Is Floyd Mayweather the light at the end of the tunnel for Keith Thurman?

Keith Thurman coming face to face with Leonard Bundu (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, power-punching Keith Thurman will step back into the ring when he meets up with Italian transplant Leonard Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KO’s) in a welterweight attraction.

Thurman (23-0, 21 KO’s), the WBA interim champion at 147 pounds, is a heavy betting favorite over Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KO’s), whose name is a bit obscure to many American fans.

Legendary Harold Lederman excited to see Tim Bradley back in the ring vs. Diego Chaves

Tim Bradley, left, returns to the ring in Las Vegas tonight vs. Diego Chaves (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

For longtime HBO boxing analyst Harold Lederman, it’s always a welcome site to take in former two-divison world champion Tim Bradley in action.

Bradley has become a staple on the network in recent times and his recent stretch of fights vs. Ruslan Provodnikov, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Manny Pacquiao have all delivered some form of intrigue.

Tim Bradley vs. Diego Chaves Official Weigh In from The Cosmopolitan [VIDEO]

Tim Bradley and Diego Chaves weighing in (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

As is often the case, it’s been a hectic week in Las Vegas.

With two fight cards taking place later tonight from different venues, with the MGM Grand hosting Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander and The Cosmopolitan across the street hosting the Tim Bradley vs. Diego Chaves encounter, there has been a wealth of coverage to report on.

Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Official Weigh In from the MGM Grand

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander weighing in (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

Kahn vs. Alexander

By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former world champions Amir Khan and Dev0n Alexander weighed in ahead of their Showtime-televised duel on Saturday night.

Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) will face off with Alexander (26-2, 14 KO’s) in what he considers to be a tryout for a possible crack at Floyd Mayweather next year.

Abner Mares feels it’s not the end of Nonito Donaire’s career

Three-division world champ Abner Mares speaking from Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

This weekend, inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, former three-division world champion Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KO’s) will look to keep his momentum going when he faces off with Jose Hernandez (25-4, 15 KO’s)  in a Showtime-televised attraction.

Mares is still looked at as one of the game’s top young talents and his spirits seem fully restored following his shocking first round knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez in August of last year.

50 Cent warns Jay-Z about his foray into the boxing business

50 Cent (Photo: Facebook)


By Chris Robinson

Music moguel Jay-Z recently made waves when it was revealed that he would be jumping into the boxing game as a promoter with Roc Nation Sports.

Fellow music artist 50 Cent, who has seen his SMS Promotions make a mild impact in the boxing game, is unsure of what the future holds for Jay-Z.

Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t want to see Mayweather face anyone but Pacquiao

Errol Spence Jr. speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Watching fighters evolve and grow in the sport of boxing can be very rewarding.

Having kept tabs with 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. dating back to shortly after his professional debut a few years back, it’s been pretty notable to see how far he has come in recent times.

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander come face to face in Las Vegas as Showtime duel inches closer

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander facing off in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, British star Amir Khan came face to face with St. Louis’ own Devon Alexander ahead of their matchup this Saturday night.

The Showtime-televised attraction will see the two former champions duke it out in an effort to create bigger interest a huge fight in 2015.

Diego Chaves compares Bradley to Keith Thurman; says Chris Algieri was ‘scared’ of Manny Pacquiao

Argentina’s Diego Chaves in Las Vegas ahead of his match vs. Tim Bradley (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

For Argentina’s Diego Chaves, this must seem a little like Deja Vu.

Once again the hard-punching, soft spoken pug will find himself inside of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday night, the same location Chaves was when he lost a ninth-round disqualification to Brandon Rios just three months ago. This time, Chaves’ ring foe comes in the form of ultra confident former two-division titlist Tim “Desert Storm” Bradley.

Keith Thurman calls out Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, and the Khan-Alexander winner in Vegas

Keith Thurman in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

If there is anything you can spot with undefeated welterweight power puncher Keith Thurman, it’s just how brash and engaging of a character he is.

Thurman meets up with Italy’s Leonard Bundu on Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a Showtime-televised tripleheader that will see him attempt to defend his interim WBA welterweight belt. The fight takes place on the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander undercard.

