SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO STREAM BERNARD HOPKINS vs. BEIBUT SHUMENOV WEIGH-IN THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 18, AT 1 P.M. ET
SHOWTIME Sports will offer a live stream of Friday’s official weigh-in for the light heavyweight world championship unification between future Hall of Famer and IBF champ Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and WBA Super champ Beibut Shumenov taking place this Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.
At 49-years-old, Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, is looking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles, while Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs), of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, is aiming to become the fastest fighter to unify the light heavyweight division with only 15 professional fights.
The world championship tripleheader also features a showdown between IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter and former champ Paulie Malignaggi. WBO Middleweight World Champ Peter Quillin will risk his belt against Lukas Konecny in the opening bout of the telecast.
The weigh-in will be available at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT LIVE via satellite feed, YouTube, Ustream and www.SHO.com/Sports in High Definition. The event will be hosted by Brian Custer.
On Thursday beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, Hopkins (3:30 ET), Malignaggi (4 ET) and Quillin (4:30 ET) will answer fan questions live pulled from social media platforms. The fighter chats are available live at www.sports.sho.com/live.
Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
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Hopkins vs. Shumenov, a 12-round fight for the IBF, WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, April 19 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila. In the 12-round co-features, Shawn Porter defends his IBF Welterweight World Title against Paulie Malignaggi and Peter Quillin puts his WBO Middleweight World Title on the line against Lukas Konecny. The live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) immediately following ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana. The telecast will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale now and available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.