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Pacquiao Sparring Partner Lydell Rhodes thinks Manny ‘can and will’ keep fighting after Bradley

Manny Pacquiao faces Tim Bradley later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Manny Pacquiao will face Tim Bradley for the third time in a welterweight attraction on HBO pay per view.

For this particular camp, Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO’s) again worked with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes, both in the Philippines and in Los Angeles. Hustle Boss caught up with Rhodes following yesterday’s weigh-in and he seems to feel his friend will find a way to perform under pressure.

Familiar face Steve Claggett swings through the Mayweather Boxing Club

Steve Claggett, right, spars Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Over the years, we have come across countless names and faces inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club out in Las Vegas.

Some fighters in the gym, whether champions, contenders, or prospects, call Las Vegas home year-round while others frequent the city for brief stints randomly throughout the years.

VIDEO: Lydell Rhodes discusses his return and Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter

Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

www.HustleBoss.com recently caught up with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (23-0, 11 KO’s) inside of City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Oklahoma native is going on his fourth year in the city and there has been a lot of changes over the years.

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Lydell Rhodes admits Manny let him down a little bit vs Floyd

Lydell Rhodes and Vince Brown speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There has been no shortage of opinions or emotions that have come into play following Floyd Mayweather’s clear-cut unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao on May in Las Vegas.

Mayweather fought his typical match that Saturday evening, nullifying Pacquiao’s attack as he cruised to a points win over 12.

Exclusive photos: Lydell Rhodes trains at City Athletic Club in Las Vegas

Undefeated lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes training at City Athletic Boxing in Las Vegas with his trainer Monyette Flowers (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Exclusive photos as the recently-opened City Athletic Boxing Gym in Las Vegas continues to bring in quality fighters, as undefeated lightweight prospect Lydell ‘Rhodes (23-0, 11 KO’s) stays sharp with trainer Monyette Flowers.

Rhodes inked with Al Haymon last year and there are talks of him possibly facing off with Nigeria’s Ajose Olusegun in his next fight. It’s a match Lydell is definitely open to.

Lydell Rhodes tabs Manny Pacquiao’s hunger, experience to upend Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri weighing in (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, inside of the Venetian Resort in Macau, China, living legend Manny Pacquiao will again grace the airwaves of HBO pay per view when he meets up with undefeated junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri.

And while Pacquiao is a favorite to win the fight, there is still some uncertainty as to how the eight-division world champion will be able to deal with Algieri’s awkward, rangy style.

Boxing strategist Chi Tao Li works with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes in Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com catches up with ‘Boxing strategist’ Chi Tao Li and upcoming lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (21-0, 10 KO’s), as they put in some work out in Las Vegas at former junior middleweight champion’s Fernando Vargas’ ‘Feroz Fight Factory’, see the address below.

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Lydell Rhodes feels that Canelo would have troulbe with Manny Pacquiao’s style

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with lightweight contender Lydell Rhodes (20-0, 9 KO’s) about Manny Pacquaio possibly facing Canelo Alvarez in the future.

Lydell Rhodes brings on Freddie Roach as his head trainer following memorable camp with Pacquiao

Lydell Rhodes speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Following the HBO Latino double header from the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on Saturday night in Las Vegas, I ran into budding lightweight pugilist Lydell Rhodes as I was making my exit.

Rhodes (20-0, 9 KO’s) is as affable guy as you will find in the sport and he recently enjoyed a bump in notoriety following the buzz that came from serving as Manny Pacquiao’s chief sparring partner ahead of his April 12 rematch vs. Tim Bradley.

During his time in camp with Pacquiao, Rhodes developed a strong bond with the Filipino star’s trainer Freddie Roach and revealed to me that he has decided to bring him on as a head trainer.

