Undefeated Semajay Thomas back in Las Vegas training ahead of next ring assignment

Semajay Thomas sparring inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It had been a while since we’ve been in the trenches with top-flight junior welterweight prospect Semajay Thomas.

The Chicago native, now 6-0 with 4 knockouts as a professional, has a great pedigree behind him no matter how you cut it. One of Thomas’ mentors in his amateur days was and still is Nate Jones, the former heavyweight contender who captured bronze in the 1996 Olympics and now stands as one of the game’s emerging young trainers.

PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather Engages in Sparring During Media Day for Andre Berto Clash

Floyd Mayweather on the attack during his media day in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) hosted the media ahead of his Sep. 12 showdown on SHOWTIME pay per view vs. Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s).

In what may be his final performance in the ring, Mayweather’s media day was a little more laid-back compared to usual, as he engaged in some sparring with stablemates Ramon Montano and “Dangerous” Don Moore.

Zab Judah Mingling With the Young Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club’s ‘Doghouse’ Ahead of Sep. 10 Return

Zab Judah speaking from Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Anywhere you go around the fight scene in Las Vegas, you very well may find former two-division world champion Zab “Super” Judah roaming around.

Judah is a fixture at all of the fights in the city, both events big and small, and he always seemed to have a knack for working with the next generation of fighters.

Timothy Lee training inside the Mayweather Boxing Club ahead of 2nd pro bout

Timothy Lee training inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It seems like just yesterday when I first crossed paths with young upstart Timothy Lee.

Then just 16 years old at the time, I could instantly tell that Lee had very high ambitions for himself, as he was then dividing his time between training in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

‘Mouth Piece Guy’ pays a visit to Johnny Tocco’s in Las Vegas during First Friday Sparring

‘Mouth Piece Guy’ Jeff D., right, working with a new customer inside of Johnny Tocco’s (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

When it comes to custom mouthpieces in the boxing game, nobody quite seems to have a handle on things like the ‘Mouthpiece Guy’ Jeff D.

At Hustle Boss we caught up with MPG inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in February, where he was seen helping out prizefighters Ishe Smith and Badou Jack with their first custom piece. The two have since gone on to be repeat customers.

Shane Mosley breaks down key aspects of Cotto vs. Canelo; leaning towards Miguel on Nov. 21?

Shane Mosley training in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., one of the biggest fights of the year will go down when four-division world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul Alvarez face off on HBO pay per view.

It’s the type of fight that has had several varying opinions thus far and we caught up with a man who has been in the ring with each man for some insight.

Andre Berto to wear Rival gloves vs. Floyd Mayweather?

Andre Berto during his 6th round TKO victory over Josesito Lopez earlier this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As the Sep. 12 Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto matchup pushes closer, all indications point towards both men taking the contest extremely seriously ahead of their welterweight title showdown. The matchup is set for SHOWTIME pay per view inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

At the 30-day weigh-in, Mayweather hit the scales at 149.8  pounds while Berto was eight pounds over at 155.

VIDEO: J’Leon Love spars tough amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club

J’Leon Love putting in some work with upcoming amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love has been a busy man these days.

On June 21, Love (20-1, 11 KO’s) scored an emphatic TKO victory when he got off the canvas to stop Jason Escalera in the seventh round inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Shawn Porter on working with Shane Mosley and reflecting back to his best sparring memories

Shawn Porter taking a breather after sparring with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Earlier this week, inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, Nev., former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter was seen putting in some spirited rounds with former three-division titlist Shane Mosley.

It’s always great to see fighters in the game helping each other out, whether in or out of the ring. Porter is coming off of his biggest victory to date, a June 20 decision over Adrien Broner, while Mosley is looking towards an Aug. 29 rematch with Ricardo Mayorga in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: The continued progression of Shane Mosley Jr.

Shane Mosley Jr. training in Las Vegas at Barry’s Boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It seems like just yesterday that we were in the trenches with Shane Mosley Jr. inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as the now 24-year old prospect was seen putting in some tough work with super middleweight banger Lanell “KO” Bellows.

