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What if Andre Ward Unretired To Fight Canelo, Golovkin at 168?

What would happen if Andre Ward un-retired after 16 months to face Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at 168-pounds following back-to-back 175-pound championship victories over Sergey Kovalev, the la...Read More

Amir Khan To Work With Trainer Joe Goossen Moving Forward

As Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) returns to the ring on April 21st versus Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, he will be doing so with a new trainer in his corner. Veteran cornerman, Joe Goossen,...Read More

Virgil Hunter Hospitalized Due To Health Scare, Recovering

Statement From Team Hunter - Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalized. We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyon...Read More

Andre Dirrell on Training With Virgil Hunter For Uzcategui Rematch

OAKLAND, CA.- Super middleweight Andre Dirrell is preparing for his rematch with Jose Uzcategui by working with renowned trainer Virgil Hunter and former pound-for-pound great Andre Ward ahead of his ...Read More

Robert Guerrero, Virgil Hunter Part of FOX Team For PBC Card

Los Angeles - Today, FOX Sports announces former multiple-division world champion Robert Guerrero and longtime boxing trainer Virgil Hunter join the broadcast team as analysts for PREMIER BOXING CHAMP...Read More

Hunter Cautions That Lo Greco is a Live Opponent For Amir Khan

Virgil Hunter, head trainer for former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs), does not view his boxer's upcoming opponent, Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KOs), as a walkover. Khan and Lo Greco will collide...Read More

Andre Ward's Coach on Bellew: If Offer is Right - Never Say Never

Virgil Hunter, trainer for former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), would not rule out the possibility of his boxer returning to the ring to face for...Read More

Hunter: Khan Will Have Very Tough Sparring, Has A lot To Prove

Virgil Hunter, trainer for former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs), says his boxer will be matched very tough in training camp - because the veteran coach wants to get a good read on where Khan...Read More

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