Danny Jacobs knocks Peter Quillin out in the first round in shocking fashion

Danny Jacobs drilled Peter Quillin in the first round on their middleweight title fight on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

In a shocking result, WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs scored a thrilling first round knockout over friendly rival Peter Quillin on Saturday night inside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The fight was highly-anticipated and still found a way to deliver in terms of excitement. A right hand from Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO’s) stunned Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO’s) in the opening minute of the match and a follow-up barrage left the former champion even more dazed, with referee Harvey Dock waiving the match off at just 85 seconds into the contest.

PHOTOS: Danny Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin Official Weigh In From Brooklyn

WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs and Peter Quillin weighing in (Photo: Ether Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

The official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s middleweight title showdown between WBA champion Danny Jacobs and former WBO champion Peter Quillin took place today in Brooklyn, New York.

Jacobs (30-1, 27 KO’s) will face off with Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) inside of the Barclays Center in a much-anticipated bout that will be carried by Showtime Championship Boxing.

Prospect Jayvon Garnett Makes the Move to Las Vegas – Mayweather Boxing Club Footage

Jayvon Garnett inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

There are always new faces emerging inside of any top gym across the globe and the Mayweather Boxing Club is no different.

A few weeks back I crossed paths with budding featherweight prospect Jayvon Garnett, from Cincinatti, Oh. Sporting a 3-0 record with three knockouts, Garnett is low-key figure inside of the gym and he’s far more into his work than talking, so he was easy to slightly overlook at first.

Exclusive PHOTOS: More Coverage from City Athletic Boxing

Bowe Van Damme Training Inside of City Athletic Boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

As we noted recently, former lineal heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman was recently spotted putting in some work inside of City Athletic Boxing.

We will be inside of the facility much more this month. For now, check below for more of Rahman and other gym notables.

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman putting in work inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman training inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It was a pleasant surprise to catch former lineal heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon.

Rahman is actually in excellent shape these days, as he was seen hitting the mitts rigorously with trainer Kevin Henry towards the end of his workout session.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Life Inside The Mayweather Boxing Club – Nov. 30, 2015

Inside the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

While Floyd Mayweather may have retired, that certainly hasn’t slowed down the hustle and bustle inside of his personal gym these days.

Hustle Boss swung through the doors of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Monday, Nov. 30 and it was a packed scene.

Peter Quillin gets deep on boxing politics, lessons from Al Haymon, Danny Jacobs, GGG, Canelo, more

Former world champion Peter Quillin (Photo: Jared Ingrisano)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday night, Nov. 25, WBA junior middleweight world champion Erislandy Lara made quick work of former weleterweight champion Jan Zaveck in Hialeah, Fl., registering a 3rd round TKO to improve to 22-2-2 with 13 knockouts.

Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin was in attendance and spoke with Hustle Boss’s Jared Ingrisano following the action.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez trumps Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay

Canelo Alvarez was too much for Miguel Cotto on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Nov. 21, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez overcame a stern test from four-division world champion Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds before capturing a unanimous decision inside of the Mandaly Bay Hotel & Casino.

Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) shined on HBO pay per view, as his poised attack, mixed with his power and sheer size and strength advantages, was a little too much for his 35-year old foe. Cotto (40-5, 33 KO’s) was competitively but was also unable to amount a sustained attack that would have helped turn the tide.

Franciso Vargas overcomes knockdown, rallies to TKO Takashi Miura in nine rounds

Francisco Vargas pounded out a thrilling TKO victory on Saturday night over Takashi Miura (Photo: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos)


By Chris Robinson

In what turned out to be the Fight-of-the-Night and possibly the Fight-of-the-Year, Mexico City’s Francisco Vargas overcame a nasty cut and a bad knockdown before turning the tide and rallying to knockout former champion Takashi Miura in nine thrilling rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez undercard.

It was an absolute barnburner, as Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KO’s) started fast, rocking Miura (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) hard in the first round while trying to follow up and score a knockdown. Vargas kept the pressure in rounds two and three, but suffered  a bad cut under his right eye along the way, but tasted the canvas himself in the fourth, courtesy of a crisp left from Miura.

Canelo Alvarez scores his biggest career victory; clearly defeats Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds

Canelo Alvarez scored his biggest victory on Saturday night by defeating Miguel Cotto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Nov. 21, Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez delivered his biggest career victory to date by defeating former WBC middleweight champion and four-division titlist Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

With the win, live on HBO pay per view, Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) captures the aforementioned WBC belt and sees his career ascend to a new level. As for Cotto, he drops to 40-5 with 33 knockouts following this contest.

