Monthly Archives: August 2013

Oscar De La Hoya says a Saul Alvarez victory over Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t be personal for him

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More coverage from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s media day in Big Bear, Calif. as Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo. De La Hoya, who lost to Mayweather in 2007, insists that a victory from his fighter wouldn’t be personal for him.

Saul Alvarez says he has Floyd Mayweather all figured out

More all-access coverage from the training camp of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as he hosts a media day ahead of his Sept. 14 clash with Floyd Mayweather. Hear what Canelo had to say about facing Floyd as he speaks with’s Alan Massengale to start off the roundtable media discussion

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Luis Ramos Jr. resurfaces at the Summit Gym in Big Bear [Exclusive training footage]

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Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. (23-1, 10 KO’) inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as he continues training with Abel Sanchez while adjusting to a new gym atmosphere. Check out an exclusive interview with Luis following his training footage



Exclusive photos: Inside Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s media workout in Big Bear ahead of his showdown with Floyd Mayweather

An all-access look from inside Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s training camp in Big Bear, Calif. as he hosts the media ahead of his Sept. 14 clash with Floyd Mayweather, set to take place inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime pay per view.

Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is training out of a facility owned by former three-division world champion Shane Mosley. During his workout, Alvarez could be seen fielding questions from reporters, shadowboxing, ripping the heavy bag, and finally closing his session out with some cardio work.

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Chepo Reynoso responds to Ellerbe; says Team Canelo has their philosophy on how to beat Floyd

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Chris Robinson catches up with ‘Chepo’ Reynoso, mananger of WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez. Hear what Reynoso had to say about his fighter’s training camp in Big Bear as he prepares for his Sept. 14 match with Floyd Mayweather
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Media workout highlights ahead of Floyd Mayweather showdown

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Continue on to the video for an inside look at the media day for junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (44-0-1, 30 KO’s) ahead of his Sept. 14 Showtime pay per view with Floyd Mayweather

‘Canelomania’ invades Big Bear [Open Media Workout]

More all-access coverage from Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s media day in Big Bear, Calif. as the WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion makes his grand arrival to the media day amidst the madness of the packed scenes

Canelo’s strength and power can trouble Mayweather, claims sparring partner Karl Dargan

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Karl Dargan (13-0, 7 KO’s) in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks on what it has been like working with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in training camp as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather

Shane Mosley told Lucas Matthysse that he could be a world champion after sparring him

All-access coverage from Saul Alvarez’s media day in Big Bear, Calif. In this video, former three-division champion Shane Mosley speaks on the upcoming Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse clash and recalls his sparring sessions with ‘The Machine’

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Alex Miskirtchian training highlights: Eyes the winner of Evgeny Gradovich vs. Billy Dib II

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Chris Robinson steps inside of Abel Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as featherweight contender and EBU champion Alex Miskirtchian puts in work ahead of his return later this year. Check out the video for highlights from Alex’s training as well as a post-workout interview where he discusses facing the winner of the proposed Evgeny Gradovich-Billy Dib rematch



Urbano Antillon on Canelo’s possible weight issues, Tim Bradley sparring Matthysse, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with former world title challenger Urbano Antillon inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks on the possibility of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez having weight issues heading into his match with Floyd Mayweather while also looking at Tim Bradley sparring with Lucas Matthysse, as the two men will be working together down in Indio

Luis Ramos Jr. on Tim Bradley sparring Lucas Matthysse and each man’s upcoming fight

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif., as he speaks his memories from sparring with Tim Bradley over the past few years, while also look at Bradley sparring with Lucas Matthysse as each man prepares for big fights of their own

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Jayson Velez on Abner Mares’ loss, Miguel Cotto’s return, his respect for Mikey Garcia, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with featherweight prospect Jayson Velez inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif., as he speaks on his ring return, the upset loss of WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares, Miguel Cotto’s Oct. 5 date with Delvin Rodriguez, his sparring days with Mikey Garcia, and more

Abel Sanchez talks Gennady Golovkin vs. Stevens, the rumors coming from Canelo’s camp, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez inside of this Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif., as he discusses the return of his fighter, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who faces Curtins Stevens on Nov. 2. Sanchez also speaks on the nearby training camp of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who is getting ready to face Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 14

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Trainer Mike Stafford on Adrien Broner’s ascension towards stardom, the possibility of a Vegas training camp, and an eventual Mayweather fight

Rising star Adrien Broner, right, facing off with Paulie Malignaggi this past June (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson 

Very few prizefighters in boxing have come along and taken the sport by storm in the way that three-division world champion Adrien Broner has over the past few years.

Possessing qualities that are both charismatic and outlandish, Broner is the type of guy you seem to either love or hate. But at the end of the day, the 23-year old Cincinnati native seems to find a way to keep spotlight shining upon him.

The latest news surrounding Broner is that of a possible clash with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, who he likely will meet this November in Las Vegas in his first pay per view showcase. It’s a risky matchup for the ultra-confident Broner, but the type of fight that will continue his climb up boxing’s ladder if successful.

Wanting a better sense of Broner as a fighter and person, I reached out to his longtime trainer Mike Stafford to discuss a few topics related to his charge.

In this one on one, Stafford discusses Broner’s recent razor-thin victory over Paulie Malignaggi in Brooklyn, gives his thoughts on the feedback from critics, reveals whether they might train in Las Vegas this coming camp, and shares his outlook on a possible meeting between his fighter and pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather in the future.

Lucas Matthysse talks Danny Garcia, a move up to 147, fighting back in Argentina, and more

Boxing reporter Michelle Phelps and other media members catch up with WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse in Carson, California, as he speaks ahead of his Sept. 14 clash with Danny Garcia

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‘Hometown Throwdown’: Antton Slaughter edges by Pedro Toledo [Fight Highlights]

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes at the first ‘Hometown Throwdown’ event inside of the Las Vegas Sports Center. In the main event, Antton Slaughter (4-1-1, 1 KO) edged by Pedro Toledo (2-1-1) in a matchup of junior lightweight prospects



Floyd Mayweather Sr. claims that he’s getting inside information leaked to him from Saul Alvarez’s training camp

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By Chris Robinson

As the Sep. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez super fight inches closer to reality, there is no shortage of buzz or exposure for this year’s biggest event.

The latest rumor that caught the sport like wildfire was of the reports of ‘Canelo’ destroying his sparring partners in his Big Bear training camp in California ahead of his challenge of Mayweather.

Stories of guys being knocked out, broken ribs, and injured shoulders were coming from Canelo’s training bases, but people, especially those close to Mayweather, seemed skeptical.

Add Mayweather’s father and head trainer Floyd Sr. to the list of those unconvinced.

“It’s a bunch of BS,” Floyd Sr. stated recently. “That’s all it is, a bunch of BS.”

Floyd Mayweather Sr could see his son fighting Adrien Broner if the money was right

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., as he speaks on the possibility of his son Floyd facing off with Adrien Broner in the future. In  a recent article by David Mayo, Floyd Sr. entertained the fight

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2012 US Olympian Michael Hunter sparring Cameroon’s Ngoula Tangoum Romarick [August 2013]

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More all-access coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club as 2012 US Olympian and heavyweight prospect Michael Hunter (1-0, 1 KO) puts in some work with aspiring heavyweight Ngoula Tangoum Romarick from Cameroon.