Jean Pascal: ‘The way I’m going to beat Kovalev is simple…’

Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Training camp continues to push forward in Las Vegas for  former champion Jean Pascal ahead of his dangerous challenge of unified light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

Pascal, who once held the WBC crown, will vie for Kovalev’s WBA/IBF/WBO belts on March 14 from the Bell Centre on HBO’s airwaves.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather tells Manny Pacquiao face to face ‘We have to make this fight happen’

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Miami (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 7, Floyd Mayweather took to his personal Instagram to show off a video from his recent face to face encounter with Manny Pacquiao.

The clip, recorded by Bad Medina, reveals Mayweather pleading with Pacquiao’s side in an effort to make them realize how important it is for the boxing world to see them fight.

17-year old ‘Sugar’ Vasquez’s progression continues despite Lorenzo Trejo fallout

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez, right, sparring with Sergio Lopez at the Top Rank Gym before a scheduled defense of his NABF flyweight title (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Mich., 17-year old Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez was scheduled to make the first defense of his NABF flyweight title vs. Lorenzo Trejo.

We swung through the Top Rank Gym late last month to check out Vasquez in training and he was definitely sharp, as he put in work with tough local fighter Sergio Lopez while his team of Ismael Salas, Miguel Diaz, and Richie Sandoval watched on.

Lanardo Tyner set to join Keith Thurman’s camp ahead of Robert Guerrero fight

Lanardo Tyner with Floyd Mayweather at his annual BBQ Cookout prior to his rematch with Marcos Maidana (Photo: Chris Robinson)

Tyner again

By Chris Robinson

Lanardo Tyner is set to join the training camp of WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who faces Robert Guerrero on March 7 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The rugged and raw Detroit native confirmed the news to on Wednesday night.

Dissecting Seattle’s heartbreaking Super Bowl loss to New England

Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots are again Super Bowl champions (Photo: Instagram)


By Kyle Hutchison

With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, the arm-chair quarterbacks have sat up, put down their beers and voiced their opinions. You can second guess just about every call or play made in this game, but none will be more popular then the now infamous pass play that lead to Seattle’s fourth quarter loss.

After a miraculous catch by Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, and a tough run to the one yard line by Marshawn Lynch, Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called a pass play on the one yard line. The play was a slant route ran by wide receiver Ricardo Lockette underneath a “pick” route ran by wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.

Wayne McCullough on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘If it doesn’t happen this year it will never happen”

Former champion Wayne McCullough inside of the newly-opened City Athletic Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

As the days pass by, the boxing world continues to wait on any kind of announcement in regards to a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao matchup.

Despite premature reports on the matchup being set, the buzz continues to remain high that we’ll see the two best from this generation square off sometime in 2015.

Karim Mayfield got some work with Roy Jones Jr. during his recent Vegas mini camp

Karim Mayfield and Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas 


By Chris Robinson

Always good running into tough junior welterweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield.

The tough junior welterweight contender is looking for a big 2015 and seemed pleased with his latest swing through Las Vegas.

Exclusive photos: 17-year old Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez training for Feb. 6 bout in Detroit

Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez training at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, as 17-year old talent Damien ‘Sugar’ Vasquez trains ahead of his Feb. 6 bout inside of the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan.

Jessie Vargas thinks May is too soon for Mayweather-Pacquiao; wants to face Manny himself

Las Vegas’ Jessie Vargas still wants a big date with Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

With no announcement of a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao having yet  taken place, the boxing world continues to sit on the edge of its seat for any kind of news.

For reigning WBA junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, he still is holding on to hope that it is he, not Mayweather, who ends up dueling with Pacquiao.

New England trumps Seattle 28-24 in memorable, back and forth Super Bowl showdown

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft celebrating with Tom Brady after their victory in Super Bowl XLIX (Photo: Instagram)

Tom Brady Pats Owner

By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, from the U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, the New England Patriots won Super Bowl  XLIX with a come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Seahawks in another great finish to the NFL season.

You got the sense early that it was going to be a competitive game given the quality of both teams. New England got on the board first, when Brady connected with Brandon LaFell for an 11 yard touchdown.