Tim Bradley’s spirits high; ripped physique ahead of Diego Chaves showdown

Tim Bradley is once again locked and loaded headed into battle (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

If there is ever anything you can say about former two-division world titlist Tim Bradley, it’s that the Palm Springs native is always in tremendous shape.

Bradley faces off with hard-pressing Diego Chaves on Saturday night from The Cosmpolitan in Las Vegas in an HBO attraction and his pristine physique was once again on display on Wednesday afternoon.

Las Vegas’ latest revival – Exhibition Sparring at Johnny Tocco’s

Exhibition sparring sessions will be taking place on the first Friday of every month in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

On the first Friday of every month, Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas will play host to exhibition sparring matches between some of the rising faces in the city.

The renown gym is still going, as evidenced by their crop of talent that showed up for the inagural session in early November.

Photos: Tim Bradley arrives in Las Vegas ahead of Diego Chaves showdown

Tim Bradley in Las Vegas ahead of his match with Diego Chaves (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley made his official arrival to Las Vegas ahead of his showdown with tough Argentinean Diego Chaves.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia hit Denver to officially announce Alvarado III

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia have landed in Denver (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

A crucial match for former lightweight champion Brandon Rios is just around the corner, as a third encounter with all-action Mike Alvarado is slated for Jan. 24 in Broomfield, Co.

This figures to be somewhat of litmus test on where Rios’ career stands at the moment.

Paulie Malignaggi continues to sound off on Manny Pacquiao; claims he and Bob Arum know a Floyd fight is ‘not even close’

Manny Pacquiao was victorious vs. Chris Algieri last month (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

There will always be some kind of buzz about the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup going down.

Following his dominant victory over Chris Algieri on Nov. 22, Pacquiao has again established himself as the biggest possible threat to Mayweather, who is coming off of a pair of decision victories over Marcos Maidana this year.

Errol Spence wraps up camp in Dallas for 12/13 Vegas return

Errol Spence putting in work in Dallas, Tex. (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)


By Chris Robinson

Upcoming welterweight prospect Errol Spence Jr. (14-0, 11 KO’s) is ready for a ring return this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand.

Roger Mayweather breaks down Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander

How will Amir Khan fair against Devon Alexander this weekend? (Photo: HoganPhotos)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s common knowledge in the boxing game that Amir Khan is regarded as one of the more lucrative ring options for Floyd Mayweather heading into the 2015 boxing schedule. Mayweather is a few months removed from a rematch victory over Marcos Maidana and is once again eyeing a pair of matches in May and September of next year.

Khan’s spirits are fresh, today being his 28th birthday, and he is certainly one of the more marketable faces in the mix.

Ohara Davies’ streak continues; 4-0 status after 1st round TKO over Oszkar Fido at York Hall [VIDEO]

Ohara Davies has improved to 4-0 (Photo: Facebook)


By Chris Robinson

News from London as the always brash but never dull Ohara Davies has improved to 4-0 with a 1st round blitzing of Oszkar Fido inside of York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

Davies is a talkative one, that’s for sure, but he’s never disappointed in the ring to date. Whether we are discussing his stellar but brief success as an amateur, his many voyages to Las Vegas where he shined during sparring sessions around town, or his recent eye-openers as a pro, the kid is one to watch.

It was a big right hand from Davies that finished the job and it was a shot that was definitely thrown with conviction.

Brian Viloria registers another TKO, stops Vasquez in four in Glendale

Brian Viloria registered another win last night in Glendale, Calif. (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

Viloria Wins

By Chris Robinson

A quick scan of the headlines shows that former two-division world champion Brian Viloria registered another victory when he stopped journeyman Armando Vasquez in the 4th round Saturday night inside of the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, Calif.

The bout was part of Top Rank’s UniMas “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card. Our guy Francisco Salazar was ringside and says that Viloria ended the show in the 4th after catching Vasquez with a left to the body.

David Lemieux’s resurgance continues with 10th round TKO over Rosado; claims he isn’t afraid of Golovkin

David Lemieux, left, handed Gabe Rosado, right, a defeat on Saturday night (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, heavy-hitting Canadian David Lemieux stopped the always-game Gabe Rosado in the tenth round of a dandy of a fight.

Lemieux scores his 12th straight victory, as the 25-year old goes to 33-2 with 31 knockouts.