VIDEO: Jodeci reunites for new track ‘Nobody Wins’ featuring B.O.B.

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By Chris Robinson

At the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 7 (Aired via BET and Centric on Nov. 30), 90′s R&B group Jodeci reunited for their first on-stage performance in eight years.

It was definitely big for hardcore fans of the group and music aficionados in general to catch Jodeci on stage and their performance preceded the release of their new single “Nobody Wins” featuring special guest B.O.B.

Adrien Broner calls for a second shot at Marcos Maidana: ‘It’s only right that I get a rematch’

Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

You are never quite sure what to expect when you stumble upon any of Adrien Broner’s social media platforms.

The outspoken former three-division champion rarely disappoints when inside of the squared circle yet Broner still hasn’t seemed to have fully gotten over his sole professional loss from a year ago.

Former champ Beibut Shumenov looking to bounce back in the cruiserweight division under respected trainer Ismael Salas

Former light heavyweight champ Beibut Shumenov is back in the win column (Photo: Ed de la Vega)

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By Chris Robinson

There was no shortage of boxing in Las Vegas on Dec. 13, as the MGM Grand and nearby Cosmopolitan both held nationally-televised events featuring some of the top names in the sport.

Amir Khan thoroughly handled Devon Alexander in Las Vegas over 12 rounds on Showtime inside of the MGM Grand while Tim Bradley and Diego Chaves scrapped to a debated draw on HBO’s airwaves across the street. Also scoring victories that evening were such notables as Abner Mares, Keith Thurman, Jose Benavidez Jr., Andy Lee, Victor Ortiz, Errol Spence Jr., and the fighting Charlo brothers from Houston, Tex.

Jeff Mayweather not impressed by Amir Khan: ‘Floyd will knock him out too!’

Amir Khan in the ring (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As Floyd Mayweather eyes his 48th professional bout, there is still speculation as to who his dance partner will be when he returns, likely in May.

Mayweather is coming off of a pair of decision victories of Argnetina’s Marcos Maidana this year and the two most formidable names out there are Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao.

Robert Garcia high on Jesus Cuellar following Tamayo knockout; Abner Mares showdown brewing for 2015?

Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar won his ninth in a row last night (Photo: Stephane Trapp – Showtime)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinte” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) won his ninth in a row by stopping Mexico’s Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KO’s) in the fifth round. The bout was part of a four-fight Showtime Extreme telecast.

“I’m happy with my performance tonight,’’ said Cuellar, who is one of the busiest fighters in his division. “My team and I worked very hard in training camp and it showed. I corrected mistakes from my last fight. Sometimes, I get too anxious in there and I come out too strong. I feel that this time I was a little bit more patient.”

Andy Ruiz marches forward in Phoenix, wins 10-round unanimous decision over Sergei Liakhovich

Andy Ruiz Jr. continues to climb the heavyweight ladder (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Phoenix, Az., heavyweight hopeful Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. improved to 21-0 with 15 knockouts after scoring a ten-round unanimoud decision over former champion Sergei Liakhovich.

Scores of 99-91, 98-92, and 96-94 were read across the board for the Las Vegas transplant, who scores his third victory of the year. With the clear-cut win, Ruiz defends his NABF and WBO intercontinental titles and will likely be in some kind of high-profile matchup next year.

Roy Jones Jr. rips Floyd Mayweather; claims a Pacquiao fight ‘doesn’t mean anything’

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

I’ve always found it interesting to hear what boxing greats think of one another.

Boxing is a sport full of brazen individuals and strong personalities, so respect is something that isn’t always dished out.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. sounds off on Amir Khan, Paulie Malignaggi, and Manny Pacquiao

The affable Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Amir Khan’s stock is as high as ever following his dominant unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Khan was razor sharp, picking Alexander apart with precise shots inside of the MGM Grand, nabbing his 30th victory as a professional while also paving the way for a possible dream fight vs. Floyd Mayweather in 2015.