Lydell Rhodes still shows love to Floyd Mayweather Sr. despite their parting of ways

HustleBoss.com continues to speak with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes, as he gives his side of the story regarding his falling out with Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Lydell Rhodes on Manny Pacquiao: ‘Avenging that loss only makes his legacy greater’

Manny Pacquiao following his victory over Tim Bradley on Saturday night (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Having shared some intimate moments with Manny Pacquiao as his chief sparring partner the past several weeks, Lydell Rhodes had as unique of a perspective as anyone as to the Filipino icon’s unanimous decision victory over Tim Bradley on Saturday night.

Clearly out slicking Bradley in the second half of their rematch inside of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, Pacquiao showed that he still has a good deal left in his tank at 35 years old.

“I felt Manny did exactly what he needed to do to get the victory over a very game Tim Bradley,” Rhodes said of Pacquiao’s performance. “So my hat goes off to him, and avenging that loss only makes his legacy greater.”

Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao disagreeing on how Bradley will fight come Saturday?

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (19-0, 9 KO’s) about his time in training camp with Manny Pacquiao prior to his rematch with Tim Bradley.

Lydell Rhodes responds to reports that Manny Pacquiao got the better of him in sparring

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HustleBoss.com speaks with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (19-0, 9 KO’s) about his time sparring Manny Pacquiao to prepare him for his April 12 rematch on HBO pay per view vs. Tim Bradley.

Lydell Rhodes reflects on his best memories from his time in camp with Manny Pacquiao

HustleBoss.com speaks with prospect Lydell Rhodes inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada following his arrival from Los Angeles. Hear what Rhodes had to say about his time in camp with Manny Pacquiao ahead of his rematch with Tim Bradley.

Photos: Behind the scenes at Camp Pacquiao in Los Angeles with undefeated Lydell Rhodes

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Photos from the Wild Card Boxing Club and other spots in Los Angeles as undefeated lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (19-0, 9 KO’s) enjoys his time as a chief sparring for eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Click the thumbnail for direct access to Rhodes running with the team, working out at Griffith Park, posting with Miguel Cotto, and more.

Lydell Rhodes speaks on the learning lessons he received from Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto while at the Wild Card

Lydell Rhodes running with Team Pacquiao in Los Angeles (Photo: Facebook.com)

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By Chris Robinson

For the past six weeks, lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes has been a key figure in the training camp of eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao ahead of his April 12 rematch with Tim Bradley.

Rhodes, originally from Oklahoma and now residing in Las Vegas, first made the trek to General Santos City, Philippines for the initial leg of camp before shifting to Los Angeles, where he has been soaking up the atmosphere while also serving as a chief sparring partner to Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club.

After hitting up famed gym, Rhodes instantly felt at home.

Lydell Rhodes talks sparring with Zab, Pacquiao-Rios, Broner-Maidana, and 2013′s Fighter of the Year

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight propsect Lydell Rhodes (18-0, 9 KO’s) inside of the UFC Gym in Las Vegas, as he discusses his recent sparring with Zab Judah ahead of his Dec. 7 match on Showtime vs. Paulie Malignaggi. Rhodes also opens up on the Manny Paquiao vs. Brandon Rios outcome, the Dec. 14 Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana duel, and who should be 2013′s Fighter of the Year

Zab Judah sparring 10 minute rounds for Malignaggi? Lydell Rhodes opens up

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Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (18-0, 9 KO’s) as he speaks from within the UFC Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hear what Rhodes had to say about his recent sparring sessions with Zab Judah as well as this weekend’s HBO fights featuring Nonito Donaire and Mikey Garcia

Lydell Rhodes (17-0, 9 KO’s) sparring Oktay Takalak (11-0, 4 KO’s) at the Mayweather Boxing Club

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HustleBoss.com brings you more exclusive coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas as lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (17-0, 9 KO’s) puts in some work with French featherweight titlist Oktay Takalak (11-0, 4 KO’s)

Lydell Rhodes discusses his sparring session with Adrien Broner and the Mayweather-Canelo bout

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Lydell Rhodes (17-0, 9 KO’s) as he speaks on his sparring session with Adrien Broner at the doghouse in Las Vegas as well as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez event