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To anyone who has followed HustleBoss.com over the past few years, we apologize for the delay of updates in recent weeks. Please stay tuned, as you will see a whole new vision in just a few days’ time.

All I can tell you, is each of the homies below had something to do with the change. Stay tuned!

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Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez continues to roll with dominating first defense of NABF title

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez poured in on vs. Edwin Reyes this past Saturday night, winning an eight-round decision

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By Chris Robinson

From the minute I crossed paths with Damien “Sugar” Vasquez, I could tell instantly that he was on a fast track towards the championship ranks.

Still just an amateur at the time, having just turned 16, young Vasquez had a poise about himself that offset him from most prospects his age and I became intrigued as to what his professional career would hold.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Photos: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off at Los Angeles press conference

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from Los Angeles as five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao meet ahead of their May 2 pay per view clash.

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) will meet inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in an attraction that will be co-produced and co-distributed by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View.

Photos: Keith Thurman overcomes Robert Guerrero on NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ debut

Keith Thurman was sharp against Robert Guerrero last night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 7, interim WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman defeated former multi-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 entertaining rounds on the inaugural version of NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions”.

From the outset of the match, it was apparent that Thurman’s speed and power was going to be a big factor, as he was able to establish an early edge over southpaw foe. Guerrero remained patient and kept pressing forward, but he simply couldn’t get into enough of a groove to establish control.

Oscar De La Hoya: ‘I think this fight is in the hands of Pacquiao’

Manny Pacquiao catching Oscar De La Hoya during their December 2008 encounter (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

While Oscar De La Hoya has certainly been a vocal critic of Floyd Mayweather in the past, he never has been one to doubt the star power of the five-division world champion from Grand Rapids.

De La Hoya believes Mayweather’s May 2 pay per view clash with rival Manny Pacquiao will hit 3 million buys and break the all-time record that his May 2007 match with Mayweather generated (2.4 million).

Photos: Floyd Mayweather kicks off training camp in Las Vegas for Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather getting down to work in training camp in Las Vegas ahead of his May 2 fight vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Marco Hall)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather kicked off his training camp in Las Vegas on Monday, ahead of his May 2 pay per view showdown against Manny Pacquiao. It was a mobbed scene at the Mayweather Boxing Club, as is most cases when Floyd kicks off camp, and surely this particular camp will be full of surprises.

Manny Pacquiao gives congratulations to Ronda Rousey following her 14-second knockout over Cat Zingano

Manny Pacquiao giving congratulations to Ronda Rousey on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 28, inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., UFC star Ronda Rousey continued to impress, knocking out previously-undefeated Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds at UFC 184.

Rousey has garnered mainstream attention for her accomplishments and is one of the most-publicized female athletes on the planet.

Carl Framption defends IBF junior featherweight belt with 5th round TKO over tough Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton remains undefeated following his victory over Chris Avalos (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

UK star Carl Frampton made the first defense of the IBF junior featherweight title with a 5th round stoppage over brave mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The 28-year old Frampton (20-0, 14 KO’s) largely controlled the action against Avalos (25-3, 19 KO’s), who brought a six-fight winning streak into the ring with him prior to the defeat.

Adrien Broner and Robert Easter Jr. land in Las Vegas ahead of March 7 bouts at the MGM Grand

Robert Easter Jr., Adrien Broner, and Donte Strayhorn at Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Lightweight prospect Robert Easter Jr. and three-division world champion Adrien Broner have landed in Las Vegas ahead of their scheduled bouts on March 7 at the MGM Grand.

Fellow prospect Donte Strayhorn knows Easter and Broner from their amateur days together in Ohio and made sure to get a photo upon catching up with his brethren inside of Barry’s Boxing.

Kenneth Sims Jr. ‘Sparring with Manny Pacquiao and being a part of the biggest event in boxing history will be a great experience’

Kenneth Sims Jr. with Thomas Hill inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas in November of 2013 (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, budding lightweight prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. (5-0, 2 KO’s) confirmed an earlier report from Dan Rafael that he will be sparring with Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Filipino superstar’s pay per view clash with Floyd Mayweather on May 2.

