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BACKSTAGE WITH ANDRE WARD AS HE CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER EDWIN RODRIGUEZ

By Jorge Pimentel | November 17, 2013
FightHype.com was on hand at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, where undefeated super middleweight king Andre Ward made a successful return to the ring after a 14-month layoff, dominating the previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez en route to a unanimous decision victory. Check out the scene backstage immediately after the fight as Ward celebrated the victory with friends and family.

MANAGER EGIS KLIMAS SAYS VASYL LOMACHENKO VS. NICHOLAS WALTERS IS POSSIBLE FOR OCTOBER
January 26, 2015 - "Lomachenko making a lot of moves in boxing...there is nothing confirmed yet...possibility end of April beginning of May, we're going to see Lomachenko back in the ring...it's hard to say at this point who's going to be his opponent...I think he's unbeatable," stated Egis Klimas, ......

S&C COACH TONY BRADY TALKS AMIR KHAN FIGHTING PACQUIAO OR MAYWEATHER
January 26, 2015 - "He has really embraced where he's at in his career right now...he has dedicated himself to his career like somebody who is serious about it...I think he has the style to trouble anybody...he's more durable than people give him credit for...he can give anybody a lot of problems," stated ......

SERGEY KOVALEV MANAGER EGIS KLIMAS TALKS JEAN PASCAL AND ADONIS STEVENSON: "NOT INTERESTED IN STEVENSON"
January 25, 2015 - "I can't predict what's going to happen...but knowing Sergey, I know he's going to be coming 100%...I think it's going to be very, very hot on March 14th...we're not interested in Stevenson. We're interested in WBC title holder," stated Egis Klimas, manager of unified light ......

S&C COACH TONY BRADY DISCUSSES THE RETURN OF ANDRE WARD: "HE HASN'T LOST A STEP"
January 25, 2015 - "It's exciting because somebody who loves the sport as much as he does, you hate to see 'em on the shelf like that...I'm excited to see what Roc Nation brings to boxing...I think he's going to pick up where he left off...he hasn't lost a step so bring on the best," stated ......

ROBERT GARCIA BREAKS DOWN PERFORMANCE OF BRANDON RIOS: "CUT THE RING, USE THE JAB, COUNTER...HE DID EVERYTHING"
January 25, 2015 - "It was the Brandon that I wanted back and we got him back...Brandon has always had great uppercuts. Brandon's probably one of the best fighters when it comes to uppercuts. He throws beautiful uppercuts...cut the ring, use the jab, counter...he did everything," stated world-class trainer Robert ......

CRYSTINA PONCHER TALKS MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO: "IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN NOW, MAYBE IN SEPTEMBER"
January 25, 2015 - "For some reason, they just can't come to terms...I would love to see the fight happen regardless of when it does...if it doesn't happen now, maybe in September," stated Top Rank host and correspondent Crystina Poncher, who shared her thoughts on the long-awaited mega-fight between Floyd ......

CRYSTINA PONCHER REACTS TO BRANDON RIOS WIN OVER MIKE ALVARADO: "WOW...I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO SEE MORE"
January 25, 2015 - "My initial reaction was wow...I didn't think it was quite going to go down like that...I thought we were going to see more out of Mike Alvarado," stated Top Rank host and correspondent Crystina Poncher, who shared who her initial reaction to the performance of Brandon Rios in his dominant ......

BRANDON RIOS EXPLAINS HE'S NOT JUST ONE-DIMENSIONAL: "WE JUST STUCK THE GAME PLAN"
January 25, 2015 - "I knew when I started cutting the ring off, he started getting confused...when I was coming in with my head movement and throwing my jab, keeping it in his face, he got a little bit confused...I was more motivated than anything...we just stuck to the game plan...I always had good uppercuts," ......

MIKE PEREZ TALKS RING RETURN; BREAKS DOWN KLITSCHKO VS. JENNINGS: "HE AIN'T GONNA BEAT KLITSCHKO"
January 25, 2015 - "I'll be fighting February 5th...and then I think I'll be fighting in May somewhere...he's a good money fight for him...I don't think whatever he do or how much he trains, he ain't gonna beat Klitschko...this is my year, man...I'll be back," stated heavyweight contender Mike ......

MIKE PEREZ REACTS TO BRANDON RIOS VICTORY OVER MIKE ALVARADO: "HE'S A BEAST"
January 25, 2015 - "He's a beast, man...he trained very hard for that fight and he was very focused," stated heavyweight contender Mike Perez, who shared his thoughts on the performance of his stablemate Brandon Rios in his dominant victory over Mike Alvarado. Check it out! ......

ROBERT GARCIA SAYS BRANDON RIOS WOULD GIVE MANNY PACQUIAO A "HELL OF A FIGHT" NOW
January 25, 2015 - "Brandon was never gone...the Brandon that fought today would give a hell of a fight to Pacquiao...honestly if I get to pick, I want Brandon to beat the shit out of Victor Ortiz," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who spoke more about the future plans of former world champion Brandon Rios ......

BRANDON RIOS CELEBRATES AFTER VICTORY OVER MIKE ALVARADO; MOBBED BY FANS AT HOTEL
January 25, 2015 - FightHype.com was on hand as former world champion Brandon Rios returned to his hotel following his dominant TKO victory over Mike Alvarado. Check out the scene as Rios is mobbed by fans who were waiting to congratulate him on his performance. ......

