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Bernard Hopkins is the 2014 Sportsman of the Year

Ageless icon Bernard Hopkins earned a split decision over Beibut Shumenov to successfully defend the IBF light-heavyweight title and acquire the IBA and WBA belts on Saturday night in front of 6,823 fans at the DC Armory in Washington. Dismissing nearly two decades of seniority, Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32 KOs) bullied the 30-year-old Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) for 36 minutes. Hopkins dictated the pace from the outset and floored Shumenov with a right hand in the 11th round. If not for a village idiot from Panama named Gustavo Padilla, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer would have universally outscored the Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Fans ‘will be treated to’ watching Gennady Golovkin knockout Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Abel Sanchez told World Boxing News on Friday that Gennady Golovkin has resumed training and is excited to throw fists with former WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Meeting at 168 pounds, the 5-foot-11 Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) is tentatively slated to face the 6-foot-1 Chavez (48-1-1-1, 32 KOs) on July 19 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The 32-year-old Golovkin was readying to battle Irishman Andy Lee on April 26 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sadly, Golovkin withdrew from the bout and decided to take an extended break following the death of his father on … Continue reading

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Heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko will knockout Alex Leapai live on ESPN

Dan Rafael reported Thursday that Wladimir Klitschko’s bout against Australian Alex Leapai will be televised in the United States live on ESPN. The 38-year-old Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) is slated to defend the The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against the 34-year-old Leapai (30-4-3, 24 K0s) on April 26 at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Germany. “I think it’s perfect, the best I could imagine,” Klitschko manager Bernd Boente said of the match scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. “Wladimir is very happy. ESPN is the No. 1 sports station worldwide and to cover two heavyweight title bouts … Continue reading

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Bernard Hopkins will embarrass Beibut Shumenov this weekend in D.C.

Bernard Hopkins will battle Beibut Shumenov in a unification bout on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington. Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 32 KOs), who is also a past two-weight world titlist, last exited the squared circle in October after universally outscoring Karo Murat to successfully defend the IBF light heavyweight crown. In a scintillating match that bordered on a brawl, the 49-year-old Hopkins battered the 30-year-old Murat (25-2-1, 15 KOs) late and aggressively tried to knock the German challenger onto Queer Street. Dismissing 18 years of seniority, Hopkins opened a cut on Murat’s left eye and bullied the youngster for … Continue reading

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Marcos Maidana expects to knockout Floyd Mayweather with a ‘brutal shot’

During a Sunday interview with Fightnews.com, Marcos Maidana said he will crack Floyd Mayweather with a “brutal shot” and “finish him.” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) is slated to meet the 37-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) on May 3 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “We all know (Mayweather) is a great champion but I’m training hard for the best Mayweather,” said Maidana, 30, who was selected as an opponent over Amir Khan. “I hit very hard. Every time I land a solid punch, I hurt my opponents and then I go for the knockout. That will … Continue reading

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