Exclusive: Adrien Broner’s sparring partners speak on the big Shawn Porter fight

Four of Adrien Broner’s sparring partners recently opened up from Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Abdul Musawwir Muhammed always has a lot of people coming in and out of his barber shop out in Las Vegas.

Located within walking distance of the Mayweather Boxing Club, several local and visiting fighters go to Musawwir’s to get a cut, and even some mitt work on occasion.

PHOTOS: Miguel Cotto stops Daniel Geale in the 4th round in Brooklyn

Miguel Cotto stopped Daniel Geale last night in Brooklyn (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto proved to be too much for Daniel Geale last night, stopping the brave Australian inside of the 4th round of their middleweight title fight last night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) now looks to a possible fight later in the year with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, while Geale (31-4, 16 KO’s) will have to go back to the drawing board once again.

Bianka Thompson gets advice from Floyd Mayweather Sr. inside of City Athletic Boxing

Bianka Thompson working with Floyd Mayweather Sr. inside of City Athletic Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Domo TC)


By Chris Robinson

www.HustleBoss.com and Domo TC step inside of City Athletic Boxing as 20-year old female amateur talent Bianka Thompson works with her trainer Monyette Flowers as well as getting some advice from the famed Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Bianka just recently returned to the sport full-time and is already a great fit inside of the gym. Stay tuned for more details on her next move.

PHOTOS: Tim Bradley training ahead of HBO showdown with Jessie Vargas

Tim Bradley training for Jessie Vargas (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from Palm Springs, Calif. as two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley works out with trainer Joel Diaz ahead of his upcoming clash with WBA junior welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas, set for June 27 inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

The matchup, for the vacant WBO welterweight title, will see whether Vargas can live up to all the expectations that were bestowed upon him early in his career.

PHOTOS: Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez training for June 26 bout vs. Dereck Edwards

Gilberto Ramirez training in preparation for his matchup vs. Dereck Edwards (Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years since we crossed paths with undefeated Mexican star Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez.

Inside the doors of Able Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. is when I first remember seeing Ramirez and his team, as they were in camp working with Gennady Golovkin and a slew of other prospects, contenders, and champions.

Amir Khan admits mistakes heading into Chris Algieri fight; plans to discuss with Virgil Hunter soon

Amir Khan, pictured right, defeated Chris Algieri this past Saturday in New York (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amir Khan overcame a very courageous Chris Algieri over 12 rounds.

Algieri was coming off of a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Manny Pacquiao in November and he was a heavy underdog. Instead, the sharp-witted New Yorker found a way to prove the odds wrong by putting up a very spirited effort and even catching Khan with some big shots along the way.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder putting in work for Eric Molina showdown on June 13 in Alabama

Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder training for his showdown with Eric Molina (Photo: Bill Hoffman)

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By Chris Robinson

More photos as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) puts in work ahead of his June 13 showdown vs. contender Eric Molina.

Wilder is one of the more engaging characters in the sport and he is coming off of a title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne this past January that saw him fukfill much of the potential many had bestowed upon him following his bronze medal in 2008.

NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors will face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Finals (Photo: Instagram)


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The matchup for the 2015 NBA finals is set, and it’s not surprising given the talent on both teams. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors handled the Houston Rockets to move on to their first NBA finals since 1975. The Warriors finals berth comes a day after the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Atlanta Hawks.

Both the Cavaliers and Warriors share several similarities. Each team has a long history of losing: Cavaliers have never won a NBA championship while the Warriors won three but two were while they were still the Philadelphia Warriors. The Warriors have more of a storied history than the Cavaliers with such greats as Rick Barry and Chris Mullins. The most recent generation of basketball fans, knows the Warriors for the Baron Davis lead squad that upset the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the 2007 NBA playoffs.

