Monthly Archives: November 2013

Al Mitchell on Bradley-Pacquiao II and the big years from Floyd Mayweather and Danny Garcia

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Al Mitchell inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on such topics as his fighter Chris Pearson’s upcoming fight on Dec. 6, a possible rematch between Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, the big years from Floyd Mayweather and Danny Garcia, and how boxing has changed over the years

PHOTOS: Amber Rose takes to Instagram to show off her new weight loss and new hairstyle

Amber Rose showing off her new figure on Instagram

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On Wednesday, Nov. 27, entertainment personalityAmber Rose took to her personal Instagram to show off her recent weight loss following the birth of her son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz this past February.

While losing weight can sometimes be hard following the birth of a child, Rose is obviously proud of how she appears these days.

Showing off a photo of herself, Rose stated the following.

Marcos Maidana must pressure Adrien Broner the entire fight, says sparring mate Darwin Price

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Chris Robinson catches up with junior welterweight prospect Darwin Price (3-0, 2 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as he speaks on his recent sparring session against Marcos Maidana while assessing the Argentinean’s Dec. 14 match against Adrien Broner

Abel Sanchez feels Ruslan Provodnikov is too durable and relentless for Manny Pacquiao to take on in his next fight

Ruslan Provodnikov hammering Mike Alvarado in Denver last month (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Well-versed in several aspects of the sport, trainer Abel Sanchez is a good source to turn to when you are looking for some boxing feedback.

Tucked away in Big Bear Mountain in Southern California for most of the year, Sanchez’s Summit Gym plays host to a bevy of world-class fighters from across the globe, including WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Asked for his take on boxing’s most recent big event, Sanchez seemed to feel that Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios this past Saturday night in Macau, China went according to the script.

Looks like Floyd Mayweather will be spending his Thanksgiving on tour

Floyd Mayweather expected to make another tour stop in New Jersey on Saturday (Photo: Instagram.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Anyone familiar with Floyd Mayweather knows all too well that he spends a lot of time away from his adopted hometown of Las Vegas when he is not in training camp.

Having scored another huge victory this past September when he routed Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez inside of the MGM Grand, Mayweather isn’t slated for a return to the ring until May of next year.

All one has to do is take a look at Mayweather’s Instagram or Twitter handle to get a sense of just how busy he is these days, as he has been touring all parts of North America making various club appearances.

Ashley Theophane feels matchmaking was a key part of Manny Pacquiao’s ring return

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Chris Robinson catches up with British contender Ashley Theophane inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club on Monday, Nov. 25, as he speaks on the recent Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight and why Manny was able to have success in the match

Abel Sanchez feels Ruslan Provodnikov is too durable and relentless for Pacquiao right now

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Chris Robinson catches up with veteran trainer Abel Sanchez, as he speaks on Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios in Macau, China. Hear what Sanchez had to say about Pacquiao’s performance and why fights against Floyd Mayweather and Ruslan Provodnikov don’t make sense right now

Larry Merchant feels Freddie Roach has again reinvented Pacquiao; calls a Bradley rematch an even fight

Manny Pacquiao following his spirited victory over Brandon Rios on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The spotlight shined bright upon Manny Pacquiao this past weekend, as he returned to the ring against Brandon Rios in an effort to find out if he still has some of the same magic in him that saw him stamp himself as one of this generation’s elite prizefighters.

Inside of the Venetian Resort’s Coati Arena in Macau, China, Pacquiao offered up an impressive display by hammering Rios with a bevy of punches from various angles as he carved out a wide unanimous decision victory.

Watching the action unfold from ringside, longtime HBO analyst Larry Merchant had a strong curiosity as to how Pacquiao would show himself following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez this past December.

Ashley Theophane putting in work at the MBC for Dec. 6 match against Robert Osiobe

HustleBoss.com steps inside the Mayweather Boxing Club as British junior welterweight contender Ashley Theophane (33-6-1, 10 KO’s) puts in work ahead of his Dec. 6 match against Robert Osiobe

Larry Merchant feels that Freddie Roach has again reinvented Manny Pacquiao’s style

In the first part of his exclusive interview with Chris Robinson, longtime HBO analyst Larry Merchant speaks on Manny Pacquiao’s victory unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios in Macau, China on Saturday, November 23, revealing how he believes the Filipino star has changed up his style again under trainer Freddie Roach

Roger Mayweather reflects back on Kostya Tszyu, sparring battles, and becoming a trainer

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as he reflects back to his June 2005 fight against then-champion Kostya Tszyu in Australia, while also speaking on some of his tough sparring battles, his level of competition, when he knew it was time to switch from being a fight to becoming a trainer, and more

Trainer Danny Garcia feels Ortiz was on his way to beating Mayweather; talks possible Canelo fight

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Danny Garcia in Ventura, Calif. as he shares his thoughts on the return of Victor Ortiz, who is set to face off with Luis Collazo on Jan. 30 in New York, Danny also reflects back on Ortiz’s loss to Floyd Mayweather and a possible Canelo match in 2014

Andre Ward speaks on a possible fight with Bernard Hopkins

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Post-fight coverage from Andre Ward’s unanimous decision victory over Edwin Rodriguez in Ontario, Calif. as he addresses a possible fight in the future with Bernard Hopkins

Has Manny Pacquiao put the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez behind him? [Post-fight coverage]

Post-fight coverage from the Venetian Resort’s Coati Arena in Macau, China as eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao speaks to the press following his unanimous decision victory over Brandon Rios. In this clip, Pacquiao

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad reveals why he didn’t order the Pacquiao-Rios pay per view

Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA light heavyweight champion and current day trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in Las Vegas as he reveals why he didn’t order the Nov. 23 Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios HBO pay per view

Olusegun Ajose opens up on Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao vs. Rios, moving to Las Vegas, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with former title challenger Olusegun Ajose inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on his move to the city to resurrect his career, his tough losses to Lucas Matthysse and Hank Lundy, why he was surprised that Matthysse lost to Danny Garcia, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight, and more

Pacquiao-Rios bonus footage: Brandon Rios nearing his peak in training camp in Oxnard

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes in Oxnard, Calif. as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) puts in work at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy ahead of his Nov. 23 meeting with Manny Pacquiao. Check out the footage of Rios putting in work

Floyd Mayweather: ‘I feel like a woman is a reflection of a man; I feel like she should shine like new money’

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By Chris Robinson

As seen in an Instagram.com update on Tuesday, Nov. 26, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather took a minute to show some appreciation for Jamie Foster Brown, Founder and CEO of Sister 2 Sister Magazine.

“Thanks @jamiefosterbrown for allowing me to tell a very exclusive story in @sister2sistermagazine,” Mayweather would state, while showing off the cover of the latest Sister 2 Sister Magazine.

Earlier this month in Las Vegas, Sister 2 Sister celebrated their 25th anniversary. At the event, Mayweather and Brown shared some time on the red carpet that saw Floyd open up about his story.

Joseph Agbeko impressed by Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Brandon Rios

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Chris Robinson catches up with former IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, Nov. 23. Hear what Agbeko had to say about Manny Pacquiao’s recent victory over Brandon Rios

Brandon Rios says he was never hurt by Pacquiao and vows that he will bounce back

Post-fight coverage from the Venetian Resort’s Coati Arena in Macau, China as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios speaks to the media following his tough unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, Nov. 23.