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24/7 HOPKINS/KOVALEV PREMIERES SATURDAY, OCT. 18 ON HBO®

Bernard Hopkins

Oct. 14, 2014 – In anticipation of the fall boxing season’s signature event – the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming mega-showdown. In the highly-anticipated 175-pound title fight set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, Expectant Father Focused Still On Bernard Hopkins

Sergey Kovalev

Big Bear City, CA (Oct. 3, 2014) – As current WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev prepares for the fight of his life against Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins next month, he is on the precipice of a life-altering event as his wife, Natalya, is moments away from giving birth to their first child. The Kovalevs are expecting their ... Read More »

Abregu to take on Ali on Hopkins – Kovalev card

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In the first made fight between Top Rank and Golden Boy in several years, Luis Carlos Abregu will take on Sadam Ali in a Welterweight bout on November 8 in Atlantic City as the HBO-televised co-feature to Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev Light Heavyweight unification bout, according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “Hopefully, this is the first of many fights ... Read More »

24/7 HOPKINS/KOVALEV PREMIERES SATURDAY, OCT. 18 ON HBO®

Bernard Hopkins

Sept. 25, 2014 – In anticipation of the fall boxing season’s signature event – the world light heavyweight unification battle between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on November 8th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Hopkins/Kovalev,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming mega-showdown. In the highly-anticipated 175-pound title fight set for the venerable Boardwalk Hall arena ... Read More »

BOXING LEGEND BERNARD HOPKINS TO MEET UNDEFEATED SERGEY KOVALEV IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT UNIFICATION BOUT LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Bernard Hopkins

Atlantic City, NJ (Sept. 2, 2014) – Ring generalship will come face-to-face with explosive power and force on Saturday, Nov. 8 when Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins takes on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a light heavyweight unification title bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, ... Read More »

Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Quotes From NYC Press Conference and Philadelphia Media Roundtable

Bernard Hopkins

NEW YORK (Sept. 2, 2014) -Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev held a press conference in New York City and a media roundtable in Philadelphia Tuesday to officially announce their light heavyweight unification bout on Saturday, Nov. 8 taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Check out what the fighters and ... Read More »

BOXING GREAT BERNARD HOPKINS’ SENSATIONAL WORLD TITLE UNIFICATION CLASH AGAINST BIG-HITTING SERGEY KOVALEV TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON BOXNATION ON NOV 8TH

Bernard Hopkins

LONDON (Aug 27) – Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins’ sensational attempt to unify the light-heavyweight division, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, against the fearsome Sergey Kovalev will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation. ‘The Channel of Champions’ is delighted to be screening one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of this year when current WBA and IBF ... Read More »

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ON SATURDAY, NOV. 8 LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Bernard Hopkins

Atlantic City, NJ (Aug. 22) – Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main ... Read More »

Game-changer: Hopkins offers a chance at one in dangerous fight against Kovalev

Bernard Hopkins

By Norm Frauenheim– A few days after Oscar De La Hoya talked about upsets during a contentious conference call involving Danny Garcia’s perceived mismatch against Rod Salka , Bernard Hopkins scored the biggest one of the year with his decision to fight Sergey Kovalev in a many-sided move that is bold, risky and perhaps a lesson for a balkanized game ... Read More »

BOXING LEGEND BERNARD HOPKINS TO MEET UNDEFEATED SERGEY KOVALEV IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT UNIFICATION BOUT LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Bernard Hopkins

(August 4, 2014) — Speed, savvy and defense will come face-to-face with explosive power and force this November when Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins takes on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in a Light Heavyweight Unification title fight, Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today. Hopkins, incredibly just two months short of his 50th birthday, is seeking to add the WBO Light ... Read More »

Sergey Kovalev, and the genuine possibility of being Krushed by an Alien

Serhey Kovalev

By Bart Barry- Saturday in Atlantic City in another hideous but portentous mismatch on HBO, Russian light heavyweight titlist Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev raced through a helpless Australian named Blake Caparello, stumbling out the block and getting flashdropped in round 1 before spearchiseling his way to a TKO-2 result whose time was irrelevant and preordained. For the first time in Kovalev’s ... Read More »

Hopkins to take on Kovalev with Saturday Kovalev win

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins will fight a unification bout with Sergey Kovalev provided that Kovalev wins his Saturday night fight with Blake Caparello according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “The fight got made in 30 hours, from the start of negotiations on Thursday to the signing of the contract [Friday] afternoon,” Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva said after faxing the signed agreements to ... Read More »

Kovalev to B-Hop “Any Time, Any Place!”

Sergey Kovalev

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: As Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) prepares to defend his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title against Blake “Il Capo” Caparello on August 2nd on HBO Boxing After Dark from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, the media is buzzing about the possibility of a unification fight between Krusher and IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard “The ... Read More »

UNIFIED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION AND FUTURE HALL OF FAMER BERNARD HOPKINS TO BE FEATURED IN ESPN THE MAGAZINE’S BODY ISSUE

Bernard Hopkins

Philadelphia (June 25, 2014) – At almost 50-years-old, unified light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will be featured in the prestigious annual Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine, which hits newsstands Friday, July 11. The Body Issue celebrates athlete’s bodies across all sports. Hopkins will be pictured alongside 21 other athletes in this year’s issue including tennis champion ... Read More »

Training Camp Notes: “Gladiator” Reunites with Legendary Boxing Trainer Jesse Reid to Prepare to Take the Mandatory Position in the IBF

Burbank, CA: Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (192-, 13 KOs) has reunited with his former trainer Jesse Reid (whose training resume includes: Roger Mayweather, Johnny Tapia, Hector Camacho and many more) as he prepares to face Nadjib Mohammedi (34-3, 20 KOs) on June 21 for #1 eliminator in the IBF. The winner will face Bernard Hopkins for the IBF Championship. Dudchenko ... Read More »

Schaefer gets some B-Hop support in his rift with De La Hoya

Bernard Hopkins

By Norm Frauenheim– LAS VEGAS – The Golden Boy Promotions divide between CEO Richard Schaefer and founder Oscar De La Hoya appeared to widen Thursday with comments from Bernard Hopkins, who supports Schaefer’s vow to never to do business with Bob Arum despite De La Hoya’s attempt at renewing a working relationship with the Top Rank promoter. “We don’t need ... Read More »

IBF Orders Hopkins to Fight Winner of Dudchenko-Mohammedi

Wilkes-Barre, PA: IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins must face the winner of the Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight as his next mandatory opponent. IBF Championship Chairman, Lindsey E. Tucker, Jr. sent IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins a letter on April 21, 2014 informing Hopkins that he is required to fight the winner of the June 21st Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight. Anatoliy “The Gladiator” ... Read More »

Bernard Hopkins’ alien charm

Bernard Hopkins

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 »

Hopkins schools Shumenov; only gets split decision but unifies Light Heavy belts

Bernard Hopkins

49 year-old Bernard Hopkins continued to make history as scored a 12 round split decision pver Beibut Shumenov to to retain his IBF and capture the WBA Light Heavyweight title at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The 1st three rounds set the pace that Hopkins wanted as next to nothing happend and Shumenov’s offensive pace was set for the ... 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 »