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Chavez Jr. questions Saul Alvarez’s popularity and speaks on his loss to Mayweather [Newsflash]

According to a report from Elisinio Castillo at BoxingScene.com, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. doesn’t appear to be sold on the popularity of his countryman and rival Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. questions Canelo’s popularity and reveals what he did wrong against Mayweather

Saul Alvarez, right, attempting to rally against Floyd Mayweather during his majority-decision loss last weekend in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Elisinio Castillo at BoxingScene.com, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. doesn’t appear to be sold on the popularity of his countryman and rival Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion, Alvarez is coming off of a one-sided loss at the hands of Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 14. It was recently revealed that the Showtime pay per view event generated an estimated 2.2 million purchases while becoming the highest-grossing event in boxing history, with revenue nearing $150 million.

While many have attributed a large portion of those numbers towards Alvarez’s popularity, Chavez disagrees.

“Canelo never scored big numbers with the events organized by HBO,” stated Chavez. “His highest rating was 1.0 while my fight against Marco Antonio Rubio had an audience of 1.9. Canelo is only popular in Mexico and mostly because of the great support he has from [Televisa].”

Freddie Roach calls Mayweather ‘boring’; admits he has interest in Miguel Cotto facing Canelo

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Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach in Los Angeles right before his open media workout with his latest client, Miguel Cotto. Hear Roach share his thoughts on the Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight, as well as his interest in Cotto facing off with Canelo at some point

Roger Mayweather breaks down a Saul Alvarez-Miguel Cotto matchup and reveals why Canelo has the edge

Miguel Cotto training in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his HBO date with Delvin Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, Puerto Rican star and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto held an open media workout with his trainer Freddie Roach inside of a newly-renovated gym right beneath the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles.

A promotional free agent and one of the biggest attractions in the sport, Cotto is again working with his original promoter Top Rank ahead of his Oct. 5 date against former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez.

Cotto vs. Rodriguez isn’t looked at as the most enticing of matchups on paper, and that’s why much of the talk at the open workout seemed to center around Cotto’s options moving forward.

Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is coming off of a one-sided majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather this past weekend in Las Vegas, yet he still remains one of the biggest names in the sport and could make for an attractive opponent for Cotto next year.

Roger Mayweather reveals why Saul Alvarez beats Miguel Cotto

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Roger Mayweather in Las Vegas, as she speaks on the possibility of a Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight in 2014. Cotto and Alvarez both recently lost bouts to Roger’s nephew Floyd

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Richard Schaefer prefers for Canelo to fight Miguel Cotto or Alfredo Angulo instead of Carlos Molina

Chris Robinson catches up with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, as he reveals why he would prefer for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to bounce back against either Miguel Cotto or Alfredo Angulo in the future as opposed to facing newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina

Richard Schaefer on discovering Canelo, Golden Boy’s banner year, the art of promoting, and more

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Chris Robinson catches up with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, as he discusses several aspects of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez event, eyes the art of promoting, reveals how he became familiar with Canelo, and more

Abel Sanchez on Gennady Golovkin’s bout with Stevens, why Sergio Martinez is looking for a cash out, the word coming from Canelo’s camp, and more

Abel Sanchez working with Gennady Golovkin last year (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinso

At first glance, trainer Abel Sanchez comes across as one of the more respectful and modest guys that you will meet in boxing.

And while the veteran trainer is indeed a reserved person at times, Sanchez has a way of being completely unabashed with his thoughts on many facets of the sport.

Throughout any given year, Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Southern California’s Big Bear Mountain plays host to a bevy of world-class talent. At the moment, Sanchez is just a few days away from reconnecting with his star fighter, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who is set to hit camp shortly in advance of his Nov. 2 bout with Curtis Stevens.

While Stevens wasn’t the ideal opponent in Sanchez’s mind, the trash-talking and hard-hitting Brooklyn native will surely make for an interesting lead up heading into the eighth defense of Golovkin’s title.

During a recent swing through his facility, I was able to catch up with Sanchez and discuss a few storylines in the sport.

