Monthly Archives: April 2013

More drama ensues between Stevie J, Joseline, and Mimi ['Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' premiere]

Much drama with Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, and Mimi Faust (Photo: VH1 Photo Still)

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On Monday night, April 22, VH1 premiered the first episode of the second season of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”.

As expected much of the focus of last night’s episode centered around the bizarre love triangle between Stevie J and his former girlfriend and mother of his young daughter Mimi Faust and his side attraction, Joseline Hernandez.

The episode started off with Mimi stopping by Stevie J’s home to pick up their daughter Eva, who happened to be asleep. Not wanting to awaken her daughter, Mimi then decided to fall asleep in the home that Stevie J and Joseline now share.

Lil Scrappy and Erica attempt to move forward but Momma Dee has her doubts ['Love and Hip Hop Atlanta']

A scene from ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ with Erica Dixon (Photo: VH1)

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On Monday night, April 22, the second season premiere of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” was hosted by VH1.

Fans had been dying to see what the latest news was on the reality cast, and there was plenty of drama to take in.

For starters, rapper Lil Scrappy was shown back with Erica Dixon. The couple appears happier than ever, with scrappy having proposed to her as the settle back into life under the same roof once again.

Ishe Smith discusses the electric atmosphere of Alvarez vs. Trout and eyes Canelo as a future opponent

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with IBF junior middleweight champion Ishe Smith in San Antonio, Texas inside of the Alamodome following Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin.Trout. Smith speaks on Canelo’s performance, the atmosphere of nearly 40,000 fans in attendance, and a possible fight with Saul in the future

Robert Garcia on Saul Alvarez’s desire to face Mayweather and the recent setbacks of Nonito Donaire and Brandon Rios

Saul Alvarez prior to his fight with Austin Trout this past weekend in San Antonio, TX (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

With his entertaining unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout this past Saturday night, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is presently the man of the hour.

Dropping his cagey southpaw foe in the seventh round and landing sharp punches throughout, Alvarez came away with a unanimous decision victory over Trout inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in a Showtime-televised clash that saw his stock rise even further.

And while the scorecards reading 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 didn’t do justice to highlight just how competitive the match really was, there’s no denying the star appeal that the 22-year old Alvarez has as the boxing world eyes his next move.

Catching up with some boxing insiders after the unification bout, I got two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia’s opinion on Canelo’s performance and what his future holds, including a possible match with Floyd Mayweather down the road.

Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout post-fight presser: Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa eyes the future

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as lightweight prospect Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa (21-0-1, 17 KO’s) addressed the media following his 1st round knockout over Abner Cotto. Figueroa fought on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard in a Showtime-televised attraction

‘Canelo’s the man’ – Sam Watson pays respect to Saul Alvarez and eyes Austin Trout’s return

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with boxing advisor Sam Watson, as he speaks on his fighter Austin Trout’s decision loss to Saul Alvarez on Saturday night, April 20th, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout post-fight presser: ‘No Doubt’ accepts defeat, speaks on facing Canelo

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas following Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout. In this video, Trout speaks at the post-fight press conference and promises that he will return strong

Bonus coverage: Team Canelo roll out of the Alamodome in a black Suburban following Trout victory

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and his team made their exit from the buidling following the victory over Austin Trout

Oscar De La Hoya disses Rigondeaux vs. Donaire and wants Omar Figueroa vs. Juan Diaz in 2013

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya addressed the media following Saul Alvarez’s victory over Austin Trout on April 20, 2013. Hear what De La Hoya had to say about lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa’s performance on the undercard, as he stopped Abner Cotto in one round, as well as comparing the fight to last weekend’s Guillermo Rigodneaux victory over Nonito Donaire

Bonus coverage: Austin Trout leaving the Alamodome with his head held high after loss to Canelo

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout made his exit from the building following his spirited battle with Saul Alvarez. Trout would end up losing a 12-round decision to Alvarez after getting dropped in the 7th round. Scorecards of the Showtime-televised clash read 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 in favor of Alvarez

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Robert Guerrero claims he would love a fight with Saul Alvarez after facing Mayweather

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with interim WBC welterweight champion Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero via satellite in San Antonio, Texas. Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is training in Las Vegas for his May 4th bout with Floyd Mayweather and admits he would love to face off with Saul Alvarez, who last night defeated Austin Trout at the Alamodome

Larry Merchant doesn’t believe we will see Saul Alvarez in the ring with Floyd Mayweather anytime soon

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Austin Trout in action on Saturday night in San Antonio (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, former HBO analyst Larry Merchant was again in the thick of the action as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez added the WBA bauble to his collection with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Austin Trout.

