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O’Shaquie Foster Overcomes Abraham Nova to Defend WBC Title in New York


By Chris Robinson

This past Friday evening, Feb. 16, WBC junior lightweight champion O’Shaquie “Ice Water” Foster successfully defended his title with a split decision over Abraham “El Super” Nova.

The bout took place inside of The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, and was aired on ESPN.

The action was tactical early on, with both men having their moments. Foster (22-2, 12 KO’s) appeared to take control by rounds six and seven, landing powerful shots on Nova (23-2, 16 KO’s) as the rounds went by.

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Andres Cortes Eyes Title Shot After Dominating Bryan Chevalier


By Chris Robinson

This past Friday night, inside of the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York, undefeated junior lightweight contender Andres “Savage” Cortes scored another dominant stoppage victory.

Cortes (21-0, 12 KO’s) faced off with Puerto Rico’s Bryan Chevalier (21-2-1, 16 KO’s) as the co-feature to WBC junior lightweight champion O’Shaquie Foster’s victory over Abraham Nova on ESPN.

Cortes patiently stalked Chevalier throughout, and did early damage with his blows. Chevalier was rocked along the ropes in the third round, and his corner subsequently threw in the towel at 2:17 of the fourth round.

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Kevin “Thunderstorm” Johnson Becomes a Free Agent 

By Chris Robinson

It was many years when we first crossed paths with Kevin “Thunderstorm” Johnson out in Las Vegas.

Then an aspiring amateur fighter with high hopes, Johnson was training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club and still only 18 years of age.

Johnson was both ambitious and fearless as a fighter, and picked up valuable experience learning from Roger Mayweather, Otis Pimpleton, and through sparring quality fighters at the gym.

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Abdullah Mason Scores Second Round Knockout Over Benjamin Gurment [PHOTOS]

By Chris Robinson

One of boxing’s brightest prospects delivered another dominating performance on Thursday night.

19-year old Abdullah Mason scored two knockdowns and knocked out Benjamin Gurment in the second round of their scheduled eight-round bout on the Teofimo Lopez-Jamaine Ortiz undercard at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Michelob ULTRA Arena. 

The Cleveland native once again showed off his arsenal of offensive skills during the brief bout, and improved to 12-0 with 10 knockouts.

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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes With Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia Ahead of Otto Wallin Clash

By Chris Robinson (Photos courtesy of Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing)

It’s another fight week for Anthony Joshua.

This coming Saturday, Dec. 23, Joshua will face off with very credible contender Otto Wallin as the headliner of a historic night of boxing inside of the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, titled “Day of Reckoning”.

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PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder in His Element in Riydah Ahead of Joseph Parker Melee

By Chris Robinson (Photos courtesy of Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing)

It’s been good to see Deontay Wilder so energetic and focused in Saudi Arabia these past few days.

This coming Saturday, Dec. 23, Wilder will face off with former WBO champion Joseph Parker, as the co-headliner of a historic night of boxing inside of the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, titled “Day of Reckoning”.

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PHOTOS: David Benavidez Dominates and Stops Demetrius Andrade After Six Rounds

David Benavidez dominated Demetrius Andrade on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott / SHOWTIME)

On Saturday night, November 25, David “El Monstruo” Benavídez once again showed his full arsenal, as he dominated former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, scoring a stoppage after the sixth round of their SHOWTIME pay-per-view main event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Benavídez (28-0, 24 KOs) was in rare form, despite a valiant and gutsy effort from Andrade (32-1, 19 KOs), who boxed well and held his own early on. Benavidez dropped Andrade with a looping punch just seconds before the end of the fourth round, and you could sense that the fight had completely shifted.

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Abdullah Mason Continues to Shine As One of Boxing’s Top Prospects Following Knockout of Jose Cardenas [PHOTOS]

By Chris Robinson

19-year old Abdullah Mason continues to stand out as one of the top prospects in all of boxing.

On Thursday evening, Mason improved to 11-0 (9 KO’s) with a blistering second round knockout over José Cardenas.

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PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez Defeats Jermell Charlo Over 12 Rounds

Canelo Alvarez Defeated Jermell Charlo on Saturday Night (Photos: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME)

On Saturday night, Sep. 30, undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Álvarez successfully defended his IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO world titles against undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.

