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.”
RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said “I can’t wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans” after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Super middleweight contender Sakio Bika could face Nikola Sjekloca for the WBC’s interim belt on Feb. 16, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: “I’ve still got many great years left in this sport. I’m just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work.”
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”
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.
RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves analyzes a group of fighters who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame over the next few years, focusing on the potential class of 2014 that includes superstars Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe.
Boxer Peter Manfredo Jr. won’t quit his day job as a laborer, that is, unless he can dethrone Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday.
Bernard Hopkins: “I’m hoping that the commission in Los Angeles does the right thing and rewards my championship on paper back, and, second, disqualif(ies) Chad Dawson for a flagrant foul.”
Joe Calzaghe, the only southpaw to have defeated Bernard Hopkins, gives his take on how Chad Dawson will fare against the 46-year-old titleholder.