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Jackson: Virgil Hunter Wouldn't Have Taken Sergey Kovalev's Crap

NEW YORK – John David Jackson never believed Sergey Kovalev was serious about hiring Virgil Hunter as his new trainer. Kovalev revealed before choosing Abror Tursunpulatov as Jackson’s replacement tha...Read More

Hunter: Canelo Must Stand Ground in Every Round To Beat GGG

Virgil Hunter, best known as the trainer of the recently retired light heavyweight king Andre Ward, believes Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) will have to be prepared to stand ...Read More

Hunter: 'Honest' Critics Will Remember Andre Ward as a Great

Virgil Hunter, who was the career trainer for Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), says there is no way that his boxer can be remembered as nothing short of being a great fighter. Last month, Ward - at age 32 -...Read More

Virgil Hunter: Canelo Has No Way Out, Must Face Golovkin Again

Veteran trainer Virgil Hunter, best known for handling the entire career of the recently retired Andre Ward, says Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) has to set the record straigh...Read More

Hunter on Kovalev: Russian Fighters Don't Do Well in Dog Fights!

Virgil Hunter, the head trainer for the recently retired Andre Ward, was not the least surprised that his boxer stopped Sergey Kovalev in their rematch back in June at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. W...Read More

Virgil Hunter: Nobody Can Lure Andre Ward Out of Retirement!

In most sports, when an athlete decides to retire - they stays retired. In boxing that's not exactly the case. Most fighters come out of retirement, and some of them come out of retirement over and ov...Read More

Virgil Hunter To Critics: Mayweather Deserves '50' For Last Win!

Veteran trainer Virgil Hunter, best known as the coach for recently retired Andre Ward, believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. rightfully deserves his "50" for beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Last month,...Read More

Stevenson's Promoter Reacts To Claims By Andre Ward's Coach

Yvon Michel, promoter for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, has hired back at the recent statements that were made by Virgil Hunter, the head trainer of IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight ...Read More

Andre Ward's Coach: There Was No Money in Facing Stevenson

Two weeks ago, IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), 32 years old, caught everyone by surprise when he announced his retirement from the sport. Ward, a unified champion a...Read More

Sergey Kovalev: 'Maybe' Virgil Hunter Will Train Me, 'Maybe Not'

Sergey Kovalev might’ve learned something important from John David Jackson after all. Kovalev revealed Thursday that he has been considering hiring Virgil Hunter, Andre Ward’s career-long trainer, to...Read More

Virgil Hunter: Mayweather Stops McGregor or it Gets Stopped

Conor McGregor will use a completely unorthodox approach in his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, according to UFC president Dana White. "You laugh but when you put two people anywhere - he...Read More

Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class

Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-2, 26 KOs) is looking to make some big changes after losing for the second time to Andre Ward. Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) won a close twelve round decisio...Read More

Hunter: I Want Ward To Face Anthony Joshua - He Can Outbox Him!

Las Vegas - Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) is looking for the biggest opportunity possible for his next fight. On Saturday night, he retained his WBO, IBF, WBA light heavyweight titles with an eight round...Read More

Video: Virgil Hunter Two-Part Interview on Ward-Kovalev II

Virgil Hunter Video Interview - Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions and Krusher Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweigh...Read More

Virgil Hunter: Ward Was Trained to Knock Out Kovalev This Time

LAS VEGAS – Virgil Hunter is convinced Andre Ward can knock out Sergey Kovalev in their rematch Saturday night. Russia’s Kovalev is considered the bigger puncher of the two and dropped Ward in the sec...Read More

Hunter: Kovalev Won't See Same Andre Ward in Their Rematch

Andre Ward and his trainer, Virgil Hunter, consider Ward’s ability to make adjustments one of his greatest advantages over Sergey Kovalev. They don’t think Kovalev will be able fight much differently ...Read More

Hunter: Ward Has No Fear of Kovalev; He's Getting Smashed!

Andre Ward and his trainer, Virgil Hunter, have a healthy respect for Sergey Kovalev. They won’t allow the obvious animosity among the light heavyweight rivals to detract from Kovalev’s skills. But af...Read More

Hunter: My Time Away From Camp Didn't Hurt Ward; He's A Pro

Virgil Hunter isn’t concerned about his week away from Andre Ward’s training camp. The veteran trainer, who has worked with Ward since Ward was 9 years old, wouldn’t have left last week if Hunter thou...Read More

Virgil Hunter's Decision To Save Fonfara Should Be Applauded

Virgil Hunter's Decision To Save Fonfara Should Be Applauded

By Corey Erdman - After Adonis Stevenson had hammered Andrzej Fonfara with four consecutive monstrous left hands, it was clear that if not for any intervention, the bout would only end one way—with Fo...Read More

Kovalev To Hunter: Even Drunk I Can Beat Ward and Get Robbed!

At the Oakland leg of their three city media tour - Virgil Hunter, trainer of Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs), made an allegation that Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) is a big drinker. The v...Read More