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The Queensbury Rules:
Juan Manuel Marquez
If spoil sports aren't your flavor, perhaps a pair of refreshing counter left hook knockouts from the past weekend can cleanse the palate? Edgar Sosa did in Ulises Solis with one in a meaningful flyweight bout, finally scoring a victory over his thrice-rival. Junior lightweight Argenis Mendez, too, got his revenge in a rematch against Juan Carlos Salgado. It was the snazzier of the two counter left blows. It's not available in a way I can share right now, but keep looking for it on YouTube et al in the coming days if you haven't seen it.
Via an alphabet belt mandatory shot, Sosa has a rich opportunity to take out the weakest of all the lineal champions, Toshiyuki Igarashi, or else strengthen him as worthy of the designation. Mendez faces a wasteland of potential challengers for his alphabet belt -- the next guy in line, Rances Barthelemy, didn't even deserve (by popular consensus) to win his eliminator against Arash Usmanee.
But what, you ask, of Bernard Hopk...
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Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to ever win a major world boxing title after he scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to win the IBF light-heavyweight title at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.
The frisky 48-year-old Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KOs) pulled out a collection of tricks from his three decades of experience to school the 31-year-old Cloud (24-1,...
Bernard Hopkins has another belt around his waist and a slice of boxing history to his name. He just might not have another bout.
The oldest boxer to win a major title, the 48-year-old Hopkins said he could retire a champion if he's no longer inspired and the right bout doesn't materialize.
''If I'm not motivated, and the competition is not there, if it'...
The oldest boxer to win a major title, Bernard Hopkins says he could retire a champion.
But hanging up the gloves is not the first choice for the 48-year-old Hopkins. He says he would like to keep fighting if the right opponent and network home can be found.
Hopkins scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship Saturday...
Bernard Hopkins has released an official statement in which he addresses his next potential opponent, following his triumphant performance over Tavoris Cloud, and the continuing bolstering of his status as one of the best over-40 fighters of all-time. Take a look at what Hopkins has to say about who he could be fighting next below.
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Considering The Ring, WBA, WBC and super middleweight champ a “protégé,” active prizefighting icon Bernard Hopkins said he “would never fight Andre Ward.” Hopkins (53-6-3-2, 32 KOs) unanimously outscored Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud to earn the IBF light heavyweight title and, again, become the oldest fighter to ever win a major world belt on Saturday night at the Barclays...
How do you decide a name for a new pet?
As a child I wanted to name my German Shepard after my favorite rapper, Tupac Shakur. However my mother had other intentions when she selected the name Cameron after the actor Kirk Cameron. I know tragic.
Other people with a little more sense than me and my family go for more traditional names. Since celebrities have extravagant names for their...
Bernard Hopkins has never been a taciturn figure, so that he would crow loudly over taking Tavoris Cloud's IBF belt and pushing his own record as boxing's oldest world champion forward a notch isn't surprising. However, only boxing fans with long memories and a keen interest in the sport might have understood why he was boasting about "putting Don King out of business...
Bernard Hopkins may be one of Philadelphia’s native sons, but you would have thought otherwise after hearing the roaring chants of “B HOP” that rained down on the 48 year-old fighter on Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The crowd of 12,293 wasn’t shy about showing their support for the “The Executioner” as they watched Hopkins make history once again...
The honors keep on coming in for the legendary Bernard Hopkins. First, he breaks his own record as the oldest boxing champion of all-time by handily defeating Tavoris Cloud via Unanimous Decision. It was a win which helped him score revenge on an old rival, Don King, and further establish his legacy as one of the best old fighters in boxing's history.
Now, there's even more...
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/hopkins-defeats-cloud-to-become-oldest-champ
The Top 5 "Over 40" Fighters of All-Time
Bernard Hopkins’ technical schooling of Tavoris Cloud, a reigning titleholder who was more than 17 years his junior, was significant. I was among those who figured Cloud, with Father Time in his corner vs. B-Hop, would be too much for the ageless “Executioner”. However, it appears Father Time apparently has as much trouble...