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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!

NONITO DONAIRE BREAKS DOWN PACQUIAO VS. VARGAS: "THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT FIGHT"
September 28, 2016 - "Vargas didn't become a world champion by just paying somebody...this is going to be a great fight...Vargas is young, he's hungry...Pacquiao, who's always going to be the Pacquiao that you will see," stated super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who shared his thoughts on the ......

NONITO DONAIRE WARNS JESSIE MAGDALENO: "I EAT LIONS FOR BREAKFAST...I GOT MY SECOND WIND"
September 28, 2016 - "I'm a dragon, man, I eat lions for breakfast...he is a hungry lion...he knows how to fight...I know how to fight...is he ready for that level of competition....I got my second wind after the Walters [fight]," stated super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who talked about his upcoming ......

NONITO DONAIRE BREAKS DOWN LOMACHENKO VS. WALTERS; COMPARES IT TO LEONARD VS. DURAN
September 28, 2016 - "Lomachenko has a really dynamic style...both guys are opposite in style...like Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard...completely opposite of each other...it's a matter of who comes in there 100%," stated super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who shared his thoughts on the anticipated showdown ......

NONITO DONAIRE CHALLENGES PACQUIAO'S STANCE ON GAY MARRIAGE: "EVERYBODY DESERVES TO BE RESPECTED"
September 28, 2016 - "He's made a lot of controversial stuff...I've always looked at it as free will for people...God is to be the judge of all of us...as long as you're not harming anyone else...you can't fault anybody else for that...that's their opinion...regardless if your poor, regardless if ......

BOB ARUM NOT SURE IF PACQUIAO CAN CONTINUE BOXING; INSISTS PACQUIAO VS. VARGAS PPV WILL BE INNOVATIVE
September 28, 2016 - "Because we're doing it ourselves, we can be very, very innovative...we were with picking the announcing team...we're going to do other things for the first time...the public will be judging what kind of job we've done...I think the public will support us...I don't know if he can ......

BOB ARUM SLAMS DE LA HOYA FOR SCREWING AROUND AND HIDING CANELO FROM GOLOVKIN; SAYS HE'S WASTING TIME
September 27, 2016 - "Oscar should know better about hiding Canelo from Triple G...when Oscar was a fighter, he fought everybody...he never ducked anybody...Oscar should make the Canelo-Triple G fight without screwing around anymore...they're wasting time by not making that fight," stated Hall of Fame promoter Bob ......

BOB ARUM TALKS LOMACHENKO VS. WALTERS ON NOV. 26; SAYS WALTERS GOT "SLIGHTLY MORE" THAN ORIGINALLY OFFERED
September 27, 2016 - "Nicholas Walters agreed to the purse we were offering, which was slightly more than we did last time...not what he was demanding...I think Lomachenko may be the best fighter in the world...I love the fight," stated Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who talked about the intriguing November 26 clash ......

BRANDON RIOS COMEBACK EYED FOR DECEMBER 3 CHAVEZ JR. CARD SAYS TRAINER RICKY FUNEZ
September 27, 2016 - "We hopefully have a fight date December 3rd on the Chavez [card]...that's the rumor right now...I'm excited...he looks motivated...sometimes a fighter needs a date to get motivated," stated world-class trainer Ricky Funez, who talked about the return of former world champion Brandon Rios. ......

NONITO DONAIRE CRITICAL OF PACQUIAO'S POLITICAL CAREER; WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM AS PRESIDENT
September 27, 2016 - "If I become a politician, there's too many things that get taken from me...honestly, I probably wouldn't...depends on how he is going to be...he's not presented himself well as a politician...he is the most absentee in the congress," stated WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito ......

BRANDON RIOS REVEALS TOP RANK GAVE HIM PERMISSION TO "SHOP AROUND"; HOPES TO TALK TO MAYWEATHER
September 27, 2016 - "My lawyer got the paperwork that we can go and shop around and look for people...my lawyer did get the notification from Top Rank that we can do it...I'm just waiting," stated former world champion Brandon Rios, who revealed that Top Rank has given him permission to shop around for a potential ......

BRANDON RIOS TELLS CANELO TO FIGHT GOLOVKIN NOW; ANALYZES RECENT WINS OF BOTH
September 27, 2016 - "Triple G still looked like a monster...he got tired of looking great...Canelo did what he had to do again...I always say Triple G beats him...Canelo just should fight him already," stated former world champion Brandon Rios, who shared his thoughts on the recent performances of Canelo Alvarez and ......

BRANDON RIOS SAYS MIGUEL COTTO LOWBALLED HIM, BUT HINTS HE'LL BE BACK IN RING SOON
September 27, 2016 - "It feels good to be back in the gym boxing...it happens...boxing's a bunch of bullshit politics...this is one of the things I hate about politics...the politics and everything that happens behind the scenes...something's coming up on the horizon...I'll be back soon," stated former ......

ABEL SANCHEZ INSISTS KOVALEV WILL OUTBOX WARD LIKE HE DID HOPKINS; EXPLAINS WHY
September 27, 2016 - "I still think Kovalev wins...I don't think you can grade them on their last fight...you have to grade them on their body of work...Kovalev is the stronger guy...I think Kovalev will box him like he did Hopkins," stated world-class trainer Abel Sanchez, who shared his thoughts on the upcoming ......

