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Alexis Santiago signs with Mayweather Promotions; set for 9/8 return in Hollywood, CA

Alexis Santiago training in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

For bantamweight contender and WBO #6 ranked Alexis Santiago, new doors are beginning to open.

It’s been about four years since Santiago (18-3-1, 8 KO’s) walked through the doors of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nev. and the 24-year old hasn’t left anything to waste during his training in that time.

Having won his last seven bouts, Santiago’s spirits are as high as ever with the recent news of his signing with Mayweather Promotions. The Phoenix native’s first assignment under his new promoter is a Sept. 8 date in Hollywood, Calif. against¬†Fernando Lumacad from the Philippines.

Zab Judah: ‘If I had to put my money on it, I’m leaning towards Canelo Alvarez’

Will Canelo Alvarez be able to unseat Miguel Cotto on Nov. 21? (Photo: Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto will lock horns with former WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) is the reigning WBC middleweight champion and will be looking for a second successful defense of his title vs. the younger Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) on HBO pay per view in one of the year’s biggest events.

Undefeated Semajay Thomas back in Las Vegas training ahead of next ring assignment

Semajay Thomas sparring inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It had been a while since we’ve been in the trenches with top-flight junior welterweight prospect Semajay Thomas.

The Chicago native, now 6-0 with 4 knockouts as a professional, has a great pedigree behind him no matter how you cut it. One of Thomas’ mentors in his amateur days was and still is Nate Jones, the former heavyweight contender who captured bronze in the 1996 Olympics and now stands as one of the game’s emerging young trainers.

PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather Engages in Sparring During Media Day for Andre Berto Clash

Floyd Mayweather on the attack during his media day in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) hosted the media ahead of his Sep. 12 showdown on SHOWTIME pay per view vs. Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s).

In what may be his final performance in the ring, Mayweather’s media day was a little more laid-back compared to usual, as he engaged in some sparring with stablemates Ramon Montano and “Dangerous” Don Moore.

Zab Judah Mingling With the Young Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club’s ‘Doghouse’ Ahead of Sep. 10 Return

Zab Judah speaking from Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Anywhere you go around the fight scene in Las Vegas, you very well may find former two-division world champion Zab “Super” Judah roaming around.

Judah is a fixture at all of the fights in the city, both events big and small, and he always seemed to have a knack for working with the next generation of fighters.

Timothy Lee training inside the Mayweather Boxing Club ahead of 2nd pro bout

Timothy Lee training inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It seems like just yesterday when I first crossed paths with young upstart Timothy Lee.

Then just 16 years old at the time, I could instantly tell that Lee had very high ambitions for himself, as he was then dividing his time between training in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

VIDEO: J’Leon Love spars tough amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club

J’Leon Love putting in some work with upcoming amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love has been a busy man these days.

On June 21, Love (20-1, 11 KO’s) scored an emphatic TKO victory when he got off the canvas to stop Jason Escalera in the seventh round inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Photographer Naoki Fukuda Steps Inside Of The Mayweather Boxing Club (8.12.2015)

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Delorien Caraway inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda paid a visit to the Mayweather Boxing Club.

Fukuda is one of the top photographers in the sport and his work can be found at his personal website Nao Pix. He has captured intimate moments shooting ringside at some of the sport’s biggest events and always keeps a busy schedule traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Roger Mayweather says Floyd needs to find a way to whip Andre Berto’s ass

Roger Mayweather believes his nephew must find a way to do some damage to his Sep. 12 opponent Andre Berto (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It was officially announced this week that Floyd Mayweather will be facing off with former welterweight champion Andre Berto on Sep. 12. The bout will take place on SHOWTIME pay per view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

The vibe inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club has been relatively low key, polar opposite from his camp for Manny Pacquaio, and the Berto fight definitely has a different feel to it.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes access prior to Floyd Mayweather’s training for Andre Berto

The action continues to heat up inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today it was revealed that Floyd Mayweather will indeed be facing off with former WBC welterweight titlist Andre Berto inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sep. 12.

The confirmation of the matchup, as seen on Mayweather’s personal Instagram page, ends weeks of speculation in regards to the matchup that hasn’t exactly set the world on fire.

Having sparred both men, Lanardo Tyner weighs in on a Floyd Mayweather vs. Danny Garcia fight

Danny Garcia stopped Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday night in Brooklyn (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Brooklyn, New York, former junior welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KO’s) stopped former two-division titlist Paulie Malignaggi (33-7, 7 KO’s) in the ninth round of their welterweight bout.

