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Article by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Matias Erbin (Team Matthysse)
Exclusive photos from the training camp of WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse, as he wraps up training camp in Junin, Argentina, ahead of his May 18th clash with IBF titlist Lamont Peterson.
Peterson vs. Matthysse will take place from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with Showtime televising the proceedings.
Chris Robinson was behind the scenes at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as he and other media members caught up with Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO’s) ahead of his May 4th bout with Robert Guerrero. Hear what Mayweather had to say about having his father in camp, why he changed things up following his performance vs. Miguel Cotto last year, why this camp was one of his best, and more
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Photos: Emotional moment as Ishe Smith captures IBF junior middleweight crown with victory over Cornelius Bundrage
On Saturday night, 13-year verteran Ishe Smith came through with his biggest victory as a professional, winning a 12-round split-decision victory over former champion Cornelius ‘K9′ Bundrage.
With the victory, Smith claims the IBF junior middleweight crown while raising his record to 25-5 (11 KO’s).
Throughout his career, Smith has endured quite the emotional ride, from spells of frustrating inactivity to some tough losses, but tonight was his finest moment.
‘When we came to Detroit, we didn’t come to fight for a title; we came to win the title’ – Eddie Mustafa Muhammad speaks on Ishe Smith’s championship victory
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas native Ishe Smith captured the IBF junior middleweight title with a split-decision victory over former champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage.
After twelve rounds, two 116-111 scorecards favored Smith, with a 114-113 tally going in Bundrage’s direction.
Watching the action unfold from his fighter’s corner, trainer and former light heavyweight titlist Eddie Mustafa Muhammad seemed elated with Smith’s showing.
“I thought he gave a magnificent performance,” Muhammad stated. “He capitalized on that good jab that he has. Putting pressure, backing ‘K9’ up and taking him out of his game. That’s what we did. We beat him to the body.”
Showtime’s Steve Farhood claims that Lucas Matthysse vs. Marcos Maidana would be the biggest fight in Argentina’s history
By Chris Robinson
With WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia pulling out of his Feb. 9 date with Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the entire junior welterweight division is feeling the effect of the fight being rescheduled.
And while Garcia now sets his sights towards an April 27th clash with Judah, one man who had been eyeing the Philadelphia native, interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse, now seems to be without an even more unclear forecast of what his 2013 calendar year will encompass.
Matthysse impressed this past weekend with a chilling fist round knockout over Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.