Tag Archives: Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy

PHOTOS: Big victories in El Paso from Joseph Agbeko, Micko Zizic, and Demond Brock

Former world champion Joseph Agbeko is back in the win column following a TKO victory over Juanito Rubillar (Photo: Manny “Mitts” Murillo)

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By Chris Robinson

Sounds like some great action was going down last night in El Paso, Tex. as three fighters from Roy Jones Jr.’s promotional banner all scored victories inside of the El Paso County Coliseum.

In the evening’s main event, former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko scored a 4th round TKO over Juanito Rubillar to improve to 30-5 with 23 knockouts. It was Agbeko’s first fight since his lopsided defeat to Guillermo Rigondeaux in December of 2013 and this was a pivotal step for the Ghanaian.

Solomon Egberime and Luis Tapia getting down to work at the RJJ Fight Academy in Las Vegas

Australia’s Solomon Egberime putting in work with Luis Tapia in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com recently crossed paths with tough welterweight veteran contender Solomon Egberime inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 36-year old Egberime, originally from Nigeria, now calls Australia his home when he’s not tucked away in Vegas camps with seasoned trainer Luis Tapia, who also trains female women’s champion and BKB star Layla McCarter.

Philadelphia’s Mike Jones resurfaces in Las Vegas at the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy

Philadelphia’s Mike Jones defeating Hector Munoz in 2010 (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Saw a familiar face the other day inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy out here in Las Vegas.

Welterweight veteran and former title challenge Mike Jones (26-2, 19 KO’s) is back in training in hopes of jump starting his career.

Former Mayweather Camp Member Tommy Smalls looks back on Floyd’s big win over Pacquiao

Tommy Small in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There are surprises around every corner in boxing and last week I spotted a face I hadn’t seen for quite some time this past Thursday afternoon.

Inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Vegas, I saw Tommy Summers, aka Tommy Smalls, monitoring the progress of 16-year old boxing star Devin “The Dream” Haney as he rigorously went through the rounds.

Jessie Vargas on the twists and turns of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: ‘Who’s going to give the opponent the ultimate surprise?’

WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

You can imagine the kind of predictions being thrown around regarding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight slated for May 2 and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While Mayweather is a betting favorite heading into the match, there is no shortage of supporters backing Pacquiao, the beloved Filipino icon with a deadly punch.

Exclusive photos: Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko continues the hard work in Las Vegas

Joseph Agbeko training in Las Vegas (All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, as former bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko continues to train diligently ahead of a May 16 showdown vs. Juanito Rubillar in El Paso, Texas.

Agbeko (29-5, 22 KO’s) has yet to fight since losing a decision to Cuban marvel and junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux in December of 2013 but his spirits have been restored since signing with Roy Jones Boxing earlier this year.

A different kind of exposure for BKB champion Layla McCarter

Luis Tapia, Solomon Egberime, Layla McCarter, and Raul Morales inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Having known Layla McCarter nearly my entire time in Las Vegas the past 6 years, I’ve always had a soft spot for the woman many regard as the best female fighter to have ever laced them up.

McCarter’s professional boxing record of 36 wins, thirteen losses, and five draws (with 8 knockouts and multiple titles mixed in) doesn’t do justice to just how hard she has persevered over her 17-year career to make a name for women’s boxing.