SAN ANTONIO — Former undisputed middleweight and RING light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the 48-year-old boxer said on Friday.
Hopkins, who will tape the show on Tuesday, said that Hall plans to discuss a wide range of topics, ranging from health and wellness to boxing.
Hopkins spoke on the subject while in town for tonight’s Showtime-televised quadrupleheader at The Alamodome whose main event features Adrien Broner’s defense of his WBA welterweight title belt against Marcos Maidana.
A future hall of famer and the current IBF light heavyweight titleholder, Hopkins unanimously decisioned Karo Murat in October in defense of the IBF belt he won by unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Tavoris Cloud in March to extend his own record as the oldest man to win a significant crown.
During a recent interview with RingTV.com, Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 knockouts) said that he wants to unify the 175-pound division before January of 2015 when he turns 50.
In addition, Hopkins hopes for a matchup to materialize between hard-hitting conterparts RING and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) and WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs), who are aligned with Showtime’s network rival HBO.
After he lost to Taylor, and then endured an immediate rematch loss, Hopkins rose into the light heavyweight division for triumphs over Antonio Tarver, Winky Wright, Kelly Pavlik, Enrique Ornelas and Roy Jones, his lone defeat prior to Dawson in the division being by split-decision against Joe Calzaghe.
ANTHONY OGOGO RETURNS ON SATURDAY
English 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo, who is coming off last month’s fifth-round knockout of Gary Boulden in July, will face countryman Daniel Blackwell on Saturday’s Kevin Mitchell-Karim Ouazghari card at ExCel Arena in Dockland, London, Matchroom Sport announced on Friday.
Ogogo (3-0, 2 KOs), who signed with Golden Boy last December, will take on a 20-year-old in Blackwell who is 5-26 with one knockout.
“I’m really looking forward to Saturday night,” said Ogogo, who is 25. “I’m boxing back at the ExCel for the first time since the London Olympics, so it’s going to be a special night for me, and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.”
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