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Exclusive PHOTOS: Sparring between unbeaten prospect Ahmed Mahmood and WBC silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem

Prospect Ahmed Mahmood and WBC silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem working (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Some nice sparring the other day took place between unbeaten junior lightweight prospect Ahmed Mahmood (6-0-1, 3 KO’s) and WBC silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem (4-0, 3 KO’s).

You can tell both men were not going at each other hard, more so working on angles and technique at a modest pace. Still, up close and in the trenches you could see both men playing chess with each other as they picked their shots.

Intense amateur sparring: 11 y/o Robert Meriwether III vs. 9 y/o Young Money Mar

11-year old Robert Meriwether III and 9-year old Young Money Mar recently sparred in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Some of the best upcoming talent in the boxing game continues to come from the city of Las Vegas.

This past week, while inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, Hustle Boss caught up with two of the top amateurs in the city prior to some spirited sparring.

Undefeated Jeremy ‘J Flash’ Nichols sparring Alex ‘ATG’ Thiel at Johnny Tocco’s

Alex Thiel and Jeremy Nichols recently put in some work inside of Johnny Tocco’s in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Inside of Johnny Tocco’s Ringside Gym in Las Vegas, you will find a great group of emerging prospects, both pro and amateur, during all times that the gym is open.

Earlier this week, Hustle Boss caught up with two of the gym’s top fighters, undefeated welterweight prospect Jeremy “J Flash” Nichols (5-0, 2 KO’s) and top amateur Alex “ATG” Thiel, as they put in some rigorous work with one another.

Local prospect Cameron Kreal resurfaces for top-notch sparring vs. top amateur Daijon Carter at Tocco’s

Cameron Kreal was recently spotted at Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym earlier this month (Photo: Jabber)

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By Chris Robinson

You should never let a record in boxing deceive you.

When taking a look at junior lightweight prospect Cameron Kreal, who fights out of Las Vegas, it may be easy to dismiss to his 8-9-2 record (1 KO) as being average but there is far more to his record than meets the eye.

9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. steps in to spar with 10-year old Robert Meriwether in Las Vegas

Sparring in Las Vegas with 10-year old Robert Meriwether and 9-year old Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan

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By Chris Robinson

The first time I spotted Keith ‘Mighty Lion’ Jordan Jr. I knew the kid had something special inside of him.

Just eight years old at the time and in his first year of boxing, Jordan captured a state championship at the junior golden gloves to get ranked #2 in the world at 50 pounds and he is getting ready to return for an encore this weekend at 9 years old as he eyes another belt.

8-year old Curmel Moton and 10-year old Robert Meriwether Sparring Footage

Curmel Moton and Robert Meriwether put in some good work recently in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There is always a lot of talent of all ages lurking around the city of Las Vegas.

Inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club there is always a steady flow of young up and comers. On Tuesday afternoon, 8-year old Curmel Moton laced up and went some rounds with promising 10-year old Robert Meriwether.

Familiar face Steve Claggett swings through the Mayweather Boxing Club

Steve Claggett, right, spars Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Over the years, we have come across countless names and faces inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club out in Las Vegas.

Some fighters in the gym, whether champions, contenders, or prospects, call Las Vegas home year-round while others frequent the city for brief stints randomly throughout the years.

Amateurs go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas: Famous Johnson vs. Ricardo Gomez at the Mayweather Boxing Club

12-year old Ricardo Gomez and 8-year old Famous Johnson in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been a few years now since we at Hustle Boss have been covering the progress of young Famous Johnson.

Now 8 years old, Famous is a top amateur prospect in the Las Vegas area and has been dividing his recently between the Mayweather Boxing Club and Pound 4 Pound Boxing, ran by the Barrientes family.

Young Devin Haney continues to progress; seen sparring with prospect Angel Rodriguez inside the Mayweather Boxing Club

Devin Haney, right, working with junior lightweight prospect Angel Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s been pretty special to watch the career progression of young Devin Haney.

Still just 16 years old, Haney is looking to make the transition from amateur standout to budding professional but with nothing concrete lined up, he simply continues to sharpen his skills day after day.

Floyd Mayweather watches as undefeated prospects Juan Heraldez and Cesar Quinonez spar in Las Vegas

Prospects Juan Heraldez and Cesar Quinonez working in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

As reported recently by Hustle Boss, recently-retired pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather has been spending some time recently back inside of the doors of his famed boxing facility out in Las Vegas.

