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Boxing News & Notes: Lopez Subdued, Iron Boy 17, Commission Meeting

Arizona Bolxing News & Notes With Don Smith: The Arizona boxing community is saddened and shocked to hear that Boxer Christopher Phil Lopez was arrested on Sunday Morning (11/2/2014) and currently sits in the Volusia County Jail for allegedly stabbing his 61 year old stepfather (Adrian Nelson Cruz Sr.) twice with hunting knife, 6 inch blade, in a bizarre incident at the Cruz family home in Deltona, Florida a city with a population of almost 90,000 residents located between Orlando and Daytona Florida. Lopez’s Mother (53 year old Theodora Lopez Cruz) wrestled her son to the floor and sat on him while applying a choke hold until police responded to a frantic 911 call shortly after 7 a.m. Florida time. Continue reading

Hopkins – Kovalev: Hollywood Couldn’t Write it

@FKSportsBlog – The moment it was announced the Bernard Hopkins would face Sergey Kovalev on November 8th at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, my first thought was that of trepidation for the oldest world champion in boxing history, 2 weeks shy of his 50th birthday. That’s the knee jerk reaction, which must have been experienced by almost every boxing fan and professional to such a perverse match-up when looked at with conventional logic.

Make no mistake; Bernard Hopkins 55-6-2 (32 KO’s) is taking on a challenge measurable against any feat attempted in boxing history. This is a 49-year-old man, who has not registered a knockout in 10 years (Hopkins KO’d Oscar De Hoya at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in 2004), faced with Kovalev 25-0-1 (23 KO’s) the most ferocious puncher in the world of boxing. (With the possible exception of Gennady Golovkin) Continue reading

Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Predictions

Story by: By Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell – On Saturday night, WBA Super World light heavyweight and IBF World light heavyweight champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) squares off with WBO World light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs). The Old Man versus the Krusher. The Alien vs. The Predator.

This fight has intrigued so many people, whether it is boxing fans or media, casual channel flipper or crossover observer. The media seems to be split right down the middle on who wins. So many people have an opinion about this fight. Here are two more opinions for your money. Continue reading

Hopkins vs. Kovalev: The legend of longevity versus the Krusher

Once again in a major fight, Bernard Hopkins will be the underdog entering the ring against Sergey Kovalev, live from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on HBO. The Krusher is known for being amongst the top power punchers in boxing. The question remains whether Kovalev has enough savvy to deliver that firepower. Will Bhop shun the critics and oddsmakers yet again?

At 49 years old most of us in the general public have full schedules that keep us occupied. Whether busy with work demands or family oriented/personal activities. Odds are your not training for a professional prizefight at the highest level in the sport, one that involves real physical damage and is mentally challenging as any. Continue reading

The DMV Top 20 Pound 4 Pound List

photo by All In One Entertainment – The Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area has some pretty decent talent. So we decided have some fun and rank the fighters. This list was done only for fun and wasn’t designed based on career accomplishments or most titles owned or anything of that nature. It’s more of a “who’s hot right now” type of list, and even that’s not entirely true.

As many people believe, you can’t realistically compare different eras or different weight classes, but it’s all in fun to hear arguments from fans, media, and fighters alike. Fighters especially, don’t take this list to heart. It’s only for fun and if you’re careful, you might just get a little attention in the process. So… here we go. Continue reading

The Old Man vs The Killer – The Greatest Fight in History

Around the age of 50, there are a few things expected of men. Forgoing jeans and being permanently embedded in trousers? Probably. Switching to un-pasteurised milk? Maybe.

But fighting someone that is 18 years younger and also a legitimate killer? Hardly. Very few men approaching that age fight anything other than male erectile dysfunction. However, very few men are anything like Bernard Hopkins.
And that is why he is doing just that. The oldest boxing champion in history, 49 year old (50 in January) Bernard Hopkins, is fighting one of the scariest men to ever step in a ring, in Russian knockout artist Sergey Kovalev. The two will compete for the title of undisputed light-heavyweight champion of the world on November 8th, in Atlantic City. Continue reading

Kovalev Brings Pressure and Power; Hopkins will Conduct & Inflict or Breakdown and Fail

This saturday at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J., maestro Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins 55- 6-2 (32KO) will attempt to conduct a clinic highlighting his knowledge, experience, good judgement and discipline. No other boxer in history has successfully accomplished what he has. He is the consummate artist. Only weeks away from his 50th birthday, in exemplary fashion, he will climb into the ring with the “Krusher”, Sergey Kovalev 25-0-1 (23KO). At 31 the Russian is still a whippersnapper to Hopkins.

Hopkins, the Alien, sees things differently than most. When fans, and a few boxing experts, look at Krusher, they see a tough, determined fighter, who is ready to flatten anyone who stands in his way. So far he has been able to live up to his nickname by knocking the stuffing out of 23 of his 26 opponents. Not a bad percentage, just a couple of points shy of Gennady Golovkin’s 90%, Continue reading

Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy Kickoff Press Conference Quotes

Popular, hard-hitting WBC and The Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs), of Montreal, will defend against top-10 contender Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) of Russia, in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition® quadrupleheader Friday, Dec. 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, it was formally announced Wednesday at a jam-packed press conference at NRJ Bell Media building in Montreal. Continue reading

Amir Khan – Devon Alexander Primed And Ready For Dec. 13 Bout

Accomplished and widely recognizable former world champions still in the prime of their careers — Amir Khan and Devon Alexander — participated in a Golden Boy Promotions press conference on Tuesday at The Conga Room at L.A. Live to formally announce “ROYAL BATTLE” on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Former world champion Victor Ortiz was also in attendance as he prepares for his undercard bout against an opponent to be named.

An important welterweight battle for both fighters, British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion “King” Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) of Bolton, England will take on former two-division world champion Alexander “The Great” (26-2, 14 KOs) of St. Louis, Mo., in the 12-round main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Continue reading

The Rodney Dangerfield of Boxing: Bernard Hopkins aka Bhop

Rodney Dangerfield made the catchphrase “I don’t get no respect” famous. Bernard Hopkins must be thinking the same.

This coming weekend Bhop goes up against hard hitting WBO Lt. Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev, which is an intriguing matchup. Can the hard hitting Kovalev catch Bhop and make him pay or will Bhop once again figure out how to win? The predictions are pretty much 50/50. There are those that think Bhop can’t keep betting against Father time and win, but truth be told we have seen him do this time and time again and there lies my pet peeve. Dislike him for his antics outside the ring and his ranting and sometimes ill advised comments (I will never let a white boy beat me), but please give this man credit for his accomplishments inside the ring. Only that alone is cause to give him benefit of the doubt. At 48 he is taking on the most dangerous guy in the division hands down, something Stevenson didn’t do. Bhop has ducked no one. Some other self proclaimed ATG can take a page from his book. Continue reading