Category Archives: Boxing

Exclusive photos: Cameron Kreal pushing towards a breakthrough, training for July 24 return at Sam’s Town

Cameron Kreal working out inside of Las Vegas Fight Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of Las Vegas Fight Club as junior welterweight Cameron Kreal got down to work ahead of his July 24 return.

Kreal (7-7-2, 1 KO) is coming off of his biggest victory as a pro to date, as he stopped tough and always game Moris Rodriguez in the first round on March 13 at Sam’s Town.

VIDEO: Lydell Rhodes discusses his return and Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter

Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

www.HustleBoss.com recently caught up with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (23-0, 11 KO’s) inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Oklahoma native is going on his fourth year in the city and there has been a lot of changes over the years.

Willie Nelson looks to get back in the winner’s circle on July 11 vs. Tony Harrison

 Willie Nelson returns to the ring on July 11 (Photo: Tha Boxing Voice)

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By Chris Robinson

Interesting matchup just surfaced, as it looks like Cleveland native and junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KO’s) will be looking to bounce back against undefeated Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KO’s) on July 11 in Tampa, Fl.

The bout will be a key undercard attraction to the Keith Thurman vs. Luis Collazo Premier Boxing Champions card on ESPN.

Las Vegas buzzing over Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter [PREDICTIONS]

Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter is a fight that has been generating a lot of buzz 

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By Chris Robinson

www.HustleBoss.com gets Non-stop predictions from Las Vegas ahead of the June 20 Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter matchup. Check out reactions from the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy, Top Rank Gym, 2015 Golden Gloves, Johnny Tocco’s Gym, Pound 4 Pound Gym, Musawwir’s Barber Shop, and much more…

VIDEO: Jorge Linares talks Kevin Mitchell showdown, Kenneth Sims sparring, more

Jorge Linares speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been great to see the career revival of Venezuela’s Jorge Linares since linking up with trainer Ismael Salas.

Linares (38-3, 25 KO’s) has reeled of seven straight victories dating back to his March 2012 shock TKO  loss to Sergio Thompson and he is coming off of a 4th round knockout over Javier Prieto in December that saw him lift the vacant WBC lightweight belt into the air.

Early vibes from within City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas

The City Athletic Boxing crew in West Las Vegas posing in front of the ‘Southpaw’ movie poster (Photo: City Athletic Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

While they often may  share similar purposes, there is no denying that boxing gyms each have their own special aura.

In Las Vegas, the city regarded as the Fight Capitol of the World, it’s not surprising to see new facilities opening up on a steady basis, but I’ve noticed that City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas gained and instant buzz upon it’s Grand Opening earlier this year.

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez in camp in Las Vegas for June showdown vs. Lorenzo Trejo

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez training in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss caught up with rising talent Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez recently inside of the Top Rank Gym out in Las Vegas.

Vasquez (7-0, 3 KO’s), who just recently turned 18 years old, is coming off of the first defense of his NABF junior flyweight, as he pounded out an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Edwin Reyes, a man ten years his senior, on March 14 at Sam Town’s Hotel and Casino.

Rashad Ganaway defeats Spinks III to capture WBC USNBC belt [Post fight talk with RHP's T Butler]

Rashad Ganaway is now the WBC USNBC lightweight champion of the world (Photo: Facebook)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, May 15, Rashad Ganaway scored a big victory by out boxing Leon Spinks III over eight rounds in Salt Lake City, Ut. to capture the vacant WBC USNBC lightweight belt.

Ganaway had fought for the same title in his previous fight against Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez, dropping a majority decision after eight rain-filled, raucous rounds of action.

Solomon Egberime and Luis Tapia getting down to work at the RJJ Fight Academy in Las Vegas

Australia’s Solomon Egberime putting in work with Luis Tapia in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com recently crossed paths with tough welterweight veteran contender Solomon Egberime inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 36-year old Egberime, originally from Nigeria, now calls Australia his home when he’s not tucked away in Vegas camps with seasoned trainer Luis Tapia, who also trains female women’s champion and BKB star Layla McCarter.

Floyd Mayweather beats Gennady Golovkin easily, claims sparring partner Will Clemons

Gennady Golovkin stopped Willie Monroe in the sixth round on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

What do you make of super fight betweeen WBA middleweight Gennady Golovkin and five-division world titlist Floyd Mayweather?

