Freddie Roach details Miguel Cotto’s preparation for Kamegai fight

World renowned trainer Freddie Roach shared important details regarding the training camp of Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only Puerto Rican boxer to ever win world titles in four divisions, as he prepares to go to war for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight title against the Japanese slugger Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs). Cotto will attempt to obtain a sixth world title in four divisions and will appear on HBO for an astounding 23rd time. The event takes placeSaturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Roach, a Hall of Fame trainer who was supervising a recent sparring session at the Wild Card Boxing Club, shared Cotto’s training camp routine, which consists of:
  • Strength and conditioning at 5:00 am with Gavin McMillan (exercises are done either at the gym, pool, nearby hills or at the track).
  • Breakfast at around 8:30 am. (Cotto likes to cook all his meals himself; his diet is normal, avoiding fried food).
  • Light snack at around 11:15 am.
  • Sparring three days a week at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Boxing routine on at 1:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Dinner at around 5:30 pm.
Roach also provided additional training camp details, including the strategy for taking advantage of the exciting and crowd-pleasing style of Kamegai.
“Kamegai [Yoshihiro] is very aggressive and I like that. I think it should make for a great fight because he’s coming forward all the time and always looking for a knockout. Guys who look for knockouts, get knocked out. So, we’re working on countering his attack, and it’s going really well so far,” Roach concluded.
“I feel great, everything is working perfectly in camp together with Freddie and Gavin on every workout session. Freddie has a great game plan and I just follow him and do my best every day at gym. We look forward to have a big win” Miguel Cotto said.
“For more than 16 years, Miguel Cotto has represented Puerto Rico. He has given fans incredible fights at a number of weight classes, and has won world titles in an astounding four divisions,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “Now, after nearly two years out of the ring, as he attempts to claim a sixth championship belt, we are fully expecting a tough war between him and Kamegai.”
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate “BORN BOLD” and Casa Mexico Tequila. Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios is a 12-round world championship fight for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Promociones del Pueblo. The event will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
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Boxer Victor Ortiz: ‘I’m a complete fighter’

Last time we saw Victor Ortiz, he was stopped in the 4th round by Andre Berto in April of 2016. At the time, many thought that would be the end for Ortiz. However, Ortiz feels he has been down this road before, and can get back to the top. “I’ve been written off before. People have said I should retire since my first loss,” said Ortiz at his media workout in Ventura, CA on Tuesday.

“I came back from that loss and became a champion. I don’t care what people have to say about me. I could go act full-time (Expendables 3, Southpaw) if I wanted, but I truly love this sport.”

The former WBC welterweight champion returns against Mexico’s Saul Corral (24-9, 15 KOs) in the main event of PBC on FS1 and FOX Deportes on July 30 at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, California.

The 30-year-old Ortiz (31-6-2, 24 KOs) feels he is still one of the best in the loaded welterweight division. “I still feel like I can be one of the best in the 147-pound division. It’s there for the taking,” said Ortiz ‘There are some gifted fighters in there and I respect them, but I believe that I have what it takes to be right up there. I’m a complete fighter.”

While I do not think Ortiz is a complete fighter; he is an entertaining fighter, and has name recognition.  If he can put together a few wins, he might be able to get himself another title shot, but that can’t happen unless Ortiz takes care of business against Corral.

 

Nonito Donaire joins Ringstar Sports

LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2017) – Four-division world champion Nonito Donaire will join forces with Ringstar Sports as the international boxing star attempts to add another world championship to an already illustrious list of career accomplishments.
“Exploring what was out there in the new landscape of boxing was unnerving and exciting at the same time,” said Nonito Donaire, “I have known Richard for many years and have always respected what he has been able to do for the fighters he promotes.   At this point in my career I want the biggest fights possible and Richard’s track record to deliver them speaks for itself.   The thought of the mega-fights against the likes of Mares, Santa Cruz, Selby or Frampton gets my blood boiling.  The next chapter of my career is starting now and I am excited to say that it is with Ringstar!  I am grateful to my fans and team for their continued support!”
“Nonito is one of the modern day legends of our sport,” said Richard Schaefer, Chairman and CEO of Ringstar Sports. “One of these rare fighters that always delivers and always knows how to entertain!  I am convinced that he will again become one of the pound for pound best fighters in the world.  No doubt about it!  I want to thank his wife and manager, Rachel Donaire as well for the trust she places in me.  We can’t wait to get going!”
Born in the Philippines and living in California, Donaire burst onto the scene in 2007 after a stellar amateur career when he stopped previously unbeaten Vic Darchinyan in the fifth round to capture a flyweight world title. Donaire would defend the title with three more knockouts before he moved up to bantamweight and defeated unified champion Fernando Montiel in 2011 to becoming a two-division world champion.
Donaire’s next challenge came at super bantamweight as he made it 27 consecutive victories by knocking down and defeating Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. in 2012 to become a champion at 122-pounds. A banner year for Donaire continued with a title-unifying victory over Jeffrey Mathebula and knockouts over Jorge Arce and Toshiaki Nishioka. After the impressive run Donaire was recognized as the 2012 Fighter of the Year by the BWAA, ESPN and Ring Magazine.
A loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux ended a 30-fight win streak for Donaire, but he continued to add to his resume as he won a world title in a fourth weight class by winning a featherweight championship via technical decision over Simpiwe Vetyeka in 2014.
Another world title was added to Donaire’s ever-growing trophy case in 2015 when he defeated Cesar Juarez to capture a world title at super bantamweight. He defended the title successfully in the Philippines before losing a close decision to unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno last November.
Donaire, who is currently training in Japan, will be returning to the ring in September.   Further details will be communicated as they become available

Mayweather-McGregor: Official fight poster revealed

In a fight that could break pay-per-view records, Floyd Mayweather will battle Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. While the fight looks like a mismatch on paper, expect millions of fans to purchase the fight via Showtime pay-per-view.

