9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. steps in to spar with 10-year old Robert Meriwether in Las Vegas

Sparring in Las Vegas with 10-year old Robert Meriwether and 9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan


By Chris Robinson

The first time I spotted Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. I knew the kid had something special inside of him.

Just eight years old at the time and in his first year of boxing, Jordan captured a state championship at the junior golden gloves to get ranked #2 in the world at 50 pounds and he is getting ready to return for an encore this weekend at 9 years old as he eyes another belt.

8-year old Curmel Moton and 10-year old Robert Meriwether Sparring Footage

Curmel Moton and Robert Meriwether put in some good work recently in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

There is always a lot of talent of all ages lurking around the city of Las Vegas.

Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club there is always a steady flow of young up and comers. On Tuesday afternoon, 8-year old Curmel Moton laced up and went some rounds with promising 10-year old Robert Meriwether.

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez Face Off in Las Vegas Following Final Press Conference

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez facing off in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez held their final press conference ahead of their HBO pay per view showdown this weekend from the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The bout has been highly debated this far, with several pointing towards the craft and veteran prowess of the 35-year old Cotto to carry the day while others simply feel that Canelo’s youth, size, and power will be enough to give the 25-year old superstar from Jalisco, Mexico the edge.

Canelo Alvarez Grand Arrival Footage from the Mandalay Bay ahead of Miguel Cotto PPV

Canelo Alvarez is officially in Las Vegas ahead of his big fight vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, former WBA junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his team made their grand arrival to the city ahead of the Mexican superstar’s Saturday night showdown vs. Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) is being given a great chance in the matchup due to his size and youth. At 25 years of age, Canelo is ten years younger than Cotto, 35, but it is his lack of experience on the big stage that have some people doubting his chances this weekend.

PHOTOS: Jarrett Hurd Introduces Himself To The Boxing World With Dominant 6th Round TKO over Frank Galarza

Jarrett Hurd, right, dominated Frank Galarza on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, a promising star introduced himself to the boxing world as Maryland’s Jarrett Hurd (17-0, 11 KO’s) stopped previously undefeated Frank Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) in the sixth round.

The bout took place on ShoBox: The New Generation and Hurd didn’t disappoint. From the opening bell he was in full control of the contest, picking apart an onrushing Galarza.

Sergio Martinez’s former promoter Sampson Lewkowicz doesn’t believe Miguel Cotto can defeat Canelo Alvarez

Miguel Cotto training inside of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Whenever I cross paths with Sampson Lewkowicz, he is typically in good spirits.

I would have to call Lewkowicz, who was born in Uruguay and  now resides in Las Vegas, one of the busiest men in the sport due to his obligations stateside and abroad as a matchmaker, advisor, and promoter.

VIDEO: Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez powers past Javier Lapizco for 8th pro victory

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez improved to 8-0 last month by defeating Javier Lapizco (Photo: Team Vasquez)

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By Chris Robinson

When we found out that Damien “Sugar” Vasquez was set to be a part of the Premier Boxing Champions movement, we knew it marked a significant moment in his young career.

We began hearing about Vasquez back when he was just 15 years old and making a name for himself in the city by sparring some veteran pros at the time. Vasquez made his pro debut down in Mexico at just 16 years of age and he began racking up the wins as his career has progressed.

The Continued Progression of Money Prince Duarte

Money Prince Duarte has been a fixture on Hustle Boss the past few years (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There was something that caught my eye about young Money Prince Duarte when I first saw him.

Then just three years old at the time, Prince was training inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he learned some new tricks from esteemed trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. as well as his friend Floyd “Cash Flow” Diaz.

PHOTOS: Tim Bradley triumphs over Brandon Rios in Las Vegas

Tim Bradley was successful vs. Brandon Rios on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Who would have imagined that Timothy Bradley would have stopped Brandon Rios on Saturday night in Las Vegas?

That’s exactly what happened, as the Palm Springs native successfully defended his WBO welterweight title on HBO’s airwaves with a dominating ninth round TKO over Rios.

Brandon Rios announces his retirement from boxing following TKO loss to Timothy Bradley

Brandon Rios and trainer Robert Garcia prior to his fight with Timothy Bradley (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

It’s been quite a career for former lightweight champion Brandon Rios.

A Kansas native who now calls Oxnard, Calif. his home, Rios was able to beat the odds stacked against him by winning the WBA lightweight champion of the world while also entertaining fans with several memorable action fights during his career.

