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Final Press Conference: MAYDAY – Mayweather vs. Guerrero

The final press conference for MAYDAY’s headline fight took place this Wednesday 05/01/2013. Promoters, managers, trainers and fighter’s took the opportunity to address the media as Saturday looms. Up until this point in the promotion of this event, both Mayweather and Guerrero have strayed away from press conference antics, scuffles and any other rough tactics to promote interest in the event. It [...]

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – Exclusive Media Roundtable Interview

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) After the final press conference for MAYDAY concluded, both Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Robert Guerrero took the time to address members of the media for brief one-on-one interviews and media roundtable interviews. Many questions were answered, ranging from topics inside and outside of the ring. I took the privilege, along with other media members, to partake in [...]

MAYDAY Fight Week: Fighter Grand Arrivals -The countdown has started

(Photo credit: Esther Line/Showtime) Las Vegas, NV once again captures the boxing spotlight this early May 2013 as Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will square off in one of the year’s most anticipated Welterweight boxing events. The fighters from the planned televised fights made their grand arrival to the MGM Grand this Tuesday 04/30/2013. To say that the audience [...]

Canelo-Trout Post-Fight Press Conference Interviews and Photos

San Antonio, TX finished its eventful boxing week on 04/20/13 Saturday night in front of nearly 40,000 fans at the Alamodome. The televised bouts of the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast included two fights that showed the reason why the fans came out to pack the venue. The co-main event included a 1st round domination by Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Jr. over Puerto Rican Abner Cotto. The [...]

Canelo Alvarez – Exclusive One-on-One Interview

After the final press conference concluded, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez took the time to partake in brief one-on-one interviews. I had the unique privilege to sit down with the Mexican superstar to get his perspective on the upcoming fight in San Antonio, TX. Here’s a transcript of the questions and answers that were discussed with Saul Alvarez. Steve Lopez: “Canelo, how are you feeling with [...]

Austin Trout – Media Roundtable Exclusive Interview

After the final press conference concluded, Saul Alvarez and Austin Trout took the time to address members of the media for one-on-one and roundtable interviews. I, along with other media correspondents, took the exclusive opportunity to sit down with the WBA champion. Here’s a transcript of the questions and answers that were discussed with Austin Trout. Question: “Are you worried much [...]

Day 2: Canelo-Trout Fight Week – Final Press Conference

The boxing buzz continued in San Antonio, TX with Day 2 of the Saul Alvarez VS. Austin Trout fight week. Day 2 consisted of the Final Press Conference to officially provide closing remarks from the fighters, trainers and promotion managers. Media members from all avenues ranging from television stations/networks, news columnists, internet media and local broadcasting gathered to provide exclusive [...]

Day 1: Canelo-Trout Fight Week — Media Workouts, Exclusive Gallery and Quotes

The state of Texas is once again on the boxing spotlight: Saul Alvarez VS Austin Trout fight week has finally arrived in San Antonio, TX! Although the fighters have been in the city for a few days already, the events that are open to the public and the media officially started this Wednesday 04/17/13. Day 1 featured public workouts from the main fighters on the card: Abner Cotto, Jermall Charlo, [...]

Final Press Conference: Donaire VS. Arce, Rigondeaux VS. Poonsawat

by Steve Lopez- Photo: Chris Farina - Top Rank- The stage is set for Saturday's Jr. Featherweight showdown between highly favorite WBO Champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and Jorge “Travieso” Arce. Wednesday marked the final press conference where fighters addressed the members of the media and to reinforce what to expect in their performances. The co-featured bout will feature Cuba’s [...]

Let’s Get Ready For Donaire-Arce: Media Workout In Houston, TX

By Steve Lopez: As the Pacquio-Marquez IV aftermath begins to slowly fade, we have another fight that will portray that Philippines-Mexico rivalry.  The two Filipino and Mexican fighters are set to take the center stage this December 15, 2012 in Houston, TX: WBO Jr. Feather Champion Nonito Donaire and challenger Jorge Arce. On Tuesday, both fighters were scheduled to take part in media/public workouts [...]