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Robert Garcia Reveals Why he’s Pulling for Manny Pacquiao Over Yordenis Ugas [VIDEO]

Robert Garcia speaking in Tulsa, OK (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend in Las Vegas, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will square off with WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas inside of the T-Mobile Arena in a FOX pay per view attraction.

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s) and Ugas (26-4, 12 KO’s) make for an interesting pairing. Pacquiao was set to face off with IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr., but the Filipino icon saw the match fall through after the Dallas native suffered a torn retina and had to withdraw. Ugas was scheduled to fight on the undercard against Fabian Maidana, and was subsequently shifted to the main event.

PHOTOS: Robert Garcia Ready to Introduce the World to Light Heavyweight Prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Marco Contreras, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, and trainer Robert Garcia inside of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

This Saturday night, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., emerging light heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk will put his undefeated record on the line against veteran Tommy Karpency.

Gvozdyk (10-0, 8 KO’s) is a native of the Ukraine and if he is to get by Karpency (26-5-1, 15 KO’s) this weekend, there should be big things in store for him.

Floyd Mayweather spotted ringside in Las Vegas with Mikey and Robert Garcia [VIDEO]

Mikey Garcia, Floyd Mayweather, and Robert Garcia spotted ringside (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, May 13, inside of the Sam’s Town Casino & Gambling Hall, cruiserweight contender Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti secured the biggest victory over his career in out-pointing New Jersey’s Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia over 10 rounds to claim the NABF title.

Sitting ringside during the bout was Tabiti’s promoter Floyd Mayweather. And while it’s not surprising to see the retired pound-for-pound king around the scene and supporting his fighters, it was the two men who were flanking Mayweather who caught our attention.

PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Robert Garcia’s New Gym in Riverside, Calif.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia talking shop in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Ever since relocating to the West Coast in late 2009, Hustle Boss has frequented some of the best boxing hotbeds in Las Vegas and Northern and Southern California, including the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

Decorated trainer Robert Garcia, a former junior lightweight world champion who has since gone on to win multiple ‘Trainer of the Year’ titles, has established himself as one of the faces of the sport in recent years. Garcia held the IBF junior lightweight title briefly in the late 90′s and has spent recent years honing the skills of Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana, Nonito Donaire, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Jesus Cuellar, and countless other prizefighters.

Robert Garcia on whether the boxing world needs to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Shawn Porter

Has Shawn Porter earned the right for a fight with Floyd Mayweather? (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Shawn Porter was Shawn Porter on Saturday night.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., the 27-year old came away with a big victory over Adrien Broner after 12 rough and awkward rounds. Porter simply showed himself to be too determined, conditioned, and poised throughout the match, capturing the verdict on all three scorecards by tallies of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112.

Robert Garcia: Marcos Maidana told me Adrien Broner is stronger and hits harder than Mayweather

Trainer and former world champion Robert Garcia in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

It was about two years ago now that trainer Robert Garcia received word that one of his star fighters, Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, would be a big underdog heading into a matchup with three-division world champion Adrien Broner in San Antonio, Tex.

Maidana would end up having a great camp down in Oxnard, Calif., for that match, ultimately scoring a big upset that led to a pair of fights with Floyd Mayweather. As for Broner, he has since bounced back with 3 decision victories over Carlos Molina, Emmanuel Taylor, and John Molina Jr.

Robert Garcia still holding on to hope that Marcos Maidana lands Manny Pacquiao: ‘I think he has a chance’

Marcos ‘Chino’ Maidana is coming off of a pair of decision losses to Floyd Mayweather yet still remains a big attraction (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

During his latest visit to Las Vegas, trainer Robert Garcia took a few minutes to speak with the media following his fighter Erik Ruiz’s tough loss to Jessie Magdaleno inside of Texas Station Casino.

Garcia is one of the most sought-after trainers in the game and his stable of fighters in his gym down in Oxnard, Calif. is also one of the deepest in the sport.

