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PHOTOS: Manny Pacquaio Hosts Media Day in Los Angeles Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach getting to work in Los Angeles (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

Manny Pacquiao Workout

By Chris Robinson

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and former four-division world champion Adrien Broner both hosted separate media workouts on Wednesday in Los Angeles, CA. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) will meet Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO’s) on Jan. 19 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME pay per view.

For Pacquiao, now 40 years old and the holder of one of the WBA welterweight titles, a fight with Broner is something he doesn’t take lightly.

Pacquiao: In Case You Forgot

Manny Pacquiao During His Media Day Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight (Photo: Chris Farina)

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by: “dSource” – Dennis Guillermo / Twitter @dRealSource

Like a blur, a flurry of five, six, eight-punch combinations. Most have been given fair warning, and blokes like Ricky Hatton even swore he had studied and knew what was coming. “Right hook, roll under,” The Hitman waxed philosophical. Fighters like him should be scaring the shit out of you. Most meteors like the one tattooed on his left forearm will when it connects. But then he flashes his smile and swindles you with his humility. Just enough to make you think he can’t be that vicious in the ring.

Until boom!

Millions of pupils dilate with fatal anticipation. Another legendary boxer’s ass kisses the canvas. Barrera, Morales, Mosley, Bradley, Cotto, and yes Hatton too. Not sure what happened to what he studied regarding that right hook and roll under, but he ate a left cross and graduated in round 2. Last names of first ballot Hall of Famers and some of the greatest pugilists in history. Victims. Or as Shaq likes to call em, “barbecue chicken.”

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Dillian Whyte Blasts Dereck Chisora in the 11th; Where Does he go Next?

Dillian Whyte scored an emphatic knockout over Dereck Chisora on Saturday in London (Photo: Dave Thompson – Matchroom)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the O2 Arena in London, heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte scored a brutal 11th round knockout over rugged Dereck Chisora in a rematch of their 2016 thriller. A highlight reel left hook from Whyte ended what was a competitive matchup beforehand, and left Chisora floored and all but out.

Whyte (25-1, 18 KO’s) was ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO heading into the matchup, and now looks to have an inside track towards a rematch with IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua. Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) was deducted two points in the contest, one for a low blow in the eighth and later for an elbow in the 11th, yet was ahead on two scorecards (95-94) at the time of the stoppage.

PHOTOS: Adrien Broner Grinds Hard For Jan. 19 Manny Pacquiao Clash

Adrien Broner Grinding Hard for Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Robby Illanes – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Jan. 19, four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO’s) will face off with eight-division titlist and current WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. On Tuesday afternoon, Broner hosted an open media workout inside of the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami, FL in advance of the big showdown.

Broner is surely being doubted by many ahead of the SHOWTIME pay per view collision with Pacquiao, and understands what it means to his career.

VIDEOS: Deontay Wilder Opens Up Following 12-Round Split-Draw With Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder Speaking at The Post-Fight Press Conference Following His Bout With Tyson Fury (Photo: Miguel Barragan)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is still buzzing about the excellent heavyweight title fight that went down over the weekend, as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury fought to a 12-round, split-draw inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Following the final bell, scorecards reading 115-111 Wilder, 114-110 Fury, and 113-113 produced a draw for both men.

At the post-fight press conference, Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) was reflective as he spoke on what he learned after 12 rounds with Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO’s). Wilder addressed his performance in the contest, gave his view on the scoring, revealed what he could have done differently, and also set his eyes towards a possible rematch.

Abner Mares on Leo Santa Cruz Rematch: ‘I’m Locked in And Ready to Put On a Great Show For The Fans of Los Angeles’

Abner Mares (Photo:  Mares Enterprises/Eder Mercado)

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By Chris Robinson

Four-time world champion Abner Mares is inching closer to his June 9 rematch with three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, who he meets inside of the Staples Center in a fight that will be aired by SHOWTIME. On Thursday afternoon, Mares could be found inside of Dodgers Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of Viva Los Dodgers. 

Mares (31-2-1, 15 KO’s) appreciates being around the public so close to his fight date, which he insists he will be ready for. Santa Cruz defeated Mares via majority decision in August of 2015 in a fast-paced fight and the rematch is something Mares has always wanted.

Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney Continues to Move Career Forward After TKO Over Mason Menard

Devin Haney defeated Mason Menard on May 11 (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

It was hard for me to not take serious notice when young Devin Haney made his professional debut in December of 2015. A top amateur fighting out of Las Vegas in 2010, I recall being introduced to Haney by Zab Judah inside of the then-H.I.T. Factory Gym. Judah, the former two-division world champion from Brooklyn, insisted that I interview Haney that summer day.

