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Amateurs go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas: Famous Johnson vs. Ricardo Gomez at the Mayweather Boxing Club

12-year old Ricardo Gomez and 8-year old Famous Johnson in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now since we at Hustle Boss have been covering the progress of young Famous Johnson.

Now 8 years old, Famous is a top amateur prospect in the Las Vegas area and has been dividing his recently between the Mayweather Boxing Club and Pound 4 Pound Boxing, ran by the Barrientes family.

Ashley Theophane Begins Training Camp for Rumored Adrien Broner Showdown

Ashley Theophane and Floyd Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now that Hustle Boss has been in the trenches with UK star and top-flight junior welterweight contender Ashley “Treasure” Theophane.

Around the time we first started corresponding with Theophane, around early 2012 I would reckon, he was in town for some training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in hopes of keeping his career alive. Theophane was then an unsigned free agent with a checkered record and there was no clear direction on where his career was heading.

Young Devin Haney continues to progress; seen sparring with prospect Angel Rodriguez inside the Mayweather Boxing Club

Devin Haney, right, working with junior lightweight prospect Angel Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been pretty special to watch the career progression of young Devin Haney.

Still just 16 years old, Haney is looking to make the transition from amateur standout to budding professional but with nothing concrete lined up, he simply continues to sharpen his skills day after day.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather enjoying his early retirement by keeping tabs inside his gym

Floyd Mayweather is still the king of the throne in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather is still less than two weeks removed from his official retirement, as the Grand Rapids native insists he is done with the sport of boxing following his 49th professional victory over Andre Berto on Sep. 12 in Las Vegas.

Mayweather bested Berto over 12 rounds, capturing a unanimous decision by scores of 120-108, 118-1110, and 117-111 inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Now 49-0 as a professional with 26 knockouts behind him, Mayweather closed the final bout of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME by defeating Berto and he presently has no obligations to get back into the ring.

Floyd Mayweather watches as undefeated prospects Juan Heraldez and Cesar Quinonez spar in Las Vegas

Prospects Juan Heraldez and Cesar Quinonez working in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

As reported recently by Hustle Boss, recently-retired pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather has been spending some time recently back inside of the doors of his famed boxing facility out in Las Vegas.

Throughout any given time of the year you are sure to find great talent lurking around the Mayweather Boxing Club and Mayweather has always kept an eye out for the next wave of prospects.

Floyd Mayweather back inside the Mayweather Boxing Club days after final bout with Andre Berto

Floyd Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday, Sep. 18, former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather could be spotted inside of the doors of his personal gym in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mayweather is less than two weeks removed from his 49th professional bout, as he scored a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto on Sep. 12 inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather was his typical self with Berto, as he focused on his defense while chosing the right moments to open up and engage.

Roger Mayweather feels Miguel Cotto may get ‘whooped’ by Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21

Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather facing off in May 2012 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

With Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto now in our rear-views, the boxing world will not turn its attention to the next wave of big events on the horizon.

And while there are surely still a bevy of top-flight performers left in the sport in the wake of Mayweather’s retirement, there is no bigger showdown on the horizon than the Nov. 21 clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

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.