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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)


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)


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)


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

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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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: Keith Thurman overcomes Robert Guerrero on NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ debut

Keith Thurman was sharp against Robert Guerrero last night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 7, interim WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman defeated former multi-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 entertaining rounds on the inaugural version of NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions”.

From the outset of the match, it was apparent that Thurman’s speed and power was going to be a big factor, as he was able to establish an early edge over southpaw foe. Guerrero remained patient and kept pressing forward, but he simply couldn’t get into enough of a groove to establish control.

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)


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.

Photos: Lucas Matthysse stops Ortiz in two, eyes big names at 140

On Saturday night, Sep. 6, Argentinean fan-favorite and junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse returned to the ring. Scoring a second-round stoppage victory over Roberto Ortiz. With the win, taking place inside of the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Oh., Matthysse moves to 36-3 with 34 knockouts and has his sights set on big names at 140 pounds.

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Photos: Erislandy Lara Las Vegas media day ahead of Canelo showdown

Photos from the Long Life Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as as WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) hosts the media ahead of his Julye 12 clash on Showtime pay per view vs. Canelo Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KO’s).

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Photos: Another view of Miguel Cotto’s destruction of Sergio Martinez

Exclusive photos from photographer Naoki  Fukuda as Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) halts Argentina’s Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s)  after nine rounds to claim the WBC middleweight championship.

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