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PHOTOS: Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Face off at Final Press Conference

Terence Crawford faces Amir Khan on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

We are inching closer to boxing’s next significant showdown, as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will face off with former world champion Amir Khan on Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York. While Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) is understandably a huge favorite heading into the fight, Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s) does have enough experience, speed, and skills to at least make the ESPN pay per view matchup interesting.

During Wednesday’s final press conference, Crawford revealed that this is far from just an ordinary showcase for him.

Virgil Hunter breaks down Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan days before big showdown

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan face off at their final presser in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments prior to the final Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan press conference inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss caught up with former Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter.

The Oakland, Calif.-based trainer has been with Khan the past four years, dating back to his upset loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2014, and the duo has reeled of five straight victories together.

Virgil Hunter on the parallels between Andre Berto and Manny Pacquiao ahead of his fighter’s bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

Andre Berto with his trainer Virgil Hunter at the final Mayweather vs. Berto press conference in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

During any notable fight week in Las Vegas, you are sure to hear your share of sound bites from various boxing luminaries as the days pass by.

We are just three days removed from Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto clash and while you can’t exactly sense any animosity coming from either side, there has been plenty of verbiage to take in the past few days out here in Las Vegas.

Virgil Hunter reveals the best game plan for facing Floyd Mayweather

Andre Berto has landed his coveted shot at Floyd Mayweather (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, Aug. 4,  it was confirmed that Andre Berto has indeed been selected as Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent for his Sep. 12 pay per view in Las Vegas.

Mayweather announced the news on his Instagram Page and while Berto, who has gone just 3-3 in his last six bouts, may be a heavy underdog, his trainer Virgil Hunter sees no other choice then to go into the bout with full confidence.

Virgil Hunter isn’t taking the Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto talk seriously until the fight is official

Will Andre Berto land a big fight vs. Floyd Mayweather on Sep. 12? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As the boxing world continues to turn, it appears more and more likely that we may be seeing Floyd Mayweather face off with Andre Berto on CBS on Sept. 12.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) is penciled in for another showcase inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the same venue as his last 11 bouts, but it is the possible selection of Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) that has thrown many off.

Can Haymon Boxing bring the sport back to the forefront of boxing?

Robert Guerrero will face off with Keith Thurman on March 7 as part of Haymon Boxing’s first NBC date (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Big news his the boxing world recently as it was revealed the Haymon Boxing will be bringing big-time boxing back to network television as NBC will play host to the first edition of “Premiere Boxing Championsips” on March 7 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the evening’s main event, former welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will meet up with dangerous, hard-punching interim WBA welterweight titlist Keith “One Time” Thurman while the always-brash Adrien Broner faces off with rugged John Molina Jr. in the chief support.

Virgil Hunter on the importance of Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander

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HustleBoss.com speaks with Northern California trainer Virgil Hunter, as he discusses the Dec. 13 Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander clash.

Virgil Hunter and Floyd Mayweather Sr. talk Hopkins vs. Kovalev and show respect to one another

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter and Floyd Mayweather Sr., as they talk Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev and show respect to one another

Virgil Hunter doesn’t want Amir Khan to focus on a fight with Floyd Mayweather

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HustleBoss.com catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter, as he discusses the return of his fighter Alfredo Angulo on the Sept. 13 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II undercard as well as the latest with his fighter Amir Khan.

Virgil Hunter says the Pacquiao vs. Bradley rematch has all the ingredients of a great fight

HustleBoss.com speaks with trainer Virgil Hunter about the Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley rematch, set for April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on HBO pay per view.

Virgil Hunter reacts to Alfredo Angulo’s tough loss to Canelo Alvarez

Post-fight coverage from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada as trainer Virgil Hunter reflects on his fighter Alfredo Angulo’s loss to Canelo Alvarez.

Virgil Hunter predicting a savage fight; feels Canelo and Angulo won’t be the same after March 8

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Trainer Virgil Hunter speaks at the final Canelo-Angulo press conference, as he is predicting a savage fight and feels neither man will be the same after March 8.

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Virgil Hunter says the preparation for Canelo is over; positive about Alfredo Anuglo’s chances

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter, as he discusses the March 8 challenge of his fighter Alfredo Angulo heading into his big showdown vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Virgil Hunter gets deep on his bond with Andre Ward in and out of the ring

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter in Oakland, Calif., as he reflects on his connection and his bond with WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who he considers a son and has known for over 20 years.

Virgil Hunter says Canelo and Angulo have different temperments coming off of their recent setbacks

mqdefault (9)HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with trainer Virgil Hunter about the March 8 match on Showtime pay per view between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and his fighter, Alfredo Angulo. Hunter believes the two men have different mindsets heading off their recent setbacks.

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Virgil Hunter counters Saul Alvarez’s claims that Floyd Mayweather ran from him during their fight

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Reporter Mohamed Ali was on hand in Los Angeles as trainer Virgil Hunter spoke ahead of the March 8 Saul Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo match. In this clip, Hunter reflects back to each man’s loss in their previous contest.

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Virgil Hunter feels that Alfredo Angulo’s power can affect Canelo

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HustleBoss.com’s Mohamed Ali speaks with trainer Virgil Hunter, as he speaks on his fighter Alfredo Angulo’s chances against Saul Alvarez on March 8.

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Virgil Hunter confident in Amir Khan but admits he doesn’t yet have a plan for Floyd Mayweather

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Chris Robinson continues the dialogue with trainer Virgil Hunter, as he breaks down a possible fight  between his fighter, former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, and the sport’s reigning pound for  pound king Floyd Mayweather.

Hunter has full confidence in his fighter but also admits that he doesn’t have a set game plan for  Mayweather at this point.

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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.

Virgil Hunter feels Gennady Golovkin vs. Andre Ward will one day happen if GGG moves up in weight

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter following Andre Ward’s dominant 12-round decision victory over Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday night in Ontario, California. Check out the video to hear what Hunter had to say about the fight as well as the possibility of Ward facing Gennady Golovkin one day if the WBA middleweight champion moves up in weight