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Articles by Manouk Akopyan (135 results)


Andy Ruiz's Trainer: It's Not Easy Training With Distractions

Much will be made of Andy Ruiz’s weight heading into his rematch against Anthony Joshua. Ruiz weighed in at 283 pounds Friday, 15 more than his previous public appearance on a scale, the heaviest he’...

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Chris Eubank Jr. Looks To Break UK Curse With US Debut

In the last six months, two British boxers have made their United States debut to mixed results and reviews. First, Anthony Joshua suffered the upset of the century when he lost his heavyweight titles...

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Andy Ruiz Trainer: We Have To Do Everything We Can To Get a KO

Andy Ruiz is an underdog against Anthony Joshua. Again. He wants to shock the world and prove his stunner of the century was not a fluke. Again. His trainer Manny Robles believes his fighter has gotte...

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Anthony Joshua: I Don't Want Decision vs. Ruiz - I Want KO!

The mega match between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua is hours away from unfolding. The British-born boxer is direly looking to avenge his loss, and he does not plan on letting the fight reach a decisio...

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Michael Hunter Details Sparring Ruiz To Prepare For Povetkin

Michael Hunter had a years long relationship with Andy Ruiz going back to his days as an Olympic hopeful training under the tutelage of Ruiz trainer Manny Robles. Although he has former heavyweight ch...

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Joshua: I Didn't Quit Against Andy Ruiz - That's His Opinion!

During the build up of their anticipated, heavyweight title rematch, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua sat face-to-face in a studio for a face off for British television. Ruiz looked Joshua deep in his eye...

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De La Hoya Would Take Canelo To Saudi Arabia, Backs Ruiz By KO

When Oscar De La Hoya is asked to wear his prognosticator hat, his prediction for the rematch between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua is given to his fellow Mexican countryman. “I think we’re going to ha...

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Arum: Andy Ruiz "Hit The Lottery" After $700K Buyout

Bob Arum presided as Andy Ruiz’s promoter throughout the height of the heayweight’s career. Then, earlier this year, Ruiz bought out his contract for $700,000, and parted ways with Top Rank. After Rui...

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Michael Hunter: "This is My Big Shot" vs. Alexander Povetkin

Ask and you shall receive. Heavyweight contender Michael Hunter called out Alexander Povetkin immediately after dropping and decisioning previously unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin in September. The bold remar...

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Ortiz Trainer: "Hell No!" - Other Heavyweights Can't Beat Luis

Luis Ortiz’s trainer Herman Caicedo revamped his 40-year-old fighter’s physique ahead of his fight against Deontay Wilder. The Cuban fighter came into the fight five pounds lighter, and was winning ac...

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Wilder To Begin Fury Camp Dec. 31, Workouts Being Reduced

Deontay Wilder will be back in the ring Feb. 22 against Tyson Fury, thirteen weeks after demolishing Luis Ortiz to retain his WBC heavyweight title. The turnaround may be a quick one considering the m...

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Cancio on Being Cut By Golden Boy: Whole Situation is F---ed Up!

Andrew Cancio lost his WBA junior lightweight title via TKO to Renee Alvarado on Saturday night. By Monday morning, he lost his promotional deal with Golden Boy as well when the company released the f...

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Wilder Cites Loyalty For Sticking With Trainer Deas After Close Fights

Deontay Wilder dealt with two close calls in a nine-month span last year in which Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury presented challenges the WBC heavyweight champion of the world had never seen. Before the ri...

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Wilder: If Ruiz Wins, We Fight; Joshua is Running From Me!

Deontay Wilder is playing chess in boxing’s glamour division, thinking three moves ahead in order to be the king. First, Wilder must get past Luis Ortiz in a rematch on Saturday at the MGM Grand in La...

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Deontay Wilder: Fury is Not Known in US; He Looks Like Clown

Deontay Wilder has a tough test in front of him with Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz on Saturday on FOX pay-per-view, but the WBC champion can’t help but think about his potential next opponent in Tyson ...

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Wilder: I Didn't Get Mayweather's Support as Next Big Black Star

Deontay Wilder’s career kicked into second gear just as Floyd Mayweather’s was winding down. Although the never-beaten duo of Wilder and Mayweather share the same manager in Al Haymon, the WBC heavywe...

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Wilder Declined DAZN's $100M Deal Because of Dishonesty

Deontay Wilder will be making his FOX pay-per-view debut Saturday against Luis Ortiz, but it almost never came to be. In March, DAZN offered Wilder $100 million for a three-fight package, including t...

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Devin Haney, Eddie Hearn Calling For Ryan Garcia in 2020

Devin Haney is the youngest world titlist in boxing at the age of 20. Ryan Garcia, 21, is not too far behind in age, and although he lacks world champion status, it’s the crown-holder who’s calling ou...

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Eddie Hearn Switches Stance, Considering More YouTuber Fights

Leading up to the KSI-Logan Paul fight, Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn told BoxingScene.com in an interview that YouTuber showdowns were a “one-off” and that he was not looking to do celebrity matc...

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Daniel Jacobs Discusses Split With Trainer Andre Rozier

For Daniel Jacobs, the hardest part about fighting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. might be just making sure the Mexican fighter successfully steps inside the ring come Dec. 20 in Phoenix without making any mi...

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