donaire Works With the Price Brothers

Nonito Donaire Training Dylan Price in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

By Chris Robinson

Late last month we were able to catch up with former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire in training in Las Vegas.

Except this time things were a little different, as Donaire was spotted overseeing the work of the Price brothers from Philadelphia, Dylan and Devin. ‘The Filipino Flash’ is officially training the two undefeated fighters ahead of their upcoming ring assignments.

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VIDEO: Undefeated Andres Cortes Trains for Feb. 3 Return in Glendale, AZ

Andre Cortes Trains in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss recently caught up with undefeated junior lightweight prospect Andres “Savage” Cortes inside of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, NV.

Cortes instantly caught our attention years back as an amateur, and he has since continued on with an impressive run as a professional, going 18-0 with 10 knockouts thus far. Cortes will be facing off with Puerto Rico’s Luis Melendez (17-2, 13 KO’s) on Feb. 3 in Glendale, AZ on the undercard of two-division world champion Emmanuel Navarette (36-1, 30 KO’s) as he faces off with Australia’s Liam Wilson (11-1, 7 KO’s) for the vacant WBO junior lightweight title.
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PHOTOS: Unbeaten Michel Rivera Trains for Frank Martin Clash in Las Vegas

Michel Rivera training in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, from The Chelsea inside of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a pair of unbeaten lightweight contenders will collide on SHOWTIME.

Michel “La Zarza Ali” Rivera and Frank “The Ghost” Martin will clash in an intriguing WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator that also serves as one of the most important fights on boxing’s forthcoming schedule.
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In Search of Brand Collaboration: A Walk Through the Vape World

We connected with BroCone at this year’s ASD Market Week in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

Where does one begin when embarking on a worldwide search for brand collaboration?

Sometimes you have to start at the root of the matter. When we launched Hustle Boss some years ago, we knew that it would be a platform that could be taken in several different directions. And after some amazing years showcasing so many aspects of the sporting world, especially boxing, we know it is now time to fully branch out and pursue a passion we have curated:
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PHOTOS: Open Try-Outs for Team Combat League Get Underway in Las Vegas

Team Combat League held open try-outs for their forthcoming 2023 season on Thursday and Friday. Pictured in this photo are TCL co-owner Ahmed Sheikh, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, and former fighter and trainer Dewey Cooper (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, inside of the hybrid Split-T Boxing Gym / One Kick’s Gym in Las Vegas, NV, Team Combat League held open try-outs ahead of the launch of their official sports combat league.

We had spoken with trainer Dewey Cooper about the try-outs last month, and he informed us about a “new professional boxing league starting”, with a concept that was similar to the NFL, NBA, and other team sports.
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What is Team Combat League? Open Trials for New Boxing League to Take Place Oct. 6-7 in Las Vegas

Team Combat League Tryouts Take Place in Las Vegas, starting this Thursday, Oct. 6

Road to the Ring

By Chris Robinson

Dewey Cooper has been a very busy trainer in recent weeks, whether working out of his personal gym on the east side of Las Vegas or meeting up with his fighters at other locations within the city.

Speaking recently from within the hybrid Split-T Boxing/One Kick’s Gym, Cooper informed us of a new professional fighter’s league that he will be playing a big part in.
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PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder Trains at UFC Apex Gym in Las Vegas Ahead of Robert Helenius Fight

Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder hosted the media at the UFC Apex Gym in Las Vegas ahead of his latest ring appearance, vs. Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius.

The Wilder vs. Helenius bout will be a heavyweight title eliminator, set to air on FOX Sports pay per view, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Wilder is returning from his riveting bout with Tyson Fury late last year, the third in their memorable trilogy.
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Photos: Bubba Jenkins Puts Finishes Touches on Training Camp Ahead of PFL Bout vs. Ryoji Kudo

Bubba Jenkins finished training camp last week in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

This Saturday night, Aug. 20, PFL veteran Bubba Jenkins returns to the ring to face off with Tokyo’s Ryoji Kudo in a featherweight semifinal showdown. The Jenkins (18-5) vs. Kudo (11-3-1) showdown will air on ESPN and ESPN + as part of a 13-bout card from the Copper Box Arena in London.

We caught up with Jenkins and trainer Dewey Cooper out in Las Vegas, NV, as they put the finishing touches on camp inside of the newly renovated Split-T Boxing Gym.
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Teofimo Lopez Ready for Another Takeover: ‘I Want to Shoot for the Titles!’

Teofimo Lopez stopped Pedro Campa on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,553 at Resorts World Las Vegas, former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez made a successful junior welterweight debut.

Lopez (17-1, 13 KO’s) stopped Mexico’s Pedro Campa (34-2-1, 23 KO’s) in the seventh round, despite a bit of a slow start. Lopez was returning from his only setback as a professional, when he lost his lightweight titles to George Kambosos Jr. over 12 fast-paced rounds this past November.
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PHOTOS: Capturing the Progression of “Twilight” Timmy Cuamba

“Twilight” Timmy Cuamba works at Split-T Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

This past Friday, July 15, inside of the Bell Bank Park in Mesa, AZ, Freedom Fight Night 2: Team Ortiz vs Team Bader took place.

The 10-bout card saw many prospects move forward with defining victories, including featherweight “Twilight” Timmy Cuamba, who moved to 5-1 (2 KO’s) with a second-round knockout (2:05) over Cody Huard.
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PHOTOS: Dewey Cooper Training his BKSS Squad Inside of Split-T Boxing

Dewey Cooper working with Javid Basharat and Timmy Cuamba  (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

We recently swung by Split-T Boxing in Las Vegas, NV, to catch up with former multi-sport champion and current day trainer Dewey “Black Kobra” Cooper.

During his fighting days, Cooper competed in Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and you can always count on Cooper training a bevy of talented athletes across different genres of sports.
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