Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in early July, 2013, as former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios begins his early training for his November clash with eight-division world champ Manny Pacquiao, set to to take place on HBO pay per view in Macau, China
Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with lightweight prospect Erick De Leon (4-0, 1 KO) from Detroit prior to his unanimous decision victory over Alejando Ochoa inside of the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with junior welterweight prospect Herbert Acevedo (9-1, 5 KO’s) before and after his six-round decision over Rynell Griffin at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California. Watch the video for exclusive coverage of Acevedo and his trainer and former world champion Robert Garcia
Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Henry Ramirez, as he speaks on his fighter Josesito Lopez and his June 8th scrap with Marcos Maidana, while reflecting on his respect for the Garcia family, while talking Mayweather vs. Canelo on September 14th…
Brandon Rios in Las Vegas with trainer Robert Garcia in late March prior to his rematch with Mike Alvarado (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
Throughout his eight-year career, former lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has displayed intangibles that have helped to make him one of the hottest names in the sport of boxing.
A rock-solid chin, debilitating body attack, and relentless pressure have typified Rios’ style inside of the ring, and also played a big role in why he was able to land the biggest fight of his career despite coming off of his first professional defeat.
Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) was bested over twelve rounds on March 30th, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, in a rematch with Denver’s Mike Alvarado, who he had stopped in seven exhilarating rounds just five months prior.
Despite the setback, Rios gave a solid account of himself and never stopped pressing the issue.
After some down time where he soaked in the disappointment of that night, Rios’ spirits are now revived as he is lined up for a November 24th clash with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
By Chris Robinson
HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mizuya Lounge inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the final press conference for this Saturday night’s Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II event.
The HBO-televised clash will serve up a second hosting of one of last year’s biggest fights. Continue on to the photo gallery below for an all-access look.
All Photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)
The Tecate Girls
Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia (far right) with Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia
RingTV.com’s Mark Ortega interviewing Mike Alvarado
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado
HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios (31-0, 23 KO’s) inside of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas ahead of his anticipated rematch with Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s). Rios faces off with Alvarado inside of the Mandalay Bay in an HBO-televised attraction this Saturday night, March 30th.
All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)
Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in Southgate, California in late February , 2013. Rios takes a moment to recall his intense sparring session with WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse a few years back in Oxnard, California…
Marcos Maidana training in Oxnard, California (Photo – Chris Robinson / www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
The next opponent for former WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana appears to be set, as an intriguing match with Riverside’s Josesito Lopez looks to be a go for June 8th in Carson, California at the Home Depot Center.
During a recent swing through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, I caught up with Maidana on the eve of a light training session and he spoke on the danger of his next assignment.
“Difficult opponent,” Maidana said with respect of Lopez. “Throws a lot of punches, but I am training to come out as a winner.”
Recently-crowned WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia in Southgate, California last month (Photo credit: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)
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.
Chris Robinson catches up with former WBO featherweight champion Steven Luevano, as he reflects on his time training with 2011 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California…