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Bernard Hopkins’ alien charm

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By Bart Barry– What if Michael Jordan came back tomorrow, at age 51, and won an NBA championship with, say, the Washington Wizards for whom he last played in 2003? It would be a massive event, an orgy of media celebration as one of the world’s most famous athletes, nay, men, returned to a field of glory and dominated at ... Read More »

‘PROFESSOR’ HOPKINS FIGHTING FOR LEGACY AS HE LOOKS TO TAME ‘STUDENT’ SHUMENOV IN WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON BOXNATION

Bernard Hopkins

LONDON (April 18) – Veteran Bernard Hopkins has warned his Kazakhstani opponent ‘to get ready for school’ as he does battle this weekend looking to enhance his unique legacy. The 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight world champion goes up against WBA Super champion Beibut Shumenov in a world title unification taking place at the DC Armory in Washington DC, this Saturday ... Read More »

‘IT’S TIME TO MAKE MORE HISTORY!’ ROARS 49-YEAR-OLD HOPKINS AS HE GEARS UP FOR WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION WITH SHUMENOV LIVE ON BOXNATION

Bernard Hopkins

LONDON (April 16) – Boxing’s oldest ever world champion Bernard Hopkins believes he will once again make history as he looks to unify the light-heavyweight division this weekend. Hopkins has already made a profound statement in the world of boxing, reigning as one of the world’s top middleweights for over a decade, before moving up the weight classes to finally ... Read More »

“HISTORY AT THE CAPITOL” BERNARD HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Bernard Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) – Several of the featured fighters for Saturday’s “History at the Capitol” event at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. worked out for media members at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The SHOWTIME tripleheader headlined by future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov in an epic light heavyweight world ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS & ZACHARY OCHOA PHILADELPHIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

Bernard Hopkins

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 10, 2014) – Future Hall of Famer and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out in front of a throng of reporters Thursday at DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia as he winds down preparation for his Saturday, April 19, World Championship Unification against Beibut Shumenov. Hopkins, the IBF titleholder, and Shumenov, the WBA ... Read More »

BERNARD “THE ALIEN” HOPKINS AND BEIBUT SHUMENOV MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

Bernard Hopkins

Kelly Swanson This week has been jam-packed with information about the April 19 ‘History at the Capitol. Yesterday, we did a conference call with the undercard fighters, and now, we have our main event fighters available today to talk to the press. I’m very excited about it. Bernard Hopkins, the IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, certainly a future first ballot ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCES DONATION OF FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND BERNARD HOPKINS PORTRAITS TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Washington, DC (April 7, 2014) – Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce the donation of portraits of living boxing legends and future Hall of Famers Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The portraits, taken by renowned sports photographer Holger Keifel, are a part of the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection in Washington, DC. “Golden ... Read More »

SADAM ALI, MARCUS BROWNE AND ZACHARY OCHOA IN ACTION BEFORE “HOPKINS VS. SHUMENOV” TRIPLEHEADER AT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7) – Some of New York City’s most promising prospects are heading down the highway from the Big Apple to the nation’s capital to be showcased at the DC Armory on Saturday, April 19 in undercard bouts leading up to the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader. The event is headlined by Bernard Hopkins’ history-making title unification bout against ... Read More »

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION AND FUTURE HALL OF FAMER BERNARD HOPKINS AND GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS DONATE FUNDS FOR COMPLETION OF JOE FRAZIER STATUE IN PHILADELPHIA

Bernard Hopkins

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2014) – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins is pleased to announce that he and Golden Boy Promotions have made a significant donation to fund the completion of the previously announced Joe Frazier statue that will stand nine feet tall outside of Xfinity Live in Philadelphia’s sports stadium complex (corner of Patterson and 11th ... Read More »

BOXNATION’S SCHEDULE PACKS A REAL PUNCH AS ‘THE CHANNEL OF CHAMPIONS’ LINES UP THE WORLD’S VERY BEST INCLUDING MAYWEATHER, PACQUIAO AND KHAN

Floyd Mayweather

LONDON (April 2, 2014) – Leading boxing channel BoxNation is packing a real punch this April and May with the fight games top names including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao set to feature live and exclusive in a jam-packed schedule. ‘The Channel of Champions’ has pulled no punches in its attempt to line up the biggest and best names in ... Read More »

Respect? Bradley starts by looking at himself

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By Norm Frauenheim Just when Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., most of the NFL, NBA and major-league baseball have us convinced that disrespect is an athlete’s best friend, along comes Timothy Bradley with a different take and some real friends because of it. “I don’t feel I’m disrespected at all, honestly,” Bradley said. It was an astonishing comment, straight out ... Read More »

SHAWN “SHOWTIME” PORTER DEFENDS HIS IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST FORMER TWO TIME TWO DIVISION PAULIE “MAGIC MAN” MALIGNAGGI ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19 AT THE DC ARMORY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Paulie Malignaggi

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2014) – Two world championship fights on one night is great for boxing fans. But Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME believe that three is even better. So, on Saturday, April 19, joining the title fights between Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Lukas Konecny there will be a battle ... Read More »