Robert Garcia doubts that we see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: ‘I just don’t see it happening’

Floyd Mayweather facing off with Marcos Maidana this past September in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

For revered trainer Robert Garcia, he knows all too well the difficulty of preparing for a match with either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, the two men regarded as the best of this generation.

Garcia led Marcos Maidana into battle twice last year vs. Manyweather, as the Argentinean lost decision verdicts to the Grand Rapids native in May and September despite spirited efforts. And in November of 2013, Garcia was in the corner of Brandon Rios in Macau, China as Pacquiao won a whitewash decision against the former lightweight titlist.

Robert Garcia high on Jesus Cuellar following Tamayo knockout; Abner Mares showdown brewing for 2015?

Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar won his ninth in a row last night (Photo: Stephane Trapp – Showtime)


By Chris Robinson

Last night, from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., interim WBA featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinte” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO’s) won his ninth in a row by stopping Mexico’s Ruben Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KO’s) in the fifth round. The bout was part of a four-fight Showtime Extreme telecast.

“I’m happy with my performance tonight,’’ said Cuellar, who is one of the busiest fighters in his division. “My team and I worked very hard in training camp and it showed. I corrected mistakes from my last fight. Sometimes, I get too anxious in there and I come out too strong. I feel that this time I was a little bit more patient.”

Robert Garcia says Rubio’s heart, power, and Mexican style could be the difference vs Golovkin


Robert Garcia says Rubio’s heart, power, and Mexican style could be the difference vs Golovkin

Robert Garcia again clarifies why he talked trash to Mayweather this promotion


HustleBoss.com and other outlets speak with trainer Robert Garcia about his fighter Marcos Maidana’s Sept. 13 rematch with Floyd Mayweather, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Robert Garcia explains why he told Marcos Maidana to fight dirty in the first Mayweather fight

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes, as Robert Garcia explains why he told Marcos Maidana to fight dirty in the first Mayweather fight ahead of their Sept. 13 rematch.

Team Maidana remember Chino’s early days at the RGBA in Oxnard

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HustleBoss.com speaks with Robert Garcia and Marcos Maidana ahead of their Sept. 13 rematch with Floyd Mayweather inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they look back on the Argentinean brawler’s early days inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

Robert Garcia remembers being a fellow champion and potential opponent to Floyd Mayweather

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes at the MGM Grand as Robert Garcia remembers being a fellow champion and potential opponent to Floyd Mayweather back in the late 90′s

Robert Garcia believes Floyd Mayweather was forced into taking his rematch with Marcos Maidana

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes with Robert Garcia and Marcos Maidana ahead of their Sept. 13 rematch with Floyd Mayweather

Robert Garcia admits Diego Chaves wasn’t his first choice for Brandon Rios’ return


HustleBoss.com catches up with trainer Robert Garcia to discuss Brandon Rios’ HBO return vs. Argentinea’s Diego Chaves

Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s beef with Floyd Mayweather and why Brandon Rios had to go back to basics for his return


Former world champion and world class trainer Robert Garcia gets deep on Team Maidana’s grudge with Floyd Mayweather and the importance of Brandon Rios’ HBO return on Aug. 2.

Robert Garcia insists that Marcos Maidana is a different fighter than the guy who lost to Alexander

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HustleBoss.com and other outlets were on hand inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as trainer Robert Garcia and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana spoke ahead of their showdown vs. Floyd Mayweather

Robert Garcia speaks on the challenge his team facing in their match with Floyd Mayweather

HustleBoss.com was on hand as trainer Robert Garcia took the podium and spoke ahead of his fighter Marcos Maidana’s May 3 pay per view match vs. Adrien Broner

Robert Garcia says Marcos Maidana has earned a shot at Floyd Mayweather

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with trainer Robert Garcia in Oxnard, Calif. as the former world champion and Trainer of the Year assesses the possibility of his fighter, WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, meeting Floyd Mayweather on May 3.

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