PHOTOS: Big victories in El Paso from Joseph Agbeko, Micko Zizic, and Demond Brock

Former world champion Joseph Agbeko is back in the win column following a TKO victory over Juanito Rubillar (Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo)


By Chris Robinson

Sounds like some great action was going down last night in El Paso, Tex. as three fighters from Roy Jones Jr.’s promotional banner all scored victories inside of the El Paso County Coliseum.

In the evening’s main event, former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko scored a 4th round TKO over Juanito Rubillar to improve to 30-5 with 23 knockouts. It was Agbeko’s first fight since his lopsided defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux in December of 2013 and this was a pivotal step for the Ghanaian.

Allante Williams on Khan’s performance vs. Algieri, Mayweather’s options, and Pacquiao’s excuses

Aspiring pro Allante Williams inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Good catching up with aspiring pro Allante Williams out here in Vegas.

Remember seeing Allante training at the Mayweather Boxing Club last year, as he told me his story of trying to break through the pro ranks without any true backing.

Photos: Amir Khan overcomes a game Chris Algieri and eyes Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri on Friday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, as former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) overcame a spirited effort from former titlist Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO’s) over 12 rounds.

Algieri was dropped six times and whitewashed in his previous match, a one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao this past November, but he showed his worth last night, often catching his British foe with stiff rights and counters throughout the match.

Hustle Boss’ Chris Robinson fighting June 9 at Zappo’s vs. Miguel Barragan [Amateur Debut]

Hustle Boss’ own Chris Robinson will be fighting on former title challenger Derrick Harmon’s next show in LasnVegas on June 9

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been quite the ride in the sport of boxing over all these years.

From a kid growing up in the Midwest who fell in love with the game in 90′s, I have had a great chance to discover the sport the past ten years hands on, first reporting down in South Florida and most recently out here in Las Vegas.

‘Filipino Future’ Cameron Kreal training highlights ahead of July 24 return at Sam’s Town

Young Cameron Kreal training inside of the Las Vegas Fight Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss recently swung through the Las Vegas Fight Club, as junior welterweight upstart Cameron Kreal put in some work ahead of his July 24 return as Sam’s Town Casino.

Kreal (7-7-2, 1 KO) is coming off of his biggest win to date, a 1st round TKO over always-game Moris Rodriguez. The fight figured to be competitive but Kreal broke through early and didn’t surrender his momentum in dropping and finishing Rodriguez.

Exclusive photos: Rahim Gonzales continues to improve, sharp sparring with Karim Mayfield at Pound 4 Pound

Rahim Gonzales, right, evading Karim Mayfield inside of Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Been very interesting watching the progression of amateur standout Rahim Gonzales the past few years.

I first caught glimpse of Gonzales, 19, a few years back when he was working with Sharif Rahman inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club and he continues to push himself.

VIDEO: Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Breakdown with Karim Mayfield and the Bautistas at Pound 4 Pound

Izaiah Bautista, Ben Bautista, and Karim Mayfield inside of Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

www.HustleBoss.com recently swung through the Pound 4 Pound Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as top flight junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield went some rounds with spirited up and coming amateur Rahim Gonzales.

Following the work, Mayfield sat down with his trainer Ben Bautista, and Bautista’s son and aspiring pro Izaiah, as the trio discussed several facets of the June 20 Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter showdown from the MGM Grand that has got the sport talking.

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder in late 2015?

What does the future hold for Deontay Wilder? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The heavyweight boxing division, aside from having a dominant champion in Wladimir Klitschko, is suffering and suffocating from lack of excitement. Despite being an absolute king to the heavyweight throne, Klitschko brings a dull and emotionless feel to his title defenses. Now and then there are fights worth getting excited about, but they come sparingly, and generally tend to not involve the actual title holder.

According to Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight worth being excited for might be around the corner. He mentioned that once Deontay Wilder gets past (33-0, 32 KO’s) gets past Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s) on June 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, they will begin discussing a potential showdown between Wilder and Alxander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KO’s).

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)


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…