Category Archives: Boxing

Miguel Roman Defeats Orlando Salido in Las Vegas; ‘Siri’ Announces Retirement Afterwards

Miguel Roman defeated Orlando Salido on Saturday night (Photo: Ed Mulholland - HBO Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Miguel “Mickey” Roman (58-13, 45 KO’s) scored an exciting ninth round TKO victory over former two-division world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido. (44-14-4, 31 KO’s).

A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Roman scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight, before another flurry put Salido down for the final time in the ninth, as the bout was stopped at the 1:43 mark.

Vasyl Lomachenko Dominatees Guillermo Rigondeaux, Makes Him Stop After the Sixth Round

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night (Photo: Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of Madison Square Garden in New York, WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO’s) scored a one-sided TKO victory over Cuban marvel and WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KO’s).

Lomachenko, 29, was simply too big, too precise, and too skilled for Rigondeaux, 37, who had no answers for his Ukrainian foe. Following the sixth round, Rigondeaux elected not to come out for another round and the bout was waved off.

Updates From the Mandalay Bay: Rene Alvarado Edges Denis Shakifov in Bloody Brawl

Denis Shafikov, left, suffered a loss to Rene Alvarado on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (28-8, 19 KO’s) captured a big victory in scoring a ten-round split-decision over former world title challenger Denis Shafikov (38-4-1, 20 KO’s). After ten rounds of action, two judges favored Alvarado, 96-94 and 96-93, with the third favoring Shafikov, 95-94.

It was a bloody, fast-paced war of attrition, with the action starting fast and lasting until the final bell. What may have been the telling score of the match was Alvarado registering a knockdown in the fifth round, in a frame where Shafikov was doing well for himself.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas For Final Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman Presser [HBO]

(L to R) Francisco Vargas, Tevin Farmer, Orlando Salido, Miguel Roman, Kenichi Ogawa, and Stephen Smith inside of the Mandalay Bay on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss goes behind the scenes inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. for the final press conference for this weekend’s HBO-televised junior lightweight showdown between former two-division champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (44-13-4, 31 KO’s) and Miguel “Mickey” Roman (57-12, 44 KO’s).

Also appearing on the card, Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KO’s) faces off with Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17 KO’s) for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, as well as former champion Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KO’s ) and UK contender Stephen Smith (25-3, 15 KO’s) colliding.

PHOTOS: Leon Lawson III Wins His Pro Debut in Flint, Michigan

Leon Lawson III scored a first-round knockout in his pro debut this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend, in Flint, Mich., 11-time national champion Leon Lawson III made his pro debut, winning by way of a first-round knockout over Robert Alexander Seyam. The bout took place on the undercard of Anthony Dirrell’s technical-decision victory over Denis Douglin, and Lawson needed just 40 seconds to finish the match, as an excellent counter left hook put Seyam down and out for the count.

Anyone who has followed the Dirrell brothers over the years should definitely pay close attention to young Lawson, as they are cousins, with their grandfather Leon being the original trainer of the fighting brothers from Flint. Lawson is trained by his father Leon II, who has also worked closely with the Dirrells over the years.

Lawson is a special talent himself, as he just recently turned 18 years of age and was the youngest person to win the national golden gloves in 2017. Lawson will be competing in the welterweight class, and he definitely stands out at 6’5″.

PHOTOS: Danny Jacobs Dominates Luis Arias Over 12 Inside of The Nassau Coliseum

Danny Jacobs defeated Luis Arias on Saturday night (Photo: HBO Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Saturday night, Nov. 11, saw former WBA middleweight champion Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs (33-2, 29 KO’s) step into the ring to score a clear-cut victory over previously undefeated contender Luis “Cuba” Arias (18-1, 9 KO’s) inside of the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

On HBO’s airwaves, Jacobs was simply too fast, too skilled, and too strong for Arias, who was unable to mount an attack during the match. Following 12 rounds, scorecards reading 120-107, 119-108, and 118-109 were read in Jacobs’ favor, as he wins his return bout following his razor-thin March defeat at the hands of Gennady Golovkin.

