Hopkins doing ‘the opposite of what is expected’

21
Oct

Hopkins doing ‘the opposite of what is expected’

A 48-year-old former street thug who was stabbed twice as a teen, Bernard Hopkins will try to continue to deny father time when he makes the first defense of his IBF light heavyweight belt against Karo Murat on Saturday.

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18
Oct

Murat targets old, gray Hopkins

German challenger Karo Murat says that the career of IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins will end the way that it started: with a loss in Atlantic City.

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18
Oct

Lem’s latest: Duva says Stevenson, Kovalev ‘destined to fight’

Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.

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17
Oct

Hopkins on boxing and black fighters

Bernard Hopkins argues against what he believes is a trend in boxing that “it’s a curse to be slick,” that black fighters are “not entertaining,” and “if you duck, it’s bad.”

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17
Oct

Lem’s latest: Trainer ranks Golovkin right behind Robinson, Hopkins

Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”  

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12
Oct

Kovalev-Sillakh slated for Stevenson-Bellew card

The handlers of WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev say the fighter has agreed to make his fist defense against Ismayl Sillakh on the Nov. 30 Adonis Stevenson-Tony Bellew card.

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08
Oct

Will Bradley choose fight or flight against Marquez?

WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he’ll use his head and to “stay smart” against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.

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02
Oct

Rosado looks to stay unbeaten in New Jersey vs. Quillin

The WBO middleweight title bout between unbeaten beltholder Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado was officially added as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat fight on Oct. 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. Rosado is undefeated in New Jersey.

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30
Sep

Q&A: Stevenson wants Hopkins after Bellew

Adonis Stevenson on his knockout of Tavoris Cloud: “People that saw this fight, they can’t say that I’m just a puncher, you know? I can box, also, and people know that now. We were saying that before the fight. I validated that.”

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29
Sep

Lem’s latest: Marquez calls KO of Pacquiao ‘divine justice’

Juan Manuel Marquez calls his triumph over Manny Pacquiao “the best thing that’s ever happened to me in this sport.”

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