Monthly Archives: May 2013

Angel Heredia doubts he will be able to work with Saul Alvarez but feels the Mexican star needs help

Angel Heredia (red cap) in the training camp of Jean Pascal in Las Vegas earlier this month (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Ben Thompson of FightHype.com this past week, WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is considering the addition of a new strength and conditioning coach to his team ahead of his September return to the ring.

Alvarez is coming off of his biggest win as a professional on April 20th, as he defeated a very determined Austin Trout over twelve competitive rounds inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Despite the victory, Alvarez seemed to slow down over the second half of the fight, with his work rate noticeably dipping.

One of the men said to be in consideration by Alvarez is the controversial Angel Heredia, who confirmed the reports.

“I’ve been getting a lot of calls from several people in Mexico,” Heredia would tell me recently. “But they didn’t specify exactly what the whole situation was. At this point, yeah, I’m assuming that he’s looking for a conditioning coach. I know that people from Mexico have been calling me and have been leaving a few messages, but nothing concrete.”

‘Amir Khan may be damaged goods’ – Jeff Mayweather talks Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Jeff Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on a potential match between IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander and former titlist Amir Khan

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Bernard Hopkins reveals what Danny Garcia must do in order to have success against Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse following his triumph over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is still abuzz over Lucas Matthysse’s incredible knockout over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.

Inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Matthysse, the WBC interim champion at 140 pounds, would drop the highly-regarded Peterson three times for a resounding third round TKO that highlighted his power and precision.

The building was packed with boxing luminaries for Matthysse’s triumph, including living legend and reigning IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins.

Never one to overly-gush about his fellow prizefighters, Hopkins couldn’t help but give Matthysse praise following his victory

Full-length replay: Watch Lucas Matthysse’s third round TKO over Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City

Please check out a replay of Lucas Matthysse’s 3rd round drilling of Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In a Showtime-televised attraction, Matthysse would drop Peterson once in the second and twice in the third, as referee Steve Smoger waived the fight off.

Devon Alexander is open to facing either Floyd Mayweather or Amir Khan next

IFilmLondon’s Kugan Cassius catches up with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander following his victory over Lee Purdy inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

Bernard Hopkins claims that Lucas Matthysse is boxing’s newest superstar

IFilmLondon’s Kugas Cassius speaks with the legendary Bernard Hopkins, who claims that interim WBC junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is boxing latest superstar following his 3rd round TKO over Lamont Peterson

Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson post-fight press conference

IFilmLondon’s Kugan Cassius goes behind the scenes in Atlantic City following Lucas ‘The Machine’ Matthysse’s 3rd round TKO victory over Lamont Peterson

Amir Khan believes he can defeat Lucas Matthysse despite his impressive destruction of Lamont Peterson

Lucas Matthysse putting the hurt on Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse once again impressed, blitzing out a very formidable Lamont Peterson in under three rounds.

Tangling with the IBF junior welterweight titlist inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Matthysse would score a knockdown in the second round and two more in the third, the first coming from a wicked left hook, before referee Steve Smoger waived the contest off.

Matthysse sees his record improve to 34-2 with 32 knockouts as fans and insiders cross their fingers in hopes that a rumored September collision with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia will come to fruition.

There were several boxing luminaries in the building for Matthysse’s virtuoso display, including former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan.

Amir Khan claims he would love to face Lucas Matthysse

Amir Khan speaks with Sky Sports and gives his ringside account of Lucas Matthysse’s crushing third round TKO over Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City. Continue on to the video to hear what Khan had to say about the fight, his thoughts on facing Matthysse, and much more…

Anthony ‘Lights Out’ Smith: Interview, gym coverage, and mitt work w/Jeff Mayweather before pro debut

Chris Robinson catches up with promising junior lightweight prospect Anthony ‘Lights Out’ Smith inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as he trains with Jeff Mayweather for his May 25th pro debut in California

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‘Weight don’t win fights, skills do’ – Roger Mayweather talks Floyd vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather, as he speaks on his nephew Floyd Mayweather’s recent victory over Robert Guerrero. Roger also eyes a potential clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Lucas Matthysse claims that Lamont Peterson will feel his power and reveals why Danny Garcia is beatable

Lucas Matthysse weighing in while in Atlantic City for his clash with Lamont Peterson (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Having come across as gentleman of the sport over the years, it’s not surprising to expect a lack of pre-fight drama or theatrics to be coming from IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse, the division’s WBC interim champion, ahead of their pivotal match later tonight.

Peterson faces Matthysse inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City in a Showtime-televised attraction that will change the landscape of the junior welterweight class, this despite the fight taking place at a catch weight of 141 pounds.

While speaking to various members of the media ahead of his 34th professional bout, Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) seemed to dismiss the notion that he had to be weary of Matthysse’s brute punching power.

PHOTOS: Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse make weight in Atlantic City before Showtime clash

Photos from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse weigh in ahead of their clash on Saturday, May 18th on Showtime Championship Boxing. Peterson made the contracted limit of 141 pounds while Matthysse was one pound under at 140.

Also weighing in was IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (146.7 pounds) and his opponent Lee Purdy, who came in a pound overweight.

All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

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Lamont Peterson claims that Lucas Matthysse is in trouble and speaks on a possible fight with Danny Garcia

Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse weighing in on Friday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

After a tumultuous 2012 that saw him sitting on the sidelines, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson returned with an emphatic victory this past February, battering former titlist Kendall Holt over the course of eight rounds before seeing the fight waived off.

With momentum again on his side, Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) finds himself in a crucial match later tonight, as he will be locking horns with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Regarded by many as the best fighter at 140 pounds, Matthysse is an iron-willed, heavy-handed puncher who has boxing skills and abilities that are often overlooked.

And while Matthysse last impression left for boxing fans was a chilling one, as he iced Mike Dallas Jr. in under one round, Peterson feels that all the hoopla surrounding his vaunted power has been overplayed.

Roger Mayweather showing off his mitt work with Don Moore, Ton Jones, and Gaia

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club as trainer Roger Mayweather continued to hone the skills of some upcoming prospects, including lightweight Don Moore (16-0-1, 10 KO’s), Ton Jones, and Gaia

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Jeff Mayweather breaks down Lamont Peterson’s chances vs. Lucas Matthysse this weekend

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Jeff Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he takes a look at the junior welterweight showdown between IBF champion Lamont Peterson and WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse says that Lamont Peterson will feel his power on Saturday night

Reporter Michelle Phelps and other media members catch up with WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Atlantic City ahead of his clash with IBF champion Lamont Peterson. Here what Matthysse had to say about his house in Argentina recently being broken into and his thoughts on facing Peterson

Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse Official Weigh-In

Reporter Michelle Phelps was on hand for the Official weigh-in ahead of IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson clash with WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse. Each man made the contracted 141-pound weight limit, with Peterson weighing 141 pounds and Matthysse coming in at 140 pounds

Roger Mayweather reveals why most people don’t know sh*t about boxing

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, as he reflects on his memorable slogan ‘You don’t know sh*t ’bout boxing’ and much more

Lamont Peterson on facing Matthysse, camp with Adrien Broner, Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, more

Reporter Michelle Phelps sits down with IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, as he speaks on his upcoming clash with Lucas Matthysse in Atlantic City, his training camp with Adrien Broner, his sparring session a few years back with Floyd Mayweather, a potential fight with Danny Garcia, and the PED accusations against him.

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