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PHOTOS: David Benavidez Dominates and Stops Demetrius Andrade After Six Rounds

David Benavidez dominated Demetrius Andrade on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott / SHOWTIME)

On Saturday night, November 25, David “El Monstruo” Benavídez once again showed his full arsenal, as he dominated former two-division champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, scoring a stoppage after the sixth round of their SHOWTIME pay-per-view main event from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Benavídez (28-0, 24 KOs) was in rare form, despite a valiant and gutsy effort from Andrade (32-1, 19 KOs), who boxed well and held his own early on. Benavidez dropped Andrade with a looping punch just seconds before the end of the fourth round, and you could sense that the fight had completely shifted.

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Abdullah Mason Continues to Shine As One of Boxing’s Top Prospects Following Knockout of Jose Cardenas [PHOTOS]

By Chris Robinson

19-year old Abdullah Mason continues to stand out as one of the top prospects in all of boxing.

On Thursday evening, Mason improved to 11-0 (9 KO’s) with a blistering second round knockout over José Cardenas.

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Betting tips for the WBA Heavyweight Super Championship 28th October

Anthony Joshua faces off with Carlos Takam on October 28 (Photo: Instagram)


This year’s WBA Heavyweight Super Champion will be decided with a fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam, which is due to take place in Cardiff on the 28th of October. The venue for this major event on the boxing calendar will be the Principality Stadium – the Welsh national stadium – and millions are set to watch either via pay-per-view or live at the venue. This match is only one of several on the card for the night, but it is clearly the main event, so who is likely to emerge victorious at the end of the fight?

This fight was originally supposed to have been between Joshua and Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, only for the latter to drop out of it due to an injury. Obviously this is a disappointment for fans, but the title fight will still be going ahead, with Carlos Takam taking the place of Pulev. Takam hails from Cameroon and has a decent career record of 35 wins from 39 fights – with 27 of those coming via KO. Despite this he is a rather unlikely choice to replace Pulev and face off against Joshua, who won the IBF title last year and added the WBA one to it by beating Wladimir Klitschko during the spring of this year.
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Four Tips to Preparing For a Boxing Match


Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This is the mantra of many people including boxers. As a combat sport, boxing requires strenuous preparations before going to a fight. In world boxing championships, training and preparation stretch up to a year, but this may not be the case for amateur boxers. Still, ample preparations remain a crucial element in order to fight well and get a chance at victory. Boxers undergo various physical, mental and emotional preparations before a fight, apart from the usual boxing training. Baltimore boxing trainees similarly undergo extensive preparations to make sure they put up a good fight when their time comes to compete.
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Massive photo gallery: Chris Avalos edges Drian Francisco; former Pacquiao sparring mate Glen Tapia wins a war over Han; Nonito Donaire spotted ringside in Vegas

Chris Avalos, right, and Drian Francisco going to war in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


Ringside photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

On Friday night, July 12, junior featherweight prospect Chris Avalos picked up a crucial win for his career as he overcame a spirited effort from former interim title challenger Drian Francisco inside of the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


After ten rounds of action, two 97-93 scorecards and a 96-94 tally favored the 23-year old Avalos, who sees his record improve to 22-2 with 16 knockouts. Francisco falls to 24-2-1 with 19 stoppages.

Avalos admitted after his victory that he started slower than he would have liked, but he built momentum from the third round on and appeared to edge several of the late rounds. The action was brisk, but Avalos appeared to do more damage and he had success going to Francisco’s body.


With his only two losses being split-decision verdicts to San Diego’s Chris Martin and current IBF champion Jonathan Romero, Avalos is again upbeat about his career and claims to be ready for a title shot of his own.

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Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighs in ahead of his 4th pro bout vs. Roberto Yong [February 2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada as undefeated super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) weighed in ahead of his bout vs. Roberto Yong, set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013…

Roger Mayweather still wants Manny Pacquiao, a Juan Manuel Marquez rematch, and Tim Bradley for Floyd



By Chris Robinson

During a recent swing through the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I again caught up with outspoken trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather.

And while the boxing world continues to wait for an official word on who Roger’s nephew and undefeated pound for pound star Floyd Mayweather will face next, the elder Mayweather seems to be taking the process in with a nonchalant attitude.

“There’s still fights out there for Floyd,” Roger would explain when asked of Floyd’s May 4th return to the MGM Grand.

“There’s still a lot of money to be made,” Roger added. “Hopefully the fights he’s going to have is going to be big, big fights. The next three fights should be big.”
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Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Marquez IV, Manny’s training techniques, figuring out Juan’s style, more

Chris Robinson and other media members speak with trainer Freddie Roach during a round table-style discussion at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach speaks on the possibility that his fighter Manny Pacquiao could be facing Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time.

Marcos Maidana speaks on his history with Lucas Matthysse while eyeing Paulie Malignaggi

By Chris Robinson

In the 140-pound division, there is no fighter with as much momentum at the moment as interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse.

Facing off with Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, Matthysse came through with a crushing first round knockout that seemed to send shockwaves throughout the boxing community.

Catching up the Argentinean’s countryman and fellow prizefighter Marcos Maidana recently, I asked for his feelings on Matthysse’s destructive performance.
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Alfredo Angulo speaks on facing Saul Alvarez May 4th and his growing bond with Virgil Hunter

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo ringside for the Lucas Matthysse vs. Mike Dallas Jr. card in Las Vegas, Nevada as Angulo speaks on possible facing off with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on May 4th and his growing bond with his trainer Virgil Hunter

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Errol Spence speaks from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas following his 3rd professional victory

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight prospect Errol Spence (3-0, 3 KO’s) inside of the Hard Rock in Las Vegas following his his 1st round TKO over Nathan Butcher. Spence speaks on his childhood, his amateur boxing days, and much more…

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Ronnie Shields likes Juan Manuel Marquez over Nonito Donaire as 2012’s Fighter of the Year

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, former welterweight contender and trainer Ronnie Shields will find himself inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as he will be guiding twin brothers and junior middleweight prospects Jermall (10-0, 6 KO’s) and Jermell Charlo (19-0, 9 KO’s) into battle.

Also working with the likes of junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara and super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez, amongst others, Shields has a nice core group of fighters that keep him busy throughout the year.
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Andre Dirrell now training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. amidst Mayweather-50 Cent drama

At the moment, former friends Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent are no longer down with one another, as they were even seen taking personal shots at one another on their personal Twitter accounts on Friday, November 2.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that former super middleweight title challenger Andre Dirrell has now hired the services of Floyd Mayweather Sr… Dirrell is promotionally aligned with 50 Cent, and it’s surprising to see Mayweather Jr.’s father now working with Dirrell.

Expect more news in the coming hours.