Bernard Hopkins on Karo Murat: “I need a stoppage, definitely. I haven’t had a knockout since 2004.”
What would have happened if Mike Tyson fought George Foreman, if Oscar De La Hoya fought Kostya Tszyu or if James Toney fought Gerald McClellan? Here’s a list of 10 elite showdowns that could have taken place at one time but didn’t for various reasons. Anson Wainwright asked three top matchmakers to tell us what might’ve happened if they had.
Danny Garcia on his imminent rise from 140 to 147 pounds: “I beat the best fighters at 140. What else do you want me to do?”
Fans give their thoughts on what could be next for Curtis Stevens, Tomasz Adamek and cruiserweight surprise Thabiso Mchunu, and they ask Dougie his thoughts on what might have been with Shane Mosley, Felix Trinidad and Roy Jones Jr. in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
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.)
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
Ageless Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer will be profiled on HBO’s debut series “Cornered” on March 5.
Sorry for the late posting of this week’s Friday mailbag, folks. (Valentine’s Day evening was rough.) But here it is, complete with fans’ questions and comments on Adrien Broner, The Problem’s Saturday lightweight title defense against Gavin Rees, and other subjects. Enjoy!
Former RING middleweight and light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins recounts his experiences at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Fans have questions about the promotional/business side of Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Austin Trout showdown, more feedback on Guerrero-Berto and a potential Mayweather-Guerrero fight, plus pro and con opinions on the late Hector Camacho in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!