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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.

Madness inside of the MGM Grand as Floyd Mayweather makes Grand Arrival prior to Andre Berto fight

It was a packed scene inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Floyd Mayweather made his official arrival to the city of Las Vegas ahead of his showdown this weekend vs. Andre Berto.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) faces off with Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sep. 12 and it was a packed scene inside of the hotel’s lobby.

PHOTOS: Rances Barthelemy establishes himself as a player at 140 with dominant win over DeMarco

Rances Barthelemy was in control over Antonio DeMarco on Sunday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. as “Premier Boxing Champions” on NBC showcased Cuba’s Rances Barthelemy’s domination of former lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco. by way of Sinaloa, Mexico on Sunday afternoon.

Barthelemy, who held the IBF belt briefly at 130 pounds, served notice to the junior welterweight class with this performance, as he is now compaigning at 140 pounds. In his new division, Barthelemy looks very strong and he was simply too quick and powerful for DeMarco.

Robert Garcia on whether the boxing world needs to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Shawn Porter

Has Shawn Porter earned the right for a fight with Floyd Mayweather? (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Shawn Porter was Shawn Porter on Saturday night.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., the 27-year old came away with a big victory over Adrien Broner after 12 rough and awkward rounds. Porter simply showed himself to be too determined, conditioned, and poised throughout the match, capturing the verdict on all three scorecards by tallies of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112.

VIDEO Coverage: Floyd Mayweather and Errol Spence post-fight talk on Broner vs. Porter, Keith Thurman, more

Errol Spence in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, June 20, welterweight star Errol Spence continued to stamp himself as one of the division’s emerging contenders with a one-sided 3rd round TKO over Phil Lo Greco inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Now 17-0 with 14 knockouts as his career continues to push forward, Spence is on the verge of a big fight anytime now as was actually in line for his biggest test to date against Roberto Garcia before the Weslaco, Tex. native withdrew just days prior to the match due to personal reasons.

EXCLUSIVE: Team Porter call for ‘Big Brother’ Floyd Mayweather following Adrien Broner victory

Shawn Porter defeated Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, June 20, Shawn Porter captured another big victory for his career by controlling Adrien Broner over the better part of 12 rounds inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following the action, scores of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112 were all read in favor of Porter, as the Akron, Oh. native moves to 26-1-1 with 16 knockouts.

LaDarius ‘Memphis’ Miller and the Left Hand Perspective during Broner vs Porter Fight Week

(Left to Right) Prospects Kevin Newman II, Thomas Hill,  LaDarius ‘Memphis’ Miller, Ronnie Austion flank contender Errol Spence Jr. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

During any fight week in Las Vegas you are sure to come across a lot of boxing people inside of whatever media center you are using.

This weekend’s “Premier Boxing Champions” doubleheader featuring Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter headlining Saturday night and Rances Barthelemy vs. Antonio DeMarco showcasing Sunday afternoon is intriguing on several fronts.

VIDEO: Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Official WEIGH IN as Floyd Mayweather watches on

Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter are ready to go tomorrow night (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Good vibe inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday afternoon as former world champions Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) weighed in ahead of their NBC-televised “Premier Boxing Champions” matchup from Las Vegas.

Broner has been ultra-cocky heading into this fight and those close to the Cincinnati, Oh. native insist his blend of speed and skills will be too much for Akron’s Porter

Kenny Porter responds to Adrien Broner, claims Shawn is ‘built different’ and won’t be distracted

Adrien Broner, Floyd Mayweather, and Shawn Porter in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Adrien Broner is quite the character.

At Thursday’s final press conference ahead of his matchup with former champion Shawn Porter, the Cincinnati native continued to fire verbal bombs as the Saturday matchup nears.

Phil Lo Greco steps in to face Errol Spence Jr. on PBC on NBC at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Phil Lo Greco has stepped in to face Errol Spence on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena’s Media Tent on Thursday, June 18, as Canada’s Phil Lo Greco took the dais.

While it’s not surprising to see Lo Greco around boxing circles, those in the fight game were caught off guard when they found out that the rugged Italian will be stepping in for Roberto Garcia to face off with undefeated upstart Errol Spence Jr. (16-0, 13 KO’s) on Saturday night from the MGM Grand as part of a “Premier Boxing Champions” telecast on NBC.

VIDEO: Adrien Broner continues to trash talk to Team Porter at Final Press Conference

Inside the final Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter press conference in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena’s Media Tent as former world champions Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) held their final press conference.

For Broner, it was yet another chance to sound off on Team Porter, as he continues  to imply that father and trainer Kenny is the one running the show, even hinting that the star fighter’s father is keeping money from his son.

PHOTOS: Floyd Mayweather hosts the final Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter presser in Vegas

Floyd Mayweather played host to the final Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter press conference on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the MGM Grand Garden Arena’s Media Tent as pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather plays host to the final Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter press conference ahead of their NBC on PBC collision this weekend.

Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s), the three-division champion from Cincinatti, Oh., has been anything but shy leading up to the match and continued to take parting shots at Shawn Porter as well as his father Kenny at the final presser.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t leave post-fight presser without settling his score with the media

Floyd Mayweather speaking to the media following his victory over Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather has always had an on and off relationship with the media.

Sometimes the Grand Rapids native will open up and share another side of himself, while other times he is quick to fire backlash towards those who have doubted his career.

Team Pacquiao speak on Manny’s injured right shoulder that affected him vs. Floyd Mayeather

Manny Pacquiao and his team following his loss to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, and Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach spoke to the media about Manny’s right shoulder tear that affected him vs. Mayweather during his unanimous decision loss.

Check out the clip to see how the injury affected Pacquiao’s performance and much more.

Manny Pacquiao speaks to the media following loss to Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao following his loss to Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3 as eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-3, 38 KO’s) spoke to the media following his loss to Floyd Mayweater.

In this clip, Pacquiao speaks on his tough loss to Mayweather and shares his thoughts.

Amir Khan wants Floyd Mayweather next and offers support to Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas following Floyd Mayweather’s victory

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) won a clear unanimous decision victory over Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada over 12 rounds.

The win cement’s Mayweather’s place as the game’s premier fighter, as well as being the biggest cash cow in the sport.

VIDEO: Boxing Champions, Contenders, and Prospects ON STAGE before #MAYPAC Weigh In

Young prospects on stage prior to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown (Photo: Stephane Trapp)

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By Chris Robinson

Check out a highlight video below of some action that went down prior to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao weigh-in on Friday afternoon.

In this clip, several fighters are introduced on stage, including champions, contenders, and prospects such as Danny Garcia, J’Leon Love, Ishe Smith, LaDarius Miller, Ashley Theophane, Kevin Newman II, Shawn Porter, Andre Berto, Lucian Bute, Terence Crawford, Jessie Vargas, and others.