2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. talks to Ryan Songalia of Ring Magazine about how her life has changed since winning the gold medal in London, being a semi-finalist for the prestigious James E. Sullivan award for top amateur athlete and her plan to repeat in 2016.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal talks about Bernard Hopkins\' record-breaking victory over Tavoris Cloud (with a playful interruption by B-hop) and about his next fight, a May 25 showdown against either RING champ Chad Dawson or Lucian Bute.
Bernard Hopkins\' trainer Naazim Richardson liken the 48-year-old veteran to Ray Robinson and wants to see him face the other titleholders if he continues fighting. \"If he unifies (titles) at this age they should waive the 5 year rule and induct him into the hall of fame now.\"
Paul Malignaggi spoke to Bill Emes about an Adrien Broner showdown, which appears nearly made. \"He\'s won fights on talent alone, because he\'s so gifted,\" Malignaggi said. \"I want to see what happens when someone makes him think. He\'s not going to win this fight on talent.\"
Bernard Hopkins\' post-fight presser comments after again making history by beating Tavoris Cloud continued: \"History outlasts money. I want to set history so deep that it\'ll take 30, 40 to 50 years for someone to top me.\"
Newly crowned IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins held court with the media in his own inimitable way after his unanimous decision victory over Tavoris Cloud.
Power-punching prospect Keith Thurman called out WBA titleholder Paul Malignaggi at the post-fight presser after his 12-round decision over Jan Zaveck and the two welterweights got into it in front of the media. \"You better not duck me, son!\" Thurman told the veteran. \"You think I\'m scared of you? I\'m ducking you \'cause you don\'t bring any money,\" Malignaggi said.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner showdown will likely happen on HBO while discussing upcoming fights with the media after Hopkins-Cloud. Schaefer also talked about Banks-Mitchell II, Deontay Wilder vs. Tony Thompson and Miguel Cotto\'s next fight.
Julian Ramirez vs Noel Mendoza
You only get one chance to make a first impression: Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero met for first time at the commercial shoot for their upcoming SHOWTIME PPV and the cameras of All Access captured their first heated exchange. The SHOWTIME docu-series All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero premieres in April.
Unbeaten IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) promises the public that he will not only defeat living legend Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs) this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., but will put a beating on him and send him into retirement.
Veteran boxing promoter Don King talks to Ryan Songalia of Ring Magazine about his hopes to be a \"peace ambassador\" to North Korea amidst growing tensions on the Korean peninsula, his feelings towards the recently departed Hugo Chavez and the boxing network wars between HBO and Showtime.