Although Bernard Hopkins will be two months shy of 50 when he takes on Sergey Kovalev in their anticipated light heavyweight title unification bout on Nov. 8, he isn’t expecting an outpouring of praise from media or critics if he beats the fearsome Russian puncher.
Steven Cunningham overcame a 73-pound weight disadvantage and a fifth-round knockdown to bust up Natu Visinia to a seventh-round TKO in the main event of an NBC Sports Net “Fight Night” show on Saturday in his native Philadelphia.
Cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu reminded U.S. fans of his talent by outclassing Garrett Wilson to a 10-round unanimous decision on Saturday. In the co-feature of the NBC Sports “Fight Night” Karl Dargan got up from a knockdown to stop Angino Perez.
Undefeated Philadelphia lightweight standout Karl Dargan continues to make up for lost time with his co-featured bout against Angino Perez on NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.
Many in the boxing industry believed that former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer “built” the company into one of the top major promotional firms. However, company president Oscar De La Hoya wants it to be known that it was more than Schaefer.
Part of the reason Bernard Hopkins wanted to face Sergey Kovalev was the unbeaten Russian puncher’s fearsome reputation as a punishing and dangerous foe. RingTV.com spoke with Hopkins, his trainer Naazim Richardson and Oscar De La Hoya at the kick-off press conference for the Nov. 8 showdown.
Joseph Santoliquito was ringside for the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday where native son Daniel Jacob’s won the most significant fight of his amazing boxing career on the undercard.
Sergey Kovalev took out Blake Caparello the way Bernard Hopkins hoped the feared Russian puncher would on Saturday in Atlantic City, in devastating fashion. Kovalev’s second-round KO set up a lucrative November 175-pound title unification bout with Hopkins.
Fans and boxing media want to talk about light heavyweight title unification showdowns with Adonis Stevenson or Bernard Hopkins, but Sergey Kovalev’s sole focus is Blake Caparello, who the WBO beltholder will face on Saturday in Atlantic City.
Bryant Jennings admits that his razor-thin split decision over ring savvy former amateur standout Mike Perez was a difficult fight but the undefeated heavyweight from Philadelphia says it was a learning experience that he will grow from.
Living legend and IBF/WBA light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins says he’s taking serious aim at feared unbeaten WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev. The goal is for the unification fight to take place on Nov. 8 on HBO at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Hopkins told RingTV.com.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was defiant at today’s New York press conference to kick off the publicity for Mayweather-Maidana II, saying once again he’s up against the critics and any perception that his opponent scored in the first fight was because he’s a dirty fighter.
Bryant Jennings admits that he’s still a work in progress but the late-bloomer from Philadelphia promises to exhibit more of his all-around boxing ability against fellow unbeaten heavyweight Mike Perez on July 26 than he has in his previous 18 bouts.
Chris Algieri survived a near-disastrous opening round against heavy favorite Ruslan Provodnikov and outworked and outboxed the Russian pressure fighter to a split-decision victory to lift the WBO 140-pound title and thrill his hometown fans from Long Island, N.Y.
Former cruiserweight titleholder Steve Cunningham got up from two fifth-round knockdowns to outpoint heavyweight puncher Amir Mansour on Friday in Philadelphia. Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens rallied to stop relentless Tureano Johnson in the final round of the “Fight Night” co-feature.
Undefeated heavyweight Amir Mansour used boxing to escape his own personal hell, and now says this Friday’s matchup with Steve Cunningham is a kill-or-be-killed battle to reach a place where he can help others.
With Sergey Kovalev it’s not a matter of if his opponents will be knocked out. It’s a matter of when. Cedric Agnew was taken out with a jab to the body in Round 7 of their WBO light heavyweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.