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Betting tips for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship 28th October

Anthony Joshua faces off with Carlos Takam on October 28 (Photo: Instagram)

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This year’s WBA Heavyweight Super Champion will be decided with a fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam, which is due to take place in Cardiff on the 28th of October. The venue for this major event on the boxing calendar will be the Principality Stadium – the Welsh national stadium – and millions are set to watch either via pay-per-view or live at the venue. This match is only one of several on the card for the night, but it is clearly the main event, so who is likely to emerge victorious at the end of the fight?

This fight was originally supposed to have been between Joshua and Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, only for the latter to drop out of it due to an injury. Obviously this is a disappointment for fans, but the title fight will still be going ahead, with Carlos Takam taking the place of Pulev. Takam hails from Cameroon and has a decent career record of 35 wins from 39 fights – with 27 of those coming via KO. Despite this he is a rather unlikely choice to replace Pulev and face off against Joshua, who won the IBF title last year and added the WBA one to it by beating Wladimir Klitschko during the spring of this year.

Four Tips to Preparing For a Boxing Match

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Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This is the mantra of many people including boxers. As a combat sport, boxing requires strenuous preparations before going to a fight. In world boxing championships, training and preparation stretch up to a year, but this may not be the case for amateur boxers. Still, ample preparations remain a crucial element in order to fight well and get a chance at victory. Boxers undergo various physical, mental and emotional preparations before a fight, apart from the usual boxing training. Baltimore boxing trainees similarly undergo extensive preparations to make sure they put up a good fight when their time comes to compete.

J’Leon Love (14-0, 8 KO’s) sparring Semen Uporov (11-1, 5 KO’s) at the Mayweather Boxing Club

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 as undefeated middleweight prospects J’Leon Love (14-0, 8 KO’s) and Semen Uporov (11-1, 5 KO’s) put in work …

Behind the scenes with Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias during his 2nd professional bout, vs. Joshua Robertson

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with Luis ‘Cuba’ Arias during his 2nd professional bout, vs. Joshua Robertson, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Arias improved to 2-0 with 1 KO following a 2nd round TKO…

Behind the scenes with Frankie Gomez and Freddie Roach during Lanard Lane victory [Feb. 2013]

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with undefeated junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez (15-0, 10 KO’s), Freddie Roach, and Marvin Somodio prior to Gomez’s bout with Lanard Lane on Saturday, Feb. 2 inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada..

Freddie Roach speaks on his time training Victor Ortiz and reflects back on his tough 2012 campaign

Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, as he speaks on his recent time training Victor Ortiz as well as reflecting on his tough 2012 campaign that saw him suffer losses to Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’: Andre Berto vows to be a champion again

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas as he caught up with former welterweight champion Andre Berto and manager Sam Watson. Hear what Berto had to say in this video..

The Money Team’s Luis “Cuba” Arias! (DTMG Exclusive)

DTMG brings you another behind the scenes exclusive from Mayweather Boxing Club! This time we shine the light on rising star Luis “Cuba” Arias as he prepares for his battle on February 2nd at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV!

 

Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his 4th pro bout vs. Roberto Yong [February 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada as undefeated super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighed in ahead of his bout vs. Roberto Yong, set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013…

Roger Mayweather still wants Manny Pacquiao, a Juan Manuel Marquez rematch, and Tim Bradley for Floyd

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By Chris Robinson

During a recent swing through the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I again caught up with outspoken trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather.

And while the boxing world continues to wait for an official word on who Roger’s nephew and undefeated pound for pound star Floyd Mayweather will face next, the elder Mayweather seems to be taking the process in with a nonchalant attitude.

“There’s still fights out there for Floyd,” Roger would explain when asked of Floyd’s May 4th return to the MGM Grand.

“There’s still a lot of money to be made,” Roger added. “Hopefully the fights he’s going to have is going to be big, big fights. The next three fights should be big.”

Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Marquez IV, Manny’s training techniques, figuring out Juan’s style, more

Chris Robinson and other media members speak with trainer Freddie Roach during a round table-style discussion at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach speaks on the possibility that his fighter Manny Pacquiao could be facing Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time.

Marcos Maidana speaks on his history with Lucas Matthysse while eyeing Paulie Malignaggi

By Chris Robinson

In the 140-pound division, there is no fighter with as much momentum at the moment as interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse.

Facing off with Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, Matthysse came through with a crushing first round knockout that seemed to send shockwaves throughout the boxing community.

Catching up the Argentinean’s countryman and fellow prizefighter Marcos Maidana recently, I asked for his feelings on Matthysse’s destructive performance.

Alfredo Angulo speaks on facing Saul Alvarez May 4th and his growing bond with Virgil Hunter

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo ringside for the Lucas Matthysse vs. Mike Dallas Jr. card in Las Vegas, Nevada as Angulo speaks on possible facing off with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on May 4th and his growing bond with his trainer Virgil Hunter

Peep the video for more…

Errol Spence speaks from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas following his 3rd professional victory

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight prospect Errol Spence (3-0, 3 KO’s) inside of the Hard Rock in Las Vegas following his his 1st round TKO over Nathan Butcher. Spence speaks on his childhood, his amateur boxing days, and much more…

Check out the video for more

Ronnie Shields likes Juan Manuel Marquez over Nonito Donaire as 2012’s Fighter of the Year

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, former welterweight contender and trainer Ronnie Shields will find himself inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as he will be guiding twin brothers and junior middleweight prospects Jermall (10-0, 6 KO’s) and Jermell Charlo (19-0, 9 KO’s) into battle.

Also working with the likes of junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara and super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez, amongst others, Shields has a nice core group of fighters that keep him busy throughout the year.

Andre Dirrell now training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. amidst Mayweather-50 Cent drama

At the moment, former friends Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent are no longer down with one another, as they were even seen taking personal shots at one another on their personal Twitter accounts on Friday, November 2.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that former super middleweight title challenger Andre Dirrell has now hired the services of Floyd Mayweather Sr… Dirrell is promotionally aligned with 50 Cent, and it’s surprising to see Mayweather Jr.’s father now working with Dirrell.

Expect more news in the coming hours.

Jesus Soto Karass – Open media workout ahead of Selcuk Aydin clash on Showtime [January 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Long Life Fit Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as battled-tested veteran Jesus Soto Karass put in work ahead of his January 26th clash with welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin, who he meets at the Hard Rock.

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Lucas Matthysse gives his thoughts on facing the likes of Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana, and Brandon Rios

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse will set foot inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for his 36th professional boxing match.

Having clamored for a fight with WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia for quite some time, Matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s) instead sets his sights on the capable Mike Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KO’s) in a Showtime-televised attraction while holding on to the hope that bigger fights still await him.

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Josephe Elegele (13-1, 10 KO’s) returns to the Mayweather Boxing Club

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2013 as welterweight prospect Josephe Elegele (13-1, 10 KO’s) made his return to the gym. Elegele is eyeing a March 9 return against Javier Molina (12-1, 5 KO’s) in Costa Mesa, California…

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PHOTOS and VIDEO: J’Leon Love (14-0, 8 KO’s) sparring Chris Pearson (7-0, 6 KO’s) at the Mayweather Boxing Club

Chris Robinson was on hand at the Mayweather Boxing Club in January 2013 as middleweight prospect J’Leon Love (14-0, 8 KO’s) put in some work with junior middleweight prospect Chris Pearson (7-0, 6 KO’s). Love is getting ready for a February 23rd Showtime date vs. former title challenger Bronco McKart while Pearson is eyeing a February 2nd showcase at the nearby Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.

 

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