Exclusive photos from photographer Naoki Fukuda as Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) halts Argentina’s Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s) after nine rounds to claim the WBC middleweight championship.
Photos from Madison Square Garden in New York as Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) belts out a punishing beating to Argentina’s Sergio Martinez to capture the WBC middleweight champion. Cotto dropped Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s) three times in the first round and controlled the action througout, with Sergio’s corner electing to stop the match after nine rounds.
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Updates from Madison Square Garden in New York as Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo stops Engelberto Valenzuela in the first round.
Photos courtesy of Chris Farina (Top Rank)
Photos from Madison Square Garden in New York as three-division world champion Miguel Cotto (155 pounds) of Puerto Rico and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (158.8) of Argentina both make weight ahead of their HBO pay per view clash.
HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (20-0, 9 KO’s) about Manny Pacquaio possibly facing Canelo Alvarez in the future.
HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Joel Diaz about the possibility of Manny Pacquiao meeting Juan Manuel Marquez for a fifth time.
More coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club as 7-year old prospect Young Money Mar works with Roger Mayweather on the mitts
Richard Schaefer, center, in Las Vegas during the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana fight week
By Chis Robinson
The boxing world was hit with big news on Monday afternoon, as it was revealed that former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has stepped down from the company. In a statement issued to various outlets, Schaefer stated the following.
“After more than ten years with Golden Boy, it is time to move on to the next chapter of my career. This decision has required a great deal of personal reflection, but ultimately I concluded that I have no choice but to leave. I have succeeded in banking and I have succeeded in boxing, and I look forward to the next opportunity. I am proud to remain a shareholder, so I have a strong interest in the continued success of the company. I am proud of what we have accomplished at Golden Boy, but I now look forward to new challenges.”
HustleBoss.com speaks with undefeated junior welterweight prospect Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez (12-0, 4 KO’s) and his team following his 1st round knockout over Pablo Becerra inside of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino
Updates from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as former junior middleweight champion Sergio Mora (26-3, 19 KO’s) speaks following a solid 5th round TKO victory over Samuel Rogers. Mora could love a crack at Peter Quillin or Gennady Golovkin next.
HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Joel Diaz, as he speaks on his fighter Tim Bradley’s points loss to Manny Pacquiao on April 12.
Lydell Rhodes speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
Following the HBO Latino double header from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on Saturday night in Las Vegas, I ran into budding lightweight pugilist Lydell Rhodes as I was making my exit.
Rhodes (20-0, 9 KO’s) is as affable guy as you will find in the sport and he recently enjoyed a bump in notoriety following the buzz that came from serving as Manny Pacquiao’s chief sparring partner ahead of his April 12 rematch vs. Tim Bradley.
During his time in camp with Pacquiao, Rhodes developed a strong bond with the Filipino star’s trainer Freddie Roach and revealed to me that he has decided to bring him on as a head trainer.
Photos from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, as former multi-division titlist Nonito Donaire wins a five-round technical decision over Simpiwe Vetyeka to capture the WBA featherweight championship of the world. Donaire dropped Vetyeka in the fourth round and the bout went to the scorecards one frame later due to a cut over the Fil-Am star’s left eye.
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HustleBoss.com was on hand as junior featherweight prospect Rocco Santomauro (11-0, 1 KO) weighs in ahead of his match vs. Daneil Quevedo.
HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as standout amateur and aspiring professional Kevin Newman II displays his speed and sharpness while on the mitts with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Canelo Alvarez landing an uppercut on Alfredo Angulo during his 10th round TKO victory in March (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
While it was never before the type of matchup that fans debated too much, there have recently been whispers of a potential duel between Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz discussed this scenario during a recent interview with Ronnie Nathanielsz, highlighting the fact that Manny’s rival Juan Manuel Marquez has been asking for what he considers too much money for a possible fifth showdown.
One person who doesn’t like Pacquiao’s chances if the fight were to happen is former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather.
It’s that time again for ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez: Press conference coverage ahead of 5/31 bout with Becerra
All-access coverage from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as undefeated Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez and his 5/31 opponent Pablo Becerra (7-4, 6 KO’s) speak before their fight.
HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson catches up with Junior lightweight contender Javier Fortuna (24-0-1, 18 KO’s), as he discusses his 5/31 return to the ring vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez as well as his stable mate Sergio Martinez’s June 7 clash vs. Miguel Cotto.
HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as young prospects Lehkei Mayweather and Floyd ‘Cash Flow’ Diaz get to work. This was after Cash Flow had sparred with Young Money Mar on April 26, 2014.