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Mikey Garcia ripped and ready for battle vs. Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez [Offical Weigh-in]

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Updates from Corpus Christi, Tex. as WBO junor lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez and former featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia make weight ahead of their HBO-televised rematch on Saturday night

Weights from Corpus Christi: Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez 129.75; Mikey Garcia 128.75

WBO junior lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez and Mikey Garcia facing off 

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All photos courtesy of Chris Farina (Top Rank) / Article by Chris Robinson

Moments ago, in Corpus Christi, Tex., two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KO’s) and challenger and former champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) both made weight ahead of their HBO-televised clash.

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Mikey Garcia talks Bradley vs. Marquez and whether Top Rank is pushing Lomachenko too soon

Chris Robinson catches up with former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s), as he speaks on Tim Bradley’s big victory over Juan Manuel Marquez while sharing his thoughts as to whether or not Top Rank is pushing two-time gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko too soon

Mikey Garcia hitting the mitts with brother Robert and father Eduardo for Nov. 9 clash with Martinez

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More all-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA as former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) puts in work ahead of his Nov. 9 HBO date against Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez by hitting the mitts with his brother Robert and father Eduardo

Mikey Garcia feels that Miguel Cotto still has a lot left in his tank

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Chris Robinson catches up with former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy as he shares his thoughts on the return of Miguel Cotto this weekend on HBO and what his future could hold

Mikey Garcia talks Chavez-Vera, the changes with Alex Ariza, facing Rocky Maritnez, more

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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 and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia speaks on the fight, as well as sharing his thoughts on training camp for his Nov. 9 match vs. Rocky Martinez…

Mikey Garcia says Rocky Martinez could be his toughest fight yet

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Chris Robinson of HustleBoss.com catches up with former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) in Oxnard, CA, as he speaks on his Nov. 9 date against Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez as well as his work with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza

Mikey Garcia discusses what it’s been like working with Alex Ariza in camp

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All-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA, as former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) speaks on what it’s been like working with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza ahead of his Nov. 9 showdown on HBO vs. Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez

Mikey Garcia deep in training in Oxnard for Nov. 9 HBO clash against Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez

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All-access coverage from Robert Garcia’s personal facility in Oxnard, Calif. as his younger brother and former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia prepares for his Nov. 9 HBO date against WBO junior light weight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez

PHOTOS: Mikey Garcia drops Juan Manuel Lopez twice, halts him in under four rounds

Mikey Garcia was victorious over Juan Manuel Lopez on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas (All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda and Chris Farina/Top Rank)

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On Saturday night, former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) produced another impressive performance in dispatching former two-division titlist Juan Manuel Lopez (33-3, 30 KO’s) inside of four rounds at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Garcia, despite losing his title on the scales one day prior for coming in two pounds over the featherweight limit, was sharp throughout the contest. A crisp right hand dropped Lopez in the second and a sweeping left hook finished him off two rounds later.

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There is confusion as to whether Garcia will move up to 130 pounds or if he will try to squeeze himself down to 126 pounds yet again, as he suggested to HBO’s Max Kellerman during their post-fight discussion.

Photos: Mikey Garcia and Juan Manuel Lopez host public workouts ahead of their HBO clash on Saturday

Images from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, June 11th, as WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) and former two-division champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) host an outdoor public workout ahead of their HBO clash this Saturday night.

Garcia vs. Lopez will be an HBO “Boxing After Dark” attraction, promoted by Top Rank in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate.

All photos courtesy of Stacey Verbeek (Maple Avenue Boxing )

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Mikey Garcia expresses interest in a clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux and speaks on why things may have gone wrong for Nonito Donaire

Guillermo Rigondeaux got the best of Nonito Donaire on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from Radio City Music Hall in New York, two-time Cuban gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux captured his biggest victory as a professional with a commanding unanimous decision victory over Nonito Donaire in a junior featherweight unification bout.

Showing deft movement, superior angles, and sharp punching throughout the contest, Rigondeaux proved himself to be the superior fighter as he added the WBO bauble alongside his WBA belt following the announcement of scorecards in his favor reading 116-111, 115-112, and 114-113.

One curious spectator taking in the action was reigning WBO featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia, whose older brother Robert assists Donaire in training.

Mikey Garcia expresses interest in bouts with Yuriorkis Gamboa and Juan Manuel Lopez while giving Donaire the edge over Rigondeaux

Recently-crowned WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia in Southgate, California last month (Photo credit: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)

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Still less than two months removed from the biggest victory of his career and WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia already seems to be eager for another big fight.

On January 19th in New York, Garcia was scintillating as he dropped then champion Orlando Salido four times on his way towards a technical decision victory after eight heats. The fight went to the scorecards early, as a ringside physician deemed that a broken nose from Garcia courtesy of an accidental head butt from Salido left him in no shape to continue.

I caught up with Garcia recently to discuss some action taking place near his weight class, including his thoughts on matches with Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa in particular.

Mikey Garcia speaks on the Orlando Salido victory, facing Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Donaire-Rigondeaux

Chris Robinson catches up with undefeated WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, as he speaks on his title-winning victory over Orlando Salido, his desire to face former champ Yuriorkis Gamboa, and his thoughts on Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux…

Photos: Behind the scenes with Brandon Rios, Mikey and Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Israel Vazquez, and others in Southgate, California

By Chris Robinson

On Sunday, Feb. 24, former lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios hosted fans for a personal “meet and greet” at the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Southgate, California for a Momentum 4 Life charity event

Notables in the building included former champions Steven Luevano and Israel Vazquez, WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, Two-time trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, and former WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West.

Rios faces Mike Alvarado on March 31st inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in a rematch to one of 2012’s best action fights that saw Brandon emerge with a 7th round TKO.

Photo credits: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com

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Glen Tapia speaks on breaking down Ayi Bruce, the victories of Mikey Garcia and Golovkin, plus Manny Pacquiao’s future

By Chris Robinson

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On Saturday, January 19th in New York inside of Madison Square Garden, two of boxing’s rising stars moved forward with contrastingly different victories.

In the HBO tripleheader’s main event, unbeaten contender Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) moved into championship status after dropping the rugged Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KO’s) four times on his way towards an eight-round technical decision that saw him lift the WBO featherweight championship.

Vince Parra breaks down Mikey Garcia vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa; talk Gennady Golovkin, Mercito Gesta

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Vince Parra, who speaks onMikey Garcia’s victory over former WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido while breaking down a match with Yuriorkis Gamboa. Parra also weighs in on WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s scrap with Gabriel Rosado and gives updates on his fighter Mercito Gesta following his disappointing loss to Miguel Vazquez