Could undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez defeat IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich for his strap on Nov. 29? Velez’s trainer, Abel Sanchez certainly believes so.
Most of the buzz going into Saturday is over middleweight power-puncher Gennady Golovkin, but the man he’ll face is no slouch. Marco Antonio Rubio sports an impressive KO ratio of his own — 51 knockouts in 66 bouts — and will bring a formidable range of experience into the ring.
They won’t be fighting each other but Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia will square off through their pupils on Oct. 18 and Nov. 29 for chief second supremacy.
Russian welterweight prospect Konstantin Ponomarev dazed and confused veteran journeyman Cosme Rivera en route to a one-sided unanimous decision in the main event of a UniMas-televised card at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday.
Since joining Robert Garcia’s stable of fighters in Oxnard, California, in 2012, Marcos Maidana’s career has been reinvigorated. Garcia has fine-tuned the Argentine slugger’s style just enough to make him a threat against elite boxers – including Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Robert Garcia has trained Marcos Maidana to challenge Floyd Mayweather Jr., and he’s prepared two fighters to face Manny Pacquiao. The 39-year-old multiple Trainer of the Year gave his opinion on who the better future hall of famer is, and who is more difficult to prepare for.
Every time Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights, people ask if his nimble legs have finally deserted him. Particularly after a couple fights in which he stayed in the pocket more than usual. And so we must now ask: Have Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s nimble legs finally deserted him?
Alan Massengale reports from the kickoff presser for the Oct. 18 Gennady Golovkin-Marco Antonio Rubio middleweight showdown at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Massengale spoke to Golovkin, Rubio, promoter Tom Loeffler, and trainers Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia about the HBO-televised event.
Marcos Maidana gave his thoughts on his upcoming rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the recent media day at trainer Robert Garcia’s gym in Oxnard, Calif., which also included undercard fighters WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz, John Molina and IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez.
Gennady Golovkin was looking for a big name to fight for his California debut and sixth HBO appearance on Oct. 18. The stars weren’t available, so his team settled on Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio, who may be the perfect opponent for a main event at StubHub Center.
The gamesmanship is on. In the only fight trainer Robert Garcia deemed feasible for Floyd Mayweather Jr., his fighter, Marco Maidana is challenging the RING welterweight champion to “fight like a man.”
As part of the undercard supporting Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II, Mickey Bey insists he will solve the puzzle that is IBF lightweight titlist Miguel Vazquez.
Brandon Rios rebounded from back-to-back losses with a victory over Diego Chaves on Saturday in but it wasn’t a satisfying victory for him or fans who watched the bout on HBO. Chaves was disqualified by referee Vic Drakulich in Round 9 for repeated fouls.
Brandon Rios seeks to regain the confidence he had prior to suffering back-to-back losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao last year when he faces Diego Chaves on Saturday on HBO. Rios is recharged and ready but Chaves, as hardcore fans know, is no joke.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale spoke to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana, and Robert Garcia at the Los Angeles presser for their Sept. 13 rematch. Mayweather says Maidana is a “dirty fighter.” Maidana believes Mayweather was forced into a rematch he didn’t want.
Insisting that it’s his only option for victory, heavy-handed Argentinian Marcos Maidana vows to stop Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their rematch on September 13.