Throughout any given time of the year you are sure to find great talent lurking around the Mayweather Boxing Club and Mayweather has always kept an eye out for the next wave of prospects.

VIDEO: J’Leon Love spars tough amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club

J’Leon Love putting in some work with upcoming amateur Chyre Anderson inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love has been a busy man these days.

On June 21, Love (20-1, 11 KO’s) scored an emphatic TKO victory when he got off the canvas to stop Jason Escalera in the seventh round inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

VIDEO: Daquan Mays vs. Clint Coronel Raw Sparring at the Mayweather Boxing Club

Upcoming professional prospect Daquan Mays, left, getting in some work with Clint Coronel (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Sparring has always been one of my favorite aspects of the sweet science and we were able to catch some great work this past week during a visit through the Mayweather Boxing Club out here in Las Vegas.

As we noted, upcoming amateur prospect Daquan Mays is back in town and he is eyeing a pro debut in the coming months, most likely in the lightweight division.

J’Leon Love spars Fernando Vargas’ pupil Quilisto Modera at the Mayweather Boxing Club

J’Leon Love putting in work with upcoming middleweight Quilisto ‘Kilo The Kid’ Modera at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas recently as super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KO’s) put in some spirited rounds with tough middleweight Quilistro ‘Kilo The Kid’ Modera (1-0).

Love is coming off of a scintilating 7th round TKO victory over Jason Escalera on June 21 at the MGM Grand while Modera is still new to the pro game. What “Kilo The Kid” does have is great experience with him in former world champion Fernando “El Feroz” Vargas, who was on hand while the action went down.

VIDEO: Rashad Ganaway vs. Joseph Macedo [First Friday Exhibition Sparring at Tocco's]

WBC USNBC lightweight champion Rashad Ganaway faces off with upcoming amateur prospect Joseph Macedo inside of Johnny Tocco’s in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

As Hustle Boss previously reported, Rashad Ganaway recently got his career back on track by winning the WBC USNBC lightweight title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Leon Spinks III in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ganaway now calls Las Vegas his home and could recently be spotted putting in some rounds inside of Johnny Tocco’s during the famed gym’s First Friday Exhibition Sparring earlier this month.

Video: Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez SPARRING Isaac Lujan at Pound 4 Pound in Las Vegas

Isaac Lujan, left, putting in some rounds with Jesus ‘Chuy’ Gutierrez in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Been some good sparring going on over at Pound 4 Pound Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Barrientes family always run a good shop and the gym plays host to some promising young talent in the city.

Thomas Hill sparring Charvis Holifield at the Mayweather Boxing Club [February 2015]

Prospects Thomas Hill and Charvis Holifield putting in work in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

A quick stop by the Mayweather Boxing Club this past week saw junior middleweight prospect Thomas Hill and welterweight upstart Charvis Holifield putting in some work ahead of their scheduled matches next month.

Holifield (1-1) is coming off of a 4th round disqualification loss to David Thomas this past November. In a fight he looked to be winning. Holifield’s mouthpiece came out one too many times shortly after he dropped Thomas in the 4th.

Camp Mayweather Flashback – ‘King Strive’ tries to impress with tough sparring vs. Bastie Samir

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Flashback footage from the Mayweather Boxing Club amidst Floyd Mayweather’s training camp ahead of his Sep. 13 rematch victory over Marcos Maidana. In this clip, upcoming prospect Anthony ‘King Strive’ Woods goes some rounds with super middleweight prospect from Ghana, Bastie Samir (14-0, 14 KO’s), as Floyd, Andre Ward, and company watch on. Editing for this video courtesy of Phillip Hawkins. Please reach him at sylentword@hotmail.com Music courtesy of $DOLLA DIBIASEĀ 

7-year old Young Money Mar sparring 10-year old Eddie Quinonez at Los Socios

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7-year old boxing star Young Money Mar spars some rounds with talented 10-year old prospect Eddie Quinonez at the Los Socios Boxing Club in Las Vegas.

Rising crusierweight star Andrew Tabiti sparring comebacking Ron Johnson at the MBC

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as rising cruiserweight prospect Andrew Tabiti (8-0, 8 KO’s) goes some rounds with comebacking prospect Ron Johnson (11-1, 3 KO’s).

Thomas Herrera sparring Parnell Fisher at the Mayweather Boxing Club

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as prospects Thomas Herrera and Parnell Fisher put in some rounds.