Category Archives: Boxing

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at the 2017 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

Former world champions Fernando Vargas and Marco Antonio Barrera with a fan at the 2017 NVBHOF Induction (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, the 2017 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place inside of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

Once again it was a gathering of today’s brightest stars, legends and champions from the past, diehard fans from across the globe, as well as several other luminaries from the sport of boxing. Once again, Hustle Boss was in the building and we were able to capture some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots.

PHOTOS: Yordenis Ugas Continues to Push Hard in Las Vegas

Yordenis Ugas working with trainer Jorge Capetillo in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

If you are into the boxing scene in Las Vegas and in search of a diamond in the rough, perhaps Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas might be worth some of your time.

The 31-year old welterweight contender carries a 19-3 record with nine knockouts, yet it has been his recent run of success that has caught my eye. In August of last year, returning from a two-year layoff, Ugas upset previously-undefeated Jamal James over ten rounds in Verona, New York.

Exclusive PHOTOS: The Grind Continues for Dewey Cooper and his BKSS Squad

MMMA fighter Jimmy Spicuzza fires a right hand during training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Having been around the Las Vegas Fight Scene for some years now, I have seen my fair share of trainers around town. With so many gyms in the city, there are plenty of trainers and each of them has a unique approach to the sport.

In former kickboxing champion and former boxing contender Dewey Cooper, I have come to admire him as one of the most committed and hard-working people in the fight game when it comes to pushing his fighters. Cooper captured the WKC heavyweight and WKF cruiserweight titles as a kickboxer while also compiling a 19-3-3 record with 11 knockouts as a professional boxer.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Dustin Arnold leaves an impression in Las Vegas

South Florida’s Dustin Arnold recently made a stop in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

I remember hearing good things about lightweight prospect Dustin Arnold a few years back from one of my friends in the South Florida area and made a point to link up with him recently when he was out in Las Vegas.

Arnold was in town this past week with his trainer, former amateur fighter Jeff Poritz, in search of some work ahead of his Aug. 5 return to the ring in Tampa, Fl. and I was able to follow him a few days and get a sense of how serious he is towards his craft.

The Five Best Types of Golf Bags in 2017

What are the best type of golf bags to grab in 2017?

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Believe it or not there are many types of golf bags on the market today which makes choosing the best one to be more difficult than it should be. There are so many options, styles, versions, and types that it can be like searching for a needle in a haystack to find a good one. This article will showcase some of the best types of golf bags in 2017.

Yahu Blackwell eyeing return to Mexico later this month, as well as Sep. 15 date in the UK

It’s about that time again for Yahu Blackwell (Photo: Team Blackwell)

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By Chris Robinson

Yahu Blackwell is back at it again, as the Nigerian cruiserweight is eyeing a July 15 return to the ring.

As we reported earlier this year, Blackwell last saw action in the ring on April 6, when he scored a TKO victory over Benjamin Hernandez down in Mexico.

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.