Calling the action from ringside for Golden Boy Promotions’ international broadcast, Merchant seemed to favor Alvarez’s precise punching over Trout’s determined fortitude, with a seventh round knockdown scored by ‘Canelo’ certainly helping his cause.

Three judges would agree, as scores of 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112 all favored the Jalisco, Mexico native.

Shortly after the bout, I touched base with Merchant, who shared with me his thoughts on Alvarez’s rising star status as well as his opinion as to why a fight with pound for pound stalwart Floyd Mayweather isn’t on the near horizon.

Saul Alvarez vs.Austin Trout: Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias on Canelo’s win, open scoring, and a Floyd fight

Chris Robinson catches up with super middleweight prospect Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias, as he speaks on Saul Alvarez’s victory over Austin Trout, the bad effect that open scoring had in the fight, and a possible duel with Floyd Mayweather in the future…

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Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

Exclusive photos: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez drops and decisions Austin Trout over twelve rounds

Check out photo coverage from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez scores a unanimous decision victory over former WBC champion Austin Trout by scores of 118-109, 116-111, and 115-112.

On the undercard, lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa scored a 1st round knockout victory over Abner Cotto while stars such as Dwight Howard, Ishe Smith, Mario Lopez, Miguel Cotto, and several others were in attendance.

Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda and Showtime Photo still

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Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

Floyd Mayweather has too much experience for Saul Alvarez, claims J’Leon Love

Chris Robinson interviews J’Leon Love, undefeated middleweight prospect (15-0, 8 KO’s), as he gets his thoughts on Saul Alvarez’s unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout on Saturday, April 20th in  San Antonio, Texas

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Mayweather media day: J’Leon Love workout and interview ahead of Gabriel Rosado duel May 4th

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Wednesday, April 19th as Floyd Mayweather hosted the media ahead of his May 4th duel with Robert Guerrero. As part of the festivites, undeated middleweight prospect J’Leon Love worked out for the media and conducted interviews ahead of his clash with Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado on the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard

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Tyson fury overcomes 2nd round knockdown to stop Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham in the 7th

Tyson Fury rocking Steve Cunninghman in New York (Photo: NBC photo still)

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Moments ago at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, British heavyweight Tyson Fury improved his record to 21-0 with 15 knockouts after scoring a knockout over a brave but outgunned Steve Cunningham.

Fury got in trouble early, as he was dropped by a ripping right hand from Cunningham in the second round that appeared to daze him. Slowly but surely, the 6’9” Fury would work his way back into the fight and began to use his size to his advantage, smothering Cunningham along the ropes.

The end came in the seventh round, as Fury unloaded a barrage of punches onto Cunningham, who dropped to the floor and didn’t beat the count. The 24-year old Fury eyes a future fight with either Klitschko brother while the 36-year old Cunningham falls to 25-6 with 12 knockouts.

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com 

Rumors surface that Stevie J may be getting his own spin off reality show

‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ star Stevie J (Photo: Instagram.com)

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The buzz for the second season premiere of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” continues to grow, as viewers will be tuning into VH1 on Monday to check in on all of the action.

According to a report from UrbanBelleMag.com on Friday, April 19, it appears that one of the central figures on the show may very well be having a spin off series of his own.

Benzino from ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ fame dating Bambi from ‘Basketball Wives LA’?

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As the days fly by, so too do we inch closer and closer to the second season premiere of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”.

According to a report from MediaTakeOut.com on Friday, April 19, it turns out that one of the shows stars, rap mogul Benzino, may have found a new love interest.

Last season, it was well-documented how Benzino grew close to Karlie Redd. Now, however, it looks like he may be seeing another reality star as he was recently spotted out with Bambi from “Basketball Wives LA”.

Mayweather media day: Super middleweight prospect Badou Jack workout ahead of ‘May Day’

Chris Robinson steps inside the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada during Floyd Mayweather’s open media workout ahead of his May 4th duel with Robert Guerrero. In this video, super middleweight prospect Badou Jack works out ahead of his appearance on the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard

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