BERNARD “THE ALIEN” HOPKINS, BEIBUT SHUMENOV AND PETER QUILLIN NEW YORK CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES FOR APRIL 19 LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION

Bernard Hopkins

NEW YORK (March 12, 2014) – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA Super World Champion Beibut Shumenov continued their media tour on Wednesday at Lucille’s Bar & Grill inside B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York to formally announce their world championship unification on Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. ... Read More »

Porter to defend Welterweight belt against Malignaggi on Hopkins – Shumenov card

Paulie Malignaggi

IBF Welterweight champion Shawn Porter will defend his title against former two-division belt holder Paulie Malignaggi on April 19th in Washington, D.C. as part of a championship tripleheader that will be televised on Showtime according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “This is a very meaningful fight for Paulie and for Shawn,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. “I think ... Read More »

Scouting Report for the Chilemba-Grachev Co-Feature Saturday Night at Sands: Can Chilemba Handle Grachev’s Power?

Bethlehem, PA: On March 15th in front of a sold out house at Sands Casino and Hotel, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba will take on Denis “The Pirate/Drago’s Son” Grachev in the light heavyweight co-feature on NBCSN Fight Night. The light heavyweight division is one of the hottest divisions right now with world class fighters like Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson ... Read More »

BERNARD “THE ALIEN” HOPKINS AND BEIBUT SHUMENOV WASHINGTON, D.C. KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES FOR APRIL 19 LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION

Bernard Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA Super World Champion Beibut Shumenov held a press conference on Tuesday at The W Hotel in Washington, D.C., to formally announce their world championship unification on Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® from the DC Armory. At 49-years-old, “The Alien” Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of ... Read More »

BERNARD “THE ALIEN” HOPKINS VS. BEIBUT SHUMENOV LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, APRIL 19 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM THE DC ARMORY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Bernard Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2014) – Washington, D.C. is known as a city where history is made. On Saturday, April 19, another historic event will take place in the nation’s capital when IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins faces WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify ... Read More »

Main Events Wins Purse Bid for IBF Light Heavyweight Eliminator #2 Dmitry Sukhotsky vs. #4 Anatoliy Dudchenko

Springfield, NJ: Totowa, NJ-based promoter Main Events won the purse bid for the IBF-mandated eliminator for the #1 position in the IBF’s light heavyweight ratings between #2-ranked Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotsky (21-2-0, 16 KOs) and #4-ranked Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (19-2-0, 13 KOs). The purse bid was held this morning at the IBF offices in Springfield, NJ. The winner of ... Read More »

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: HOPKINS VS. MURAT BOLSTERS VIEWERSHIP GAINS FOR 2013

Bernard Hopkins

NEW YORK (Oct. 30, 2013) – Last Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader, highlighted by Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins, drew the second largest average audience for a live SHOWTIME® boxing event this year and ranks as the third-highest average on record for the premium network since 2004 when Nielsen began tracking pay television networks’ individual channels. The high viewership ... Read More »

Juan Carlos Gomez sees himself as “ageless fighter” just like Bernard Hopkins: “I will turn back time!”

Juan Carlos Gomez (51-3-0) is confident that he can “turn back time” and become cruiserweight champion again more than ten year after his last title reign. “Bernard Hopkins showed the whole world what old men are capable of”, said Gomez at a press conference today in Dachau, Germany. “And compared to Hopkins I am still a young guy! I’m not ... Read More »

FOLLOW HOPKINS – MURAT LIVE FROM RINGSIDE

Bernard Hopkins

Follow all the action LIVE from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City when the legendary Bernard Hopkins defends the IBF Light Heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Karo Murat of Germany. The fights begin at 9pm eastern with a two fight undercard that will feature undefeated WBO Middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin defending against Gabriel Rosado. The card opens up with ... Read More »

Hopkins retains Light Heavy crown with decision over Murat

Bernard Hopkins

ATLANTIC CITY–The ageless Bernard Hopkins yet again held back the clock as he scored a 12 round unanimous decision over unheralded mandatory challenger Karo Murat at Boardwalk Hall. Hopkins took a few rounds getting adjusted to Murat who came to win. The bout was entertaining and featured many furious exchanges that aren’t common in most Hopkins bouts. Hopkins had Murat ... Read More »

MURAT OUT TO MAKE HOPKINS LOOK HIS AGE BUT BOXING’S BENJAMIN BUTTON READY TO DELIVER HIS ‘A-GAME’ LIVE ON BOXNATION

Karo Murat

LONDON (26 Oct) – Karo Murat has fired a warning shot to Bernard Hopkins on the eve of their world title showdown in Atlantic City telling the legendary fighter he’s going to make him look all of his 48 years. The Philadelphian prizefighter etched his name into the history books long before he broke his own record by becoming the ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. KARO MURAT FIGHTER MEDIA ROUNDTABLE QUOTES

Bernard Hopkins

Atlantic City, NJ (Oct. 24, 2013) – The six fighters that will be featured on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast this Saturday night gathered with media members at Caesars Atlantic City to discuss their respective matchups. Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, Karo Murat, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, “King” Gabriel Rosado, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Nicolai Firtha answered questions candidly about ... Read More »