If he gets beyond a mandatory title defense against Karo Murat in July, IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins would like to face Carl Froch or Lucian Bute. (This story also contains a video of Hopkins accepting Gennady Golovkin’s challenge.)
Tavoris Cloud on Bernard Hopkins’ outfit at Wednesday’s press conference: “It was funny to just turn around and to just see a grown man with a ski mask on standing there and not saying nothing to nobody.”
HBO’s ringside scorer Harold Lederman said Andre Ward was “terrific,” and, “sharp” as a network commentator for this past Saturday’s triple-header at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
Manny Pacquiao on Juan Manuel Marquez: “Our strategy this time is more aggressiveness and of course to develop and to improve the strength more, and also focus on the speed. We have the side-to-side movement. I’m not worried about his strength.”
Former RING light heavyweight and middleweight champ Bernard Hopkins is being targeted for a comeback on March 9 opposite 175-pound titleholders Nathan Cleverly, Beibut Shumenov or Tavoris Cloud.
Gary Russell, Oscar De La Hoya, Andre Ward, Howard Davis and Antonio Tarver are among the former Olympians who reflected on their professional debuts.
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Andre Berto has been licensed to fight by the California State Athletic Commission, which is awaiting an appeal hearing concerning a positive drug test by Antonio Tarver that is slated for Oct. 8.
The Oakland press conference for the Sept. 8 fight between super middleweight champion Andre Ward and light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson featured some early exchanges between the fighters’ camps.
Former light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver has been informed of his right to appeal his year-long suspension in the wake of his positive drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone.
Antonio Tarver will not work his regular post as color commentator for Showtime during Saturday night’s telecast in the wake of his recent positive drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone.