Bernard Hopkins believes his tactical skills are feared inside the ring, but that his reputation as a tough guy is sometimes used against him outside.
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."
Antonio DeMarco: "In the end, I just believe that my heart was bigger than Jorge Linares'. My desire grew and my desire was greater than his in the end."
Chad Dawson's victory over Bernard Hopkins will be reviewed by both the WBC and the California State Athletic Commission.
Chad Dawson: "Yeah, he was faking. Come on. You know he's faking, come on man. He was giving me all of this, 'I'm a gangster, I'm a gangster.' He ain't no gangster. A gangster would have got up and fought like a man."
Bernard Hopkins was diagnosed with a left shoulder separation following a hospital visit after Saturday night's TKO loss to Chad Dawson.
Jean Pascal: "Chad Dawson to me he is a champion by accident...He won a title by accident, and, plus, he didn't show me nothing tonight...In the rematch, I'm going to get my title back."
Dewey Bozella gets his dream victory over Larry Hopkins after having been imprisoned for 26 years on a wrongful conviction.
Joe Calzaghe on Bernard Hopkins: "I said, 'Okay, let's do a 60-40 split,' and that completely shut him up. He wouldn't be quiet, and so I said, '60-40,' and he went silent. He said, 'Can't we negotiate?'"
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.
Bernard Hopkins, Chad Dawson and members of the Oct. 15 undercard met the press three days before the show at the Staples Center in L.A. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Neither back surgery nor throat cancer is slowing down famous ring announcer Michael Buffer, who will be at it again for Saturday night's Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson card.
Sugar Ray Leonard: "Bernard Hopkins is an anomaly. Bernard is one of those rare breeds that just doesn't exist anymore. He's like a George Foreman. You cannot doubt him or count him out."
Chad Dawson laced up for the media in Los Angeles ahead of his Oct. 15 fight against WBC and RING Light Heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins. Photos by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions
Trainer Freddie Roach said Manny Pacquiao and Jorge Linares "were perfect for each other" during their sparring sessions in Baguio City, Philippines.
Michael Buffer tried "Man your battle stations," and, "Fasten your seat belts," before settling on "Let's get ready to rumble!"
Dewey Bozella: "I’m not going out to lie down; I’m going out to fight. I’m not going to let this guy come and whip my butt."
The junior welterweight clash between Kendall Holt and Danny Garcia is shaping up as one between an experienced veteran and a talented newcomer.
Bernard Hopkins met the press in Philadelphia on the way to defending his RING and WBC titles against Chad Dawson on Oct. 15. Photos by Dave Londres - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.
Yoan Pablo Hernandez scores an upset over IBF cruiserweight titleholder Steve Cunningham via technical decision, and middleweight Gregorz Proksa takes out Sebastian Sylvester early.
Jermain Taylor's license gets approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Erik Morales may make a voluntary before eyeing Olusegun, and Saul Alvarez may return in November.
The 52-year-old former amateur boxer spent 26 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. Now on the outside, he knows the world is watching.
Steve Cunningham: "I have defeated all reigning cruiserweight champions, and I will clinch another victory on Saturday night. The weapons are oiled and I am ready to go to war."
Who are the 10 best middleweight titleholders of the past five decades? RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer has his opinion on who they are and where they rank. See if you agree.
Dewey Bozella, the 52-year-old former amateur boxer who spent 26 years in jail wrongfully accused of murder, will finally realize his dream of fighting as a professional.
Bernard Hopkins: "I'm going to stand in there and withstand whatever onslaught he has. I'm going to out-do the 24 rounds that I put together in the first and second fight with Jean Pascal, without the push-ups."
Victor Ortiz: "Personally, I think that was a cheap shot." Kevin Cunningham: "Victor took it to the streets... Floyd finished it."
Dewey Bozella could debut on the card as well
Richard Schaefer on Alfredo Angulo-James Kirkland: "Based on the conversations, it looks like the fight is done."
Bernard Hopkins: "Boxing is like dealing with a [prostitute.] You've got to protect yourself at all times. If you don't protect yourself at all times, then the repercussions can and most likely will be fierce."
Cloud-Pascal talks hit roadblock
John Scully has returned with assistance from Winky Wright to train Chad Dawson as they replace Manny Steward in preparation for Bernard Hopkins on Oct. 15.
Dawson to train for Hopkins close to home near newborn, likely without Steward
Imprisoned for 26 years after being falsely accused of murder, Dewey Bozella's could debut professionally on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson under card on Oct. 15.
"It's sort of me telling him that life is not over," said Bernard Hopkins of Dewey Bozella. 'This is far from being a distraction to me...I'm just so glad to be a part of this man's life.'
Bernard Hopkins: 'When I saw the second plane disappear inside of the building, knowing I was scheduled to train at Water Front Gym that day, first thing that went through my mind was, `Where's the next one going to crash?'
Oscar De La Hoya ranks Bernard Hopkins above Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the latter of whom he believes he would have defeated if he had been younger.
Angelo Dundee on Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao: "Mayweather wins. I just don't know why Mayweather's not fighting him. He walks around saying that he's the best fighter in the world? Well, fight the sucker."
'It's totally about the fighters," said Top Rank's Bob Arum, downplaying his presence and that of Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer on Monday's Yuriorkis Gamboa-Daniel Ponce de Leon conference call.
Former undisputed Lennox Lewis, who turns 46 in September, lists his children, contentment and induction into the International Hall of Fame among the reasons he will never fight again.
Jean Pascal's promoter disputes the fighter's fear of Tavoris Cloud, and Seth Mitchell is anxious to unleash his delayed "Mayhem" on Mike Mollo
Among Lem Satterfield's many notes: IBF beltholder Tavoris Cloud might defend his title against Jean Pascal after fighting on the Oct. 15 Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson card.
Tavoris Cloud could be on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson card
After making his American debut in New York and fighting twice in Las Vegas, could Amir Khan be headed for Canada on Dec. 10?
A rematch between Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez is in the works, as is a January match up featuring IBF titleholder Tavoris Cloud and Jean Pascal
Malignaggi pursues his third welterweight win against Lora
Tavoris Cloud believes Jean Pascal is opting for shot at Beibut Shuemov, but an offer from Lucian Bute could ease his disappointment if that fight comes to fruition
Paulie Malignaggi looks to continue his welterweight winning streak
Light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins says he'll again prove that he's a once-in-generation special fighter by defeating talented Chad Dawson on Oct. 15. Dawson respects Hopkins but sees a beatable fighter.
Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson on Monday kicked off the promotional campaign for their fight on Oct. 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hopkins will be defending his RING and WBC light heavyweight titles.
Ex-middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik may have to take smaller purses and compete in undercard fights in order to recapture the luster lost with his recent decision to pull out of a Showtime-televised bout.
If Andre Ward defeats Carl Froch on Oct. 29, Lucian Bute, Mikkel Kessler and even his respected mentor Bernard Hopkins would be among the future challenges he would consider.
Bernard Hopkins and trainer Emanuel Steward will be in opposite corners for the first time in their careers when Chad Dawson challenges the RING/WBC light heavyweight champ on Oct. 15.