Tag Archives: Bob Arum boxing

Roger Mayweather remembers sparring with Floyd and reaching out to Bob Arum

img_4173 (2)

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather in Las Vegas, as he speaks on his memories sparring with his nephew Floyd and his decision to reach out to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum

Trainer Joel Diaz says he knows ‘for a fact’ that Bob Arum wants Juan Manuel Marquez to beat Tim Bradley

Joel Diaz, right, in training with Tim Bradley ahead of the Oct. 12 duel with Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

IMG_2007

By Chris Robinson

As the Oct. 12 Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay per view showdown approaches us, there is some noticeable tension in the air.

A visibly discouraged Bradley spoke on his concerns with me earlier this month pertaining to the drug testing protocols that are being used in advance of the bout.

While initially seeking to have either VADA or USADA drug testing enforced, Bradley was thrown for a loop when he discovered that his promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum instead had plans of using a third party agency in cooperation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to oversee the testing.

Bradley initially mentioned that he would consider walking away from the fight if VADA or USADA weren’t involved, citing his contract that stated either party needed to be used in conjunction with the fight.

Finally, Bradley would put the issue aside, as he instead turned his focus solely towards his preparation for Marquez.

Despite being more than ready to dive into a full-fledged training camp in order to prepare himself for battle against one of Mexico’s finest prizefighters, you can sense that Bradley isn’t completely confident in how the situation is being handled.

Exclusive photos: Behind the scenes at the inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather receiving his Fighter of the Year Award at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

1

Article and photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes during the inaugural Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner inside of the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2

The highly anticipated event came courtesy of the tireless work of Founder and President Rich Marotta, known best to fight fans for his color commentary on several key fights over the years.

3

19 luminaries from the sport were inducted, including Floyd Mayweather, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Don King, Bob Arum, Freddie Roach, and Julio Cesar Chavez, amongst others.

4

Tim Bradley says the ‘writing is on the wall’ with Juan Manuel Marquez as the drug-testing confusion lingers

Tim Bradley training in Indio, Calif. ahead of his bout with Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

IMG_2014 (2)

By Chris Robinson

In a BoxingScene.com article from Bill Emes on Wednesday, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum insisted that the drug-testing issues surrounding the Oct. 12 welterweight title bout between WBO champion Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have been resolved.

Bradley has been claiming that either VADA or USADA needed to be  involved for the fight to push forward, and later threatened to pull out of the contest if that wasn’t the case.

Word spread that Arum was looking at bringing in a third party to handle the testing, along with the cooperation of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and confusion ensued.

Speaking with Emes, Arum claimed the matter had been sorted out.

“Everything is fine,” said Arum. “The Nevada Commission is running the tests. They are taking extensive tests. They started it [on Tuesday]. Everything is in order. The tests will be just as or even more extensive than USADA or VADA. You have to understand that these are the same tests. These organizations may evaluate them differently but the tests are the tests.”

A quick stop by Bradley’s training base in Indio, Calif., where he has begun ardently prepping for Marquez, shed light into how the defending champion is dealing with all of the drama.

‘I owe that to Bob’ – Eddie Mustafa Muhammad shares his memories of legendary promoter Bob Arum

Chris Robinson catches up with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, respected trainer and former WBA light heavyweight champion, inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in May of 2013. In this interview, Muhammad reflects on his time knowing legendary Top Rank promoter Bob Arum

Exclusive photos: Inside the final Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II press conference in Las Vegas

By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mizuya Lounge inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the final press conference for this Saturday night’s Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II event.

The HBO-televised clash will serve up a second hosting of one of last year’s biggest fights. Continue on to the photo gallery below for an all-access look.

All Photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

The Tecate Girls

IMG_4602

Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia (far right) with Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia

IMG_4609

RingTV.com’s Mark Ortega interviewing Mike Alvarado

IMG_4601

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado

IMG_4638