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Pacquiao-Rios bonus footage: Brandon Rios nearing his peak in training camp in Oxnard

HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes in Oxnard, Calif. as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) puts in work at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy ahead of his Nov. 23 meeting with Manny Pacquiao. Check out the footage of Rios putting in work

Brandon Rios reveals why Mikey Garcia knocks out Yuriorkis Gamboa

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Chris Robinson catches up with former world champion Brandon Rios inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy shortly before leaving for Macau, China for the Nov. 23 HBO pay per view clash against Manny Pacquiao. In this video, Rios reveals why his stable mate Mikey Garcia would knock out Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Steve Forbes says that Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana will come down to a war of wills

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Chris Robinson catches up with former IBF junior lightweight champion Steve Forbes inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California. Forbes has been sparring with Argentina’s Marcos Maidana ahead of his Dec. 14 match with WBA welterweight champ Adrien Broner and Forbes gives us his thoughts on the fight

Marcos Maidana admits that he thought Lucas Matthysse would beat Danny Garcia easily

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Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana in Oxnard, California, following one of his workouts for his Dec. 14 clash against Adrien Broner. In this clip, Maidana speaks on his bond with his countryman Lucas Matthysse and reflects on his recent loss to Danny Garcia

Brandon Rios believes that his pressure will negate Manny Pacquiao’s speed

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Chris Robinson catches up with former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in Oxnard, Calif. during his final day of training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy before leaving to Macau, China for his Nov. 23 clash on HBO pay per view with Manny Pacquiao

Alex Ariza feels that Robert Garcia’s Oxnard camp is the best one he’s been a part of

Alex Ariza working with Brandon Rios in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinosn – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

The night of Saturday, Nov. 9 was another showcase for the rising talents of Riverside, Calif. resident Mikey Garcia.

Facing off with former titlist Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez inside of the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Tex., Garcia was dropped by the Puerto Rican in the second round but rose as if nothing had happened.

Garcia then turned the tide of the fight in the following rounds before dominating and eventually finishing off Martinez in the eighth with a powerful left to the body.

There were some key changes for the newly-crowned WBO junior lightweight titlist for this particular camp, as Garcia benefitted from several weeks working with strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Mikey Garcia sparring Saul Rodriguez to get ready for ‘Rocky’ Martinez [Flashback footage]

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Flashback footage courtesy of HustleBoss.com as newly-crowned WBO junior lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) puts in some rounds with upcoming prospect Saul Rodriguez (10-0-1, 7 KO’s) in advance of his clash this past Saturday agaisnt Puerto Rico’s Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez on HBO

Robert Garcia says brother Mikey will rise like Pacquiao and win titles in 4 or 5 weight classes

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Chris Robinson catches up with former world champion and Two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Calif. just before he was set to leave to Corpus Christi, Tex. for his brother Mikey Garcia’s title-winning victory vs. WBO junior lightweight champion Roman Martinez. Hear what Robert had to say about Mikey’s future

Robert Garcia sees holes in Adrien Broner’s defense: ‘There’s no doubt Maidana’s going to hit him’

Chris Robinson catches up with Two-Time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Calif., as he speaks further on the Dec. 14 clash between his fighter and former champion Marcos Maidana and WBA welterweight champ Adrien Broner

Brandon Rios gets bold, hints that people in China don’t like Manny Pacquiao

Brandon Rios inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s hard to believe that the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight was officially announced in early May, over six months ago from today.

It’s been a long and winding camp for Rios, who kicked off a light version of his training regimen in early July before turning up the heat come August.

Recent weeks inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy have seen Rios go out all in sparring as the intensity continued to build, with much of the hard work now in his rearview.

The Kansas-born brawler and his team, led by trainer Robert Garcia, will be leaving America for Macau this Tuesday and for Rios, the trip can’t come soon enough.

