Naazim Richardson will not be working with Bernard Hopkins in his “final” fight – but will it matter?

Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith Jr. - As fight fans know, the great Bernard Hopkins is fast approaching what he calls his final fight, against young and dangerous puncher Joe Smith Junior, who the amazing 51-year-old (52 in January) will fight on December 17th. Who knows if B-Hop, AKA The Alien, AKA The Executioner will really hang 'em up after the Smith fight, win or lose. But we do know that the Philly legend will not have his usual head trainer, of the past 11 years, in his corner for what is being billed as his swansong.

As fight fans know, the great Bernard Hopkins is fast approaching what he calls his final fight, against young and dangerous puncher Joe Smith Junior, who the amazing 51-year-old (52 in January) will fight on December 17th. Who knows if B-Hop, AKA The Alien, AKA The Executioner will really hang ’em up after the Smith fight, win or lose. But we do know that the Philly legend will not have his usual head trainer, of the past 11 years, in his corner for what is being billed as his swansong.

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Burchfield Sr. talks boxing

Classic Entertainment & Sports CEO Jimmy Burchfield Sr. Last month, our loyal fans witnessed one of the most exciting fights of this year, or any year, at Twin River Casino when our junior middleweight prospect Khiary Gray rallied with his back against the wall to knock out the dangerous Chris Chatman in the seventh round of their scheduled eight-round main event bout.

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Tevin Farmer vs. Dardan Zenunaj on Friday

When Tevin Farmer and Dardan Zenunaj square off Friday, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena, it will mark the 38th anniversary of Peltz Boxing’s first world champion.

The title was brought home by Marvin Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN, who knocked out Mate Parlov, of Yugoslavia, to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-heavyweight title in Marsala, Sicily.
Johnson (right) went on to become the first three-time world light-heavyweight champion, winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt in 1979 by knocking out Victor Galindez, of Argentina, in New Orleans, and finally the WBA crown again in 1986 when he stopped Leslie Stewart, of Trinidad, in Indianapolis.

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Paddock Vows To Return With A Bang

Luke Paddock has vowed to show everyone his power when he returns to the ring this weekend writes James Eley.

‘Cool Hand’s’ quest for the vacant English Super Lightweight title ended in defeat last time out as Anthony Upton stopped the Bloxwich boxer in the ninth round of a contest that, until that point, had been nip and tuck.

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Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares + Josesito Lopez quotes for Dec.10

Abner Mares, Jesus Cuellar, Josesito Lopez - Featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares participated in a media workout in Los Angeles Tuesday in advance of their long awaited showdown taking place Saturday, December 10 from Galen Center in USC in Los Angeles and live on SHOWTIME.

Featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares participated in a media workout in Los Angeles Tuesday in advance of their long awaited showdown taking place Saturday, December 10 from Galen Center in USC in Los Angeles and live on SHOWTIME.

Also in attendance Tuesday at City of Angels Boxing was former title challenger and local fan favorite Josesito Lopez, who competes in a welterweight bout on the undercard. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo taking on top-rated challenger Julian Williams in a battle of undefeated rising stars in their prime.

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