Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tim Bradley says he’s already weighing 152 pounds for his fight with Marquez and shares camp notes

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WBO Welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) speaks to the media following the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera match in Carson, Calif., as he shares training camp notes ahead of his upcoming battle with Juan Manuel Marquez, who he faces on Oct. 12 inside of the Thomas & Mack Center

Brandon Rios says he scored Chavez-Vera a draw and wouldn’t mind seeing a rematch

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More post-fight coverage from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios shares his thoughts on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s entertaining decision victory over Brian Vera

Abel Sanchez on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s lack of discipline and why Brian Vera deserves a title shot

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, trainer Abel Sanchez speaks on Chavez’s lack of discipline as well as his reasoning for why Brian Vera deserves a title shot

Alfredo ‘Perro’ Angulo believes that the public will be mad at Chavez’s victory over Brian Vera

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo shares his thoughts as to why the public will be upset with the decision

Gennady Golovkin on his favorite fighters, the trash talk from Curtis Stevens, and fighting at home

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, prior to the Chavez vs. Vera match, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) addresses the media at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles ahead of his Nov. 2 clash with Curtis Stevens

Edwin Rodriguez reveals what separates him from Andre Ward’s past opponents

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Chris Robinson catches up with undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KO’s), as he speaks on his upcoming Nov. 16 challenge of WBA champion Andre Ward

Trainer Virgil Hunter speaks on the suspicious activity he saw taking place from ringside during the Chavez-Vera bout

Trainer Virgil Hunter speaking following the Chavez Jr.-Vera bout on HBO (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

It was hard not to feel bad for Brian Vera on Saturday night.

Facing off with a much bigger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on HBO’s airwaves inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Vera fought as spirited of a battle as can be expected over the course of ten hard-fought rounds.

When the fight had finished, scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all favored Chavez, who improved his record to 47-1-1 with 32 knockouts while Vera fell to 23-7 with 14 knockouts.

For many of the 5,206 partisans in attendance, however, Vera did more than enough to warrant the victory due to his sheer activity and ability to outland Chavez in several crucial moments of the fight.

Sharing his thoughts on Vera’s performance, trainer Virgil Hunter seemed at a loss.

Tim Bradley says that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. needs to decide if boxing is for him and shares updates from his training camp for Marquez

Tim Bradley speaking to the media on Saturday night following the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera match (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

There were several mixed opinions in the air following Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s controversial ten-round decision over Brian Vera on Saturday night.

Inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Chavez would see scorecards of 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 favor him, yet the tallies didn’t do justice to just how persistent and determined Vera was during their HBO showdown.

Sharing his thoughts after the action, Tim Bradley, the sport’s reigning WBO welterweight champion, seemed to side with Vera’s activity over Chavez’s power punches.

“I thought it was an interesting fight, man,” Bradley stated. “I thought [Vera] was the busier fighter. I thought he won the early rounds, some of the end rounds. But I thought that Chavez definitely landed the harder punches. He hurt him in numerous rounds with good shots.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he may go back with Freddie Roach following subpar performance vs. Vera

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans an insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, Chavez reveals that he may go back to working with Freddie Roach after this victory

Tim Bradley says that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr needs to refocus and decide if boxing is really for him

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans an insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley questions Chavez’s dedication to the sport of boxing

Robert Garcia feels Julio Cesar Chavez Jr landed the better punches than Brian Vera in their fight

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans an insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, former world champion and Two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia gives his thoughts on the decision…

Brian Vera wants a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ‘I would love to do it again’

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, Chris Robinson goes backstage and catches up with Brian Vera following the fight and get his thoughts on the outcome…

Virgil Hunter says he saw suspicious activities taking place ringside during the Chavez-Vera fight

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, trainer Virgil shows sympathy to Vera and reveals that he saw some suspicious activity taking place from ringside

Team Chavez Jr. claim that Julio’s injured hand affected his performance against Brian Vera

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More post-fight coverage from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s controversial victory over Brian Vera in Carson, Calif. as the former middleweight kind speaks on the hand injury that affected him in the fight as well as the critics of his performance and much more

Mikey Garcia talks Chavez-Vera, the changes with Alex Ariza, facing Rocky Maritnez, more

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia speaks on the fight, as well as sharing his thoughts on training camp for his Nov. 9 match vs. Rocky Martinez…

Behind the scenes with Brandon Rios, Robert Garcia, and others at the Chavez-Vera fight in Carson

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A behind the scenes look at the crowd inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. prior to the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight as Brandon Rios, Robert Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Ray Beltran, and Alex Ariza are spotted

Andre Ward admits that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a natural pay per view opponent for him

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More all-acess coverage from the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles, Calif. as WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) shares his thoughts on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera matchup while eyeing Chavez as a future foe

Joel Diaz on Diego Magdaleno’s victory and his thoughts on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Brian Vera

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Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Joel Diaz inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. following his fighter Diego Magdaleno’s unanimous decision victory over Edgar Riovalle. Hear what Diaz had to say about the performance as well as his thoughts on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera matchup later tonight

Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez speak on the benefits of training at the Summit Gym in Big Bear

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Prior to the Sept. 28 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera match, a press conference was held in Los Angeles at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, as WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin spoke ahead of his Nov. 2 match with Curtis Stevens in New York. Hear what Golvokin had to say about his training at the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as well as bonus thoughts from trainer Abel Sanchez, K2 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler, and others

Robert Garcia says Chavez Jr will still be a beast vs Vera and feels he can challenge Andre Ward

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Chris Robinson catches up with former world champion and two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Calif. as he speaks on tonight’s Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera HBO matchup. Hear what Garcia had to say about the fight, Chavez’s weight issues, and a future fight with Andre Ward