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)

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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)

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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.

Catching up with Rival Boxing’s Russ Anber in Las Vegas during Bradley-Rios Fight Week

Rival Boxing’s Russ Anber is always busy with the sport of boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

You never know what to expect with any given fight week in the boxing game. No matter what the venue or location, each significant event comes with its shares of boxing luminaries who are a part of the festivities.

In Las Vegas this weekend, WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will meet former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios in a pivotal showdown while WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his title against Mexico’s Romulo Koasicha on the televised undercard.

PHOTOS: Final Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios Press Conference

Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday, Nov. 5, soon-to-be opponents Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley faced off with one another at their final press conference inside of the Wynn Las Vegas ahead of their HBO-scheduled showdown this Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center.

Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s) will put his WBO welterweight title on the line against Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO’s), a former titlist in the lightweight ranks. in a matchup that has the city and the boxing world anticipating a memorable one.

Bob Arum talks Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios and why Canelo may be in line for the winner

Bob Arum speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s once again Fight Week in Las Vegas, as we are counting down the days to this weekend’s HBO-televised battle between former lightweight champion Brandon Rios and two-division titlist Tim Bradley.

The two men collide on Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title in a fight that doesn’t figure to disappoint.

Exclusive PHOTOS: An Inside Look at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas

An inside look at SEMA 2015 inside of the Las Vegas Convention Center (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

SEMA 2015 has hit Las Vegas and Hustle Boss was on the scene, covering the festivities with our friends at Auto Shows Online on Tuesday afternoon.

Take a look below for a quick look at some highlights from our first day inside of the premier trade event in the automotive industry and stay tuned for updates in the next few days for more from SEMA.

Familiar face Steve Claggett swings through the Mayweather Boxing Club

Steve Claggett, right, spars Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Over the years, we have come across countless names and faces inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club out in Las Vegas.

Some fighters in the gym, whether champions, contenders, or prospects, call Las Vegas home year-round while others frequent the city for brief stints randomly throughout the years.

Amateurs go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas: Famous Johnson vs. Ricardo Gomez at the Mayweather Boxing Club

12-year old Ricardo Gomez and 8-year old Famous Johnson in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now since we at Hustle Boss have been covering the progress of young Famous Johnson.

Now 8 years old, Famous is a top amateur prospect in the Las Vegas area and has been dividing his recently between the Mayweather Boxing Club and Pound 4 Pound Boxing, ran by the Barrientes family.

Buzz for Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao grows following ‘Bud’s’ 10th round TKO over Dierry Jean

Terence Crawford scored another stoppage victory on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 24, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford scored a first successful defense of his strap with a stirring 10th round TKO victory over tough contender Dierry Jean.

Once again showcasing HBO’s airwaves, Crawford (27-0, 19 KO’s) was too strong and precise for his Haitian-Canadian foe, who drops to 29-2 with 20 knockouts.

Ashley Theophane Begins Training Camp for Rumored Adrien Broner Showdown

Ashley Theophane and Floyd Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now that Hustle Boss has been in the trenches with UK star and top-flight junior welterweight contender Ashley “Treasure” Theophane.

Around the time we first started corresponding with Theophane, around early 2012 I would reckon, he was in town for some training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in hopes of keeping his career alive. Theophane was then an unsigned free agent with a checkered record and there was no clear direction on where his career was heading.

Canelo Alvarez Weighs 167.8 Pounds at 30-Day Weigh-In Ahead of Miguel Cotto Duel

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez weighs in ahead of his Nov. 21 bout vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face off with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in an HBO pay per view showdown.

At just 25 years old and sporting a 45-1-1 record with 32 knockouts, Alvarez stands as one of the future faces of the sport of boxing, yet there is a lot on the line for him in this match. The simple fact that two of Golden Boy Promotions’ top stars, Lucas Matthysse and David Lemieux, suffered stoppage losses this month puts more pressure on Alvarez to perform against Cotto.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkin hammers David Lemieux for 8th round TKO

Gennady Golovkin was too much for David Lemieux on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 17, Kazakhstan native Gennady Golovkin scored another big victory for his career as he punished former champion David Lemieux for eight one-sided rounds before scoring a TKO victory. With the win, Golovkin adds the IBF middleweight belt to his collection along with his WBA bauble.

