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PHOTOS: Open Try-Outs for Team Combat League Get Underway in Las Vegas

Team Combat League held open try-outs for their forthcoming 2023 season on Thursday and Friday. Pictured in this photo are TCL co-owner Ahmed Sheikh, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, and former fighter and trainer Dewey Cooper (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, inside of the hybrid Split-T Boxing Gym / One Kick’s Gym in Las Vegas, NV, Team Combat League held open try-outs ahead of the launch of their official sports combat league.

We had spoken with trainer Dewey Cooper about the try-outs last month, and he informed us about a “new professional boxing league starting”, with a concept that was similar to the NFL, NBA, and other team sports.

What is Team Combat League? Open Trials for New Boxing League to Take Place Oct. 6-7 in Las Vegas

Team Combat League Tryouts Take Place in Las Vegas, starting this Thursday, Oct. 6

Road to the Ring

By Chris Robinson

Dewey Cooper has been a very busy trainer in recent weeks, whether working out of his personal gym on the east side of Las Vegas or meeting up with his fighters at other locations within the city.

Speaking recently from within the hybrid Split-T Boxing/One Kick’s Gym, Cooper informed us of a new professional fighter’s league that he will be playing a big part in.

Photos: Bubba Jenkins Puts Finishes Touches on Training Camp Ahead of PFL Bout vs. Ryoji Kudo

Bubba Jenkins finished training camp last week in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This Saturday night, Aug. 20, PFL veteran Bubba Jenkins returns to the ring to face off with Tokyo’s Ryoji Kudo in a featherweight semifinal showdown. The Jenkins (18-5) vs. Kudo (11-3-1) showdown will air on ESPN and ESPN + as part of a 13-bout card from the Copper Box Arena in London.

We caught up with Jenkins and trainer Dewey Cooper out in Las Vegas, NV, as they put the finishing touches on camp inside of the newly renovated Split-T Boxing Gym.

PHOTOS: Capturing the Progression of “Twilight” Timmy Cuamba

“Twilight” Timmy Cuamba works at Split-T Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Friday, July 15, inside of the Bell Bank Park in Mesa, AZ, Freedom Fight Night 2: Team Ortiz vs Team Bader took place.

The 10-bout card saw many prospects move forward with defining victories, including featherweight “Twilight” Timmy Cuamba, who moved to 5-1 (2 KO’s) with a second-round knockout (2:05) over Cody Huard.

PHOTOS: Dewey Cooper Training his BKSS Squad Inside of Split-T Boxing

Dewey Cooper working with Javid Basharat and Timmy Cuamba  (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

We recently swung by Split-T Boxing in Las Vegas, NV, to catch up with former multi-sport champion and current day trainer Dewey “Black Kobra” Cooper.

During his fighting days, Cooper competed in Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and you can always count on Cooper training a bevy of talented athletes across different genres of sports.

PHOTOS: Inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV with Dewey Cooper and Black Kobra Striking Systems

Dewey  Cooper training UFC star Kevin Lee inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

We have been hearing for some months now about the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV, largely due to former multi-sport fighter and current day trainer Dewey Cooper.

Cooper was as active as one can be during his fighting days, as he competed in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts over the years. Some of Cooper’s fighting highlights included winning the WKC heavyweight and WKF cruiserweight titles, and becoming a fixture on the popular K-1 circuit.

Cooper’s transition into being a trainer has seemed to come quite naturally, and he has a lot of spirit and vigor that he brings when guiding his pupils in the gym.

Dewey Cooper on What it’s Like Preparing to Face Manny Pacquiao; Analyzes Yordenis Ugas Fight [VIDEO]

Dewey Cooper inside of the Big Scary Gym in Henderson, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Dewey Cooper definitely knows what it’s like to get ready to face Manny Pacquiao.

In November of 2016, Cooper trained then-WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, and led him into battle against the Filipino congressman. Vargas would end up losing a unanimous decision despite giving a very gritty performance.

Exclusive PHOTOS: The Grind Continues for Dewey Cooper and his BKSS Squad

MMMA fighter Jimmy Spicuzza fires a right hand during training with Dewey Cooper in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Having been around the Las Vegas Fight Scene for some years now, I have seen my fair share of trainers around town. With so many gyms in the city, there are plenty of trainers and each of them has a unique approach to the sport.

In former kickboxing champion and former boxing contender Dewey Cooper, I have come to admire him as one of the most committed and hard-working people in the fight game when it comes to pushing his fighters. Cooper captured the WKC heavyweight and WKF cruiserweight titles as a kickboxer while also compiling a 19-3-3 record with 11 knockouts as a professional boxer.

Jessie Vargas speaks from Vegas training camp ahead of Kell Brook clash

Jessie Vargas training with Dewey Cooper inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Later this year, WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas will collide with IBF titlist Kell Brook in a can’t-miss matchup overseas.

Vargas (27-1, 10 KO’s) is already in training camp, putting in some technical work with his trainer Dewey Cooper and assistant David Hayes. City Athletic Boxing in West Las Vegas is serving as Vargas’ home gym for the Brook assignment, and the intensity will sure build as the matchup draws near.

Fes Bautista improving, getting stronger under Dewey Cooper’s guidance in Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as aspiring professional Fes Bautista discusses his days training with Dewey Cooper and David Hayes out in Las Vegas.