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PHOTOS: Top contender Carson Jones focused, in training with Golovkin for 8/20 return

Top contender Carson Jones is in training for a bout this weekend (Photo: Abel Sanchez)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend will see top contender Carson Jones step back into the ring, as the Oklahoma City native will be following up on an April victory over Mikel Williams.

Jones’ 38-11-3 record with 28 knockouts is very deceiving, as he started his career at the age of 18 and was thrown to the wolves early, suffering some early setbacks that ended up becoming learning lessons.

Abel Sanchez talks Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev; feels SOG needs another tune-up

Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward looks to be on tap for later this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

One of the most anticipated fights in the sport to be made is the Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward matchup, which looks to be on tap for later this year, possibly in Las Vegas.

Trainer Abel Sanchez gave me his thoughts on the bout recently, and is leaning towards Kovalev, possibly via late stoppage.

PHOTOS: Denis Shafikov sparring Maurice Hooker in Big Bear ahead of Rances Barthelemy title bout

Denis Shafikov and Maurice Hooker in training camp in Big Bear, California (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker may be a man of few words, but he has a way of leaving a lasting impression.

We were able to spend some quality weeks with Hooker and his trainer Vince Parra a few years back in Las Vegas and it was easy to spot the synergy between the two pugilists. Whether sparring inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club or getting ready for his ShoBox debut, you could tell that Hooker was a kid who was going to go places.

Abner Cotto training with Juan De Leon inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, CA

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, CA, with lightweight Abner Cotto (17-1, 8 KO’s) as he works with trainer Juan De Leon. Cotto, nephew to Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto, is looking to get back into the ring real soon.

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Abel Sanchez feels Adrien Broner’s previous level of competition hurt him against Marcos Maidana

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez inside of his Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif.  Hear what Sanchez had to say about Adrien Broner’s recent loss to Marcos Maidana and how he will  bounce back. Sanchez also weighed in on Maidana’s future and what the victory likely means to  trainer Robert Garcia.

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Gennady Golovkin says Ruslan Provodnikov is ‘nothing’ for Manny Pacquiao

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Chris Robinson catches up with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. In this clip, Golovkin breaks down Manny Pacquiao’s future following his victory over Brandon Rios, including fights with Tim Bradley, Ruslan Provodnikov, and Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Marcos Maidana and Danny Garcia are more deserving of Mayweather than Amir Khan, claims Abel Sanchez

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez inside of his Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks on the recent talk of Amir Khan possibly challenging Floyd Mayweather on May 3.

Click the thumbnail for Sanchez’s explanation as to why fighters such as Danny Garcia and Marcos Maidana are more deserving of a crack at Floyd.

Gennady Golovkin says Mayweather vs. Khan is great for business; is curious how Amir will do

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Chris Robinson catches up with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. following another tough workout.

Hit up the thumbnail to access this clip, as Golovkin shares his thoughts on the reports that Floyd Mayweather could be facing off with Amir Khan next. Golovkin feels the fight makes business sense and is good for boxing

Juan Funez talks ESPN debut, Big Bear training, sparring duels, Broner-Maidana, and the RGBA crew

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Chris Robinson catches up with featherweight prospect Juan Funez (3-0, 1 KO) inside of the Summit Gym  in Big Bear, Calif. following some tough sparring with Alex Miskirtchian.

Click on the thumbnail to hear what Funez had to say about the work, his upcoming debut on ESPN on Jan. 24, working with his  Uncle Ricky, his time sparring at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy, and much more.

Abel Sanchez reflects on De La Hoya, Edwin Valero and the memorable Pacquiao camp in late 2008

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, Calif., as he reflects back to Oscar De La  Hoya’s memorable training camp in his Summit Gym in late 2008 prior to his clash with Manny  Pacquiao.

Check out the video for Sanchez’s thoughts on what Oscar was like in camp, why he had a feeling he was  going to lose to Oscar, his sparring sessions with Edwin Valero and Victor Ortiz, and more. Click on the thumbnail for more.

Gennady Golovkin admits that he hasn’t seen any footage of his next opponent Osumanu Adama

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Chris Robinson speaks with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. following his training session for his Feb. 1 match against Osumanu Adama.

In this clip, Golovkin discusses his opponent, who he claims to not be too familiar with, and eyes a big 2014 on HBO.

Alex Miskirtchian talks Takoucht rematch, facing Gradovich, Salido vs. Lomachenko, and Golovkin

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Chris Robinson catches up with Belgium featherweight contender Alex Miskirtchian (23-2-1, 9 KO’s) inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif.

Click on the thumbnail to hear Alex’s thoughts on his upcoming rematch with Sofiane Takoucht, an eventual meeting with IBF champion Evgeny Gradovich, the upcoming Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko match, what it’s like training with his friend Gennady Golovkin, and more.

Jayson Velez eyes Martinez vs. Cotto; says Sergio isn’t as big as people think he is

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Chris Robinson catches up with featherweight Jayson Velez (21-0, 15 KO’s) inside of the Summit Gym in  Big Bear, Calif.

Click on the thumbnail to hear Velez’s thoughts on his recent victory over Dat Nguyen in Orlando, plus his t  take on his friend and promoter Miguel Cotto possibly meeting Sergio Martinez later this year.

Exclusive photos: Gennady Golovkin training in Big Bear for Feb. 1 clash against Osumanu Adama

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HustleBoss.com steps inside the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as WBA middleweight champion  Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) puts in work  with his trainer Abel Sanchez ahead of his Feb. 1 defense  of his title vs. Ghana’s Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KO’s).

Click on the thumbnail for an all-access look at Golovkin’s intense training.

Mike Perez offers support to Magomed Abdusalamov; talks sparring Deontay Wilder, training with GGG

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Chris Robinson catches up with heavyweight contender Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KO’s) inside of the Summit  Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as he reflects on his gritty war that sent his opponent, Magomed Abdusalamov  into a coma.

Perez shows his support to Magomed in the wake of his recovery and reflects back on sparring with  fellow contender Deontay Wilder while explaining what it’s like training with Gennady Golovkin.

Gennady Golovkin not surprised that Marcos Maidana upset Broner: ‘This is life; this is boxing’

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Chris Robinson catches up with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KO’s) in Big  Bear, Calif. as he speaks on Marcos Maidana’s recent upset over Adrien Broner in San Antonio, Tex.

Continue on to the video for Golovkin’s thoughts on Broner coming back from defeated, Maidana  meeting Floyd Mayweather, and more.

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez breaks down Sergio Martinez vs Miguel Cotto

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks from his Summit  Gym on the proposed June 7th fight between three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and WBC  middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

Check out the video for Sanchez’s thoughts on Cotto teaming up with Freddie Roach, why Martinez may  be slowing down at 38 years old, how the two fighters will match up, and more

Gennady Golovkin’s sparring partners show off the body protector they wear during sparring

Chris Robinson catches up with middleweight veterans Latif Mundy and Derrick Findley in Big Bear, CA, as they speak on their recent sparring session with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin

Photos: Gennady Golovkin in camp for Curtis Stevens, including his early sparring sessions

Photos from the training camp of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) as he trains inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. ahead of his HBO clash with Curtis Stevens on Nov. 2.

For this camp, Golovkin has been sparring with middleweight veterans Latif Mundy and Derrick Findley to prepare himself for the brash Stevens.

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Gennady Golovkin feels Brandon Rios could suffer the same fate as Margarito did against Pacquiao

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Chris Robinson catches up with WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) in Big Bear, Calif., as he speaks on the Nov. 23 HBO pay per view clash between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios