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Exclusive photos: Rahim Gonzales continues to improve, sharp sparring with Karim Mayfield at Pound 4 Pound

Rahim Gonzales, right, evading Karim Mayfield inside of Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Been very interesting watching the progression of amateur standout Rahim Gonzales the past few years.

I first caught glimpse of Gonzales, 19, a few years back when he was working with Sharif Rahman inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club and he continues to push himself.

Exclusive photos: Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko continues the hard work in Las Vegas

Joseph Agbeko training in Las Vegas (All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, as former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko continues to train diligently ahead of a May 16 showdown vs. Juanito Rubillar in El Paso, Texas.

Agbeko (29-5, 22 KO’s) has yet to fight since losing a decision to Cuban marvel and junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in December of 2013 but his spirits have been restored since signing with Roy Jones Boxing earlier this year.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Exclusive photos: Jean Pascal kicks off Las Vegas training camp ahead of Sergey Kovalev showdown

Former world champion Jean Pascal training inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada as former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal kicks his training camp into gear ahead of his big fight with the division’s reigning WBA/IBF/WBO champion Sergey Kovalev.

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.

Photos: Tim Bradley arrives in Las Vegas ahead of Diego Chaves showdown

Tim Bradley in Las Vegas ahead of his match with Diego Chaves (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley made his official arrival to Las Vegas ahead of his showdown with tough Argentinean Diego Chaves.

Exclusive photos: Lanell ‘KO’ Bellows and Andrew ‘Beast’ Tabiti sparring ahead of 12/12 returns

Lanell Bellows, left, and Andrew Taibiti, right, at the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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These days, as is the case any time throughout the year, if you step inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada you will find cruiserweight prospect Andrew Tabiti (8-0, 8 KO’s) and his boxing brethren Lanell Bellows (9-1-1, 6 KO’s) putting in serious work.

Photos: Another view of Terence Crawford’s victory over Ray Beltran

More coverage from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford defeats a game Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was tough but Crawford was simply too versatile with his attack, as he improves to 25-0 with 17 KO’s while calling for a move to 140 pounds.

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Photos: Terence Crawford puts his skills on display, handles Ray Beltan over 12

Photos from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford wins a wide decision over former title challenger and top contender Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was game and tough but simply couldn’t keep pace with the more dynamic, younger champion.

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Photos: Terence Crawford vs. Ray Beltran weigh in

Photos from Omaha, Neb., as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and top contender Ray Beltran weigh in ahead of their showdown on HBO. The defending champion Crawford weighed in at 135 pounds while Beltran was 134.8.

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Photos: Evgeny Gradovich and Jayson Velez come face to face ahead of HBO showdown

Photos from Omaha, Neb. as IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich and contender Jayson Velez meet ahead of their HBO showdown this weekend from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

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Photos: Ray Beltran gunning to upset Terence Crawford on Saturday night

Tough contender and former world title challenger Ray Beltran puts in work ahead of his clash with WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford this weekend on HBO. Despite being a clear underdog heading into the match, Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KO’s) is as worthy of a challenger as you will find and his grit, toughness, and pressure will all be on display this weekend.

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Photos: Layla McCarter pounds out a unanimous decision in gritty trilogy bout vs. Melissa Hernandez

Photos from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as top female star Layla McCarter (36-13-5, 8 KO’s) grinds out a tough unanimous decision over friendly rival Melissa Hernandez (19-6-3, 6 KO’s). Both women carried with them a rich fighting history into the ring, as well as several accolades, but there was still plenty of fighting spirit still in the air. Stay tuned for a full report.

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Exclusive photos: Exhibition sparring at Johnny Tocco’s in Las Vegas

HustleBoss.com steps inside of Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada for exhibition sparring the first Friday of the month. Stay tuned in the coming months, as we will be introducing you to several faces in the gym in this new series.

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Exclusive photos: Zab Judah spotted training at the H.I.T. Factory in Vegas

Exclusive photos from the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as former two-division world champion Zab Judah puts in some work. Judah used to train exclusively at the facility and it has been good to see him back in the swing of things. The Brooklyn native mentioned that it’s possible he could be returning to the ring in December in Moscow.

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Photos: Sergey Kovalev dominates Bernard Hopkins over 12 rounds

Photos from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. as Russia’s Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO’s) dominates living legend Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO’s) over twelve rounds. Hopkins showed grit and guile but simply was no match for his younger foe, who captures the IBF and WBA titles in addition to his WBO strap.

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Exclusive photos: Anthony Sims Jr. training at the H.I.T. Factory in Las Vegas

Former amateur standout and light heavyweight prospect Anthony Sims Jr. is still back in Vegas and has been seen putting in some work recently at a few gyms in the city. Check out Anthony’s recent work at the H.I.T. Factory Gym below.

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Photos: Andrzej Fonfara defeats Doudou Ngumbu over ten rounds on Showtime

Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO’s) wins a hard-fought decision over  Congo’s Doudou Ngumbu (33-6, 12 KO’s) in the main event of a Showtime tripleheader on Saturday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93. Fonfara dropped a decision to Adonis Stevenson this past May and will see his name further back in the mix after Saturday night’s victory.

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Exclusive photos: Layla McCarter getting ready for Nov. 21 return at the Orleans

Exclusive photos from the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as three-time women’s champion Layla McCarter (35-13-5, 8 KO’s) trains for her trilogy showdown with Melissa Hernandez (19-5-3, 6 KO’s), who she meets on Nov. 21 inside of the Orleans Hotel and Casino. The fight marks McCarter’s ninth appearance in the venue.

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Photos: Gennady Golovkin drills Marco Antonio Rubio in two for his 18th straight stoppage victory

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Photos from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin knocks out former interim titlist Marco Antonio Rubio inside of the two rounds. Golovkin may be returning to the ring in February in Europe.