Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) putting finishing touches on training camp [Mayweather Boxing Club]

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club as super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) went towork with trainer Rafael Ramos ahead of his February 2nd ring return at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada…

Roger Mayweather wants Floyd to fight Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Tim Bradley

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada in late January 2013. Roger speaks on his nephew’s May 4th return to the MGM Grand, his desires to see him face Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao, and Tim Bradley, plus how he trained him…

Miguel Diaz on why Pacquiao and Freddie Roach will bounce back, the Donaire-Mares drama, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer and cut man Miguel Diaz inside of the Long Life Fit gym in Las Vegas,Nevada in late January, 2013. Diaz discusses the recent training camp of former two-time champion Jorge Linares, reveals what it was like speaking with Manny Pacquiao following his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez this past December, and gives his take on the process of trying to make Nonito Donaire vs. Abner Mares a reality.

Jorge Linares has no hard feelings towards Freddie Roach following their split

Chris Robinson catches up with Miguel Diaz and Jorge Linares inside of Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Linares discusses his time at the Wild Card with Freddie Roach and insists he has no hard feelings following their split…

‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Tahiry gets close to Bow Wow in Washington Heights

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So far, on the third season of VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop”, viewers have gotten to see aspiring model and video vixen Tahiry Jose in her many forms.

What also has been evident about the Dominican bombshell has been the fact that she still has feelings for her ex-boyfriend Joe Budden even if they aren’t together.

While some may wonder if Tahiry and Budden might ever get back together, a Wednesday report from UrbanBelleMag.com has seemed to throw a curveball to such hopes.

Lakers let one slip away vs. the Suns, 92-86; Dwight Howard re-aggravates shoulder and exits game

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(Photo credit: Instagram via phx602boy )

On Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns snapped the Los Angeles Lakers three game wining streak.

The Suns were led by Michael Beasley’s season high 27 points, while the Lakers have now lost eight straight on the road.

In a rather slow-paced first half, the Lakers suffered 12 turnovers as the game was tied 41-41. The Lakers seized the lead in the 3rd quarter and appeared to be on their way towards a 4th straight victory. However, a 29-13 run by the Suns in the 4th quarter would snatch away the victory.

Ismael Salas on training Jorge Linares, Donaire vs. Rigondeaux, and why he feels Yuriorkis Gamboa is a clean fighter

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By Chris Robinson

After catching up with Ismael Salas this past weekend in Las Vegas during Lucas Matthysse’s knockout victory over Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, I made a point to swing through and check out the Cuban trainer in camp with his latest pupil, Jorge Linares.

Overseeing the two-division world champion inside of the Long Life Fit Gym on Wednesday afternoon, Salas seems enthused by the prospect of trying to resurrect Linares’ career.

Undoubtedly one of the game’s finer talents, Linares suffered a pair of bloody and debilitating TKO defeats to Antonio DeMarco and Sergio Thompson in October of 2011 and March of 2012 that left his career hanging with serious questions.

During our conversation after their training, Salas spoke on his first ten days working with Linares while also taking time to speak on two of his former charges, WBA junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams hit up NOBU in Los Angeles

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On Tuesday night, Jan. 29, reality star Kim Kardashian could be seen taking to her personal Instagram account, where she showed off a photo of herself and tennis ace Serena Williams.

Kim’s message read as follows.

Rihanna graces the upcoming Rolling Stone and speaks about her relationship with Chris Brown

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(Rihanna in the upcoming Rolling Stone… Photo – Terry Richardson)

To say that Rihanna has had a mysterious relationship with Chris Brown over the past few months would be an extreme understatement.

Ever since being spotted together in New York in early October, Rihanna and Chris’ feelings for one another have only grown stronger, it seems.

Don Moore (16-0, 10 KO’s) getting back to work with Roger Mayweather [January 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as undefeated lightweight prospect ‘Dangerous’ Don Moore (16-0, 10 KO’s) returned for his latest training camp and got back to work with Roger Mayweather…

Joel Diaz wants his brother Julio to face Amir Khan; plus thoughts on Yuriorkis Gamboa’s PED scandal and Tim Bradley’s return

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, I caught up with Indio, Calif.-based trainer Joel Diaz.

Known best for his work with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, Diaz actually reached out to make mention of his younger brother Julio. Last month in Los Angeles, Julio defied the odds in going tooth and nail against undefeated Shawn Porter, eventually settling for split-draw verdict after ten brisk rounds.

Having held portions of the lightweight championship on two separate occasions in the past, the 33-year-old Julio had been written off by many but showed poise, vigor, and fortitude in pushing Porter to the limit.

Joel would love nothing more than to see his brother face off with British star Amir Khan, who is actively pursuing a suitable opponent for his April 20th return.

Photos: Beyonce covers GQ Magazine as the Super Bowl nears

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Super Bowl XLVII is right around the corner, and while it remains to be seen whether or not the San Francisco 49ers or Baltimore Ravens will emerge victorious, one thing that is for sure is that Beyonce has turned a lot of heads during the game’s lead up.

Photos: Rihanna parties in Hawaii as her 25th birthday approaches

On Saturday, February 20th, music star Rihanna will celebrate her 25th birthday. And while there are rumors that her boyfriend Chris Brown may be proposing to her, she seems to be enjoying herself just fine at the moment.

Check below for more photos…

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Photos: Behind the scenes with Rihanna during her photo shoot with Terry Richardson

Having recently taken to her personal Instagram acount, Rihanna updated her followers with some behind-the-scenes photos during a recent shoot with accomplished photographer Terry Richardson.

As is the case, Rihanna was care free and enjoying the moment. Peep the photos below…

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PHOTOS: February 2013 Instagram updates from Karrueche Tran

As reported in the media, there always seeems to be and on and off connection that aspiring model Karrueche Tran seems to have with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. However, that hasn’t stopped her from having fun with her recent Instagram photos.

Peep the photos below for updates from Karrueche in February of 2013…

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Freddie Roach has no idea what’s going on with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent

Chris Robinson catches up with Five-Time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, who reveals that he really has no clue what is going on with the personal beef between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent.

Freddie Roach wants to see Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux

A flashback highlight from the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia fight week in Las Vegas, Nevada a few weeks back as trainer Freddie Roach breaks down a potential bout between IBF/WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire and WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Marquez IV, Manny’s training techniques, figuring out Juan’s style, more

Chris Robinson and other media members speak with trainer Freddie Roach during a round table-style discussion at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach speaks on the possibility that his fighter Manny Pacquiao could be facing Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time.

Freddie Roach speaks on Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia, PEDs in boxing, Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Freddie Roach at the Mandalay Bay on July 10th, 2012. Roach discusses his fighter Amir Khan’s bout with Danny Garcia this Saturday, and takes a look at his other charge, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who faces Sergio Martinez on September 15th..

 

Marcos Maidana speaks on his history with Lucas Matthysse while eyeing Paulie Malignaggi

By Chris Robinson

In the 140-pound division, there is no fighter with as much momentum at the moment as interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse.

Facing off with Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, Matthysse came through with a crushing first round knockout that seemed to send shockwaves throughout the boxing community.

Catching up the Argentinean’s countryman and fellow prizefighter Marcos Maidana recently, I asked for his feelings on Matthysse’s destructive performance.