With this being his first showcase on HBO pay per view, Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO’s) was systematic as he went to work inside of New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Golovkin’s power shots began finding a home early and he was outlanding Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO’s) at a three-to-one ratio as the bout pushed on.

Golovkin-Lemieux Undercard Results: Undefeated Maurice Hooker captures split-nod over Ghislain Maduma

Maurice Hooker and his team following his ten-round split-decision over Ghislan Maduma (Photo: Team Hooker)

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By Chris Robinson

We are mere hours away from tonight’s middleweight title showdown on HBO pay per view between WBA champion Gennady Golovkin and IBF champion David Lemieux from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The undercard has been rolling along, as it has been reported that WBO NABO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker has captured a ten-round split-decision victory over Ghislain Maduma. Hooker apparently got off to a fast start, even scoring a knockdown along the way, before surviving a late rally Maduma.

PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux weigh in from New York

Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux weighing in from New York (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and IBF middleweight titlist David Lemieux made weight ahead of their HBO pay per view showdown on Saturday night.

Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) hit the scales weighing 159.4 pounds while Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO’s) stripped down to get to 159.8 pounds.

Dayton Harris vs. Daijon Carter Amateur Fight [Walnut Recreation Center]

Dayton Harris with his trainer Otis Pimpleton inside of the Walnut Recreation Center in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday, Oct. 10, inside of the Walnut Recreation Center in Las Vegas, Nev., two of Vegas’ top amateur prospects locked horns.

Daijon Carter, from the famed Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym, and Dayton Harris, out of the Mayweather Boxing Club, met during the recent “USA vs. Ireland” showdown and it was a very competitive affair for 3 rounds. Luis Monda works with Carter and Otis Pimpleton was in Harris’ corner.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Behind the scenes at the Walnut Recreation Center for the Ireland vs. Las Vegas showdown

Inside of the Walnut Recreation Center with amateur amateur prospect Joseph Macedo, trainer Luis Monda, and prospect Daijon Carter (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, inside of the Walnut Recreation Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss was on the scene for the “Ireland vs. Las Vegas” amateur showdown.

And while it was a tough night at the office for all of the Ireland fighters, it was a pleasure to see some of Las Vegas’ rising talents put their skills on display.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Special aura in the air as Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez and Alexis Santiago spar ahead of 10/14 return dates

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez battling in the trenches with Alexis Santiago ahead of their Oct. 14 return dates in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson 

It’s been a few years since I first crossed paths with Damien Vasquez.

Then just 16 years old, there was a special kind of underground buzz about Vasquez at the time, with some claiming that the young Colorado native was even going heads up in sparring at the time with seasoned professionals.

Zab Judah, Joseph Agbeko, Ava Knight, and Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez set for 11/13 returns in Las Vegas?

Zab Judah training inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas earlier this year (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The last time we caught up with Zab Judah in Las Vegas, he wasn’t too far removed from the disappointment of seeing his then-scheduled Sep. 10 bout with Hevinson Herrera cancelled due to a scuffle between the two men at the weigh-in that forced his opponent to claim injury and pull out of the match.

Judah has been working hard with his team inside of City Athletic Boxing and now it looks like a new date may be in play for his return.

Brandon Rios rips Manny Pacquiao for using shoulder injury ‘excuse’ following Mayweather defeat

Brandon Rios training in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Inside of trainer Robert Garcia’s new boxing facility in Riverside, Calif., you will find former lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on the scene.

Rios faces off with Tim Bradley on HBO on Nov. 7 inside of the Thomas & Mack Center for a clash for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title and so far his spirits in camp are very high.