On Friday, Showtime Boxing released the fight poster for Mayweather-McGregor.

Take a look:

Oscar De La Hoya on McGregor’s chances of beating Mayweather: ‘You think Conor McGregor in my prime was better than me?’

Oscar De La Hoya has been a huge critic of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.  While you can criticize the fight, you can’t criticize how much money this fight is going to make. It probably will shatter all pay-per-view records. 

De La Hoya, who lost to Mayweather in 2007, believes McGregor has no chance of beating Mayweather.

De La Hoya gave his thoughts about the fight to TMZ Sports.

Take a listen:

Canelo on fighting Triple G: ‘My style, the style that I have, is superior to his style’

SAN DIEGO (July 19, 2017) Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) returned to San Diego for the eighth consecutive time and for his sixth headlining Pay-Per-View event to open training camp ahead of his Sept. 16 clash against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) for middleweight supremacy at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, who will defend his lineal and
Ring Magazine middleweight titles against Golovkin on Sept. 16, shared his daily routine as he prepares for the biggest fight of his illustrious career.
Canelo’s daily routine in camp consists of:
  • Running from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast after the run, followed by rest.
  • Eats a light meal or snack at 1 p.m. before heading over to his gym.
  • Training in the gym from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. MondayWednesday and Friday(exercises, hitting the mitts, jumping rope, etc.).
  • Sparring sessions on TuesdayThursday and Saturday.
Canelo, who recently celebrated his 27th birthday, had the following to say regarding his training camp for the mega event:
“Basically, training camp has been waking up early at around six in the morning to go running, and then I’ll come back and relax a little bit and prepare myself for the training sessions, sparring, strategy, and what we normally work on.

“Usually training is almost always the same, but the strategy is different because every fighter is different. The strategy depends on the fight. While you’re preparing for a fight, you don’t know what happens once you’re in the ring.

“I’m a fighter who is a counter puncher, and his style is a come forward style, so I think both styles will lead to a great fight. My style, the style that I have, is superior to his style.

“With sparring, we usually go based on someone who is similar to the fighter in order to have the same style-the height and the weight. That’s usually what we focus on, to get somebody like that.”

Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, added, “Canelo is boxing’s most disciplined fighter. He takes every training camp very seriously and I know that he will be in the best shape of his life for this showdown with Golovkin on Sept. 16 at T-Mobile Arena and live on HBO Pay-Per-View.”

Floyd Mayweather on McGregor getting KO’d in sparring: ‘If I ain’t seen no footage, I don’t believe it’

Floyd Mayweather does not believe that Conor McGregor was knocked out during sparring for their upcoming fight.  Mayweather told Fighthype.com: “If I ain’t seen no footage, I don’t believe it.”

Listen below:

This is on the heels of welterweight contender Jessie Vargas saying that he heard McGregor was dropped during sparring.

 

Who do you believe?

 

 

Floyd Mayweather: ‘I be forgetting that I’m famous’

Floyd Mayweather lives a pretty good life. He has many houses, jets, and cars. Fortunately, for Mayweather, his life is about to get even better! Mayweather is expected to make $200 plus million on August 26 when he battles Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

Mayweather is a very famous guy; he is one of biggest stars in the world of sports.

Mayweather talked about his fame in Brooklyn last week.

What he says might surprise you:

Freddie Roach: ‘Everyone’s paid’

Earlier this week, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach told the world that he has not been paid for Pacquiao’s fight against Jeff Horn on July 1.

Roach told Sports Illustrated the following:

“I really don’t know if he’s mad at me. But I can tell you this: I haven’t been paid yet. So who knows?” 

Pacquiao told the world that he has not received payment from Bob Arum for the Horn fight, and it was Arum’s responsibility to pay Roach.

However, Bob Arum told Ringtv on Thursday: “All of this is truly, truly a non-issue. Everybody has the money they are entitled to, end of the story!”

When asked by TMZ Sports if he received payment for the Horn fight, Roach said: “Everyone’s paid.”  

I guess all is well with Pacquiao, Roach, and Arum.

When asked about Pacquiao’s future, Roach told TMZ Sports: “I would like to see him maybe fight a rematch with Horn. Otherwise, retire.” 

Pacquiao, 38, should exercise his rematch clause and fight Horn again. He can still make decent money in a very winnable fight. We may have seen the best of Pacquiao, but he can still beat Jeff Horn!

Mayweather on fighting McGregor: ‘They gonna be talking about this business move at Harvard’

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are about to make a lot of money. Mayweather made around $200 plus million against Manny Pacquiao, and probably will make even more against McGregor.

Mayweather believes his decision to fight McGregor will be talked about for a long time!

He discussed this in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday night.

Take a listen: