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FULL MARCH 20 FIGHT CARD SET FOR MEXICO’S ALFONSO GOMEZ VS. JAPAN’S YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

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LOS ANGELES (March 13) – Golden Boy Promotions today announced the full card for an exciting March 20 return to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. where former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico will take on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KOs) in an exciting 10-round super welterweight bout. Airing live on ... Read More »

Hopkins to call Kovalev vs. Pascal Saturday, March 14 on HBO®

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March 5, 2015 – Ring legend Bernard Hopkins, who knows a thing or two about the light heavyweight division, will be ringside on Saturday, March 14 at the Bell Centre in Montreal working as the expert analyst for the HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast. Hopkins will work alongside Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Harold Lederman. The live tripleheader (9:45 p.m. ... Read More »

PHILADELPHIA PROSPECTS RAYMOND SERRANO AND AVERY SPARROW ADDED TO HOPKINS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CARD ON JAN. 20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19) – The 50th birthday celebration for future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will have even more fireworks with the addition of Philadelphia favorites Raymond “Tito” Serrano and Avery Sparrow, plus several other exciting undercard bouts featuring East Coast talent on Golden Boy Live! at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 20, airing ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS AND EYE OF THE TIGER MANAGEMENT HOLD A SPECIAL MEDIA ROUNDTABLE TO DISCUSS SIGNING OF DAVID LEMIEUX

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 17) – Golden Boy Promotions alongside Eye of the Tiger Management held an intimate roundtable at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, to discuss the recent signing of David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) to Golden Boy Promotions. The impressive middleweight contender Lemieux, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya, Future Hall of Famer ... Read More »

HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY BERNARD HOPKINS

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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 30) – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate Bernard Hopkins’ 50th birthday with a night of boxing fit for a legend. This special Golden Boy Live! installment is set to give fans something to celebrate along with the “The Alien’s” landmark moment. The night of fights will air on FOX Sports 1 and FOX ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY LIVE! CELEBRATES BERNARD HOPKINS WITH STELLAR FIGHT CARD ON, JAN. 20

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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 24) – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate Bernard Hopkins’ 50th birthday with a night of boxing fit for a legend. This special Golden Boy Live!installment is set to give fans something to celebrate along with the “The Alien’s” landmark moment. The night of fights will air on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes ... Read More »

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Media Conference Call Quotes

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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion “Hello everyone thank you so much for everything. I already changed diapers. I already lost track of how many diapers, maybe 15 or so. It is easy because I have experience with my nephews. My older sister has two babies so I have done this a lot. Beating ... Read More »

A Collective Face: Fighter of the Year is the current generation from the old Soviet bloc

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By Norm Frauenheim- Sergey Kovalev’s victory over Bernard Hopkins was one thing. His dominance was something else. After awhile, the benefit of hindsight will make Kovalev’s win look predictable. Nobody ever whips the clock, although Hopkins did it longer than anyone ever has. The shutout on the scorecards, however, was a stunning testament to a Kovalev skill set that had ... Read More »

Main Events Inks Promotional Deal with Mandatory IBF Light Heavyweight Contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi

Totowa, NJ:Main Events continues to add to an already impressive light heavyweight stable with the signing of Nadjib Mohammedi, the 29-year old from Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France who earned the #1 position in the IBF earlier this year with his seventh round knockout of Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko in his US debut. Mohammedi was announced as the mandatory challenger for IBF ... Read More »

BROOKLYN’S SADAM ALI RETURNS HOME TO HONOR MILITARY VETERANS FOLLOWING CAREER-BEST PERFORMANCE

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NEW YORK (Nov. 10, 2014) – Undefeated welterweight and newly crowned WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Sadam “World Kid” Ali made a statement Saturday night with a remarkable ninth-round technical knockout victory over Argentine slugger Luis Carlos Abregu. Ali, a hot prospect in the welterweight division, may have broken into the boxing mainstream Saturday night with his dominating performance as the ... Read More »

Kovalev-Hopkins: The fight of 2014

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By Bart Barry- The most unexpected thing shared by guys who hit hardest is rarely how hard they hit or the speed of their attack. No, what surprises most about those guys is the nimbleness with which they take a backwards step the first three or four times you try to attack and smother them, their balletic willingness to move ... Read More »

Kovalev decisions Hopkins to unify Light Heavyweight titles

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ATLANTIC CITY–Sergey Kovalev scored a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the WBO and capture the IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight championship at Boardwalk Hall. It started well for Kovalev as he landed a lead right that dropped Hopkins in the first round. In round three Hopkins laned a double forearm that sent Kovalev to the canvas. Hopkins briefly got into ... Read More »

HOPKINS: ‘I DON’T BELONG ON THE POUND-FOR-POUND LIST!’ SAYS BOXING LEGEND ON EVE OF KOVALEV MEGAFIGHT LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (Nov 7) – The world’s oldest ever world champion Bernard Hopkins believes that he has no place on boxing’s pound-for-pound list. The current WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion is gearing up to face hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night on BoxNation in an edge of the seat unification clash, which will also see the Russian’s WBO belt up ... Read More »

Encounter of Another Kind: Hopkins’ many lives get a defining challenge in Kovalev

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By Norm Frauenheim- Bernard Hopkins’ life as street thug, ex-con, Congressional witness, peace-maker, fighter, promoter, pundit, provocateur, butcher, baker and candlestick maker includes different nicknames, a couple of masks and roles only he knows are still within him. “I’m not human,” Hopkins said in a recent conference call. But he is. There’s an endless array of humanity jammed into that ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS & SERGEY KOVALEV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion “When I hear or read or get asked a question like, ‘you didn’t have to take this fight, you could have taken a different fight,’ I think, have you paid attention to my career? “This isn’t about being an athlete, a boxer or whatever it is. This is something separate. Me ... Read More »

FIGHTING HOPKINS A CHILDHOOD DREAM FOR PROUD NEW DAD KOVALEV WHO VOWS TO ‘KICK ASS’ IN WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (Nov 6) – Proud new dad Sergey Kovalev isn’t in the mood for any niceties after vowing to ‘kick ass’ when he faces Bernard Hopkins this weekend. The pair clash in what is one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, with both men putting their world titles on the line when they lock horns in an ... Read More »

Bernard Hopkins: Too Great for a Single Era

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PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 5) – When 49-year old WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) faces 31-year old WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) in a unification battle on Saturday, November 8 in Atlantic City, he will bring more than a pair of gloved fists. Hopkins brings almost 30 years ... Read More »

Hopkins vs. Kovalev happens Saturday Night on HBO

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HBO Sports presents the fall’s most-anticipated boxing event when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV AND SADAM ALI VS. LUIS CARLOS ABREGU is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 8 at 10:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in ... Read More »

‘OLD SCHOOL’ HOPKINS INSISTS HE ONLY WANTS TO FIGHT THE BEST AS HE TAKES ON THE FORMIDABLE KOVALEV IN HISTORIC WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (5 Nov) – Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins insists the reason he chose to fight feared knockout artist Sergey Kovalev is because he only wants to take on the very best. The reigning WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion faces the Russian ace and current WBO champion Kovalev in a mouth-watering unification clash this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation. ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS “ALIEN VS. KRUSHER” FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES

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ATLANTIC CITY (November 5, 2014) – Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS, SERGEY KOVALEV & SADAM ALI BROOKLYN MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTE

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BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion “There are so many things I’ve done that the world of boxing has witnessed. It’s going to be difficult for the boxing people to pick one of my performances as the best. “I’ve done so many unpredictable things and so profoundly. Even the people who want to go against me, are ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS “ALIEN VS. KRUSHER” FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES

Bernard Hopkins

ATLANTIC CITY (November 3, 2014) – Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins taking on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet ... Read More »

Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin Fighting Saturday night under brighter lights

NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2014) – Undefeated lightweight prospect Ryan “Blue Chip” Martin (8-0, 4 KOs) will be fighting under much brighter lights this Saturday night in a non-televised fight on HBO World Championship Boxing, featuring the world light heavyweight unification headliner between living legend Bernard Hopkins and Russian knockout special, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Martin, a 12-time ... Read More »

Mental alignment, Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev

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By Bart Barry– SAN MARCOS, Texas – Three miles southwest of Texas State University is a mostly waterless stretch of terrain called Purgatory Creek Natural Area, a verdant place complete with trails named after Dante, Ripheus, Ovid and Beatrice, for those with an Italian literary bent. Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in the American purgatory of Atlantic City, light heavyweight Bernard ... Read More »

SADAM ALI AND LUIS CARLOS ABREGU TRAINING CAMP UPDATE

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ATLANTIC CITY (Oct. 31) – As we inch closer to the epic “Alien vs. Krusher: Hopkins vs. Kovalev” fight night in Atlantic City, welterweight contenders Sadam “World Kid” Ali and Luis Carlos “Potro” Abregu are preparing hard for their co-featured fight on Saturday, November 8 live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Both Ali and Abregu offered insight into how their ... Read More »

Remember remember the fists of November! BoxNation leads the way with spectacular lineup of fights

LONDON (Oct 31) – A knockout November is set to take place on BoxNation, with the world’s number one boxing channel to feature an incredible five world title fights including names such as Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and many more, all for only £12. Unlike rival networks, ‘The Channel of Champions’, has not only stacked its ... Read More »