ABEL SANCHEZ COMPARES DE LA HOYA'S $10 MILLION OFFER TO MAYWEATHER OFFERING PACQUIAO $40 MILLION
September 27, 2016 - "I think that's something that they have to negotiate...whatever they come up with, I'm sure it's going to be beneficial for us...if Golovkin says that's good enough, that's good enough for me," stated world-class trainer Abel Sanchez, who reacted to De La Hoya's $10 million ......

ABEL SANCHEZ ANALYZES DANIEL JACOBS; EXPLAINS WHY HE'S A TOUGH FIGHT FOR GOLOVKIN
September 27, 2016 - "I have a lot of respect for Daniel Jacobs...he was the first one to say he wasn't ready for the elite guys...now he's coming out and talking like he's supposed to...he's looking for the challenge...it'd be a great fight...I look for a tough fight...Danny is powerful...moves ......

ABEL SANCHEZ SAYS ROY JONES JR. BEING A HYPORCITE; REACTS TO TALK OF GOLOVKIN FIGHTING WARD OR KOVALEV
September 27, 2016 - "People don't seem to realize...when he fought at 175, he fought a guy named Mike McCallum...he wasn't a 75-pounder...that's not moving up...we can be hypocrites and not really research what we're talking about...but that's the truth...I think it's ridiculous," stated ......

ABEL SANCHEZ SAYS CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN FOLLOWING MAYWEATHER PLAN; EXPLAINS WHY PATIENCE IS KEY
September 27, 2016 - "All of us as fans want to see the fight...they're doing as they're supposed to do...we have to be patient...he's probably been a pro shorter than Canelo has year-wise...Canelo's got 50 fights; close to 50 fights...I don't worry about that," stated world-class trainer Abel ......

ABEL SANCHEZ ANALYZES CANELO'S KO OF LIAM SMITH: "TOO BAD HE HURT HIS HAND"
September 26, 2016 - "He did what he was supposed to do against a guy like that...he got hit some, but Liam Smith is a champion...you have to respect Liam Smith...it was a good fight for Canelo...too bad he hurt his hand," stated world-class trainer Abel Sanchez, who shared his thoughts on Canelo's knockout of Liam ......

MIKEY GARCIA LANDS EXPLOSIVE SHOTS ON THE MITTS; PUTTING IN WORK AHEAD OF NEXT FIGHT
September 26, 2016 - FightHype.com was on hand at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Riverside, California where undefeated former world champion Mikey Garcia was putting in work as he prepares for his upcoming return to the ring. Check out how he looked as he landed some explosive shots while working the mitts. ......

ABEL SANCHEZ COMMENTS ON RUMOR THAT GOLOVKIN DROPPED KOVALEV IN SPARRING; DID IT HAPPEN?
September 26, 2016 - "Sergey sparred with Golovkin 5 or 6 times...had some very good, heated sparring sessions...sparring is sparring...that stuff has to stay in the gym...I'm not going to say it happened, I'm not going to say it didn't happen...it doesn't matter if it did," stated world-class trainer ......

ADRIEN BRONER DOES 16 ROUNDS OF SPARRING ON FIRST DAY BACK IN RING; DECLARES HE'S STILL SHARP
September 26, 2016 - "This right here is just to keep me sharp...just to get me back in the groove of being back in the ring...they gonna be gunning for me though...It's all right here...I can do whatever I want with anybody...still in the late rounds, I was still sharp...I was moving the whole 16 rounds," stated ......

ANTHONY CROLLA ANALYZES LOSS TO JORGE LINARES; EAGER FOR IMMEDIATE REMATCH: "HE ROCKED ME...I WANT THE REMATCH"
September 25, 2016 - "He hit me with a hell of a shot and he absolutely, you know, he rocked me...I lost a close fight...just disappointment...that's the fight I want...I want the rematch...I'm still learning; I'm still improving," stated former world champion Anthony Crolla, who talked about his loss to ......

ADRIEN BRONER COMMENTS ON CHARGES BEING DROPPED: "GOTTA COUNT MY BLESSINGS"
September 24, 2016 - "When you talking about two charges that will get you twenty to thirty years...I'm not proud to say this, but I've been through that situation before...I'm just blessed, man...gotta count my blessings and cherish my blessings," stated multi-division former world champion Adrien Broner, ......

DUSTY HERNANDEZ-HARRISON GUNNING FOR A BIG FIGHT; TALKS LATEST WIN, ROC NATION, AND FUTURE PLANS
September 24, 2016 - "He was supposed to be the bigger guy, but he wasn't...he's a lot better than he was...everybody at Roc Nation kind of stepped up a little bit...we're ready...we're pushing for big fights...just waiting for one to come along," stated welterweight contender Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, ......

#TBT - PAULIE MALIGNAGGI WARNED YOU TO GET USED TO HIM GETTING ON YOUR NERVES FOR A LONG TIME
September 22, 2016 - On August 21, 2005, FightHype.com caught up with then-undefeated 19-0 Paulie Malignaggi just days before he stepped into the ring to face Jeremy Yelton after an eight-month layoff due to a broken hand. In this throwback video, check out what Malignaggi had to say as he warned fans that he would be ......

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