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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad keeps it real on Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad with his fighter Lionell Thompson in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

No matter what time of the year it is, you are always sure to catch decorated trainer and former light heavyweight world champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad working with a bevy of prospects and contenders.

A throwback luminary in the boxing world, Muhammad held the WBA crown at 175 pounds in the early 80′s and has since transitioned into one of the game’s most recognized trainers, as he now works with super middleweight contenders such as J’Leon Love and Ronald Gavril, light heavyweight contender Lionell Thompson, undefeated middleweight prospect Quatavious Cash, undefeated junior middleweight Thomas Hill, as well as WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack.

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad gets elected into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad will be inducted into the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday, Feb. 19, inside of the Roy Jonees Jr. Fight Academy (3874 Silvestri Lane, Las Vegas, Nev. 89120), the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) will announce its Class of 2015 inductees.

Rich Marotta, founder and CEO of the NVBHOF, and several of the inductees will be on hand to conduct interviews before and after the 1 PM presser.

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad calls Ali the greatest of all time and shares memories

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Gym talk at the Mayweather Boxing Club as Eddie Mustafa Muhammad calls Muhammad Ali the greatest of all time and shares memories on their time training together. With bonus thoughts from Ishe Smith and Ashley Theophane.

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Jean Pascal vs. Donovan George on tap? Eddie Mustafa Muhammad weighs in

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According to a report from Jake Donovan of BoxingScene.com, former WBC light heavyweight Jean Pascal may be in line to face off with Chicago’s Donovan George on Dec. 6.

Check out the video for Eddie Mustafa Muhammad’s insight on the situation.

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad reacts to Chad Dawon’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency

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HustleBoss.com speaks with former WBA light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad as he speaks on his fighter, former light heavyweight titlist Chad Dawson, and his recent upset loss on Showtime to Tommy Karpency.

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Exclusive photos: Bonus photos of The Money Team’s 8/30 ‘Desert Showdown’ invasion from the Palms

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes from the Pearl Theater inside of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, as several fighters from the Mayweather Promotions banner scores victories, including Cortez Bey, LaDarius Miller, Lanell Bellows, Ashley Theophane, Luis Arias, Andrew Tabiti, Ronald Gavril, and Badou Jack. In the evening’s main event, J’Leon Love was upset and stopped in the third round by Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina.

Check out this first gallery of dressing room shots and stay tuned for exclusive ringside images.

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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad feels J’Leon Love has enough to beat either Sakio Bika or Anthony Dirrell

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HustleBoss.com speaks with former light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhmmad about super middleweight contender J’Leon Love possibly facing Sakio Bika or Anthony Dirrell in the future.

Behind the scenes with Ishe Smith and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad following Ryan Davis blowout

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes with former IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith following his 2nd round knockout over Ryan Davis. Hear what Smith and his trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad had to say about the match as well as facing the winner of Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad reveals why he didn’t order the Pacquiao-Rios pay per view

Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA light heavyweight champion and current day trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Las Vegas as he reveals why he didn’t order the Nov. 23 Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios HBO pay per view

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad says Freddie Roach needs to apologize to Mexican fans for his actions

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on all of the drama taking place in Macau following the melee between Freddie Roach and Team Rios members Robert Garcia and Alex Ariza

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad feels that Freddie Roach needs to apologize to Mexican fans for his remarks

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad speaking inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

For the past 24 hours, the boxing world has been buzzing about the altercation that took place in Macau, China between Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and members from Brandon Rios’ camp, including trainer Robert Garcia and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Pacquiao faces Rios this Saturday night in an HBO pay per view event that has seen its interest rise because of the theatrics.

In various videos that have circulated online, Roach could be seen exchanging words with Garcia and moments later getting kicked by Ariza as the dialogue continued to heat up.

The argument stemmed from Roach wanting to clear out Garcia and Rios from the gym the camps were sharing so he could work with his fighters. When Garcia attempted to explain that Rios was simply running a little behind schedule, Roach began to get irate.

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad: ‘It doesn’t make a difference who Floyd fights; there’s no blue print’

Chris Robinson catches up with former light heavyweight champion and current day trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, as he speaks on some of his fighters returning on the Dec. 6 Mayweather Promotions show in Washington as well as addressing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan rumors

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad talks Bradley-Marquez, Miguel Cotto’s comeback, and Bob Arum’s comments

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Chris Robinson catches up with former light heavyweight world champion and current day trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, as he speaks from within the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas on this weekend’s Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight, the return of Miguel Cotto, and Bob Arum’s comments that Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t be interested in a rematch with Cotto

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad would still love for Ishe Smith to fight Miguel Cotto

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on the news that Miguel Cotto has shifted back to HBO for his next fight…

Chad Dawson will work his way back into contention, claims trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former WBA light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad inside of the Mayweather boxing Club in June 2013. Muhammad speaks on the upset loss of his fighter, former light heavyweight king Chad Dawson, who was stopped in under a round on June 8th in Canada by Adonis Stevenson

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‘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

‘That was ass-whoopin’ 101′ – Eddie Mustafa Muhammad on Mayweather’s big victory over Guerrero

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Robert Guerrero

Philadelphia’s Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KO’s) working with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad at the H.I.T. Factory

Chris Robinson catches up with welterweight contender Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KO’s) as he works with trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad inside of the H.I.T. Factory in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones has teamed up with Muhammad to get his career back on track following his upset loss to Randall Bailey this past June..

Comebacking welterweight Mike Jones now working with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Las Vegas

Welterweight contender Mike Jones, left, with trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Mary Ann Owen – www.BoxingInLasVegas.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad’s stable of quality fighters continues to grow, as the former light heavyweight champion is now working with Philadelphia’s Mike Jones.

Jones’ talent has always been evident, and in teaming up with Muhammad he will be looking to bounce back from his only professional setback this past June when he was stopped in the 11th round by Randall Bailey in a clash for the vacant IBF welterweight strap.

As is often the case with Muhammad, he was contacted unexpectedly by Jones a few days ago and seems intrigued by the thought of helping rebuild his career.

‘When we came to Detroit, we didn’t come to fight for a title; we came to win the title’ – Eddie Mustafa Muhammad speaks on Ishe Smith’s championship victory

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas native Ishe Smith captured the IBF junior middleweight title with a split-decision victory over former champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage.

After twelve rounds, two 116-111 scorecards favored Smith, with a 114-113 tally going in Bundrage’s direction.

Watching the action unfold from his fighter’s corner, trainer and former light heavyweight titlist Eddie Mustafa Muhammad seemed elated with Smith’s showing.

“I thought he gave a magnificent performance,” Muhammad stated. “He capitalized on that good jab that he has. Putting pressure, backing ‘K9’ up and taking him out of his game. That’s what we did. We beat him to the body.”