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Virgil Hunter on Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin, Floyd Mayweather, and the pound for pound race

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter in Ontario, California, as he speaks on his fighter, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, and his bout vs. Edwin Rodriguez, as well as thoughts on Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin, and how the critics decide the pound for pound list

Andre Ward sharp mitt work with Virgil Hunter days away from Edwin Rodriguez clash

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All-access coverage from Ontario, Calif. as WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) puts in work with trainer Virgil Hunter ahead of his HBO return against Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday night

Trainer Virgil Hunter speaks on the suspicious activity he saw taking place from ringside during the Chavez-Vera bout

Trainer Virgil Hunter speaking following the Chavez Jr.-Vera bout on HBO (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

It was hard not to feel bad for Brian Vera on Saturday night.

Facing off with a much bigger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on HBO’s airwaves inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Vera fought as spirited of a battle as can be expected over the course of ten hard-fought rounds.

When the fight had finished, scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all favored Chavez, who improved his record to 47-1-1 with 32 knockouts while Vera fell to 23-7 with 14 knockouts.

For many of the 5,206 partisans in attendance, however, Vera did more than enough to warrant the victory due to his sheer activity and ability to outland Chavez in several crucial moments of the fight.

Sharing his thoughts on Vera’s performance, trainer Virgil Hunter seemed at a loss.

Virgil Hunter says he saw suspicious activities taking place ringside during the Chavez-Vera fight

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this video, trainer Virgil shows sympathy to Vera and reveals that he saw some suspicious activity taking place from ringside

Virgil Hunter says that the buzz of Mayweather-Canelo proves that boxing isn’t dead

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Virgil Hunter in Las Vegas, as he speaks on tonight’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez event

Virgil Hunter has no preference on whether he’d like Amir Khan to rematch Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson next

Virgil Hunter, left, and Amir Khan in Los Angeles this past December (Photo: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, inside of the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson made a stirring return to the ring in halting a game but outgunned Kendall Holt inside of eight rounds.

Peterson was sidelined all of last year due to failing a pre-fight drug test ahead of his scheduled rematch this past May with Amir Khan, who he had upset in December of 2011.

After Khan saw his opportunity for revenge against Peterson go up in flames, he then turned his attention to a July encounter with Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia. In a shocker, Garcia would drop Khan three times on his way towards a 4th round TKO.