Ishe Smith says ‘it’s hard to say’ whether we will see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao this year

Ishe Smith speaking from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

As seen earlier today, Floyd Mayweather has taken to his personal Instagram page to dismiss reports that a May 2 clash with Manny Pacquiao is set for Las Vegas.

The buzz on boxing’s dream match continues to build but after so many years of anticipation, not everyone is sold that Mayweather vs. Pacquiao will happen this year.

Floyd Mayweather responds to TMZ’s report: ‘They continue to lie about making the fight’

Floyd Mayweather on vacation (Photo: Instagram)

Floyd Mayweather

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Jan. 31, pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather took to his personal Instagram page to respond to the latest rumors regarding his potential super fight with rival Manny Pacquiao.

Of course, as the world knows, reported yesterday that the fight is set. Upon hearing of the celebrity gossip site’s claim, several boxing insiders were quick to dismiss the report.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao announcement premature? Online reactions dismiss TMZ’s report

Floyd Mayweather still has the world on the edge of their seat (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, Jan. 30, reported that the heavily-discussed Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight as a ‘done deal’ for May 2 in Las Vegas.

And while the celebrity gossip site has been on point with several reports in the past, this particular bit of news may not be 100% accurate.

Larry Merchant on Mayweather-Pacquiao: ‘It’s a reflection of the fight that transcends boxing’

The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao buzz continues to grow (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Whether or not we will ever see Floyd Mayweather face off with Manny Pacquiao inside of a prize ring remains to be seen, but there is no questioning just how much the boxing community and general public worldwide wants to see this fight.

After Mayweather and Pacquiao came face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami, followed by an hour-long meeting to discuss particulars, there is again a new sense of hope of this dream match coming off.

Juan Manuel Marquez spotted in London; gives his take on the Mayweather-Pacquiao ordeal

Juan Manuel Marquez spotted in London (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

Juan Manuel Marquez was spotted in London on Thursday afternoon, as he took a minute to give his fans and update on the latest with his career.

Marquez is coming off a thorough outclassing of Mike Alvarado this past May and still remains a hot ticket in the sport. Speaking with IFL TV’s Kugan Cassius, Marquez showed his appreciation for being overseas ahead of his stable mate Daniel Estrada’s showdown with Kevin Mitchell on Saturday night.

What the boxing world is saying about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Will Manny Pacquiao face Floyd Mayweather in 2015? (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

It’s hard for me to think of a time when a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown was as big as it is now.

Sure, some of this has to do with the fact that the two men, considered the best of this generation, came face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami during the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory over the hometown Heat.

Fernando Vargas: ‘Nobody beats Mayweather; too smart, too intelligent’

Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

With Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao having again captured the world’s imagination after coming face to face with one another on Tuesday night in Miami, the demand for the fight continues to build.

But for as much talk as we are hearing these days, some people simply don’t get too hyped up about the fight.

Jeff Mayweather says Floyd and Manny coming face to face in Miami was ‘two guys talking, that’s all’

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao created a stir last night in Miami (Still photo)


By Chris Robinson

When Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao came face to face in Miami last night during the Bucks-Heat game, the world was set ablaze with curiosity, chatter, and hope.

For the past five years, the two prize fighters have intrigued the boxing world and the general public with the possibility of a dream fight taking place, but seeing Mayweather and Pacquiao speaking to one another was definitely a positive sign to many.

Online reactions to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meeting in Miami

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao came face to face tonight in Miami (Photo: Twitter)


By Chris Robinson

The internet world is buzzing over Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather once again, and this time over something that is of actual substance.

Turns out that both Mayweather and Pacquiao were present inside of the American Airlines Arena in Miami for the Heat-Bucks game that evening. The Heat organization took notice and soon the world began buzzing.

Exclusive photos: Jean Pascal kicks off Las Vegas training camp ahead of Sergey Kovalev showdown

Former world champion Jean Pascal training inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos from inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada as former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal kicks his training camp into gear ahead of his big fight with the division’s reigning WBA/IBF/WBO champion Sergey Kovalev.