BRANDON RIOS SAYS HE PROVED A LOT IN WIN OVER ALVARADO: "I WAS JUST IN THE ZONE"
January 25, 2015 - "I did a great job...head movement, boxing, jabbing, everything I did, cut the corner off, cut the ring off...I was just in the zone and doing my game plan that I've been told to do...don't count me out yet because when you guys count me out, it makes me stronger," stated former world ......

BOB ARUM SAYS ONLY BIG FIGHTS FOR BRANDON RIOS: "WE'RE GOING TO GET THE BIGGEST POSSIBLE FIGHT FOR HIM"
January 25, 2015 - "It's up to him. We're going to talk...obviously he's only going to fight in big matches because he's one of the big-time fighters that we have around, so we're going to get the biggest possible fight for him," stated Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who talked about the future ......

BRANDON RIOS DISCUSSES VICTORY OVER MIKE ALVARADO: "I SHOWED EVERYBODY THAT I'M HERE TO STAY...I'M NOT DONE YET"
January 25, 2015 - "I'm still young in the sport, I got a lot of gas in my tank, and I can improve and improve and improve...there's still more to come...I showed everybody that I'm here to stay still...I'm not done yet," stated former world champion Brandon Rios, who shared his thoughts on his ......

ROBERT GARCIA SAYS BRANDON RIOS IS BACK; EYES BIG FIGHTS WITH MARQUEZ, BRADLEY, MATTHYSSE AND MORE
January 25, 2015 - "Brandon looked better than ever and this is just the beginning...forget what happened with Pacquiao...now is Brandon, the Brandon that beat Peterson, the Brandon that beat Acosta...that's the Brandon Rios that is back...there's so many great fights out there," stated world-class trainer ......

BRANDON RIOS CALLS OUT VICTOR ORTIZ: "IT'S REALLY PERSONAL...I REALLY DON'T LIKE THAT GUY"
January 25, 2015 - "One person's name I'll probably mention is Ortiz. If he wants to get it on, I'll give him a fight...me and him, it's personal. It's really personal shit. It's not just bad blood shit. It's real personal shit...we really don't like each other. I really don't like ......

KEVIN KELLEY ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "GOOD FIGHTER THAT NEEDS A GREAT FIGHT"
January 24, 2015 - "The Pacquiao fight 5 years ago would've set him up. Now, it doesn't do nothing for him...top 20 definitely...there's no such thing as great fighters; only good fighters that have great fights...good fighter that needs a great fight...you only remember fights that are great," stated ......

KEVIN KELLEY TALKS THURMAN VS. GUERRERO: "I LIKE KEITH THURMAN...HE'S GOT A LOT TO PROVE"
January 24, 2015 - "It depends on what Guerrero shows up...sometimes he's good, sometimes he's not...I like Keith Thurman...I think he's young and hungry. He's got a lot to prove. I think he proves it that night," stated former world champion Kevin Kelley, who shared his thoughts on the upcoming March ......

KEVIN KELLEY ON ADRIEN BRONER: "HE'S GOTTA BEAT SOMEBODY THEY DON'T PLAN ON HIM BEATING"
January 24, 2015 - "You gotta do less talking and more fighting. For Broner to get back to where he was, he's gotta beat somebody they don't plan on him beating...he's gotta want to be come champion again," stated former world champion Kevin Kelley, who shared his thoughts on three-division world ......

ROBERT GARCIA SAYS JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. BEATS CARL FROCH; WOULD LOVE TO TRAIN HIM
January 24, 2015 - "I don't know why, I still have that about Chavez Jr...I would like to...I think he beats Froch," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who would love to work with former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Check out what he had to say about a potential clash between Chavez Jr. and ......

ROBERT GARCIA SAYS IVAN REDKACH VS. JORGE LINARES IS CLOSE TO BEING MADE
January 24, 2015 - "He text me earlier and he says that his fight against Linares is very close to being made...I don't know how well he knows...if Al Haymon is the one that's telling him, then it's possible...he told me that the fight is very close to happening," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, ......

ROBERT GARCIA REVEALS EXECS AT TOP RANK TOLD HIM TITLES DON'T MATTER; IT'S ALL ABOUT BUSINESS
January 24, 2015 - "It's just so much politics involved...it's just business...there is a lot more money involved right now...right now, nobody gives a f*ck about title...I talked to Carl [Moretti] or to Todd [DuBoef] and I say, 'I would like to get Mikey to fight for a title at 135; three-division world ......

ROBERT GARCIA EXPLAINS WHAT MAKES FLOYD MAYWEATHER SPECIAL FROM A TRAINER'S PERSPECTIVE
January 24, 2015 - "He's just natural...he's very smart...he's so talented...he knows what he's doing every round...there's very few fighters like that...Pacquiao might have a chance...Amir Khan because of his style...besides that...unless he went up to 160," stated world-class trainer Robert ......

ROBERT GARCIA REVEALS HIS FAVORITE FIGHTERS TO WATCH: "I'M BECOMING A TRIPLE G FAN"
January 24, 2015 - "I'm becoming a Triple G fan...I like to watch Mayweather fights...he's always fun to watch...Chavez Jr. is probably one of my fighters that are not with me that I'm a fan of," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who revealed some of his favorite fighters to watch. Check it out! ......

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