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Mayweather Sr. digs at Freddie Roach and claims the whole world knows that Manny Pacquiao would never beat Floyd

Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

During a recent swing through the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I caught up with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. to follow up on a BoxingScene.com report from Ryan Burton about the trainer’s possible involvement in a new boxing reality series that will likely be launching early next year.

When asked about what his role on the new series might pertain, Mayweather Sr. was quite vague, but did hint that he may find himself competing against other well-known trainers in the sport.

The concept sounds similar to the “Contender” series that launched on NBC in 2005, and while discussing the new project, Mayweather Sr. couldn’t help but praise his own abilities as a teacher.

Then, out of nowhere, Mayweather Sr. took a big swipe at another one of today’s more revered trainers.

Ana Julaton speaks on her training with Roger Mayweather ahead of Nov. 1 return; compares the style of the ‘Black Mamba’ to her work with Freddie Roach

Ana Julaton training with Roger Mayweather in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Former WBO female super bantamweight champion Ana Julaton is in the final stages of her training camp in Las Vegas ahead of her Nov. 1 return in Yucatan, Mexico against Perla Hernandez.

Having suffered a setback against Celina Salazar in August, Julaton (12-4-1, 2 KO’s) has regrouped and is presently learning some new techniques from former two-time world champion Roger Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club.

Following another taxing workout, Julaton sat down with HustleBoss.com to discuss a variety of subjects, including her quick return to the ring, making the decision to move her camp to one of the world’s top gyms, the difference in training under Roger Mayweather to her past coach Freddie Roach, and more.

Larry Merchant on Ruslan Provodnikov’s future: ‘When you a get a chance to fight a guy like Pacquiao, that’s where the money is’

Ruslan Provodnikov after his big victory over Mike Alvarado on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 19, inside of the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colo., Russian brute Ruslan Provodnikov scored the biggest victory of his career in outlasting hometown favorite and former WBO junior welterweight titlist Mike Alvarado.

The action was nip and tuck early on, but Provodnikov weathered Alvarado’s thunder and came on in the second half of the fight before scoring two knockdowns in the eighth round.

Provodnikov dished out some more heavy leather in the 10th, as Alvarado elected to stay on his stool in between rounds rather than answer the bell for more punishment.

Calling the fight from ringside for the international feed, longtime HBO analyst Larry Merchant gave great praise to new champion.

Miguel Diaz on Freddie Roach’s work with Miguel Cotto and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Chris Robinson catches up with respected cut man and trainer Miguel Diaz, as he shares his thoughts on the return of Miguel Cotto this past weekend, as he stopped Delvin Rodriguez on HBO’s airwaves, as well as the Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez matchup

Ruslan Provodnikov workout highlights ahead of HBO showdown with Mike Alvarado

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All-access coverage from the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles in late September as Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO’s) puts in work with trainer Freddie Roach ahead of his Oct. 19 HBO date with Mike Alvarado in Denver

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he may go back with Freddie Roach following subpar performance vs. Vera

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans an insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, Chavez reveals that he may go back to working with Freddie Roach after this victory

Miguel Cotto opens up on his return to Top Rank, working with Freddie Roach, the future, and more

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Media members, including MaxBoxing.com’s Steve Kim, speak with three-division world champion Miguel Cotto in Los Angeles during his media workout ahead of his Oct. 5 return bout vs. Delvin Rodriguez on HBO. Hear what the Puerto Rican star had to say about his return to Top Rank, the Rodriguez fight, working with his new trainer Freddie Roach, and more

Miguel Cotto confirms that he will be working with Freddie Roach and Top Rank for his HBO return

Miguel Cotto training in Big Bear, Calif. for his December 2012 clash with Austin Trout (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, three-division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) took to his personal Twitter account to inform his followers that he will indeed be making a return to HBO, the network that showcased his talents for several years. Cotto also anncouned that he will be back working with Top Rank, the promoter that led him to stardom, while trainer Freddie Roach will oversee his regimen.

Cotto had worked under savvy Cuban coach Pedro Diaz for the past three fights.

Cotto’s past two fights, decision losses to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout in 2012, had been co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. No official word on who Cotto will face but it seems likely that he will be squaring off with Chicago’s Carlos Molina (21-5-2, 6 KO’s).

Jeff Mayweather speaks on Floyd facing Canelo and Freddie Roach’s comments that his legs were gone

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer and former junior lightweight contender Jeff Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club. Jeff speaks on his nephew Floyd’s impressive victory over Robert Guerrero on May 4th in Las Vegas and responds to previous comments in the past from trainer Freddie Roach that Floyd’s legs were gone

Tim Bradley didn’t deserve any boos on Saturday night after grueling victory over Provodnikov

Tim Bradley following his victory over Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday night (Photo credit: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Tim Bradley successfully defended his WBO welterweight crown with a unanimous decision victory over Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov.

Improving his record to 30-0 with 12 knockouts, Bradley saw scorecards of 115-112 and 114-113 twice go to his favor but the tallies hardly told the tale of the fight.