Catching up with Rival Boxing’s Russ Anber in Las Vegas during Bradley-Rios Fight Week

Rival Boxing’s Russ Anber is always busy with the sport of boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

You never know what to expect with any given fight week in the boxing game. No matter what the venue or location, each significant event comes with its shares of boxing luminaries who are a part of the festivities.

In Las Vegas this weekend, WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will meet former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios in a pivotal showdown while WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his title against Mexico’s Romulo Koasicha on the televised undercard.

PHOTOS: Final Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios Press Conference

Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Thursday, Nov. 5, soon-to-be opponents Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley faced off with one another at their final press conference inside of the Wynn Las Vegas ahead of their HBO-scheduled showdown this Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center.

Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s) will put his WBO welterweight title on the line against Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO’s), a former titlist in the lightweight ranks. in a matchup that has the city and the boxing world anticipating a memorable one.

Bob Arum talks Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios and why Canelo may be in line for the winner

Bob Arum speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s once again Fight Week in Las Vegas, as we are counting down the days to this weekend’s HBO-televised battle between former lightweight champion Brandon Rios and two-division titlist Tim Bradley.

The two men collide on Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title in a fight that doesn’t figure to disappoint.

Exclusive PHOTOS: An Inside Look at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas

An inside look at SEMA 2015 inside of the Las Vegas Convention Center (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

SEMA 2015 has hit Las Vegas and Hustle Boss was on the scene, covering the festivities with our friends at Auto Shows Online on Tuesday afternoon.

Take a look below for a quick look at some highlights from our first day inside of the premier trade event in the automotive industry and stay tuned for updates in the next few days for more from SEMA.

Familiar face Steve Claggett swings through the Mayweather Boxing Club

Steve Claggett, right, spars Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Over the years, we have come across countless names and faces inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club out in Las Vegas.

Some fighters in the gym, whether champions, contenders, or prospects, call Las Vegas home year-round while others frequent the city for brief stints randomly throughout the years.

Amateurs go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas: Famous Johnson vs. Ricardo Gomez at the Mayweather Boxing Club

12-year old Ricardo Gomez and 8-year old Famous Johnson in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now since we at Hustle Boss have been covering the progress of young Famous Johnson.

Now 8 years old, Famous is a top amateur prospect in the Las Vegas area and has been dividing his recently between the Mayweather Boxing Club and Pound 4 Pound Boxing, ran by the Barrientes family.

Buzz for Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao grows following ‘Bud’s’ 10th round TKO over Dierry Jean

Terence Crawford scored another stoppage victory on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 24, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford scored a first successful defense of his strap with a stirring 10th round TKO victory over tough contender Dierry Jean.

Once again showcasing HBO’s airwaves, Crawford (27-0, 19 KO’s) was too strong and precise for his Haitian-Canadian foe, who drops to 29-2 with 20 knockouts.

Ashley Theophane Begins Training Camp for Rumored Adrien Broner Showdown

Ashley Theophane and Floyd Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now that Hustle Boss has been in the trenches with UK star and top-flight junior welterweight contender Ashley “Treasure” Theophane.

Around the time we first started corresponding with Theophane, around early 2012 I would reckon, he was in town for some training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in hopes of keeping his career alive. Theophane was then an unsigned free agent with a checkered record and there was no clear direction on where his career was heading.

Canelo Alvarez Weighs 167.8 Pounds at 30-Day Weigh-In Ahead of Miguel Cotto Duel

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez weighs in ahead of his Nov. 21 bout vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face off with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in an HBO pay per view showdown.

At just 25 years old and sporting a 45-1-1 record with 32 knockouts, Alvarez stands as one of the future faces of the sport of boxing, yet there is a lot on the line for him in this match. The simple fact that two of Golden Boy Promotions’ top stars, Lucas Matthysse and David Lemieux, suffered stoppage losses this month puts more pressure on Alvarez to perform against Cotto.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkin hammers David Lemieux for 8th round TKO

Gennady Golovkin was too much for David Lemieux on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 17, Kazakhstan native Gennady Golovkin scored another big victory for his career as he punished former champion David Lemieux for eight one-sided rounds before scoring a TKO victory. With the win, Golovkin adds the IBF middleweight belt to his collection along with his WBA bauble.

With this being his first showcase on HBO pay per view, Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) was systematic as he went to work inside of New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Golovkin’s power shots began finding a home early and he was outlanding Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO’s) at a three-to-one ratio as the bout pushed on.