Bernard Hopkins, right, with Canelo Alvarez in Houston, Texas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)
By Chris Robinson
On Thursday afternoon, in Houston, Texas, the final press conference ahead of this weekend’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. James Kirkland showdown, set for Saturday night on HBO, took place.
Our guy Sergio Venegas was on hand as the fighters, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, living legend and former two-division champion Bernard Hopkins, 50 Cent, and others addressed the media.
Reporter Sergio Venegas goes behind the scenes with WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO’s) in San Antonio following his gritty battle with Puerto Rico’s Cesar Seda, who he defeated on Showtime’s airwaves inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio on Showtime
Reporter Sergio Venegas goes behind the scenes in Hidalgo, Tex. during veteran junior middleweight contender Robert ‘La Amenaza’ Garcia’s recent victory over Larry Smith. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage as Garcia pushes closer towards a hopeful title shot
Roberto Garcia and his team following his victory this past weekend in Hidalgo, Tex.
Text by Chris Robinson / Photos by Sergio Venegas (www.HustleBoss.com)
Exclusive photos from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Tex. as junior middleweight veteran contender Roberto ‘Amenaza’ Garcia wins a six-round unanimous decision over Larry Smith.
With the victory, Garcia improves his record to 33-3 with 22 knockouts, with hopes of a return date sometime in January.
Garcia is known in some boxing circles for having sparred with a bevy of world class fighters, including the likes of Shane Mosley, James Kirkland, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, Alfredo Angulo, Peter Quillin, Gennady Golovkin, and several others, but in 2014 he will be looking for a serious push towards a title of his own.