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‘K9′ Bundrage says Mayweather-Canelo is an even fight; claims that Miguel Cotto is ducking him

Cornelius ‘K9′ Bundrage speaks with HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Miguel Cotto ducking him, and Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina

Julio Diaz on his rematch with Porter, favoring Mayweather over Canelo, and Garcia vs. Matthysse


Chris Robinson catches up with former two-time lightweight champion Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz in Indio, Calif., as he speaks on his Sept. 12 rematch with Shawn Porter while sharing his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

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

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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

Abel Sanchez on Gennady Golovkin’s bout with Stevens, why Sergio Martinez is looking for a cash out, the word coming from Canelo’s camp, and more

Abel Sanchez working with Gennady Golovkin last year (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinso

At first glance, trainer Abel Sanchez comes across as one of the more respectful and modest guys that you will meet in boxing.

And while the veteran trainer is indeed a reserved person at times, Sanchez has a way of being completely unabashed with his thoughts on many facets of the sport.

Throughout any given year, Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain plays host to a bevy of world-class talent. At the moment, Sanchez is just a few days away from reconnecting with his star fighter, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who is set to hit camp shortly in advance of his Nov. 2 bout with Curtis Stevens.

While Stevens wasn’t the ideal opponent in Sanchez’s mind, the trash-talking and hard-hitting Brooklyn native will surely make for an interesting lead up heading into the eighth defense of Golovkin’s title.

During a recent swing through his facility, I was able to catch up with Sanchez and discuss a few storylines in the sport.

Trainer Mike Stafford on Adrien Broner’s ascension towards stardom, the possibility of a Vegas training camp, and an eventual Mayweather fight

Rising star Adrien Broner, right, facing off with Paulie Malignaggi this past June (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson 

Very few prizefighters in boxing have come along and taken the sport by storm in the way that three-division world champion Adrien Broner has over the past few years.

Possessing qualities that are both charismatic and outlandish, Broner is the type of guy you seem to either love or hate. But at the end of the day, the 23-year old Cincinnati native seems to find a way to keep spotlight shining upon him.

The latest news surrounding Broner is that of a possible clash with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, who he likely will meet this November in Las Vegas in his first pay per view showcase. It’s a risky matchup for the ultra-confident Broner, but the type of fight that will continue his climb up boxing’s ladder if successful.

Wanting a better sense of Broner as a fighter and person, I reached out to his longtime trainer Mike Stafford to discuss a few topics related to his charge.

In this one on one, Stafford discusses Broner’s recent razor-thin victory over Paulie Malignaggi in Brooklyn, gives his thoughts on the feedback from critics, reveals whether they might train in Las Vegas this coming camp, and shares his outlook on a possible meeting between his fighter and pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather in the future.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan in the future? Roger Mayweather breaks it down

Chris Robinson chops it up again with head trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather as they discuss a possible match between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan in the future

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Exclusive photos: Lucas Matthysse continues training in Argentina; move to Los Angeles on the horizon?

Lucas Matthysse training in Buenos Aires, Argentina for his bout with Danny Garcia


Article by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Team Matthysse 

More exclusive photos from the camp of WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina as he trains for his Sep. 14 clash with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia.


Although all indications point towards Matthysse having a strong camp in his homeland, sources close to the prizefighter have advised HustleBoss.com that Lucas and his team could likely be hitting Los Angeles later this week to finish up their preparation.


Garcia-Matthysse takes place from the MGM Grand as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez “The One” Showtime pay per view extravaganza.


The Mayweather-Canelo Bus invades the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Check out the video for a sneak peak at the Floyd Mayweather-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez bus just outside of the Mayweather Boxing Club
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Abner Mares expects Rios to give Pacquiao ‘hell’; talks Mayweather-Canelo, Bradley-Marquez

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. as he speaks on upcoming fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Adrien Broner gives his take on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

Adrien Broner, right, interacting with a fan during a recent visit to the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinson

Although nothing is official as of this moment, the wheels appear to be in motion for an interesting welterweight title clash between newly-crowned WBA champion Adrien Broner and former junior welterweight titlist Marcos Maidana.

Each man is coming off of a victory this past June, as Maidana stopped Josesito Lopez in a thriller on June 8 in Carson, Calif. while Broner edged out former champion Paulie Malignaggi two weeks later in Brooklyn.

Catching up with Broner recently, the brash 24-year old seemed to dismiss Maidana right off the bat.

“Anybody who grabs that rope to hang themselves,” said Broner of a possible duel with the Argentinean.