“Just got the best call ever,” Sims stated on Facebook. “Feeling super blessed. Going to LA to be [one] of Manny Pacquiao’s main sparring partners for his fight against Floyd Mayweather.”

Naazim Richardson says no one will be satisfied with Mayweather-Pacquiao; hopes Floyd gets proper credit if victorious

Floyd Mayweather in between rounds during his rematch with Marcos Maidana this past September in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Don’t expect Naazim Richardson to be too excited about the May 2 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.

While the boxing world is thrilled to see the dream matchup finally announced, Richardson feels the time has passed for Mayweather, 38, and Pacquiao, 36, to have laced up.

Bob Arum Exclusive: ‘I always thought Manny had the style and ability to beat Floyd’

Manny Pacquiao will be gunning for his biggest victory to date on May 2 (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The countdown to one of the biggest boxing events of all time has begun, as Floyd Mayweather will face off with Manny Pacquiao on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And while Pacquiao is a clear underdog heading into the match, the Filipino icon’s promoter Bob Arum is savoring the idea of an upset.

Luis Arias: ‘Pacquiao is fast and he does a lot of very good things but he also makes a lot of mistakes’

Luis Arias, right, with Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

If ever there was a fighter who fit the description of a hardcore fight fan, it very well may be Luis “Cuba” Arias.

A Milwaukee native who made the move to Vegas years back, Arias is as down to earth as they come and always keeps his eye on the latest the sport has to offer.

Larry Merchant believes there was pressure on Floyd Mayweather to make the Pacquiao fight

Boxing analyst Larry Merchant talking Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Boxing Fanatik)

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By Chris Robinson

I’ve had several conversations with veteran boxing analyst Larry Merchant over the years in regards to Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

While admittedly not always a huge believer that the fight would happen, Merchant genuinely seems pleased to see boxing’s dream match on the near horizon, as Mayweather will face Pacquiao on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos: Gennady Golovkin scores 19th straight stoppage with 11th round TKO over Martin Murray

Gennady Golovkin is now 32-0 with 29 knockouts after stopping Martin Murray on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from Monte Carlo, Monaco as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO’s) scores his 19th straight stoppage victory with his 11th round TKO over the UK’s Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KO’s).

Golovkin again shined on HBO’s airwaves and has once again called for a showdown with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. calls out Gennady Golovkin: ‘I’ll bet you a million dollars that I’ll knock you out’

Gennady Golovkin stopped Martin Murray in the 11th round of their middleweight title tilt (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 21, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin improved his record to 32-0 with 29 knockouts following an 11th round TKO over rugged and worthy contender Martin Murray.

Golovkin scored two knockdowns in the fourth and one more in the tenth courtesy of an overhand right. “GGG” will look to fight three more times in 2015, and let it be known once again that he would love a shot at WBC champion Miguel Cotto.

Photos: Behind the scenes at the Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray weigh-in

Gennady Golovkin (158.9 pounds) and Martin Murray (159.9) weighing in ahead of their HBO showdown in Monte Carlo (All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

We are mere hours away from the return of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO’s), who faces rugged former title challenger Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KO’s) later tonight in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Please take a look at these exclusive photos from photographer Naoki Fukuda below, as he is presently on the scene in Monte Carlo.

Roger Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao will get ‘damn near killed’ by Floyd on May 2

Roger Mayweather speaking from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Finally, the fight the world has been waiting for is upon us.

Floyd Mayweather will face off with rival Manny Pacquiao on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 revealed; Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Roger Mayweather on the list

Roger Mayweather will be part of a special cast of inductees into the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

When former WBA light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad informed HustleBoss.com that he had been elected into the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, he also informed us that fellow trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather was also on the list, as well as some other memorable names.

The full list of inductees for the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame have been announced, please check below