Golovkin defended his title this weekend on HBO, hammering out a sixth round TKO over a very game Willie Monroe Jr. inside of The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Catching up with Money Prince Duarte during Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight Week in Vegas

Money Prince having fun during Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Week in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Had been a minute since Hustle Boss caught up with young boxing star Money Prince Duarte out here in Las Vegas.

Still only four years old, Prince has been all over the city in recent times, including training at various gyms and stopping by several boxing-related events.

J’Leon gets candid on Gennady Golovkin, Mayweather-Pacquiao, Badou Jack’s title win and more

J’Leon Love speaking at the 2015 Golden Gloves in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Caught up with super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (19-1, 10 KO’s) inside of the Westgate Resort and Casino out here in Las Vegas during the final night of the 2015 National Golden Gloves.

Love is one of the more engaging boxing luminaries you will find in the city, as he is always open to some good Q and A.

Gennady Golovkin to return in September? Post-fight thoughts from promoter Tom Loeffler

Gennady Golovkin should be back in the ring soon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It was another successful night for Kazakhstan star Gennady Golovkin, as he successfully defended his WBA middleweight belt in front on 12,372 partisans inside of The Forum in Ingelwood, Calif.

The HBO-televised showcase saw Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) drop Monroe twice in round two before ending matters with another knockdown in the sixth.

James Prince says Gennady Golovkin should focus on Andre Ward, not Floyd Mayweather

Gennady Golovkin added another win to his ledger on Saturday night with his sixth round TKO victory over Willie Monroe Jr. (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 16, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin added another scalp to his ledger, as he defeated tough contender Willie Monroe Jr. in the sixth round of a wildly-entertaining fight.

Following his victory, Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) continued to express his desire in facing the biggest names as soon as possible.

Photos: Gennady Golovikin stops a brave Willie Monroe Jr. in six rounds

Gennady Golovkin catching Willie Monroe Jr. with a left uppercut (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) pounds out a sixth round TKO over a brave but outgunned Willie Monroe Jr. on HBO’s airwaves.

Golovkin was calculated as always, dropping Monroe twice in the second round. The challenger rose and fought on valiantly, even having a big fourth round that saw him turn the tide and catch Golovkin with several flush shots.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. ripped and ready for war I Live updates via TWITTER

Follow Hustle Boss on TWITTER for updates on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. fight (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO’s) is set to defend his title vs. confident challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (19-1, 6 KO’s) later tonight from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Golovkin and Monroe are both ripped and ready heading into their HBO-televised showdown, set for 10 PM/ET on HBO’s airwaves. Please follow Hustle Boss on TWITTER for live updates on the matchup.

Manny Pacquiao still convinced he did enough to beat Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is still convinced he won his bout vs. Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The hurricane of drama that followed the Mayweather vs. Pacquio fight was almost expected, as these things never end on a good note.

Aside from the numerous lawsuits, Pacquiao had exposed a serious injury at the post fight press conference, stating that he had to fight with an injured shoulder, limiting his abilities in the ring. At first it seemed like that was his only announcement following the bout, which in itself is a very powerful statement.

Pacquiao sparring partner Kenneth Sims now working with Jorge Linares in Vegas [Exclusive interview]

Kenneth Sims inside of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

By all accounts, lightweight prospect Kenneth Sims Jr. (6-0, 2 KO’s) held his own and performed very well during his brief stint as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Filipino star’s May 2 decision loss to Floyd Mayweather.

There has been a never-ending list of views, opinions, and reports coming from Pacquiao’s side following his sixth professional loss, all of them revolving around the torn rotator cuff on his right shoulder.

Philadelphia’s Mike Jones resurfaces in Las Vegas at the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy

Philadelphia’s Mike Jones defeating Hector Munoz in 2010 (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Saw a familiar face the other day inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy out here in Las Vegas.

Welterweight veteran and former title challenge Mike Jones (26-2, 19 KO’s) is back in training in hopes of jump starting his career.

Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavyweight belt on June 13 in Alabama

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder steps back into the ring on June 13 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Looks like newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) will be stepping back into the ring on Saturday, June 13 inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

Showtime Championship Boxing will play host to Wilder’s defense vs. Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s), as the 29-year old is still in the spotlight heavily following his title-winning victory vs. Bermane Stiverne on Jan. 17.