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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.

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.

Canelo vs. Chavez Official Weigh-In: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Footage at the MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fight on Saturday night (Photo: Golden Boy Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, May 5, WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighed in ahead of their anticipated HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s), both weighed in at 164 pounds, exactly half a pound under the 164.5 catch-weight limit they agreed to.

Canelo and Chavez FACE OFF in Las Vegas days away from HBO PPV bout

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at their final press conference (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, WBO junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. came face to face at their final press conference ahead of their big match this weekend. The two fighters face off on Saturday, May 6 from the T-Mobile Arena on HBO pay per view.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) both understand the importance of this matchup and they are each carrying a professional, subdued approach as the days go by.

Video: Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Grand Arrivals in Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez looking relaxed inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Another Fight Week has hit the town of Las Vegas, as WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez faces off with former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night on HBO pay per view.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) made their official grand arrivals to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon. Not much animosity to sense in the air, as each man seems calm and focused just days away from the big match.

Exclusive Photos: Inside City Boxing Club’s Official Grand Opening in Las Vegas

Rene Moreno and his team following his victory at City Boxing Club’s first amateur event  (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday afternoon, April 29, City Boxing Club  in Las Vegas hosted their official grand opening.

The opening of the gym comes after the opening of the first City Athletic Boxing Gym in West Las Vegas. The new location can be found at 3401 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, just across from the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip.

Jessie Magdaleno Continues to Flourish; Blows Out Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds

Jessie Magdaleno following his second-round TKO over Adeilos Dos Santos (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

I remember seeing Jessie Magdaleno when he was still just an amateur, and even back then it was easy to spot his potential as a future prizefighter.

Fast forward to Saturday, April 22, and Magdaleno continues to settle into his status as a reigning champion following a second-round TKO victory over challenger Adeilson Dos Santos in Carson, Calif. that saw him successfully defend his WBO junior featherweight title for the first time.

PHOTOS: Vasyl Lomachenko Keeps Rolling; Stops Former Champion Jason Sosa After the Ninth

Vasyl Lomachenko was too much former champion Jason Sosa on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title with a 9th round TKO over former champion Jason Sosa.

Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO’s), who defeated his third former champion in a row, was a little too much for Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO’s), who never stopped trying despite being outmatched. Following the ninth round, Sosa’s corner wisely elected to halt the action in the face of Lomachenko’s dominance.

Gervonta Davis/Tevin Farmer Feud Heats Up; Face-to-face Confrontation [VIDEO]

Gervonta Davis, seen below, faced off with Tevin Farmer over the weekend (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Over the weekend, inside of the MGM Grand National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his title on HBO with a 9th-round TKO over former champion Jason Sosa.

Following the match, two other fighters in the 130-pound class, IBF champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and contender Tevin Farmer, could be seen getting into a heated argument. Farmer (24-4-1, 5 KO’s) has been calling for a match with Davis (17-0, 16 KO’s) on social media for quite some time, and things finally came to a head on Saturday.

VIDEO: Yahu Blackwell KO2 Benjamin Hernandez

Yahu Blackwell scored a victory in Tijuana (Photo: Team Blackwell)

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By Chris Robinson

A few days ago we posted that Cruiserweight prospect Yahu “Rock” Blackwell would be fighting in Tijuana, Mexico against Alvarez Vasquez.

Sure enough, last night Blackwell would end up scoring a 2nd round knockout, albeit against a different opponent. A last-minute switch saw Benjamin Hernandez jump in to face off with Blackwell, but he wasn’t able to offer much resistance.

Yahu Blackwell Invades Mexico? April 6 Date in Tijuana Looms

Yahu Blackwell returns to the ring on April 6 in Tijuana (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

I first started hearing about Yahu Blackwell earlier this year and I admit that he was, at first, a bit of enigma to me.

But as I began finding out more information about him, I soon realized he has a story to tell and is looking to make a big run in the boxing game in 2017.

Respected former pro boxer/referee Joe Cortez spoke to me about his connection to Yahu a few months back in Las Vegas and I’ve been keeping up with the Hebrew fighter ever since.

Keandre Gibson vs. Antonio Orozco Official Weigh-In From the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Keandre Gibson and Antonio Orozco are ready for battle on Saturday night (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, March 31, undefeated junior welterweight contenders Keandre Gibson and Antonio Orozco weighed in ahead of their matchup from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Gibson (16-0-1, 7 KO’s) held camp in Las Vegas, at the nearby RJJ Fight Academy, and is in obvious excellent shape heading into the biggest test of his career. So too does Orozco (25-0, 16 KO’s) look to be ready to go, and there was no real animosity as the two faced off with on another.

Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia gives updates on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s training camp for Canelo Alvarez

Angel Heredia, far right, is in training camp with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Mexico

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, May 6, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will play the role of underdog when he faces off with fellow Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. in an HBO pay per view attraction.

Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) and Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) figure to give fireworks, and with the match taking place at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds, there are those intrigued whether or not Junior can make the weight. It’s been over four years, dating back to Sept. of 2012 when he faced Sergio Martinez, that Chavez has weighed under 165 pounds.

Tom Loeffler believes we will see Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs fight again

Will we see Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs fight again? (Photo: Ed Mulholland – HBO)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 18, WBA/WBC/IBF world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defeated former world champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs via unanimous decision after twelve rounds inside of Madison Square Garden in New York.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) got off to a cautious start through three rounds, but was able to register a knockdown of Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO’s) in the fourth round courtesy of a pair of right hands. Jacobs wasn’t rattled however, as he picked himself up and fought courageously the rest of the match, often troubling Golovkin with movement and sharp-punching in the face of one of boxing’s most dangerous punchers.