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.”
Washington, D.C.’s Charlie Brotman served as a publicist for Sugar Ray Leonard, and will, yet again, preside over the Inaugural Parade when President Barack Obama is sworn in on Jan. 21.
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.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder will pursue his 26th knockout in as many victories without a loss against unbeaten Kelvin Price on the Dec. 15 Amir Khan-Carlos Molina undercard.
Paulie Malignaggi: “Floyd Mayweather gets no appreciation, but he’s just so dominant, that they have to just deal with it…I’m not saying that I’m as dominant as Floyd, but I consider myself to be a real craftsman of the sport. I’m a true craftsman of boxing.”
Trainer Eric Brown will work the corners of both Paulie Malignaggi and Peter Quillin in separate bouts on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi: “It feels really good that things are turning around for me, and it feels really good that there’s a lot of positive things going on for me inside of the ring and outside of the ring.”
Paulie Malignaggi on his knockout of Vyacheslav Senchenko: “Considering all of the pressure in this fight, and considering the circumstances surrounding this fight, you could make a case that this was my best and most complete performance.”