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!
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”
Maria Matias, mother of Hector “Macho” Camacho: “I lost my son three days ago. He’s alive only because of a machine. My son is not alive. My son is only alive for the people who love him.”
Oscar De La Hoya, Freddie Roach and Sugar Ray Leonard, who all faced Hector “Macho” Camacho in the ring, agree that the Puerto Rican star had the makings of an all-time great.
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.
Promoter Don King, who turns 81 on Aug. 20, invited Pygmies to the “Rumble In The Jungle,” claims to be able to communicate with Floyd Mayweather in “ghetto-ese,” and once killed a man — just a few stories from the life of the man who coined the phrase “Only in America.”
Former three-division titleholder, Felix Trinidad, believes that fellow Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto should wage an inside battle with Floyd Mayweather in defense of his WBA junior middleweight belt on Saturday night.
Newly-crowned RING and WBC light heavyweight champion, Chad Dawson and dethroned Bernard Hopkins demonstrated respect for each other after Saturday night’s grueling affair.
Bernard Hopkins implied that Saturday night’s clash with Chad Dawson could represent his final professional fight, comparing his career achievements to those of Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Lateef Kayode’s cruiserweight bout with former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver is to headline a Showtime-televised, quadruple-header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be profiled on HBO’s “Floyd Mayweather: Speaking Out” in April in advance of his May 5 showdown with Miguel Cotto.