The bout was part of a “Premier Boxing Champions” show on ESPN and after a slow start, Garcia picked up the steam and repeatedly hurt Malignaggi. Referee Arthuer Mercante Jr. waived the match off at 2:22 of the round, with Malignaggi still on his feet.

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.

Mayweather Sparring Partners Lanardo Tyner and DonYil Livingston Speak From Floyd’s Camp in Las Vegas

Lanardo Tyner and DonYil Livingston inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s always a scene during any Floyd Mayweather training camp and as we look forward to what may be the last match of his illustrious career, the mood inside of the gym of the game’s best fighter is pretty laid back these days.

Mayweather is rumored to be facing off with former welterweight titlist Andre Berto on Sep. 12 in Las Vegas and there are several familair faces in his gym these days.

Exclusive PHOTOS: The Calm Before the Storm Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club Prior to TBE’s Training for Andre Berto

Inside the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas with manager Dejuan Blake and former world champion Ishe Smith (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas always heats up whenever the world’s best fighter, Floyd Mayweather, frequents the gym on a daily basis ahead of a scheduled bout.

Mayweather looks to be on course for a Sep. 12 clash with former welterweight titlist Andre Berto and once again his personal gym has begun to pick up several faces new and old.

TMT star J’Leon Love feels Floyd Mayweather may retire after September 12

J’Leon Love in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

The past few days, inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather has been in the building ahead of his scheduled Sept. 12 return date from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

For TMT star and super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KO’s), a rigorous training camp with Floyd Mayweather is nothing new.

VIDEO: Daquan Mays vs. Clint Coronel Raw Sparring at the Mayweather Boxing Club

Upcoming professional prospect Daquan Mays, left, getting in some work with Clint Coronel (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Sparring has always been one of my favorite aspects of the sweet science and we were able to catch some great work this past week during a visit through the Mayweather Boxing Club out here in Las Vegas.

As we noted, upcoming amateur prospect Daquan Mays is back in town and he is eyeing a pro debut in the coming months, most likely in the lightweight division.

J’Leon Love spars Fernando Vargas’ pupil Quilisto Modera at the Mayweather Boxing Club

J’Leon Love putting in work with upcoming middleweight Quilisto ‘Kilo The Kid’ Modera at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas recently as super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KO’s) put in some spirited rounds with tough middleweight Quilistro ‘Kilo The Kid’ Modera (1-0).

Love is coming off of a scintilating 7th round TKO victory over Jason Escalera on June 21 at the MGM Grand while Modera is still new to the pro game. What “Kilo The Kid” does have is great experience with him in former world champion Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas, who was on hand while the action went down.

VIDEO: J’Leon Love and Zach Cooper on Shawn Porter’s victory and Keith Thurman vs. Errol Spence

Hustle Boss inside of ¬†the Mayweather Boxing Club with Zach Cooper and J’Leon Love (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

If there was ever a duo that was sure to get me some positive reaction to the June 20 Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter matchup and aftermath, upcoming talents Zach Cooper and J’Leon Love fit the bill.

Porter pulled off perhaps the biggest victory over his career thus far when he handled Broner over the course of 12 rounds. Porter was aggressive and calculated throughout the match and outside of a big knockdown he suffered in the 12th and final round, the Akron native was in control.

7-Year Old Miah ‘Lil Champ’ Davis continues to shine inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club

Miah ‘Lil Champ’ Davis continues to put in work inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

When I first spotted 7-year old Miah Davis inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I instantly spotted her desire and talent.

Despite being completely new to the game at the time, you could tell instantly by Davis’ mitt work with Roger Mayweather that she was a naturally gifted fighter.

VIDEO: Lanell ‘KO’ Bellows breaks down Tim Bradley’s victory over Jessie Vargas plus controversial ending

Tim Bradley defeated Jessie Vargas this past weekend in Southern California (Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend, inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., two-division world champion Timothy Bradley defeated previously undefeated junior welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas over the course of 12 rounds.

A lot of Bradley’s best traits were on display during the HBO-televised attraction, including his sheer grit, volume-punching, and ability to fight in closed quarters. The Palm Springs native overcame a spirited effort from Vargas before pulling away for the decision.