Monthly Archives: September 2013

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he may team back up with Freddie Roach following controversial victory over Brian Vera

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the past with Freddie Roach  (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Carson, Calif., former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was given a tougher-than-expected fight from gritty challenger Brian Vera inside of the StubHub Center.

Chavez vs. Vera was an entertaining affair that saw Vera outhustle Chavez in several rounds while Julio appeared to land the more telling and powerful blows throughout the contest.

After ten rounds of action, scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 were all in Chavez’s favor despite several ringside observers seeing the fight for Vera.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Chavez’s co-promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions revealed that his fighter had suffered an injury to his right hand in the fourth round.

Abel Sanchez on Chavez’s weight issues ahead of Vera; says Andre Ward a tougher fight for Golovkin

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Abel Sanchez in Los Angeles, Calif., as he speaks on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera matchup and its many subplots

Breaking down Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Brian Vera at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy

Chris Robinson catches up with insiders at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as they speak on the Sept. 28 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera HBO clash in Carson

Karim Mayfield sets his sights on Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Tim Bradley

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Chris Robinson catches up with undefeated junior welterweight prospect Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) in Los Angeles, Calif. following his weigh-in for his clash against Christopher Fernandez. Following the fight, Mayfield insists he would love to face off with the winners of the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez duels

Ronnie Shields believes that Brian Vera can knock out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Ronnie Shields in Los Angeles following his fighter Brandon Vera’s weigh-in for his bout vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Hear why Ronnie is so confident heading into the HBO televised fight

Brandon Rios pays his respect to Danny Garcia: ‘I tip my hat off to him; he did an awesome job’

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Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in Oxnard, CA, as he pays his respect to WBA/WBC junior welterweight titlist Danny Garcia following his career-best victory over Lucas Matthysse this past Sept. 14 in Las Vegas

Daniel Ponce De Leon on Abner Mares’ upset loss, his ring return, and a future fight with Miura

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Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-5, 35 KO’s) in Los Angeles, as he discusses his Nov. 16 return to the ring, his thoughts on Abner Mares’ knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez, and his hopes to land a future fight with WBC junior lightweight champion Takashi Miura

Flashback Video: Karim Mayfield sparring with Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card

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In advance of Karim Mayfield’s fight against Christopher Fernandez later tonight, HustleBoss.com flashes back to the Spring of 2011 as he was sparring with Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club. Pacquiao was getting ready for a bout with Shane Mosley and Mayfield gave him some solid work. Check out the video for more

Former sparring mate Karim Mayfield expresses interest in a Manny Pacquiao clash come 2014

Karim Mayfield following his weigh-in on Friday afternoon ahead of his match with Chris Fernandez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., undefeated junior welterweight contender Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) will face off with journeyman Christopher Fernandez (21-15-1, 13 KO’s) on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera matchup.

At Friday’s weigh-in, Mayfield made the contracted catch weight limit of 144 pounds and showed off a chiseled physique that was a testament to all the weeks of hard work leading up to his 19th professional bout.

Mayfield was originally lined up to meet tough Mexican Pavel Miranda and gave his best explanation for having to find a late replacement.

“If I’m not mistaken, he didn’t pass some test,” Mayfield said of Miranda. “So they brought in another fighter. Hey, I’m just prepared for whatever comes to me.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera Official weigh-in; both men weigh under 173 pounds

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Exclusive coverage from the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. as former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his oppoonent, Texas’ Brian Vera, both weigh under the contracted weight-limit of 173 pounds for their bout on Saturday, Sept. 28

2012 Olympian Oscar Valdez (5-0, 5 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his bout with Joe Morales

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Live updates from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. as 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (5-0, 5 KO’s) made weight ahead of his clash with Joe Morales, who he faces on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera undercard on Saturday night

Undefeated Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his match with Chris Fernandez

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More all-access coverage from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. as undefeated junior welterweight prospect Karim Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his match with Chris Fernandez on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera HBO attraction

Mikey Garcia says Rocky Martinez could be his toughest fight yet

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Chris Robinson of HustleBoss.com catches up with former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) in Oxnard, CA, as he speaks on his Nov. 9 date against Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez as well as his work with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza

Brandon Rios compares Alex Ariza’s workout routine to Angel Heredia’s ahead of Pacquiao match

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More exclusive coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA as former lightweight world champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) speaks on what it has been like working with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza ahead of his Nov. 23 HBO pay per view showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Macau, China

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera face off; fight set for 173 pounds heading into HBO clash

More coverage from Los Angeles and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera face off heading into their HBO-televised fight on Saturday night. Chavez vs. Vera is now set to take place at a contracted weight-limit of 173 pounds prior to the fight…

Miguel Lopez (2-1, 1 KO) sparring Kevin Johnson at the Mayweather Boxing Club

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Chris Robinson of HustleBoss.com steps inside the Mayweather Boxing Club as Northern Califronia-based prospect Miguel Lopez swings through the Mayweather Boxing Club to get in some work with upcoming amateur talent Kevin Johnson

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says his son seemed like a different person since getting out of jail

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas, as he speaks on his life folllowing his son Floyd’s victory over Saul Alvarez this past Sept. 14. Floyd Sr. also reveals the changes he has seen in his son over the past year

Nonito Donaire feels Austin Trout can give Mayweather a fight; admits he wa surprised by Danny Garcia

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Chris Robinson continues the dialogue with former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s), as she speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s impressive shutout victory over Saul Alvarez while showing praise to Danny Garcia for his victory on the undercard vs. Lucas Matthysse

Rudy Ochoa mitt work with Art Tovar following sparring with Nonito Donaire

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All-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as prospect Rudy Ochoa hits the mitts with upcoming trainer Art Tovar

Brandon Rios on Alex Ariza: ‘Why leave him on the sidelines? He does a great job at what he does’

Brandon Rios working with Alex Ariza in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

As recently reported, former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios has acquired the services of strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza heading into his Nov. 23 clash in Macau, China with Manny Pacquiao.

As outspoken of a figure as you will find in the sport, Rios was actually in a subdued mood on Thursday afternoon prior to another workout as he discussed what it’s been like working with Ariza thus far.

“It’s something different,” Rios revealed. “Different exercises I’ve been doing. It’s tiring. I do get tired. I felt that I’m more tired this time. But, hey, I love to work out and I think it’s going to come out good. That workout is just insane. After that, and coming to the gym; we’ll be ready.”

Prior to his rematch with Mike Alvarado this past March, Rios had been testing the waters with a different strength coach, Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia, a man known best for his work with Juan Manuel Marquez.