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Erik Ruiz’s career hits another high-note with majority-decision victory over Hanzel Martinez

Oxnard’s Erik Ruiz backstage after defeating Hanzel Martinez in Las Vegas (Photo: Team Ruiz)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 30, Oxnard, Calif. native Erik Ruiz notched another highlight victory in pulling a mild upset over Mexico’s Hanzel Martinez inside of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Ruiz (16-5-1, 6 KO’s) was a little busier than Martinez (23-3, 18 KO’s) from the outset and you could tell that he was completely geared up for this challenge. Ruiz actually was a late replacement for Ghanaian-born Emmanuel Quartey, who was unable to secure a visa in time before his match.

PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Robert Garcia’s New Gym in Riverside, Calif.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia talking shop in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Ever since relocating to the West Coast in late 2009, Hustle Boss has frequented some of the best boxing hotbeds in Las Vegas and Northern and Southern California, including the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

Decorated trainer Robert Garcia, a former junior lightweight world champion who has since gone on to win multiple ‘Trainer of the Year’ titles, has established himself as one of the faces of the sport in recent years. Garcia held the IBF junior lightweight title briefly in the late 90′s and has spent recent years honing the skills of Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana, Nonito Donaire, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Jesus Cuellar, and countless other prizefighters.

Robert Garcia high on Jesus Cuellar following Tamayo knockout; Abner Mares showdown brewing for 2015?

Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar won his ninth in a row last night (Photo: Stephane Trapp – Showtime)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinte” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) won his ninth in a row by stopping Mexico’s Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KO’s) in the fifth round. The bout was part of a four-fight Showtime Extreme telecast.

“I’m happy with my performance tonight,’’ said Cuellar, who is one of the busiest fighters in his division. “My team and I worked very hard in training camp and it showed. I corrected mistakes from my last fight. Sometimes, I get too anxious in there and I come out too strong. I feel that this time I was a little bit more patient.”

Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s beef with Floyd Mayweather and why Brandon Rios had to go back to basics for his return

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Former world champion and world class trainer Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s grudge with Floyd Mayweather and the importance of Brandon Rios’ HBO return on Aug. 2.

Marcos Maidana ripping the mitts with Robert Garcia as Mayweather fight gets closer

WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana rips the mitts with his trainer Robert Garcia as his May 3 showdown on Showtime pay per view with Floyd Mayweather

Brandon Rios rips Yuriorkis Gamboa and claims that Mikey Garcia would ‘f*ck him up’

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former lightweight world champion Brandon Rios about the possibility of his stable mate Mikey Garcia meeting up with Yuriorkis Gamboa for a future fight.

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Robert Garcia says Marcos Maidana has earned a shot at Floyd Mayweather

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Calif. as the former world champion and Trainer of the Year assesses the possibility of his fighter, WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, meeting Floyd Mayweather on May 3.

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Thomas Dulorme: ‘Marcos Maidana is a good fight for Floyd Mayweather’

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with junior welterweight Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calf. as he speaks on his training with Robert Garcia, why he never set anything up during his Vegas trip with Floyd Mayweather Sr., and Floyd Mayweather facing either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana.

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Marco Antonio Rubio reveals why Sergio Martinez has the edge over Miguel Cotto

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as he gives his personal view of the forthcoming Sergio Martinez vs. Miguel Cotto clash.

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Brandon Rios discusses Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in fights with Andre Ward and Gennady Golovkin

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former lightweight champion Brandon Rios about Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. facing the likes of Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin, and Carl Froch.

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Robert Garcia compares brother Mikey to Mayweather and speaks on the feedback from the Burgos win

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with former junior lightweight champion and current day trainer Robert Garcia, as he speaks on the performance of his brother Mikey last month in New York during his decision victory over Juan Carlos Burgos.

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Robert Garcia says Brandon Rios would be on top of the world again with a victory over Provodnikov

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer and former world champion Robert Garcia, as he speaks on the future of his fighter Brandon Rios following his loss to Manny Pacquiao this past November. Hear what Garcia had to say about Rios against Ruslan Provodnikov in a future fight.

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Brandon Rios breaks down Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley II

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in Oxnard, Calif. as he speaks on the upcoming April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley.

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Robert Garcia gives details about his forthcoming training with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ahead of Vera

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former junior lightweight champion and current day Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia inside of his personal gym in Oxnard, Calif. as he gives details about his upcoming training with former champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ahead of his rematch on HBO against Brian Vera.

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Brandon Rios reflects on his loss to Manny Pacquiao and eyes a big showdown with Ruslan Provodnikov

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as he reflects on his November loss to Manny Pacquiao while eyeing a big showdown with Ruslan Provodnikov.

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Brandon Rios lashes out at VADA: ‘They’re trying to point fingers at other people but they don’t point the finger at themselves’

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On Friday, Dec. 13, the boxing world was caught off guard when it was revealed that former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios had failed his post-fight drug test following his defeat to Manny Pacquiao.

Rios, who dropped a unanimous decision to Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau, China, was found to have traces of methylhexaneamine in his system. The drug is commonly associated with dietary purposes.

EXCLUSIVE: Raw footage of Marcos Maidana sparring before his huge upset over Adrien Broner

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA and Marcos Maidana spars some rounds with talented prospect Darwin Price on Nov. 8, 2013 ahead of his huge upset over Adrien Broner on Showtime

Marcos Maidana finishes up camp in Oxnard; hits San Antonio on Monday for Adrien Broner fight

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Former junior welterweight champion Marcos ‘Chino’ Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) has wrapped up his training camp in Oxnard, Calif., as he is expected to hit San Antonio, Tex. on Monday in advance of his big fight against WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner. Check out the video for one of Maidana’s last days of training in the gym

Pacquiao-Rios bonus footage: Brandon spars with prospect Erick De Leon in a month before the fight

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Bonus footage from the training camp of former lightweight titlist Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in Oxnard, Calif. as he puts in some rounds inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy with lightweight prospect Erick De Leon one month before his big fight against Manny Pacquiao in Macau, China

Marcos Maidana must pressure Adrien Broner the entire fight, says sparring mate Darwin Price

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Chris Robinson catches up with junior welterweight prospect Darwin Price (3-0, 2 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as he speaks on his recent sparring session against Marcos Maidana while assessing the Argentinean’s Dec. 14 match against Adrien Broner