WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and top contender Andy Lee squared off at the final press conference for their title clash this Saturday at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
The fight was originally slated to be held in Mexico but the increased violence in Juarez forced Top Rank to move the venue to El Paso to guarantee proper safety precautions being in place.
It’s the final week of camp and all the rounds of sparring, hitting the mitts and crazy strength and conditioning exercises are coming to an end. In Team Pacquiao a resolution is reached on the part Alex Ariza will play on fight night with the much-maligned drillmaster back in the corner. Team Bradley are bursting at the seams to get to fight night especially now Top Rank has laid on a swish tour bus to taxi them around Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao’s family jet in to join him in Los Angeles, Freddie Roach reveals Alex Ariza will not be one of his cornermen on fight night, and Timothy Bradley continues to work tenaciously in the Californian desert while maintaining a vegan diet. It’s Pacquiao vs Bradley 24/7 and it’s the penultimate episode…
Amir Khan joined up with trainer Freddie Roach and stablemate Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines to continue his preparations for his rematch with Lamont Peterson on May 19. Here are some pictures from inside the camp as the former champ readies himself to attempt to claim his titles back.
Pictures of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr beavering away in the gym ahead of his title defence against No1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio on February 4. Chavez Jr works his way through one of Alex Ariza’s infamous strength and conditioning sessions while his legendary father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr watches on.
With both fighters currently training in Los Angeles with coach Freddie Roach for their upcoming fights, Khan said their usually close relationship has become strained by medaling from Pacquiao’s camp.
It is being widely reported that pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has parted ways with his business advisor and most trusted confidant Michael Koncz.
According to a report from respected Filipino boxing scribe Manny Piñol of Philboxing.com, Koncz was dismissed by Pacquiao after several mistakes regarding Pacquiao’s MP Promotions.
With two weeks to go before WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan meets IBF man Zab Judah in a unification clash at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the Bolton man should be winding down on his sparring as fight week approaches. Here is the man captured in one such session at trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym an Los Angeles…