Ahead of this Saturday night’s rematch between WBO 147-pound titlist Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach reminded his Christian charge that, in the Bible, the theme of violence runs concurrently with that of compassion.
Bernard Hopkins isn’t overlooking Beibut Shumenov, but he is looking past him to a Showtime matchup with Adonis Stevenson, with the winner to potentially hold the RING, IBF, WBC and WBA light heavyweight titles.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov says he has studied his April 19 opponent, IBF beltholder Bernard Hopkins, and is confident he can “clearly” beat the older man.
IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter isn’t taking his April 19 defense against former two-division titlist Paul Malignaggi lightly, calling it his biggest test since Julio Diaz.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov has a lot of respect for his 49-year-old opponent, IBF beltholder Bernard Hopkins, even calling him an idol. But paying homage is one thing, becoming a unified champion is another, he says.
Equally plucky and outspoken, former two-division titleholder Paul Malignaggi sees nothing special in his upcoming opponent, Shawn Porter, whom the “Magic Man” challenges for the IBF 147-pound title on April 19.
IBF light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV about his preparation for WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov, who he faces on April 19 in Washington, D.C., at his training camp in Philadelphia. Hopkins also spoke about the Danny Garcia-Mauricio Herrera fight.
Sergey Kovalev sees himself on a path to unifying titles in the 175-pound division, whether it comes against RING champ Adonis Stevenson or IBF (and possibly WBA) titleholder Bernard Hopkins, who Kovalev believes will defeat Beibut Shumenov “easily.”
IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter is confident that his upcoming April defense against Paul Malignaggi will be no different than his title-winning effort over Devon Alexander last December.
Paulie Malignaggi plans to concentrate on training for his April 19 bout with IBF 147-pound beltholder Shawn Porter after working as a ringside commentator for tonight’s “Golden Boy Live!” event on Fox Sports 1.
RING and WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson is amused by IBF titlist Bernard Hopkins’ insistence that he intimidates the fighter known as “Superman.”
Beibut Shumenov insisted that he won’t resort to roughhouse behavior when he meets Bernard Hopkins on April 19 at The D.C. Armory on Showtime.
Bernard Hopkins’ goal, within proximity of his 50th birthday, is to become undisputed champion at light heavyweight as he did at 160-pounds. First step is unifying the IBF and WBA title against Beibut Shumenov on April 19.
Their 175-pound unification bout is not until April 19, but IBF beltholder Bernard Hopkins already claims to have begun to control WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov as if having placed him under a spell.
Bernard Hopkins defended referee Tony Weeks 10th-round stoppage of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight. “I think that it was a good call,” said Hopkins, who fights Beibut Shumenov on April 19.
Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov will each attempt to unify the IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles on April 19 in Washington, D.C., with rising star Peter Quillin defending his WBO middleweight title against Lukas Konecny on the undercard.
Beibut Shumenov is preparing to face Bernard Hopkins, who he calls “superhuman,” in what he anticipates will be his “hardest fight” in a Showtime-televised 175-pound title unification contest on April 19 at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.
A deal is done for IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins to meet WBA counterpart Beibut Shumenov in a Showtime-televised unification bout on April 19 at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has informed RingTV.com.