From The Telegraph: Nathan Cleverly could face ring legend Bernard Hopkins by the end of 2013 if promoter Frank Warren’s plans for the unbeaten WBO light heavyweight champion come to fruition.
Nathan Cleverly wants to unify his WBO light heavyweight title with THE RING, WBC and IBF titles held by Chad Dawson and Bernard Hopkins, but the unbeaten Welshman isn’t overlooking mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi, who he fights Saturday in London.
Tony “The Bomber” Bellew pulls no punches in the ring or when being interviewed. The British light heavyweight, who fights fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on Saturday, calls it how he sees it with Chad Dawson, Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins.
RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will return to EPIX for a May 4 defense against Francesco Pianeta. The fight will follow a string of notable Europe-based world title bouts on the U.S. network.
Bernard Hopkins has seemingly done it all at middleweight and light heayvweight. Is a challenge to Alexander Povetkin the best way to close out his legendary career? Andre Ward, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Povetkin’s promoter don’t rule it out.
Nathan Cleverly believes Bernard Hopkins will use all of his veteran skill and guile to “spoil his way to victory” against Tavoris Cloud on Saturday, but the WBO light heavyweight beltholder said he wants to face whoever wins the IBF title showdown.
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez will face WBO counterpart Ricky Burns as part of an EPIX-televised quadrupleheader on March 16.
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Kevin McBride said his reasons for continuing to fight have little to do with money as much as “restoring sanity in my own head.”