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Father Time no match for boxing's Bernard Hopkins
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, 20 Apr 2014
April 20, 2014 - On Saturday, a 30-year-old went up against a 49-year-old in a boxing match. Under ordinary circumstances, the promoters would face criticism or even censure for allowing such a contest to take place. In this case, though, the 49-year-old was IBF light-heavyweight champion Bernard Ho Read Full Story >>>
Professor Hopkins schools Shumenov
By John Raspanti, MaxBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
Continuing to defy Father Time, IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) captured the WBA lightheavyweight crown by outworking the much younger Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) over 12 rounds at the D.C. Armory in Washington D.C on Saturday night.
Hopkins, 49, is Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Set to Summon Favored Reporters for New Media Blitz
By Ivan G. Goldman, Boxing Insider, 20 Apr 2014
Floyd Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime, and other media outlets favored by the champion have begun blaring out the message that 12-1 underdog Marcos Maidana is a terribly dangerous opponent and that Floyd must have been out of his mind to accept his challenge.
If you turn to fighth Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Bradley ["Revenge" Vol.IV]: The Avenger
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 20 Apr 2014
I know there's a corny definition that will read entirely differently, but I think of redemption as something that is seized when you accept the future consequences for your past mistakes.
It is atonement dreamed and realized.
For Manny Pacquaio, he's still dreaming of a realization he fully e Read Full Story >>>
Broner: I'd Fight Maidana in July, Pacquiao at Any Weight
By Bill Emes, BoxingScene.com, 20 Apr 2014
Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs) is moving down to 140-pounds, but he doesn't rule out future fights at the 147-pound limit against welterweight champions Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao.
Broner, who suffered a decision loss to Maidana in December, is looking to Read Full Story >>>
Hopkins-Shumenov scorecard analysis
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 20 Apr 2014
While Quillin-Konecny was one-sided, and Porter-Malignaggi was a blowout, the controversial scoring in the Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov light heavyweight unification fight warrants some analysis.
Interestingly, all three judges agreed on nine of the twelve rounds contested. In fact, judge Read Full Story >>>
Manchester: Raw and Uncut
By Ted Spoon, Boxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
To the delight of a roaring audience, Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) wiped out Tshifhiwa Munyai (24-3-1, 12 KOs) at the 1:56 mark of round two…
I lived in and around Manchester for many years. It’s a little overfamiliar these days, a sign of the past. There is however one (very big) reason to keep Read Full Story >>>
HISTORY IS MADE AGAIN AS BERNARD HOPKINS DEFEATS BEIBUT SHUMENOV AT DC ARMORY
PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
HISTORY IS MADE AGAIN AS BERNARD HOPKINS DEFEATS BEIBUT SHUMENOV TO BECOME THE UNIFIED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
SHAWN PORTER DOMINATES PAULIE MALIGNAGGI IN DEFENSE OF IBF WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP; Read Full Story >>>
BANAL WINS 1ST ASSIGNMENT IN AIBA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
PhilBoxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
Sofia, Bulgaria - Despite continued cloudy, cold and rainy conditions, a ray of sunshine shone on the Philippine team at the AIBA World Youth Championships at the Arena Armeec Sofia here, as 17 year-old Hipolito Banal Jr. scored a unanimous decision victory Saturday over Colombian Hernan Alarcon.
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BERNARD HOPKINS TO ADONIS STEVENSON: "I'M COMING TO CANADA. I'M GETTING MY PAPERS TOGETHER"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, 20 Apr 2014
"Stevenson, I'm coming to Canada. I'm getting my papers together," stated unified WBA & IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who made it clear that he's looking forward to unifying his titles with WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. Fresh off of his victory over Beibut Shumen Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins schools Shumenov to unify titles. Shawn Porter dominates Malignaggi, moving closer to Pacquiao showdown.
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, 20 Apr 2014
At the DC Armory in Washington, D.C., Showtime championship boxing featured a night of title fights and lots of action. The co-main event of the card featured a clash between IBF welterweight champion, Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter (22-0-1, 14 KO) and Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO). Both men came into the Read Full Story >>>
Was That Shawn Porter…Or Jack Dempsey?
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, 20 Apr 2014
I’m still not sure it was Shawn Porter I saw on Saturday…or Jack Dempsey. I know, I know, Dempsey died back in the 80s – at least that’s what we’ve been told – but Porter really reminded me of the guy as he absolutely destroyed the talented Paulie Malignaggi live on Showtime.
For, like the 20 Read Full Story >>>
Alien Resurrection: Hopkins Spooks Shumenov
By Robert Ecksel, Boxing.com, 20 Apr 2014
After 12 rounds of somewhat less than scintillating action, Hopkins had landed 93 of 182 punches thrown, for a jaw dropping 51%...
Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) befuddled WBA champion Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) over 12 rounds t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Apr 2014
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will finally come face-to-face with boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao on Monday for a customary courtesy call after the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterwaeight champion’s win last April 12.
The President’s schedul Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Sr. and Shane Mosley break down Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 20 Apr 2014
In advance of his son’s upcoming professional debut, former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley ventured with him to Las Vegas to get some work earlier this month.
Putting in some rounds at the Mayweather Boxing Club, Shane Jr. sparred with gym regulars such as Lanell Bellows and K Read Full Story >>>
Borges: Maidana a ’dog with bite
By Ron Borges, Boston Herald, 20 Apr 2014
Bob Arum labeled him “a guy who has cement in his shoes and can’t move and is a 15-1 shot, charitably.”
The oddsmakers seem to agree. Certainly Floyd Mayweather Jr. has no quarrel with those assessments or he wouldn’t have taken the fight in the first place. Yet, ask Marcos Maidana about such dis Read Full Story >>>
Reno professor traces Nevada’s rich boxing history
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, 20 Apr 2014
Long before Las Vegas called itself the “Fight Capital of the World” in the 1980s, boxing had a rich history in Nevada.
There was organized boxing in many small mining towns during the 1800s and professional boxing gained a foothold in Northern Nevada in the late 1800s and early 1900s. That histo Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins wins split decision, unifies titles
By Bob Velin, USA Today, 20 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON -- Bernard Hopkins thumbed his nose at Father Time one more time Saturday night, using his vast experience and guile, and yes, his ageless quickness to defeat Beibut Shumenov at the DC Armory.
With a surprising split decision victory in a brilliant performance, Hopkins, 49, became the Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins Embarrasses, Drops Beibut Shumenov To Continue On His Absurd Way
By Jeff Pryor, The Queensberry Rules, 20 Apr 2014
The peerless Bernard Hopkins, still fighting at age 49, looked to unify two of the light heavyweight belts as he faced Beibut Shumenov of Kazakstan. He did just that, embarrassing his overmatched opponent on the way to an inexplicable split decision.
The 1st round slipped away with little action, Read Full Story >>>
Bernard Hopkins, 49, earns split decision win over Beibut Shumenov
By Lyle Fitzsimmons, CBS Sports, 20 Apr 2014
Another night. Another chapter to the ageless legend.
Three months beyond his 49th birthday, Philadelphian Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify light heavyweight titles with a split-decision victory over Beibut Shumenov to wrap up a three title-bout card at the DC Armory.
Hopkins ent Read Full Story >>>