“Numbers speak for themselves,” Broner continued. “Check my views and check his views.”

Daquan Arnett on his bond with Errol Spence, sparring days with Canelo, and work at the MBC in Vegas

Chris Robinson catches up with welterweight prospect Daquan Arnett (11-0, 7 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club following some more sparring with British contender Ashley Theophane. Hear what Arnett had to say about the work, what’s it’s been like working in Las Vegas, his past camps with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Canelo vs. Floyd Mayweather, his bond with Errol Spence, and more

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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


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.


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.


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.


Trainer Luis ‘Cuty’ Barrera claims Lucas Matthysse is already at 148 pounds ahead of the Danny Garcia clash and shares other camp notes from Argentina

Lucas Matthysse training with coach Luis ‘Cuty’ Barrera in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of his Sept. 14 fight with Danny Garcia (Photo: Team Matthysse)


By Chris Robinson

The training camp of WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is in full swing down in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of his Sept. 14 date with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) in Las Vegas.

HustleBoss.com caught up with Matthysse’s trainer Luis “Cuty” Barrera and got some insight into how camp is shaping up thus far.

“I’ve been with Lucas for ten years,” Barrera stated. “He doesn’t think about the rival; he thinks to train hard. Of course we respect Danny Garcia. I study the positive and negative things [about] Garcia, but I want to train hard with Lucas for this important fight.”

Barrera revealed that Matthysse begins his daily regimen at 7 in the morning with his strength and conditioning coach Gerardo Pereyra, whom he works with until 9 a.m.

Chris Pearson talks Crespin TKO, Mayweather vs. Canelo, The Money Team, and more on ATG Radio

For the full length ATG Radio episode please visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/all-timegreat/2013/07/23/atg-radio-presents-undefeated-prospect-explosion-3?ie8c=0

Junior middleweight prospect Chris Pearson (11-0, 8 KO’s) stops by ATG Radio and disucsses his recent victory over Arturo Crespin at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pearson also speaks on what it’s like being with influential advisor Al Haymon, shares his thoughts on training camps on the West Coast, talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, life with The Money Team, and more

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Exclusive photos: Media Day with ‘The Money Team’ at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas


Continue on to the slideshow for more images from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas as fighters from the Mayweather Promotions banner, also known as “The Money Team” entertain the media ahead of their respective fights on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.


A lightweight clash between Mickey Bey and John Molina Jr. and Badou Jack vs. Farah Ennis in a super middleweight duel will headline a Showtime-televised double header. Also seeing action will be prospects Luis Arias, Lanell Bellows, Chris Pearson, Ronald Gavril, and Andrew Tabiti in his pro debut.

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

Andrew Tabiti speaks on his pro debut, sparring with Michael Hunter, and Floyd Mayweather’s training

Chris Robinson catches up with talented prospect Andre Tabiti in Las Vegas as he discusses his upcoming professional debut at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, what it was like sparring with 2012 Olympian Michael Hunter, how it feels to train at the Mayweather Boxing Club, and Floyd Mayweather’s retur n to training camp for Saul Alvarez

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John Molina Jr. feels his pressure is the key to beating Mickey Bey

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight contender John Molina Jr. (25-3, 20 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on his upcoming battle with undefeated Mickey Bey at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Hear what Molina had to say about possibly scoring the upset

Showtime’s Steve Farhood talks Mayweather-Canelo, The Money Team, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with Showtime’s Steve Farhood, as he speaks from within the Mayweather Boxing Club during media day. Hear what Farhood had to say about Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Saul Alvarez, Mayweather’s venture into a promoter, and much more

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Ashley Theophane on Floyd’s training for Canelo, his sparring with Mickey Bey, Matthysse vs. Garcia

Chris Robinson catches up with British fan favorite Ashley Theophane outside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s early training for Saul Alvarez, what it was like sparring with Mickey Bey, and much more

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Gennady Golovkin eyes future fights with Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, and Chavez Jr. following Macklin blowout

Gennady Golovkin putting in work on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) was electric on Saturday night, stopping highly-regarded contender Matthew Macklin in under three rounds of action after a wicked body shot put the Birmingham native down for the count.

As modest and low-key as a prizefighter as you will find, Golovkin is starting to endear himself to boxing fans with his seek-and-destroy style and destructive power. Macklin had gone eleven spirited rounds with Argentina’s Sergio Martinez a little over a year ago but he simply had no answer for Golovkin on this night.

Speaking with various members of the media after his latest triumph, Golovkin admitted that the Macklin clash was perhaps a little easier than expected. [Click HERE to watch the video]