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VIRGIL HUNTER EXPECTS TO SEE NO RUST FROM ANDRE WARD AGAINST EDWIN RODRIGUEZ DESPITE LAYOFF

By Fernando Pimentel | September 29, 2013
"I don't expect to see any rust from him at all because he's a professional from the top to the bottom...I take my hat off to Team Rodriguez. They got a great team and I know they're going to be prepared. We're looking forward to a great, great fight," stated world-class trainer Virgil Hunter, who talked about the November 16 showdown between his fighter, undefeated super middleweight king Andre Ward, and undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez. Check it out!

BERNARD HOPKINS SAYS SERGEY KOVALEV IS A THREAT AND "WON'T BE AN EASY FIGHT", BUT "IT MIGHT LOOK EASY"
October 29, 2014 - "He's a dangerous puncher. He has over 90% knockout rating, and anybody who fights this guy has an opportunity to not be the same. That's real. And we don't want to take nothing away from what this guy is now...we don't want no one saying differently what they said prior to November ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA DISCUSSES THE LEGACY OF BERNARD HOPKINS: "PUT HIM TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREATS IN ANY ERA"
October 29, 2014 - "Hopkins always has the motivation no matter who he's facing...he's a machine...he's already one of the all-time greats...a win over Kovalev will once again solidify Hopkins as one of the all-time greats...you have to probably put him top 10 all-time greats in any era," stated Golden ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON THE MOMENT HE KNEW IT WAS TIME TO RETIRE: "AFTER I GOT MY BUTT KICKED FROM PACQUIAO"
October 29, 2014 - "After I got my butt kicked from Pacquiao. I just knew. I even knew beforehand...when you start getting beat up by your sparring partners, then that's a sign," stated Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, who joked about the moment he knew it was time for him to retire while unified ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA DOESN'T THINK BERNARD HOPKINS WILL RETIRE ANY TIME SOON: "HE'S A FREAK OF NATURE"
October 29, 2014 - "Hopkins hasn't shown me any sign of him slowing down whatsoever...there's no sign of him slowing down. Lately I've seen signs of him increasing his stamina, his punching power, his speed; he's a freak of nature," stated Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya, who shared his ......

BERNARD HOPKINS PREACHES ON CRITICS, KNOWING YOUR VALUE, AND THE POLITICS OF BOXING
October 29, 2014 - "It doesn't really bother me one way or the other whether somebody root for me or they don't. I'm not controlled by peoples opinion about me...when you know your value, that's called negotiations. You can go to the table with confidence and strength. You might not get it in spite ......

BERNARD HOPKINS EXPLAINS WHY HE'S HAVING THE BEST TIME OF HIS CAREER RIGHT NOW
October 29, 2014 - "I know the difference between, even with success Naazim, between this and between that. I'm having the best time in the last 5 or 6 years that I had in my whole career, even with the accolades of success. The best time," stated WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who ......

CONFIDENT HOPKINS SAYS HE CAN BEAT ANY FIGHTER IN ANY WEIGHT CLASS: "AND THAT'S NOT BEING COCKY"
October 29, 2014 - "I don't get caught up to what another guy might and can do. I train, I study, I know me. There's no fighter in the world that I will not put my record up to beat them any given day in this era in any class, and that's how I feel. And that's not being cocky. That's being ......

BERNARD HOPKINS SAYS HE REUNITED GOLDEN BOY AND HBO TO SPARK THE FLAME FOR MORE BIG FIGHTS
October 29, 2014 - "This fight has a lot of politics and a lot of historic things wrapped up around it that I never had really in any fight in a long time...one is of course Golden Boy and the Cold War, and then second, I was the last fighter that left that was on HBO that still signed to Golden Boy; now I'm the ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA SAYS RICHARD SCHAEFER WAS BUILDING WALLS, BUT HE'S BUILDING BRIDGES
October 29, 2014 - "We're not about building walls. We're about building bridges...the last management that I had, they were building walls and it wasn't good for boxing...now, we're working with HBO, we're working with Showtime, we're working with Top Rank, with Gary Shaw; we're working ......

BERNARD HOPKINS SHOWS HE STILL GOT JUMP ROPE SKILLS AT AGE 49 AHEAD OF KOVALEV CLASH
October 28, 2014 - FightHype.com was on hand at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins held a media workout as he continues to prepare for his upcoming unification with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Check out how Hopkins looks ......

BERNARD HOPKINS ON AMERICAN SUPPORT: "THEY'D RATHER A RUSSIAN BEAT ME THAN ME BEAT HIM"
October 28, 2014 - "I think I get my just due in Philadelphia. I don't think I get my just due in sport wide around the world...I believe I'm respected, but I believe it's just a thing where boxing is not looked amongst the top American sports...I don't get caught up in that...I'm telling you ......

DE LA HOYA DISCUSSES HOPKINS FIGHTING KOVALEV AT THE AGE OF 49: "WHAT HE'S DOING IS UNHEARD OF IN ANY SPORT"
October 28, 2014 - "You'll never, ever see any athlete in any sport at 49 years old compete at the highest level...you talk about any great fighter in any era, at 49 years old, hasn't been able to compete at this level...I don't think I've ever seen Hopkins get hit flush...everybody in America should ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA RECALLS HOW BERNARD HOPKINS BEAT HIM PSYCHOLOGICALLY: "HE MADE ME COMPLACENT"
October 28, 2014 - "This guy made me think; made me overconfident...I was 10, 15 years younger than him...he made me think if I just get by training camp, I don't have to do extra, I don't have to run extra miles or train harder...I can take this guy on; he's older than me...psychologically, he made me ......