Canelo’s strength and power can trouble Mayweather, claims sparring partner Karl Dargan

Chris Robinson catches up with lightweight prospect Karl Dargan (13-0, 7 KO’s) in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks on what it has been like working with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in training camp as he prepares to face Floyd Mayweather

Urbano Antillon on Canelo’s possible weight issues, Tim Bradley sparring Matthysse, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with former world title challenger Urbano Antillon inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks on the possibility of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez having weight issues heading into his match with Floyd Mayweather while also looking at Tim Bradley sparring with Lucas Matthysse, as the two men will be working together down in Indio

Former Canelo sparring partner feels that Floyd Mayweather may score a late TKO [Flashback footage]

Flashback footage from over three years ago during Saul Alvarez’s sparring session with Juan Heraldez. Hear what Juan had to say about Alvarez’s upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather on Sep. 14

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The Mayweather-Canelo Bus invades the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Check out the video for a sneak peak at the Floyd Mayweather-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez bus just outside of the Mayweather Boxing Club
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Abner Mares expects Rios to give Pacquiao ‘hell’; talks Mayweather-Canelo, Bradley-Marquez

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. as he speaks on upcoming fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Nate Jones feels the Oscar De La Hoya who fought Mayweather would beat Saul Alvarez

Chris Robinson catches up with former heavyweight contender and Team Mayweather member Nate Jones, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather’s first day of training for Saul Alvarez while giving his bold prediction on the fight

Jeff Mayweather reponds to Canelo’s comments on sparring for Floyd, catch-weight, Austin Trout, more

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former contender Jeff Mayweather, as he speaks futher on his nephew Floyd’s upcoming clash with Saul Alvarez on September 14. Hear Jeff reply to Canelo’s comments on finding the right sparring for Floyd, the catch weight proposal, and the difference between Mayweather and Canelo’s last opponent Austin Trout

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Naazim Richardson feels the Floyd Mayweather fight will tell us whether or not Saul Alvarez is special

Naazim Richardson, far right, working with Demetrius Hopkins ahead of his match with Jermell Charlo later tonight (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

There always seems to be something special about having a conversation with North Philadelphia-based trainer Naazim Richardson.

Regarded as somewhat of an intellectual Zen master by those close to the sport, Richardson is in Carson, California this weekend, as he will be leading underdog Demetrius Hopkins into battle against hot prospect Jermell Charlo as part of a Showtime-televised tripleheader from the Home Depot Center.

Throughout the week, Richardson has been fielding questions from the media about different aspects of the fight game.

Always interested in Naazim’s breakdown of a meaningful, upcoming fight, I asked him for his thoughts on the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez showdown on September 14 in Las Vegas.

Saul Alvarez is taking on Floyd Mayweather far too soon, claims trainer Rodney Crisler

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Rodney Crisler inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he gives his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s September 14th clash at the MGM Grand with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Al Mitchell talks Mayweather-Canelo; reflects on Tim Bradley, Vernon Forrest, David Reid, and more

Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainerr Al Mitchell, as he speaks on a variety of subjects, including Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming September 14th bout with Saul Alvarez, as well as reflecting back on training the likes of former champions David Reid, Vernon Forrest, Jermain Taylor, as well as Tim Bradley and several others

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‘Weight don’t win fights, skills do’ – Roger Mayweather talks Floyd vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather, as he speaks on his nephew Floyd Mayweather’s recent victory over Robert Guerrero. Roger also eyes a potential clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Sr. insists a fight between his son and Saul Alvarez is only taking place at 147 pounds

Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinson

According to a BoxingScene.com report from Miguel Rivera over the weekend, there appears to be a weight issue that must be worked out before a super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez can come to fruition.

The WBC and WBA champion at the junior middleweight limit of 154 pounds, Alvarez is coming off of a hard-fought unanimous decision over Austin Trout on April 20th in San Antonio, Texas.

Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO’s) is also coming off of a decision victory, having outclassed Robert Guerrero on May 4th to defend his WBC welterweight title.

Alvarez’s manager Jose “Chepo” Reynoso claims that Mayweather is insisting that Alvarez come down in weight from 154 pounds if the fight were to happen, this despite Floyd also holding a WBA title of his own in the junior middleweight division.