Junior middleweight prospect Julian Williams looks to close out 2014 strong this weekend on Showtime

Julian Williams and other inside of Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos (Photo: Facebook)

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By Chris Robinson

One of the game’s top junior middleweights, Julian Williams, seems poised for a career breakthrough in 2015.

Led by the astute Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, Williams has been a good character to keep tabs with these past couple years.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. on prospect Bryce Fraser: ‘He’s one of the young up and coming fighters that is going to be very, very good’

Young prospect Bryce Fraser in Las Vegas training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. (Photo: Chris Robinson – Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

There are a pleothora of emerging prospects in the Las Vegas boxing community.

Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is always open to working with somebody new, but it’s very rare that a fighter can catch his eye.

Evander Holyfield talks Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder at the 52nd annual WBC convention

Heavyweight great Evander Holyfield at the 52nd Annual WBC Convention in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The 52nd Annual WBC Convention in Las Vegas has been stacked with boxing luminaries from across the globe.

Former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield always attracts his share of fans and he took a minute to break bread with the media following Monday’s opening ceremony at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Sugar Ray Leonard says a Floyd Mayweather fight is a different horizon for Amir Khan

Living legend Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the most beloved characters in the sport of boxing.

While at the 52nd Annual WBC Convention inside of the Mirage  Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the former five-division titlist was once again greeted with adoration by fans and insiders alike.

Ricky Hatton on Amir Khan ‘I think he’s got the style to beat Floyd; he’s quicker than Floyd’

Amir Khan prior to his match vs. Devon Alexander this past weekend in Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

At the 52nd annual WBC Convention from the Mirage in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, former two-division world champion and British idol Ricky Hatton could be found taking in the ceremonies.

Hatton had a great run as a champion at 140 pounds and has been turning his energy towards promoting in recent times. Wherever he goes, the 36-year old is adored and thronged by fans and always up for some good boxing talk.

Paulie Malignaggi insists that Amir Khan is more of a threat to Floyd Mayweather than Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan was too much for Devon Alexander last night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

There was much buzz in the air last night following Amir Khan’s dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander.

Facing off on Showtime’s airwaves, Khan was simply too fast, too precise, and too good for his formidable foe from St. Louis. Scorecards reading 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 were read in the British star’s favor, as he eyes bigger business in 2015.

Photos: Tim Bradley and Diego Chaves battle to a split-draw in Las Vegas

Tim Bradley and Diego Chaves scrapping in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, former two-division world titlist Tim Bradley  (31-1-1, 12 KO’s) and Argentina’s Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19 KO’s) battled to a split-draw verdict after 12 rounds of spirited action.

Bermane Stiverne vs Deontay Wilder official; Don King speaks on big heavyweight title fight

Bermane Stiverne catching Chris Arreola (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend in Las Vegas, amidst the festivities of the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander matchup from the MGM Grand, it was officially announced that the highly-anticipated heavyweight title fight between WBC champion Bermae Stiverne and top contender Deontay Wilder will be taking place.

The match will take place on Jan. 17 on Showtime in what figures to be an intriguing showdown between two legitimate power punchers.

Amir Khan explains why he would give Floyd Mayweather more trouble than Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan looked sharp on Saturday night vs. Devon Alexander (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant 12-round unanimous decision over St. Louis’ Devon Alexander on Saturday night, British star Amir Khan began to eye his future.

Khan, a former junior welterweight titlist, was razor sharp vs. Alexander, who seemed confused behind his southpaw stance. It was perhaps Khan’s most complete performance, as the 28-year old showed off great stamina, movement, speed, and precise punching throughout the 12 rounds.

Amir Khan: ‘I believe I have earned my shot against Floyd Mayweather’

Amir Khan landing vs. Devon Alexander (Photo: Showtime Sports)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan produced one of his finest performances as a professional with a 12-round master class performance vs. the very tough Alexander.

Scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 were read in the British star’s favor, as Khan improves to 30-3 with 19 knockouts while Alexander drops to 26-3 with 14 early outs.

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)

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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.