Marcos Maidana on Broner’s training clip, his sparring with Steve Forbes, and finding a way to win

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Chris Robinson catches up with former junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidan in Oxnard, Calif. following another day of training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy ahead of his Showtime clash with Adrien Broner on Dec. 14. In this clip, hear what Maidana had to say about the fight, Broner’s recent training footage, his sparring with Steve Forbes, and much more

Brandon Rios says people in China don’t like Manny Pacquiao

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Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight champion Brandon Rios in Oxnard, Calif. as he gets ready for another day of training ahead of his Nov. 23 duel with Manny Pacquiao. Check out the video for Rios’ thoughts on getting ready to leave to China for the fight, his bond with trainer Robert Garcia, and why some people in China don’t like Pacquiao

Fighters from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard not feeling a Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan matchup

IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich taking a break from training in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson - www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

While there is still some definite uncertainty in the air, there seems to a be a strong possibility that British star Amir Khan could land a huge pay per view showdown with Floyd Mayweather sometime next year.

While Mayweather is coming off of another sterling performance in taming Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez over twelve rounds on Sept. 14, Khan has struggled in recent contests.

Stopped by Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia in July of last year, Khan won a stoppage victory over Carlos Molina months later and was dropped and later dazed during his unanimous decision victory over Julio Diaz this past April.

Khan wasn’t overly-impressive in either of his last two fights, leading some to question why he is even being considered as an option for the 36-year old Mayweather at this point.

During a recent swing through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif., I gathered some opinions on the potential fight amidst the workouts of some talented pugs.

Robert Garcia believes that Vic Darchinyan’s hatred for Nonito Donaire makes him dangerous

Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan facing off in Corpus Christi, Tex. (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, Two-time trainer of the Year Robert Garcia spent his last day inside of his personal gym before his latest trek, as he will be soon be departing towards Corpus Christi, Tex. for his involvement in this weekend’s HBO triple header inside of the American Bank Center.

Two of Garcia’s fighters will be in action on Saturday night, as his younger brother Mikey moves up to challenge WBO junior lightweight champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez while Fil-Am star Nonito Donaire meets Vic Darchinyan in a rematch at 126 pounds.

In July of 2007, Donaire pulled off one of the year’s biggest upsets when he crushed Darchinyan with a whistling counter left hook that had the Armenian dazed and on wobbly legs after attempting to rise from a knockdown.

Over six years later and fate has led the two men back to one another. And despite the 37-year old Darchinyan having lost four fights since his first encounter with Donaire, Garcia is adamant that he is still very dangerous for one particular reason.

Robert Garcia on the danger of Darchinyan, Donaire vs. Saldio, and the benefits of sparring

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Chris Robinson catches up with former world champion and Two-time Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia inside of his gym in Oxnard, CA, as he speaks on the return of former multi-division champion Nonito Donaire, who faces off with Vic Darchinyan on HBO on Saturday.

Evgeny Gradovich continues to grind for the Billy Dib rematch; more hard work at the RGBA

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All-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California as IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich, also known as the ‘Mexican Russian’, continues to grind for his Nov. 23 rematch with Billy Dib in Macau, China.

Fighters at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy not feeling Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan

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HustleBoss.com swings through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. and catches up with a bevy of talented and upcoming propsects, including Saul Rodriguez, Herbert Acevedo, Erick De Leon, Edwin Solis, Eddie Alicea, and others as they weigh in on the rumors of a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan in 2014

Marcos Maidana talks Pacquiao vs. Rios: ‘Manny has the experience but Brandon has the youth’

Marcos Maidana training in Oxnard, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

As we officially enter the month of November, the buzz continues to build for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios pay per view showdown later this month.

In a little over three weeks from now, Pacquiao will lock horns with Rios inside of the Venetian Resort in Macau, China in a fight that promises to deliver its share of excitement.

Rios has been preparing for the contest inside of his trainer Robert Garcia’s personal facility in Oxnard, Calif. and the spirits in camp are extremely high.

On most given days during the week, former world champion Marcos Maidana will work out inside of the gym a few hours before Rios, sometimes sticking around to check out his stable mate’s work.

Marcos Maidana continues the hard work for Adrien Broner

More all-access coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as former world champion Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) continues to put in the hard work for his Dec. 14 bout against Adrien Broner

Nonito Donaire sharpening his mitt skills with his father Nonito Sr. as Darchinyan rematch looms

More coverage from the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Calif. as former multi-division world champion Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO’s) hits the mitts with his father Nonito Sr. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Donaire faces off with the always-tough Vic Darchinyan in an HBO-televised rematch on Nov. 9