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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.

PHOTOS: Shawn Porter defeats Adrien Broner in Las Vegas

Shawn Porter came away with a big victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, June 20, former welterweight titlist Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) produced another strong performance in handling Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KO’s) over 12 rounds for a unanimous decision victory.

Porter’s sheer will and tenacity appeared to give Broner a lot to think about and Shawn proved himself to be the busier and more focused fighter in the ring. Scores of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112 were all read in the Akron native’s favor, as he produces his second straight victory following his lone defeat to Kell Brook this past August.

PHOTOS: Inside the Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Weigh-In

Floyd Mayweather stands between Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter on Friday afternoon (Photo: Na0ki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as former three-division world titlist Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) faces off with former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) ahead of their NBC-televised duel tomorrow night.

There has been some definite chiding and trash talk coming from Broner’s end and once again the Cincinnati native was in jovial spirits as the weigh in. As for Porter, he remained calmed and collected, hitting 144 pounds on the dot while Broner hit the scales at 143.5 pounds.

PHOTOS: Nicholas Walters regroups to control Miguel Marriaga over 12 rounds

Nicholas Walters defeated Miguel Marriaga this weekend in New York (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend, inside of the Madison Square Garden’s Theater, former WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe-Man” Walters surrendered his title on the scales after coming in weighing 127 pounds, one over the featherweight division limit.

And while he may be returning to his native Jamaica without his title, not was all lost for the powerful prizefighter.

PHOTOS: Miguel Cotto stops Daniel Geale in the 4th round in Brooklyn

Miguel Cotto stopped Daniel Geale last night in Brooklyn (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto proved to be too much for Daniel Geale last night, stopping the brave Australian inside of the 4th round of their middleweight title fight last night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) now looks to a possible fight later in the year with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, while Geale (31-4, 16 KO’s) will have to go back to the drawing board once again.

Photos: Amir Khan overcomes a game Chris Algieri and eyes Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri on Friday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, as former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) overcame a spirited effort from former titlist Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KO’s) over 12 rounds.

Algieri was dropped six times and whitewashed in his previous match, a one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao this past November, but he showed his worth last night, often catching his British foe with stiff rights and counters throughout the match.

Photos: Gennady Golovikin stops a brave Willie Monroe Jr. in six rounds

Gennady Golovkin catching Willie Monroe Jr. with a left uppercut (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO’s) pounds out a sixth round TKO over a brave but outgunned Willie Monroe Jr. on HBO’s airwaves.

Golovkin was calculated as always, dropping Monroe twice in the second round. The challenger rose and fought on valiantly, even having a big fourth round that saw him turn the tide and catch Golovkin with several flush shots.

Photos: A ringside view of Canelo Alvarez’s destruction of James Kirkland in Houston

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was destructive against James Kirkland on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It was short but explosive.

On Saturday night, from within the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex., Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) stopped rugged James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KO’s) in under three violent rounds.

Our friend Naoki Fukuda was on the scene and shared some of the action. Check below for more.

Photos: Revisiting Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather firing against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from photographer Naoki Fukuda, who was inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 2.

In front of a sold-out crowd, Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) controlled Pacquiao (56-6-2, 38 KO’s) over the course of 12 rounds in the biggest financial prizefight to date.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao speak at final presser

It’s Fight Week in Vegas. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – May 2, MGM Grand, Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com was on hand for the final Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In this clip, check out what Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s) and Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) had to say ahead of their big showdown on Saturday night. It’s nice to see class from both men heading into the biggest matchup of their respective careers.

Photos: Lucas Matthysse edges Ruslan Provodnikov in slugfest

Ruslan Provodnikov eats a right hand from Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York, as Lucas Matthysse pulls through with a majority-decision victory over rugged Ruslan Provodnikov after 12 bruising rounds.

The HBO-televised showdown may not have lived up to the wild expectations in terms of pure savagery, but it was an excellent battle of attrition and will that was won by Matthysse, whose stock is once again soaring high.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Photos: Gennady Golovkin scores 19th straight stoppage with 11th round TKO over Martin Murray

Gennady Golovkin is now 32-0 with 29 knockouts after stopping Martin Murray on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from Monte Carlo, Monaco as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO’s) scores his 19th straight stoppage victory with his 11th round TKO over the UK’s Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KO’s).

Golovkin again shined on HBO’s airwaves and has once again called for a showdown with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.

Exclusive photos: Award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda captures the best of boxing

Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez making a grand arrival to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Throughout his time covering boxing, award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda has captured some of the best figures in the sport, both in and outside of the ring.

In 2014, Fukuda was once again embedded around special moments in the sport, and was kind enough to share with HustleBoss.com some of his favorite images throughout the year.

Award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda pays a visit to the Mayweather Boxing Club

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Exclusive images from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda captures several fighters as they train. Some fighters are preparing for crucial professional contests while some are simply looking to stay sharp.

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Bonus photos: Photographer Naoki Fukuda captures the drama of Tim Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov and Jessie Vargas vs. Wale Omotoso

By Chris Robinson

Award-winning photographer Naoki Fukuda goes ringside from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California for Tim Bradley’s grueling victory over Ruslan Provodnikov and Jessie Vargas’ ten-round decision over Wale Omotoso, as seen on HBO.

All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

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