Welterweight Contender Yordenis Ugas’ Career on the Rise Following Thomas Dulorme Victory

Yordenis Ugas has been on a nice run lately (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

If you ever happen to catch Yordenis Ugas in training, you will surely notice just how hard he has been working these past few years.

Ugas, 31, is a Cuban welterweight contender who moved his career ledger to 20-3 (9 KO’s) following his Aug. 26 unanimous decision victory over Thomas Dulorme on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor undercard. Ugas vs. Dulorme was a competitive battle that saw each man hit the canvas, as scores of 94-91 and 93-92 twice were read in Ugas’ favor.

Betting tips for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship 28th October

Anthony Joshua faces off with Carlos Takam on October 28 (Photo: Instagram)

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This year’s WBA Heavyweight Super Champion will be decided with a fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam, which is due to take place in Cardiff on the 28th of October. The venue for this major event on the boxing calendar will be the Principality Stadium – the Welsh national stadium – and millions are set to watch either via pay-per-view or live at the venue. This match is only one of several on the card for the night, but it is clearly the main event, so who is likely to emerge victorious at the end of the fight?

This fight was originally supposed to have been between Joshua and Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, only for the latter to drop out of it due to an injury. Obviously this is a disappointment for fans, but the title fight will still be going ahead, with Carlos Takam taking the place of Pulev. Takam hails from Cameroon and has a decent career record of 35 wins from 39 fights – with 27 of those coming via KO. Despite this he is a rather unlikely choice to replace Pulev and face off against Joshua, who won the IBF title last year and added the WBA one to it by beating Wladimir Klitschko during the spring of this year.

Deontay Wilder Lashes Back in Brooklyn Ahead of Rematch With Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder returns to the ring on Nov. 4 in Brooklyn (Photo: Stephane Trapp/SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Once again, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has found himself amidst some kind of controversy, despite not doing anything other than wanting to fight the sport’s best.

Wilder was scheduled for a Nov. 4 showdown vs. former interim WBA champion Luis Ortiz, but saw the fight scratched when the Cuban tested positive for banned diuretics chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, via a letter obtained from VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) president Dr. Margaret Goodman. This marks the third time in the past 18 months that Wilder has seen an opponent test positive for a banned substance ahead of a potential fight.

PHOTOS: Devivn Haney Sparring Prospect Maliek Montgomery Inside of the Bones Adams Boxing Gym

Devin Haney and Maliek Montgomery following some work in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Amidst the craze of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown this past week in Las Vegas, we were able to again catch up with undefeated lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney, as he continues to advance in his young career. This was some very good work to take in, as we had been advised that the Montgomery brothers from Macon, Ga., were in town and that it was going to be 22-year old Maliek Montgomery who was going to be working with Devin.

Haney, still just 18 years of age at 16-0 with 11 knockouts, and Montgomery, a 1-0 junior lightweight prospect, engaged in seven rounds of heated action that soon won’t be forgotten from our end. Haney is a sharp boxer-puncher with all kinds of ability, while Montgomery presented a different kind of foe, as his onrushing style led to several heated exchanges.

PHOTOS: Reliving the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Battle in Las Vegas

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered a classic on Saturday night (Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Satuday night, Sep. 16, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin retained his titles with a hard-fought and controversial split-draw with former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

It was an action-packed showdown pitting the strength, power, and disciplined attack of Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s) against the savvy and cunning Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s), who boxed, moved, and countered more than we have ever seen him. After twelve rounds, scores of 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 for Golovkin, and 114-114 saw the match end in a split-draw, with both men believing they have done enough to secure the victory.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Joseph Diaz Defeats Rafael Rivera over 12; Title Shot Next?

Joseph Diaz wins again in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated featherweight contender Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz remained undefeated with a twelve-round unanimous decision victory over late replacement Rafael Rivera, who was filling in for undefeated Jorge Lara.

Diaz (25-0, 13 KO’s) is hoping to land a crack at WBC champion Gary Russell Jr., and he did what was needed from his end to handily defeat Rivera (25-1-2, 16 KO’s), over twelve rounds. Shortly after the final bell, scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice were read in Diaz’s favor, as he very well could be facing Russell in the near future.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Diego De La Hoya Hands Randy Caballero His First Defeat Via Unanimous Decision

Diego De La Hoya stays undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

The action keeps rolling along in Las Vegas inside of the T-Mobile Arena as we await the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown.