OSCAR DE LA HOYA ON BERNARD HOPKINS: "HE'S TOYING WITH YOUNG FIGHTERS...PSYCHOLOGICALLY HE BREAKS YOU"
October 28, 2014 - "It's discipline...there's more to it, but that has a lot to do with it...I want to say he's fighting with no pressure...he's toying with young fighters half his age and for Hopkins, it starts outside the ring. Psychologically, he breaks you...he knows when to get under your skin. ......

BERNARD HOPKINS SHOWS OFF SPEED AND TIMING DURING MEDIA DAY AHEAD OF SERGEY KOVALEV CLASH
October 28, 2014 - FightHype.com was on hand at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins held a media workout as he continues to prepare for his upcoming unification with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Check out how Hopkins looks ......

BERNARD HOPKINS HITS THE MITTS DURING MEDIA DAY AHEAD OF SERGEY KOVALEV CLASH
October 28, 2014 - FightHype.com was on hand at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins held a media workout as he continues to prepare for his upcoming unification with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Check out how Hopkins looks ......

LUIS CARLOS ABREGU HOPES WIN OVER SADAM ALI LEADS TO MAYWEATHER, PACQUIAO, BRADLEY, THURMAN AND MORE
October 28, 2014 - "We want to win this fight so we can then talk about big fight...Floyd Mayweather, Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao, Marquez...Keith Thurman, Provodnikov, Brandon Rios," stated welterweight contender Carlos Abregu, who hopes to land himself the big names after an impressive performance when he steps ......

IVAN CALDERON THINKS NONITO DONAIRE SHOULD MOVE BACK DOWN IN WEIGHT; DISCUSSES RETIREMENT AND MORE
October 27, 2014 - "I think that's the first thing he gotta do. He gotta go back down to at least 122...years pass and the ability is not the same way. We don't got the same quickness. We would like to say that we the same and we stronger, but the years be passing and people becoming better than us," stated ......

LUIS CARLOS ABREGU LOOKING FOR THE KNOCKOUT AGAINST SADAM ALI: "HE HAS ALL THE PRESSURE"
October 27, 2014 - "We are working double time for this important fight with Sadam Ali...I'm very confident that everything is going to go good to win this fight...we see him as a boxer that we can get inside with punches...we can hit him with punches...he has all the pressure," stated welterweight contender ......

TRAINER RICKY FUNEZ REMEMBERS DIEGO CORRALES AND THE HISTORY OF TEN GOOSE BOXING
October 25, 2014 - "Corrales was a character, man. He always had stories...I met Corrales in the Olympic Trials when he got disqualified up in Wyoming, Cheyenne, and we became good friends after that...he was a cool guy, down to earth, exciting, adventurous, he liked traveling," stated trainer Ricky Funez of Ten ......

LUIS CARLOS ABREGU PREFERS A FIGHT WITH MANNY PACQUIAO OVER FLOYD MAYWEATHER BECAUSE HE THINKS HE CAN GET A KNOCKOUT
October 24, 2014 - "With Manny Pacquiao, I feel I could win and I could knock him out," stated welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, who explained why he would prefer a dream fight with 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao over undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. Check it out! ......

GILBERTO RAMIREZ IS A REALLY BIG FAN OF GENNADY GOLOVKIN, BUT WOULD LOVE TO FIGHT HIM IN THE FUTURE
October 24, 2014 - "My favorite is Gennady Golovkin...he's a good fighter...he always goes to fight. And I have shared training camp with him...he's a really cool guy...of course I would love to fight with him in the future," stated undefeated hard-hitting super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez, who ......

MIA ST. JOHN DISCUSSES HER FOUNDATION AND WHY LATINOS FIGHT
October 24, 2014 - "You'll see why so many Latinos fight, and it's not so much for the trophies or the medals; it's really out of necessity and one thing you can find on every corner in a hispanic town is a boxing gym, and that's why I started my foundation, El Saber Es Poder, because I wanted to ......

GILBERTO RAMIREZ TALKS DREAM FIGHTS WITH ANDRE WARD AND JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.; READY TO MAKE NOISE IN 2015
October 23, 2014 - "The fight of my dreams would be Andre Ward at MGM and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr....it would be a great, great fight...it would be a war, a great fight...that would be the real Mexican style...I would use all of my strategies...I would like to fight with the best fighters in 168...I would like to make ......

MIA ST. JOHN EXPLAINS WHY SHE LIKES FLOYD MAYWEATHER OVER MANNY PACQUIAO AND GENNADY GOLOVKIN
October 23, 2014 - "The only fight I want to see happen, I want to see GGG fight Floyd Mayweather...I have to say Floyd Mayweather because I love his style, I love technique, I love the art of it...if they fought right now, Floyd would win...if they wait any longer, then I'd have to say Triple G would win," ......

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