9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. steps in to spar with 10-year old Robert Meriwether in Las Vegas

Sparring in Las Vegas with 10-year old Robert Meriwether and 9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan


By Chris Robinson

The first time I spotted Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. I knew the kid had something special inside of him.

Just eight years old at the time and in his first year of boxing, Jordan captured a state championship at the junior golden gloves to get ranked #2 in the world at 50 pounds and he is getting ready to return for an encore this weekend at 9 years old as he eyes another belt.

8-year old Curmel Moton and 10-year old Robert Meriwether Sparring Footage

Curmel Moton and Robert Meriwether put in some good work recently in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

There is always a lot of talent of all ages lurking around the city of Las Vegas.

Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club there is always a steady flow of young up and comers. On Tuesday afternoon, 8-year old Curmel Moton laced up and went some rounds with promising 10-year old Robert Meriwether.

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez Face Off in Las Vegas Following Final Press Conference

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez facing off in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez held their final press conference ahead of their HBO pay per view showdown this weekend from the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The bout has been highly debated this far, with several pointing towards the craft and veteran prowess of the 35-year old Cotto to carry the day while others simply feel that Canelo’s youth, size, and power will be enough to give the 25-year old superstar from Jalisco, Mexico the edge.

Canelo Alvarez Grand Arrival Footage from the Mandalay Bay ahead of Miguel Cotto PPV

Canelo Alvarez is officially in Las Vegas ahead of his big fight vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, former WBA junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his team made their grand arrival to the city ahead of the Mexican superstar’s Saturday night showdown vs. Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) is being given a great chance in the matchup due to his size and youth. At 25 years of age, Canelo is ten years younger than Cotto, 35, but it is his lack of experience on the big stage that have some people doubting his chances this weekend.

PHOTOS: Jarrett Hurd Introduces Himself To The Boxing World With Dominant 6th Round TKO over Frank Galarza

Jarrett Hurd, right, dominated Frank Galarza on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, a promising star introduced himself to the boxing world as Maryland’s Jarrett Hurd (17-0, 11 KO’s) stopped previously undefeated Frank Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) in the sixth round.

The bout took place on ShoBox: The New Generation and Hurd didn’t disappoint. From the opening bell he was in full control of the contest, picking apart an onrushing Galarza.

Sergio Martinez’s former promoter Sampson Lewkowicz doesn’t believe Miguel Cotto can defeat Canelo Alvarez

Miguel Cotto training inside of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Whenever I cross paths with Sampson Lewkowicz, he is typically in good spirits.

I would have to call Lewkowicz, who was born in Uruguay and  now resides in Las Vegas, one of the busiest men in the sport due to his obligations stateside and abroad as a matchmaker, advisor, and promoter.

VIDEO: Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez powers past Javier Lapizco for 8th pro victory

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez improved to 8-0 last month by defeating Javier Lapizco (Photo: Team Vasquez)

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By Chris Robinson

When we found out that Damien “Sugar” Vasquez was set to be a part of the Premier Boxing Champions movement, we knew it marked a significant moment in his young career.

We began hearing about Vasquez back when he was just 15 years old and making a name for himself in the city by sparring some veteran pros at the time. Vasquez made his pro debut down in Mexico at just 16 years of age and he began racking up the wins as his career has progressed.

The Continued Progression of Money Prince Duarte

Money Prince Duarte has been a fixture on Hustle Boss the past few years (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There was something that caught my eye about young Money Prince Duarte when I first saw him.

Then just three years old at the time, Prince was training inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he learned some new tricks from esteemed trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. as well as his friend Floyd “Cash Flow” Diaz.

PHOTOS: Tim Bradley triumphs over Brandon Rios in Las Vegas

Tim Bradley was successful vs. Brandon Rios on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Who would have imagined that Timothy Bradley would have stopped Brandon Rios on Saturday night in Las Vegas?

That’s exactly what happened, as the Palm Springs native successfully defended his WBO welterweight title on HBO’s airwaves with a dominating ninth round TKO over Rios.

Brandon Rios announces his retirement from boxing following TKO loss to Timothy Bradley

Brandon Rios and trainer Robert Garcia prior to his fight with Timothy Bradley (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

It’s been quite a career for former lightweight champion Brandon Rios.

A Kansas native who now calls Oxnard, Calif. his home, Rios was able to beat the odds stacked against him by winning the WBA lightweight champion of the world while also entertaining fans with several memorable action fights during his career.