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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Final Press Conference Highlights from the the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre, the final press conference for this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay per view mega fight took place. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO’s) will meet McGregor (0-0) inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated events in sports history.

There was a lot to take in at Tuesday’s press conference, from Mayweather’s emotional parting speech to McGregor’s boisterous trash talk. Check below for some video highlights from the final presser.

Canelo vs. Chavez Official Weigh-In: Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Footage at the MGM Grand

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fight on Saturday night (Photo: Golden Boy Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, May 5, WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighed in ahead of their anticipated HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s), both weighed in at 164 pounds, exactly half a pound under the 164.5 catch-weight limit they agreed to.

Canelo and Chavez FACE OFF in Las Vegas days away from HBO PPV bout

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at their final press conference (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, WBO junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former WBC junior middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. came face to face at their final press conference ahead of their big match this weekend. The two fighters face off on Saturday, May 6 from the T-Mobile Arena on HBO pay per view.

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) and Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) both understand the importance of this matchup and they are each carrying a professional, subdued approach as the days go by.

Leo Santa Cruz Caps off Another Memorable Fight Week in Las Vegas With Majority-decision Victory Over Carl Frampton in Their Rematch

Leo Santa Cruz regained his championship status this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

There was a great buzz throughout Las Vegas this past week, as the city hosted Leo Santa Cruz’s victory over Carl Frampton in their rematch bout inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. With over 10,000 people in attendance, Mexico’s Santa Cruz and Belfast, North Ireland’s Frampton gave the fans their money’s worth yet again.

In July, Santa Cruz was upset by Frampton over 12 rounds in Brooklyn via majority-decision, but he turned the tables this past Saturday night, boxing and brawling his way towards a majority-decision victory of his own. The crowd was full of supporters for each man and it was another memorable one for the books.

Famed Referee Joe Cortez Speaks During FIght Week in Vegas; Confirms he is Advising Cruiserweight Boxer Yahu Blackwell

Referee Joe Cortez in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

In many ways, Joe Cortez is an unassuming man.

The famed referee, who coined the term “Fair but firm” during his officiating days, is somewhat of an icon in the boxing world due to all the memorable championship fights he officiated over the years, including bouts with the likes of Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, Roberto Duran, and several others. Cortez is a low-key individual, however, and is never one to seek any extra attention when around the fight game.

Whenever he is asked to share a few thoughts on the sport, Cortez has also made time graciously.

Fight Week Hits Las Vegas – Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Goes Down Jan. 28 at the MGM Grand

Robert Garcia and Richard Schaefer in Las Vegas for Fight Week (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s another fight week in Las Vegas, as WBA featherweight world champion Carl Frampton will be facing off in a highly-anticipated rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) will faces Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand this Saturday, Jan. 28, in a bout that will be televised via SHOWTIME.

In the evening’s co-feature, former two-division champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KO’s) will face off with WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KO’s) from Montenegro in a pivotal matchup. Also appearing on the undercard will be IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby will faces off with Argentina’s Jonathan Victor Barros, while prospects such as super middleweight David Benavidez, Herbert Acevedo, and Leduan Barthelemy will see action.

PHOTOS: WBA Featherweight Champion Carl Frampton Media Day Ahead of Leo Santa Cruz rematch

Carl Frampton during media day in Las Vegas ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with Leo Santa Cruz (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton shook out for the media ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. The sequel is set to air on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Frampton (23-1, 14 KO’s) is already in the city, and could be found hosting the press and doing a light workout during media day inside of the Porter Hy-Performance Center just north of the Strip. His first fight with Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) took place this past July 30 inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as the Northern Ireland native pulled out a majority decision in an excellent scrap over his rugged Mexican foe.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford Media Day from the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles Ahead of Viktor Postol

Terence Crawford faces Viktor Postol on Saturday night in a junior welterweight unification (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday, July 18, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford hosted the media inside of the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, Calif.

Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) faces off with WBC champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO’s) on Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. in a unification matchup that will be televised by HBO.

Virgil Hunter breaks down Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan days before big showdown

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan face off at their final presser in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments prior to the final Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan press conference inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss caught up with former Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter.

The Oakland, Calif.-based trainer has been with Khan the past four years, dating back to his upset loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2014, and the duo has reeled of five straight victories together.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao emerges victorious over Tim Bradley in trilogy showdown at the MGM

Manny Pacquiao may have fought his last bout as a professional (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao defeated former two-division titlist Timothy Bradley in clear fashion.

