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PHOTOS: Lively Sparring and Training with Team Salas Inside of City Boxing in Las Vegas

Francisco Esparza, left, sparring Leduan Barthelemy inside of City Boxing in Las Vegas (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, Cuban trainer Ismael Salas oversaw some sparring inside of City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nev., between some of his chief fighters and other pugilists.

The first sparring to kick off the sessions was a clash of unbeaten featherweight prospects in Cuba’s Leduan Barthelemy (11-0, 6 KO’s), younger brother of former IBF lightweight champion Rances, and Francisco Esparza (5-0, 2 KO’s). Esparza is trained by former junior middleweight world champion Fernando Vargas, who was present at the session, and he has a throwback, aggressive Mexican style that always see him pushing forward.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Back inside of the Salas Boxing Academy in Las Vegas

Inside of the Salas Boxing Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It had been a while since I had linked up with trainer Ismael Salas and his stable of fighters out here in Las Vegas.

Presently running the Salas Boxing Academy, which is inside of the Bones Adams Boxing Gym a few miles West of the strip, Salas is one of the busiest and most dedicated coaches in the game. The Cuban-born Salas trains WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares, IBF lightweight champion Rances Barthelemy, former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov, as well as a slew of contenders and upcoming prospects.

Top amateur Rolando Romero working inside of the Salas Boxing Academy

Rolando Romero inside of the Salas Boxing Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It was a busy day this past Tuesday, May 10, inside of the Salas Boxing Academy in Las Vegas, Nev.

The facility, formerly known as the Bones Adams Boxing Gym, is ran by respected Cuban trainer Ismael Salas. On Tuesday, the likes of IBF lightweight champion Rances Barthelemy, WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares, and former two-division belt-holder Joel Casamayor were in training, but it was also the talent of an emerging amateur who caught our eye.