Bernard Hopkins has branded Carl Froch a “coward” and told the WBA king to pick his own venue for a world title clash.… Read Article
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19) – The 50th birthday celebration for future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will have even more fireworks with the addition of Philadelphia favorites Raymond “Tito” Serrano and Avery Sparrow, plus several other exciting undercard bouts featuring East Coast talent on Golden Boy Live! at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 20, airing on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.… Read Article
PENNSYLVANIA – January 12, 2015 – On Monday, January 19th, Parx Casino® will host a 50th birthday celebration for boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, along with the live weigh-ins for Tuesday Night Boxing, which takes place the following night at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The celebration at 360 inside Parx Casino® begins at 5:30 p.m. for invited VIP guests. Hopkins, a former middleweight and light heavyweight champion and future hall of famer, will join the … Read Article
When forty nine year old ring legend Bernard Hopkins lost his light heavyweight title to the much younger thirty one year old Sergey Kovalev this past November it begs the question, is it time for Bernard ‘The Executioner’ aka ‘The Alien,’ to finally call it a day and step down and retire from the ring? After all he has been fighting professionally for 26 years and he has been to the top of the mountain … Read Article
(Note: In the third installment of a week long breakdown, boxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace analyzes where today’s top fighters stand, and whether or not 2015 could be the year many of them fall. This week long analysis will cover over 30 top fighters from around the world)
Despite a somewhat uneventful 2014 in the sport, the one golden talent which served as a silver-lining with platinum potential was Omaha, Nebraska’s Terrance … Read Article
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 24) – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Golden Boy Promotions will celebrate Bernard Hopkins’ 50th birthday with a night of boxing fit for a legend. This special Golden Boy Live!installment is set to give fans something to celebrate along with the “The Alien’s” landmark moment. The night of fights will air on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes live from the 2300 Arena in Bernard’s hometown of Philadelphia.… Read Article
By Paul “Paparazzi“ Jones – Photo © (clockwise) Paul “Paparazzi” Jones/ESB; Steve Lopez/ESB; Al Santiago/ImageSantiago; Chris Farina/Top Rank | Illustration – Paul “Paparazzi” Jones
In this two-part review, I chronicle six of the most anticipated bouts of 2014. In Part I, I cover three key fights from the first half of the year. In Part II, I describe three fights from the remainder of the year and list match-ups that deserve honorable mention. … Read Article
This past Saturday night, Sergey Kovalev was able to show that his style was indeed something that the older Bernard Hopkins was simply not able to adjust to. Kovalev won every single round, decisively. While he was unable to do any physical damage Hopkins, he did deliver a statement, one advising Hopkins to call it quits.
No matter how you turn it, no matter how you realign it, at this point in time Hopkins would … Read Article
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev 25-0-1(23KO) managed to bundle up three light heavyweight titles (WBA, IBF, & WBO) with his one-sided win over Bernard Hopkins at the Boardwalk Center, Atlantic City, N.J. The main point of interest, prior to the opening belt, was an expectation that sooner or later the experienced oldster Bernard “Alien” Hopkins 55-7-2 (32KO) would manage to set a trap. When the bait was taken, Hopkins would nail the Russia hard enough to start … Read Article
The pre-fight build up and the suspense had obviously gotten to both Sergey Kovalev and Bernard Hopkins as they showed uncharacteristic body language while waiting for the opening bell on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kovalev was unusually restless and had an urgent expression while Hopkins’s face was hidden behind his new mask but he looked artificial and stiff walking aimlessly around the ring. Hopkins tried too hard to appear … Read Article