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PHOTOS: Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney Trains Inside of City Boxing Club Ahead of 9/28 ShoBox Return

Devin Haney working out in Las Vegas inside of City Boxing Club (Photo: Mario Serrano – Devin Haney Promotions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Thursday afternoon, inside of City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney hosted an open media workout in advance of his Sep. 28 bout vs. former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. The Haney vs. Burgos matchup is set to air on SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The New Generation series from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.

At 19 years old, Haney (19-0, 13 KO’s) continues to impress and he believes the Burgos fight is the perfect opportunity for him at the moment.

Results from The Forum: Fernando Vargas’ Undefeated Prospect Francisco Esparza Stops Tenochtitlan Nava in the Sixth

Undefeated Francisco Esparza was victorious in Inglewood (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier tonight, inside of The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., undefeated featherweight prospect Francisco Esparza (7-0-1, 3 KO’s) stopped previously undefeated Tenochtitlan Nava (7-1, 1 KO) in the sixth round. Esparza took a while to get going, but was able to have success in tagging Nava, who became increasingly bloodied via his nose and a cut about his right eye. The end came in the sixth, as referee Thomas Taylor stopped the match at the 1:43 mark after seeing Nava eat a pair of right hands.

Esparza is a familiar face in Las Vegas, as he works under the tutelage of former junior middleweight world champion Fernando Vargas. We caught up with Esparza inside of City Boxing Club in Las Vegas just days before leaving town.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Dustin Arnold leaves an impression in Las Vegas

South Florida’s Dustin Arnold recently made a stop in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

I remember hearing good things about lightweight prospect Dustin Arnold a few years back from one of my friends in the South Florida area and made a point to link up with him recently when he was out in Las Vegas.

Arnold was in town this past week with his trainer, former amateur fighter Jeff Poritz, in search of some work ahead of his Aug. 5 return to the ring in Tampa, Fl. and I was able to follow him a few days and get a sense of how serious he is towards his craft.

Amateur Fight Highlights from City Boxing Club’s Official Grand Opening

Coaches Wayne McCollough, left, and Armin Van Dam, right, working the corner during City Boxing Club’s official grand opening (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

City Boxing Club recently had it’s official grand opening in Las Vegas, as Hustle Boss reported earlier. The event was definitely a success, as a host of amateur fights was also held during the opening.

Former champions Wayne McCollough and Fernando Vargas were in the building working with their fighters, and the gym was packed with hundreds of people.This is City Boxing’s second location, just across the street from the Fashion Show Mall, and the gym has been steadily busy over the months.

Exclusive Photos: Inside City Boxing Club’s Official Grand Opening in Las Vegas

Rene Moreno and his team following his victory at City Boxing Club’s first amateur event  (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday afternoon, April 29, City Boxing Club  in Las Vegas hosted their official grand opening.

The opening of the gym comes after the opening of the first City Athletic Boxing Gym in West Las Vegas. The new location can be found at 3401 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, just across from the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip.

PHOTOS: Lively Sparring and Training with Team Salas Inside of City Boxing in Las Vegas

Francisco Esparza, left, sparring Leduan Barthelemy inside of City Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, Cuban trainer Ismael Salas oversaw some sparring inside of City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nev., between some of his chief fighters and other pugilists.

The first sparring to kick off the sessions was a clash of unbeaten featherweight prospects in Cuba’s Leduan Barthelemy (11-0, 6 KO’s), younger brother of former IBF lightweight champion Rances, and Francisco Esparza (5-0, 2 KO’s). Esparza is trained by former junior middleweight world champion Fernando Vargas, who was present at the session, and he has a throwback, aggressive Mexican style that always see him pushing forward.