Haney was just 10 years old at the time, but you just got the sense that he was working with something special, even back then. Haney’s demeanor was very low key and he always seemed to be doing more talking inside of the ring than out. It was refreshing to see someone so young and talented yet still grounded.

Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina speaks following his emotional upset over J’Leon Love

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HustleBoss.com goes behind the scenes with Sonora, Mexico’s Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina speaks following his emotional upset over J’Leon Love on Showtime.

Richard Schaefer breaks down Mayweather vs. Khan and jabs Pacquiao over his pay per view sales

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson and RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield speak with Golden Boy Promotions  CEO Richard Schaefer about a possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan fight as well taking a shot at  Manny Pacquiao over his low pay per view sales against Brandon Rios

Continue on to the video for Schaefer’s explanation as to why the fight is intriguing to him and much  more.

Virgil Hunter says Alfredo Angulo gave Lara the worst whipping of his life; ready for Canelo in 2014

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter, as he shares his thoughts on the circulating buzz that his fighter, junior middleweight contender Alfredo ‘Perro’ Angulo, could be next in line for former WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Hear what Hunter had to say about Angulo’s recent effort against Erislandy Lara, Canelo’s tough loss to Floyd Mayweather, and more.

Marcos Maidana showed Adrien Broner who was the boss on Saturday night, claims Brian Kenny

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Chris Robinson catches up with Showtime analyst Brian Kenny, as he speaks on Adrien Broner’s tough loss to Marcos Maidana. Hear what Kenny had to say about the crazy fight and what the future may hold for both fighters

Leo Santa Cruz eyes the future after unanimous decision victory over Cesar Seda in San Antonio

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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

Should Adrien Broner cut his partying ways and move back to 135? [Post fight talk with Doug Fischer]

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Chris Robinson catches up with RingTV.com’s Doug Fischer following Marcos Maidana’s thrilling victory over Adrien Broner inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex. Hear what Fischer had to say about the fight and what Broner may need to change up moving forward

Danny Garcia and Paulie Malignaggi discuss a possible showdown in Brooklyn between each other

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More all-access coverage from San Antonio, Texas as WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and former two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi discuss a possible fight against one another for Brooklyn and also speak further on Adrien Broner’s upset loss to Maidana

Floyd Mayweather tabs Canelo Alvarez to bounce back strong and eventually win a title at 160 pounds

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More from Chris Robinson’s recent sit-down conversation with Floyd Mayweather, as the five-division champion speaks on the future of his last opponent he defeated soundly, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, and what could be in store for the Mexican star

Austin Trout talks Mayweather vs. Maidana, his loss to Erislandy Lara, and rematching Canelo

Mohamed Ali catches up with former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin ‘No Doubt’ Trout at the 9th annual Watson brother charity game. Hear what Trout had to say about Marcos Maidana’s big win over Adrien Broner, Maidana vs. Floyd Mayweather, his recent setback vs. Erislandy Lara, wanting rematches with Lara and Saul Alvarez, and more

Danny Garcia reveals what he was telling Adrien Broner from ringside during the Maidana fight

Reporter Mohamed Ali catches up with WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) as he shares more of his thoughts on being ringside during Adrien Broner’s wild loss to Marcos Maidana. Garcia also speaks on a possible fight against Paulie Malignaggi in the future. Check out the video for more

Kenny Porter calls for a Marcos Maidana fight for Shawn Porter and hopes Floyd takes notice

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Trainer Kenny Porter gives his thoughts on Marcos Maidana’s thrilling victory over Adrien Broner and reveals that he would like his son Shawn, who just won the IBF welterweight title, to take on that fight

Keith Thurman calls out Marcos Maidana: ‘Remember a year ago you ducked me baby!’

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Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with interim WBA welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman following his 9th round TKO over Jesus Soto Karass. Hear what Thurman had to say about the Marcos Maidana vs. Adrien Broner fight and his wishes at facing Marcos again after his big victory

Danny Garcia reacts to Marcos Maidana’s upset over Adrien Broner: ‘It’s part of the game’

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Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia speaks to the media following the wild fight that saw Marcos Maidana drop and upset Adrien Broner inside of the Alamdome in San Antonio, Texas. Hear what the champ from Philadelphia had to say about the fight in this exclusive clip