If he gets beyond a mandatory title defense against Karo Murat in July, IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins would like to face Carl Froch or Lucian Bute. (This story also contains a video of Hopkins accepting Gennady Golovkin’s challenge.)
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would like to “mix-and-match” Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley over the course of the next few months.
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.”
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.
Undefeated middleweight contender Peter Quillin and newly crowned bantamweight beltholder Leo Santa Cruz addressed the media after their impressive victories over Winky Wright and Vusi Malinga on the June 2 “Four Warned” card.
Showtime’s rare quadrupleheader headlined by the Antonio Tarver-Lateef Kayode cruiserweight fight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2 features four unbeaten fighters vying for respect against more-experienced veterans.
Jermain Taylor’s resume includes 12 major titleholders over the course of his past 14 bouts, including two victories over future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins.