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Robert Garcia speaks on Brandon Rios’ return and a Pacquiao-Bradley rematch

Chris Robinson catches up with former junior lightweight champion and current day trainer Robert Garcia in San Antonio, Texas as he speaks on the return of his fighter Brandon Rios following his recent loss to Manny Pacquiao. Garcia also speaks on a Pacquiao rematch with Tim Bradley

Bob Arum reveals plans to stage a third fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado next year

The dialogue with veteran promoter Bob Arum continues, as he speaks on Brandon Rios’ effort in his recent loss to Manny Pacquiao while eyeing a possible third match with Mike Alvarado next year

Jeff Mayweather says Brandon Rios is in trouble if the old Manny Pacquiao shows up

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Jeff Mayweather in Las Vegas as he speaks on his return to the gym following a recent visit to the hospital, as well as his thoughts on Tim Bradley’s victory over Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming match with Brandon Rios

Will Brandon Rios give Bradley a better fight than Marquez? Carlos ‘Famoso’ Hernandez weighs in

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More post-fight coverage from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada as former world champion Carlos ‘Famoso’ Hernandez speaks on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez fight and each man’s future

Robert Garcia discusses Brandon Rios’ sparring for Pacquiao, the addition of Alex Ariza, and more

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More all-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as trainer Robert Garcia discusses the camp progress of his fighter, former lightweight champion Brandon Rios, ahead of his Nov. 23 duel with Manny Pacquiao. Garcia also discusses what it’s been like having strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza in camp

Robert Garcia opens up on Alex Ariza joining Team Rios; insists he won’t take any drama in camp

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer and former world champion Robert Garcia, as he reveals what it’s been liking having outspoken strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza in his camp with fighters such as Brandon Rios and Mikey Garcia. Garcia insists he won’t be taking any kind of drama from Ariza and shares much more

Freddie Roach responds to Alex Ariza’s Twitter jab: ‘I don’t want to give him any press’

Freddie Roach training Miguel Cotto in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Early last month, it was reported that Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach had elected to remove Alex Ariza from the camp of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao ahead of his Nov. 23 duel with Brandon Rios.

Ariza, the outspoken strength and conditioning coach, had been with Pacquiao dating back to the spring of 2008 following his split-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez and played a huge role in his rise in weight while collecting additional titles at the lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight divisions.

Roach claimed that Ariza had become a distraction in camp because he was trying to do everyone else’s job and added that “Nobody really gets along with this guy” when we spoke at the Pacquiao-Rios presser in Los Angeles a few days after news broke of the rift.

Never one to bite his tongue, Ariza took to Twitter on Monday and issued the following.

Abner Mares expects Rios to give Pacquiao ‘hell’; talks Mayweather-Canelo, Bradley-Marquez

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. as he speaks on upcoming fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Tim Bradley expects Pacquiao to inflict damage on Rios; likes Mayweather to beat Canelo

Chris Robinson catches up with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) in Indio, Calif. as he speaks on some upcoming matchups such and Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

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Jeff Mayweather shocked to hear HBO’s Jim Lampley suggest Juan Manuel Marquez may be on PEDs

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Jeff Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks on his nephew Floyd’s recent sparring sessions for his Sep. 14 bout with Saul Alvarez, while sharing his thoughts on Tim Bradley’s drug-testing issues surrounding the Juan Manuel Marquez fight, his take on Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and more

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Talking Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao vs. Rios, Broner vs. Malignaggi with Andrew Tabiti

Chris Robinson catches up with talented amateur prospect Andrew Tabiti inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Robert Guerrero, upcoming fights such as Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios and Paulie Malignaggi vs. Adrien Broner, as well as his own personal career.



Andre Ward goes in-depth on Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments, HBO cutting ties with Golden Boy, Adrien Broner, and much more

Andre Ward ringside with HBO’s Max Kellerman prior to the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch in Las Vegas


By Chris Robinson

There were no shortage of boxing luminaries sitting ringside during Mike Alvarado’s impressive rematch victory over Brandon Rios on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During some down time, I was able to have a few words with one of the sport’s finest talents, WBA and WBC super middleweight titlist Andre Ward.

Regarded as one of the sport’s classier champions, Ward touched on a variety of topics during our conversation and spoke with great insight and interest along the way.

Read below for Ward’s thoughts on overcoming a recent shoulder injury that has sidelined him briefly, his feelings on Adrien Broner’s challenge of Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title, his take on the recent rift between HBO and Golden Boy Promotions, his response to the recent comments Floyd Mayweather made about his career, and much more.

Zab Judah on Rios-Alvarado II, Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse, HBO/Golden Boy drama, more

Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division champion Zab ‘Super’ Judah inside of his personal gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judah discusses his training camp for Danny Garcia, the May 18th Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse clash, this weekend’s fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, and the decision of HBO to stop working with Golden Boy Promotions