Monthly Archives: October 2013
Zab Judah speaking from Las Vegas earlier this week (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
While certainly not being looked at as an ideal matchup to make, there seems to be a very realistic possibility that Floyd Mayweather could be facing off with Amir Khan this coming May.
If such a fight were to come off it would likely be a financial success but Mayweather, the sport’s best fighter at the moment, would be considered a very big betting favorite over Khan, the former champion from Bolton who has looked rather shaky in his recent outings.
Earlier this week I caught up with former two-division titlist Zab Judah in Las Vegas, as he is fresh into his latest training camp ahead of his Dec. 7 clash with fellow Brooklyn native Paulie Malignaggi.
During a busy day of sparring at the Mayweather Boxing Club, the gym got a surprise when Floyd Mayweather swung through to check out some of the action. Peep the video for more
The dialogue continues between Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Chris Robinson, as the outspoken coach reflects back on the great year that he and his son Floyd had in 2013 while revealing whether or not they should go down as Fighter and Trainer of the Year
More dialogue with former two-division world champion Zab Judah, as he weighs in on Floyd Mayweather’s recent victory over Saul Alvarez while also taking a look at Amir Khan as a potential opponent for Floyd
Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as he reflects back on his nephew Floyd’s dominant victory over Saul Alvarez last month
More all-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as former world champion Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) continues to put in the hard work for his Dec. 14 bout against Adrien Broner
More coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as lightweight prospect Marco Hall (3-0-1, 2 KO’s) is spotted inside of the gym getting in some work with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr.
More coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) hits the mitts with his father Nonito Sr. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Donaire faces off with the always-tough Vic Darchinyan in an HBO-televised rematch on Nov. 9
Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division world champion Zab Judah, as he discusses Adrien Broner’s Dec. 14 fight with Marcos Maidana, Bernard Hopkins’ recent victory, and a potential match between Peter Quillin and Danny Jacobs
Mayweather Sr. digs at Freddie Roach and claims the whole world knows that Manny Pacquiao would never beat Floyd
Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
During a recent swing through the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I caught up with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. to follow up on a BoxingScene.com report from Ryan Burton about the trainer’s possible involvement in a new boxing reality series that will likely be launching early next year.
When asked about what his role on the new series might pertain, Mayweather Sr. was quite vague, but did hint that he may find himself competing against other well-known trainers in the sport.
The concept sounds similar to the “Contender” series that launched on NBC in 2005, and while discussing the new project, Mayweather Sr. couldn’t help but praise his own abilities as a teacher.
Then, out of nowhere, Mayweather Sr. took a big swipe at another one of today’s more revered trainers.
Continue on to the slideshow for a closer look at recording artist The Game as he puts in some work in the studio on his latest project down in Miami and relaxes while enjoying the scenery.
All photos courtesy of Instagram.com
Gennady Golovkin is unsure if Manny Pacquiao is the same fighter but hints he may beat Rios in the same fashion he did Margarito
Manny Pacquiao busting up Antonio Margarito inside of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
Over the past year, Kazakhstan native Gennady Golovkin has established himself as one of the sport’s pure punchers while also showing himself to be a true gentleman outside of the ropes.
As punishing of a fighter as there seems to be on today’s landscape, Golovkin comes across as completely modest once one takes the time to get to know him.
Set to defend his WBA middleweight title against Curtis Stevens on Nov. 2 in an HBO showdown from the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, Golovkin had spent nearly the past two months tucked away in the mountains of Big Bear, Calif. as he prepared for the match.
During that time, I was able to gather Golovkin’s thoughts on another significant fight taking place three weeks after his; the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios clash.
During a Fox Sports 1 telecast in Redwood City, Calif., former world champion Amir Khan appeared ringside and had a few moments with announcer Barry Tompkins. Khan spoke about the rumors of a fight between him and Floyd and revealed how to fight someone like Mayweather
Chris Robinson continues the dialogue with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, as he shares his thoughts on Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach as well as his thoughts as to why the whole world knows that Manny Pacquiao could never beat his son Floyd
An update from the training camp of former world champion Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, as he takes to Instagram to show off photos and an early training clip of his work with Roger Mayweather. Agbeko faces off with WBA junior featherweight titlist Guillermo Rigodneaux on Dec. 7 on HBO
Marc Abrams was on hand for the post-fight press conference following the Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat and Peter Quillin vs. Gabriel Rosado championship double header. In this video, Quillin speaks on the media and admits that he needs to work on some things following his tough fight with Rosado
Amir Khan, far left, with Paulie Malignaggi and Barry Tompkins during a recent Fox Sports 1 telecast (Photo: Photo still)
By Chris Robinson
On Monday evening, former world champion Amir Khan made a surprise visit to Fox Sports 1’s airwaves during their latest telecast from the Sports House in Redwood City, Calif.
Khan is presently in Northern California working with his trainer Virgil Hunter as rumors of his future continue to swirl, with the biggest buzz being that of a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2014.
Asked by analyst Barry Tompkins about his next move, Khan claimed that he is in the dark as much as anyone.
“We’re still working on a few things,” Khan stated. “We were looking at a fight against Alexander. That fell through. There’s a lot of talk about the Mayweather fight happening, but at the moment, I’ve left it up to my team and Golden Boy.”
More all-access coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club as we catch Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Zach Cooper having another heated exchange for the gym’s entertaiment
Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division champion Zab Judah in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on his Dec. 7 match with Paulie Malignaggi and why a rematch with junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia makes sense
On Monday, Oct. 28, former junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez took to his personal Twitter account, where he announced plans for his 2014 return, including three showcases on Showtime pay per view. Check out the video to see the exact dates of Canelo’s return