On the undercard, in a battle of unbeaten, Diego De La Hoya handed former bantamweight champion Randy Caballero his first defeat. De La Hoya (20-0, 9 KO’s) was a little sharper and busier than Caballero (24-1, 13 KO’s), capturing a unanimous decision over ten rounds via scorecards of 100-90 and 98-92 twice.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Ryan Martin Captures a Split-Nod Over a Very Game Francisco Rojo

Ryan Martin remains undefeated in Las Vegas (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

In a fight that may have been much tougher than expected, Chattanooga, Tenn. native Ryan Martin captured a ten-round split-decision over a very tough Francisco Rojo inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Martin (20-0, 11 KO’s) wasn’t able to capture the victory in easy fashion, however, as Rojo (20-3, 11 KO’s) kept pressure on throughout the fight. It was the sharp-punching of Martin vs. the aggression of Rojo.

Golovkin vs. Canelo Updates: Marlen Esparza Moves to 3-0 with Unanimous Decision Over Cosme

Marlen Esparza remains undefeated (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBRBoxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, undefeated female flyweight Marlen Esparza moved to 3-0 with a six-round unanimous decision over Colorado’s Tania Cosme inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Esparza, originally from Houston, Tex., is a former Olympian and is held in high regard by those in the sport. She won on all cards by scores of 60-54.

Canelo Alvarez (160) vs. Gennady Golovkin (160) Official Weigh-In From The MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin meet on Saturday night (Photo: Julio Sanchez – RBR Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and his opponent, two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s), both weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds ahead of their showdown tomorrow night.

Golovkin and Alvarez meet on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in a fight that serves as the most significant and intriguing fight to make in the sport of boxing.

4 Benefits To Learning And Training In Muay Thai In Thailand

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Learning and training in Muay Thai is extremely beneficial. The sport teaches you the methods of self-defense, improves your mental strength, and provides strength and endurance to your muscles. In addition to that, it also helps boost your immune system. The sport also teaches virtues such as patience, gratitude, honesty, and compassion.

In a nutshell, Muay Thai can be described as a combat art that utilizes attacks from the knees, feet, elbows, and fists. The art form also uses the element of grappling called the clinch. Although there are practically thousands of Muay Thai camps and gyms all over the world, training the combat sport in its founding country of Thailand does have its advantages. Here are 4 benefits to learning and training in Muay Thai in Thailand!

Analyzing The Odds Surrounding Floyd Mayeather’s Victory Over Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s hard to describe everything that takes place during Fight Week in Las Vegas.

With the city playing host to the biggest and best boxing events for several decades now, Las Vegas always heats up and gets busy the week of any big boxing fight and all you have to do is take a walk around the city during this time to get a gauge on just how much concentrated energy is around.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkvin and Canelo Alvarez Make Their Grand Arrials in LAs Vegas

Gennady Golovkvin inside of the MGM Grand on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand lobby in Las Vegas, Nev., lineal middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkvin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both made their official arrivals to the city ahead off their showdown this weekend.

On Saturday night, Sep. 16, Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) and Canelo (49-1-1, 34 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena in an HBO pay-per-view showdown that also serves as the best possible fight to make in the sport.

PHOTOS: David Benavidez Defeats Ronald Gavril in Hotly-Contested Split-Decision Duel at The Hard Rock

David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril had a great fight on Saturday night (Photo: SHOWTIME – Rosie Cohe)

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By Chris Robinson

In a wild, back-and-forth fight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., David Benavidez became boxing’s youngest world champion at 20 years of age with a split-decision victory over rugged contender Ronald Gavril from Romania.

It was a very fast-paced affair from the start, with Gavril’s accuracy allowing him to dictate the pace at times while Benavidez’s strength, size, and power allowed him to have success of his own. Gavril came on very strong in the middle of the fight, only to see Benavidez turn up the tempo in the championship rounds.