Welterweights Pedro Campa and Aaron Herrera will square off in an HBO Latino/Top Rank Promotions main event on Dec. 12.
WBA light heavyweight beltholder Beibut Shumenov talks about his near-death experience as an infant, called IBF counterpart Bernard Hopkins “the best champion” in the 175-pound division, and said he was shocked to hear the controversial comments that WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev recently made about African Americans.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Saturday’s win by Marcos Maidana to dethrone Adrien Broner as WBA welterweight titleholder drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sports, Stephen Espinoza, announced on Tuesday.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that he would begin working on a light heavyweight title unification bout between IBF titleholder Bernard Hopkins and WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov “immediately.”
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.
IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins says he hopes to unify the all of the major titles in the 175-pound divison prior to his 50th birthday.
Super middleweight champ Andre Ward said that Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson are being made out to be “The Boogey Men of their divisions.”
When Lee Groves was tabbed to work the CompuBox keys for the Showtime Championship Boxing card topped by Bernard Hopkins’ IBF light heavyweight title defense against Karo Murat he was thrilled. When he found out it was to be staged in Atlantic City, he was even happier because of the city’s historic place in boxing.
Karo Murat, who lost a unanimous decision to IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins, dropped in the 175-pound rankings; Peter Quillin, who scored a 10th-round TKO of Gabriel Rosado, took a small step forward at middleweight; and Kell Brook, who remained unbeaten with a fourth-round stoppage of Vyacheslav Senchenko, held his place at welterweight.
Fans share their thoughts, both pro and con (but mostly pro), on living legend Bernard Hopkins’ latest victory, heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder’s latest KO, Peter Quillin’s controversial stoppage of game Gabriel Rosado, and British welterweight sensation Kell Brook’s future in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s oldest champion ever, had to endure a lot of rough stuff from 30-year-old challenger Karo Murat during their fight on Saturday in Atlantic City, but that spurred the 48-year-old boxing master to fight a more aggressive fight en route to retaining his IBF light heavyweight title with a wide unanimous decision.
Adrien Broner on what to expect from his upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana: “You’re going to see an electrifying victory from Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. You will see why I’m the lottery pick to take over this sport.”