Scorecards of 119-109 and 118-109 (x2) reflected as to just how dominant the Mexican superstar was as he performed inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Getting Into Full Swing With the Tesla Loop During MAGIC Las Vegas 2023 [VIDEO]

The Vegas Loop (Photo: www.lvcva.com)

By Dennis Guillermo

Magic 2023 was in full swing, and the second leg of Las Vegas reminded me of the good old days from a decade ago as wholesalers and suppliers packed the Convention Center if not to escape the scorching 115 heat, but to also connect and reconnect with partners, clients and old acquaintances.

One new amazing feature at the convention center that we didn’t have back in the day is the Tesla Tunnel. I’ve seen some videos and heard through colleagues about it, but to actually ride it is truly impressive.

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Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. Issue Strong Closing Statements at Final Presser [VIDEO]

Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford face off on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME)

By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, undefeated welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford held their final press conference ahead of their clash on Saturday night.

Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s), the IBF/WBA/WBC champion, and Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s), who holds the WBO title, will clash on SHOWTIME pay per view in a fight that has been brewing for years.

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Terence Crawford Full Media Day Workout Highlights Ahead of Errol Spence Jr. Clash [VIDEO]

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford training in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, inside of the UFC APEX gym in Las Vegas, NV, undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford hosted an open media workout ahead of his huge fight against fellow champion Errol Spence Jr., who holds the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles.

Crawford (39-0, 30 KO’s) and Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s) will meet inside of the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in a SHOWTIME pay per view event that fans have been eyeing for some years now.

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Frank Martin Speaks Following Very Tough Victory Over Artem Harutyunyan [VIDEO]

Undefeated lightweight contender Frank Martin and trainer Derrick James (Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME)

By Chris Robinson

Undefeated lightweight contender Frank “The Ghost” Martin is one step closer to a potential world title shot.

This past Saturday night, inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV, Martin (18-0, 12 KO’s) edged his very tough Armenian opponent, Artem Harutyunyan, over 12 intense rounds of action. Martin rallied late, forcing Hartutyunyan (12-1, 7 KO’s) to take a knee in the final round, as he saw scorecards reading 114-113 and 115-112 (x2) go in his favor.

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Errol Spence Jr. Gives Updates on Training for July 29 Clash With Terence Crawford [VIDEO]

Errol Spence Jr. speaking in Las Vegas, NV [Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME]

By Chris Robinson

Undefeated IBF/WBA/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. was recently spotted inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.

Spence (28-0, 22 KO’s) was in the building to show support to his fighter, undefeated lightweight Frank “The Ghost” Martin, who fights under the Dallas fighter’s Man Down Promotions. Martin engaged in a wildly-competitive fight against contender Artem Harutyunyan, dropping his Armenian opponent in the 12th and final round to secure a narrow points victory.

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Yordenis Ugas Addresses Rumored Keith Thurman Fight [VIDEO]

Yordenis Ugas is rumored to be in line for a fight with Keith Thurman [Photo: Ryan Hafey / Premier Boxing Champions]

By Chris Robinson

Former WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas last saw action inside of the ring in April of last year, as he bravely battled unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. inside of AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, TX.

Ugas fought valiantly, but began taking damage at the midway point of the fight, and was ultimately stopped in the 10th round. Spence holds the IBF, WBA, and WBC titles and will be facing off with WBO champion Terence Crawford later this month.

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The Denver Nuggets Are One Win Away From Their First NBA Championship

Denver’s Nikola Jokić is eyeing his first NBA Championship (Photo: @nuggets)


By Chris Robinson

This marks a special time for the Denver Nuggets, as their franchise is officially one win away from winning their first NBA Championship.

This past Friday night, the Nuggets again  turned back a resilient Miami Heat squad to hold on to a 108-95 victory on the road. The win marked Denver’s second consecutive win on Miami soil, and pushes their NBA Finals series to 3-1 in their favor.

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PHOTOS – Behind the Scenes of ‘Stand Up or Sit Down’ Comedy [Season 2, episode 2]

Comedians on stage performing in Las Vegas during the second season of “Stand Up or Sit Down” (Photo: Hustle Boss)

By Chris Robinson

It’s always unique to see something that is made from scratch and grows organically.

This past Saturday night, April 15, was the second edition of the second series, and we were fortunate enough to again be present in the building to capture some intimate images and take in some vibes and laughs.

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