Anatoliy Dudchenko isn’t just a light heavyweight contender; he’s a fighter who has the road to success mapped out and will face anyone to reach his destination.
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.
Portraits of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Bernard Hopkins, taken by renowned sports photographer Holger Keifel, are being donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery permanent collection, Golden Boy announced on Monday.
Sugar Ray Leonard called Bernard Hopkins “an anomaly,” wondered “what Manny Pacquiao has left,” and said “you can never go against Floyd Mayweather” during a brief assessment of each of their upcoming fights with RingTV.com.
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.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions will contribute to fund the completion of the Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex.
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.
Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza shared his thoughts on his network’s acquisition of RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson with RingTV.com. Stevenson, who fought on HBO last year, will fight Andrzej Fonfara on Showtime on May 24.
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.
WBO light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev says he’s focused on his title defense against Cedric Agnew on Saturday on HBO and not potential rival Adonis Stevenson’s move to Showtime.
Kathy Duva, promoter of WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev, ripped RING champ Adonis Stevenson’s imminent move to Showtime following his signing with manager Al Haymon.
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.
RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson said he will be rooting for 175-pound counterparts Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev to win their respective upcoming title defenses with the goal of facing one or both of them in unification bouts.
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.”