Monthly Archives: November 2014

Saints planning for life after Drew Brees?

Drew Brees has been the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints since 2006 (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Ian Rapoport on NFL Gameday Morning, the New Orleans Saints will be looking to draft a quarterback high in the 2015 draft.

Drew Brees has had great success as the Saints’ starting quarterback dating back to 2006 but at 35 years old the team understands they must plan for the future.

Bob Arum admits that he considers Terence Crawford a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao in the future

Terence Crawford was sharp vs. Ray Beltran (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, reining WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford was razor sharp in winning a commanding decision over former title challenger and proven threat Ray Beltran.

Often switching from orthodox to southpaw throughout the match, Crawford (25-0, 17 KO’s) just had too much grit and versatility on his favor, as scorecards reading 120-108 and 119-109 twice were in the favor of ‘Bud’.

Photos: Another view of Terence Crawford’s victory over Ray Beltran

More coverage from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford defeats a game Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was tough but Crawford was simply too versatile with his attack, as he improves to 25-0 with 17 KO’s while calling for a move to 140 pounds.

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Bermane Stiverne could be in trouble if he tries brawling with Deontay Wilder, says Javonta Charles

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HustleBoss.com catches up with rising heavyweight prospect Javonta Charles, as he gives his thoughts on the upcoming Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder showdown.

Virgil Hunter on the importance of Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander

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HustleBoss.com speaks with Northern California trainer Virgil Hunter, as he discusses the Dec. 13 Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander clash.

Photos: Terence Crawford puts his skills on display, handles Ray Beltan over 12

Photos from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford wins a wide decision over former title challenger and top contender Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was game and tough but simply couldn’t keep pace with the more dynamic, younger champion.

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Mickey Rourke talks post-fight following his 2nd round exhibition TKO in Moscow

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Mickey Rourke speaks to Marc Abrams in Moscow, Russia following his recent 2nd round TKO victory in a boxing exhibiton match vs. 29-year old Elliot Seymour.

Ruslan Provodnikov calls for Maidana, Matthysse, Broner, Danny Garcia, and others following Castillo

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15Rounds.com’s Marc Abrams raps with former junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov, as he speaks on his recent victory over Jose Luis Castillo in Moscow, Russia.

Photos: Terence Crawford vs. Ray Beltran weigh in

Photos from Omaha, Neb., as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and top contender Ray Beltran weigh in ahead of their showdown on HBO. The defending champion Crawford weighed in at 135 pounds while Beltran was 134.8.

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Larry Merchant talks Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander and the possibility of Mayweather being next

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HustleBoss.com speaks with longtime boxing analyst Larry Merchant, to get his thoughts on the Dec. 13 Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander bout and what the future may hold, perhaps a shot at Floyd Mayweather.

Photos: Evgeny Gradovich and Jayson Velez come face to face ahead of HBO showdown

Photos from Omaha, Neb. as IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich and contender Jayson Velez meet ahead of their HBO showdown this weekend from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

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Ronnie Shields says nobody will buy a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao pay per view [Exclusive AUDIO]

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HustleBoss.com catches up with trainer Ronnie Shields, as he shares his thoughts on the always discussed Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight and why he isn’t interested in seeing the matchup anymore.

Arum expects Ray Beltran to push Terence Crawford to the limit; Pacquiao in Bud’s future?

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HustleBoss.com continues to speak with promoter Bob Arum, turning our attention to this weekend’s clash on HBO between WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao.

Bob Arum: ‘We would like to fight Floyd Mayweather in the first six months of this coming year’

Manny Pacquiao dropped Chris Algieri six times during his victory in Macau, China (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, in Macau, China, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao again reminded the world why he is one of the game’s most dominant prizefighters with his 12-round domination over brave Chris Algieri.

Pacquiao was sharp, dropping his younger for six times over the course of their match, and the lopsided scores in his favor were well deserved.

Jeff Mayweather says Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev

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HustleBoss.com speaks with trainer Jeff Mayweather, as he shares his thoughts on Sergey Kovalev defeating Bernard Hopkins as well as what the future holds if a possible match with Andre Ward comes up.

Prospect Thomas Hill moves to 2-0 in Studio City, Calif.

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HustleBoss.com catches up with with junior middleweight prospect Thomas Hill (2-0), as he speaks on his recent victory in Studio City, Calif.against Taif Harris.

Prospect Dominique Foster gets deep on his boxing roots and move to Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com speaks with upcoming junior middleweight prospect Dominique Foster from the H.I.T. Factory in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he shares his boxing story to the world.

Photos: Ray Beltran gunning to upset Terence Crawford on Saturday night

Tough contender and former world title challenger Ray Beltran puts in work ahead of his clash with WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford this weekend on HBO. Despite being a clear underdog heading into the match, Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KO’s) is as worthy of a challenger as you will find and his grit, toughness, and pressure will all be on display this weekend.

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Larry Merchant eyes Terence Crawford, Mikey Garcia as potential foes for Pacquiao moving forward

Terence Crawford following his victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa earlier this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant victory over Chris Algieri this past weekend in Macau, China, eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao has seen his name thrust back into the headlines in a positive light.

Pacquiao looked very sharp vs. his younger, taller foe, registering six knockdowns over the course of their 12-round bout, ultimately grabbing a wide unanimous decision over Algieri.

Larry Merchant still holding on to hopes of a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: ‘Somewhere inside me I believe that could happen’

Manny Pacquiao outdueled Chris Algieri in Macau (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

While he wasn’t ringside in Macau checking out the action on first hand basis, longtime boxing analyst Larry Merchant still was able to appreciate Manny Pacquiao’s dominant decision victory over Chris Algieri on Saturday.

From within the Venetian Resort’s Cotai Arena, Pacquiao was extremely sharp, dropping his younger counterpart six times on his way to a lopsided unanimous decision win.