Mosley is now 4-1 as a pro and has shown a definite improvement to his game the past year. The son of the living legend of the same name put in some more good work earlier this week when he and fellow middleweight Denis Douglin (19-4, 12 KO’s) got down inside of Barry’s Boxing.

VIDEO: Shane Mosley works with Shawn Porter at Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas

Shawn Porter, left, working with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas at Barry’s Boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

There was some brisk work between former IBF welterweight champon Shawn Porter and three-division world titlist Shane Mosley on Monday afternoon inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, Nev.

Young Champion Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez Set To Sign With Al Haymon; Sept. Date Looms For Return

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

If you hit up the gym scene in Las Vegas on a constant basis, you are sure to be around some of the game’s top talent while also discovering your share of breaking news and in-depth stories.

There is a lot going on inside of City Athletic Boxing these days, especially on the heels of trainer Ismael Salas bringing his stable of champions to the facility.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Photographer Naoki Fukuda Steps Inside Of The Mayweather Boxing Club (8.12.2015)

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Delorien Caraway inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda paid a visit to the Mayweather Boxing Club.

Fukuda is one of the top photographers in the sport and his work can be found at his personal website Nao Pix. He has captured intimate moments shooting ringside at some of the sport’s biggest events and always keeps a busy schedule traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Shane Mosley felt Mayweather should have given Shawn Porter a shot, predicts KO vs Ricardo Mayorga

Shane Mosley speaking inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss recently caught up with boxing legend Shane Mosley inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, following some very rigorous work with former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter.

Mosley, a three-division champion during his day, is still actively fighting and will be locking horns with Ricardo Mayorga on Aug. 29 in a rematch in Los Angeles.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Rances ‘Kid Blast’ Barthelemy putting in work inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas

Rances Barthelemy inside of City Athletic Boxing Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson 

Hustle Boss reported earlier this month that decorated trainer Ismael Salas has moved his stable of champions to a new facility, City Athletic Boxing out in West Las Vegas.

During a swing through the gym on Tuesday afternoon we caught up with Salas, as he was putting in some work with one of his star fighters, former IBF junior lightweight champion Rances Barthelemy.

Floyd Mayweather Acceptance Speech – Fighter Of The Year Award at the 2015 NVBHOF

Floyd Mayweather speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather can be a hard guy to read at times.

Sometimes the Grand Rapids native is reclusive and fair-weathered with the media, while other times he can be extremely talkative.

Marco Antonio Barrera feels that Floyd Mayweather will be done with boxing after Andre Berto

Former three-division champion Marco Antonio Barrera is favoring Floyd Mayweather over Andre Berto (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

At the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Hustle Boss caught up with boxing legend and former three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera.

A champion in the 122, 126, and 130 pound weight classes during an illustrious 22-year career, Barrera is beloved by fight fans for constantly leaving everything inside of the ring during his peak fighting years.

Felix Trinidad picking against Miguel Cotto, favors Canelo’s youth and strength to win the fight

Puerto Rico’s Felix Trinidad is going against his country man Miguel Cotto

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By Chris Robinson

One of the biggest and best fights that can and hopefully will be made is a high-stakes showdown between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

There appears a strong possibility that the match will land in Las Vegas sometime in November, but nothing is final as of yet.

Kalae McShane and the Road Back Home

Hawaii-born pro boxer Kalae McShane was injured recently while training in Thailand and his family is seeking help. Please read below for more


By Chris Robinson

Boxing is a tight-knit community and it’s always important for us to look out for one another in this sport.

That’s why, when I heard news of the story of Kalae McShane, I had to put something out there in hopes of getting the Hawaii-born fighter some assistance.

Sugar Ray Leonard talks Mayweather vs. Berto and Responds to Floyd’s All-Time Pound For Pound List

Sugar Ray Leonard speaking at the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s always interesting hearing what legends have to say about another in boxing.

During his 20-year career in the sport, Sugar Ray Leonard left an imprint that was undeniable. From winning world titles in five divisions to constantly facing the best that the game had to offered, there were very few who did it like Leonard and fans always love when he gives feedback on today’s crop of stars.