There were several close rounds, yet Pacquiao (57-8-2, 38 KO’s) again dominated key spots over the second half of the match, dropping Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s) in rounds seven and nine. Nothing is for certain regarding Pacquiao’s future, yet the Filipino icon appears to be hinting towards retirement.

Manny Pacquiao drops Bradley twice, takes decision; Tim eyeing retirement?

Manny Pacquiao defeated Tim Bradley on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao captued a clear unanimous decision victory against friendly rival Tim Bradley.

Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO’s) started cautiously against Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO’s), as the two men appeared to trade the early rounds. Pacquiao’s class began to show in the middle rounds, as he began picking Bradley off with sharp counters.

VIDEO: Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley III Official Weigh-In

Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley will meet for a third time later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will meet two-division titlist Tim Bradley in a trilogy showdown on HBO pay per view.

At yesterday’s weigh-in, Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KO’s) hit the scales at 146.5 pounds while Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) came in weighing 145.5 pounds. Pacquiao, the beloved Filipino icon, claims this will be his last official fight but there is a lingering sense that he will keep competing after this.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes at the MGM Grand During Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto

Floyd Mayweather speaking at the post-fight press conference following his victory over Andre Berto (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 12, in front of an estimated 13,395 partisans inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Floyd Mayweather captured a wide unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto by scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111.

Hustle Boss was on the scene throughout the evening and their was a special buzz in the air, given the fact that this may be Mayweather’s final ring performance.

PHOTOS: Badou Jack Delivers Big, Overcomes Brave Effort from George Groves to Capture Split-Decision

Badou Jack, right, delivering a right hand against George Groves on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 12, WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack scored perhaps the most impressive victory of his career in out-dueling brash UK contender George Groves over twelve fast-paced rounds for a successful first defense of his belt.

The match took place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto undercard. Jack (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) scored a knockdown in the first round and appeared to gain the early lead in the face of a determined Groves (21-3, 16 KO’s).

Floyd Mayweather defeats Andre Berto in Vegas but Teddy Atlas doesn’t think he’ll retire

Floyd Mayweather following his victory over Andre Berto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

We are still inside of the MGM Grand media center in Las Vegas, Nev., where earlier tonight, Floyd Mayweather handily defeated Andre Berto over twelve rounds.

Following the action, Mayweather was tabbed the clear victor, as scores of 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111 were are read in his favor. With the win, Mayweather moves to 49-0 with 26 knockouts while Berto drops to 30-4 with 23 knockouts.

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto Offical Weigh In Coverage from the MGM Grand

Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto face off in Las Vegas (Photo: Senyuiedzorm Adadevoh)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto weighed in ahead of their big matchup tomorrow tonight.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) meet on Saturday night in a SHOWTIME pay per view clash that may serve as Floyd’s last and final bout as a professional.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. calls Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto ‘joke fights’ for his son

Floyd Mayweather Sr. speaking in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson 

On Saturday night, Sep. 12, Floyd Mayweather will fight in perhaps his last official bout when he steps into the ring against former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) square off inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a SHOWTIME pay per view headliner that is lopsided in Floyd’s favor.

Virgil Hunter on the parallels between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao ahead of his fighter’s bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

Andre Berto with his trainer Virgil Hunter at the final Mayweather vs. Berto press conference in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

During any notable fight week in Las Vegas, you are sure to hear your share of sound bites from various boxing luminaries as the days pass by.

We are just three days removed from Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto clash and while you can’t exactly sense any animosity coming from either side, there has been plenty of verbiage to take in the past few days out here in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto Face Off at Final Presser in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto facing off in Las Vegas ahead of their fight on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, Sep. 9, Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto came face to face at their final press conference ahead of their pay per view collision on Saturday night.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) faces off with Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) on SHOWTIME pay per view from the MGM Grand and while the fight wasn’t at first greeted by open arms from the boxing public, there is no doubt that several eyes will be fixated on the matchup this weekend given the fact that it may be Floyd’s final appearance in the ring.

PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather and Andre Berto make their Grand Arrivals to Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Sep. 8, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and his next foe, former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s), made their official arrivals to Las Vegas ahead of their SHOWTIME pay per view matchup this weekend.

Mayweather and Berto both appear in great spirits as the fight, possibly Mayweather’s last in his illustrious career, draws near.