BERNARD HOPKINS NEWS

Hopkins vs. Kovalev to be shown on BoxNation in UK

Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins’ sensational attempt to unify the light heavyweight division, just two months shy of his 50th birthday, against the fearsome Sergey Kovalev will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation in the UK. ‘The Channel of Champions’ is delighted to be screening one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of this year when current WBA and IBF champion Hopkins...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins vs Kovalev Set for Nov. 8th in Atlantic City

“The Alien” Bernard Hopkins will try to prove father time wrong once again when he takes on WBO Light Heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. This fight was a lock after Kovalev’s victory a few weeks ago and now the details of the fight have been announced. Hopkins vs Kovalev will take place on November 8th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Both Hopkin’s IBF title and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins will outscore Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City

Relying on the sport’s “art and the skill,” pugilistic marvel Bernard Hopkins predicted Friday that he will outclass Russian slugger Sergey Kovalev. The 31-year-old Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) will face Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32 KOs) on November 8 in a light heavyweight unification bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Kovalev, who enjoyed a brilliant amateur career, last vacated...
Via Sports by Colin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins vs. Kovalev confirmed for November 8th in Atlantic City

Since the August 4th announcement of the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev fight, the boxing world has been wondering when and where the two will meet and put their titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that Hopkins vs. Kovalev will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins vs Kovalev Confirmed At Boardwalk Hall

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT BOARDWALK HALL IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ON SATURDAY, NOV. 8 LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®  Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Sept. 5! Atlantic City, NJ (Aug. 22) – Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev light heavyweight title unification...
Via BadCulture
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev are ready to clash

Pugilistic marvel Bernard Hopkins will face Russian slugger Sergey Kovalev on November 8 in a light heavyweight unification bout at a venue to be determined. Hopkins (55-6-2-2, 32 KOs) most recently exited the squared circle in April after earning a split decision over Beibut Shumenov. Dismissing nearly two decades of seniority, Hopkins bullied the 30-year-old Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs...
Via Sports by Colin
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Bernard Hopkins is a better opponent for Sergey Kovalev than Adonis Stevenson

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev was back this weekend, disposing of undefeated-but-unheralded Blake Caparello. That marks two-for-two in the Krusher's outings on HBO against fighters who, like the Russian himself, may have suffered draws, but have never been beaten. The result only confirmed boxing fans in their desire for a match-up between the top-ranked Kovalev and the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins To Meet Kovalev In November

Photo Credit: Darryl Cobb BOXING LEGEND BERNARD HOPKINS TO MEET UNDEFEATED SERGEY KOVALEV IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT UNIFICATION BOUT  LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® IBF, WBA and WBO Championships all on the line as The Alien vs. Krusher comes to the East Coast in November (August 4, 2014) — Speed, savvy and defense will come face-to-face with explosive power and force this...
Via BadCulture
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins vs Kovalev First Step Toward Ending The Boxing ‘Cold War?’

Sergey Kovalev dominated another opponent on Saturday night and immediately afterwards he was interviewed side by side with fellow champion Bernard Hopkins. Details were released on friday saying that Kovalev would fight Hopkins this fall if he was to win the fight on Saturday. Everything fell perfectly into place for Kovalev and to be honest it’s fallen perfectly into place for...
Via BlackSportsOnline
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalev crushes Caparello in 2; Showdown with Hopkins looms

Atlantic City, NJ (August 2, 2014) – In the featured attraction at Revel Resorts, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) made the 3rd defense of his WBO light heavyweight title against Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs). Going in the stakes were high. Kovalev had recently finalized a deal for a unification fight with Bernard Hopkins (IBF and super WBA champion...
Via BadCulture
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalev Vs. Caparello Results: Kovalev With Early KO, Hopkins Next

Sergey Kovalev suffered a fluke knockdown in the 1st round, which only seemed to make him angry, and stopped Blake Caparello in the very next round. Lesson for the night on HBO so far: Do not make Kovalev angry. Caparello scored a knockdown that was abetted by an apparent step on Kovalev’s foot in combination with a straight left, but it was kind of shocking to see at all. It didn’t...
Via The Queensbury Rules
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, Bernard Hopkins, Socks, T-Shirts

(Blake Caparello, left, Sergey Kovalev, right; photo by Tim Starks) There is more than one way to interpret a t-shirt. Case in point: At a New York City happy hour Saturday for media meant to hype next weekend’s HBO showdown between light heavyweight power punching sensation Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, whose promoter fancies his boxing skills to cause Kovalev problems, was...
Via The Queensbury Rules
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, Bernard Hopkins, Socks, T-Shirts

(Blake Caparello, left, Sergey Kovalev, right; photo by Tim Starks) There is more than one way to interpret a t-shirt. Case in point: At a New York City happy hour Saturday for media meant to hype next weekend’s HBO showdown between light heavyweight power punching sensation Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, whose promoter fancies his boxing skills to cause Kovalev problems, was...
Via Bloguin Best
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev: I’m taking Caparello serious, not thinking about Bernard Hopkins

Last night the media got a chance to engage in a Q & A with Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) and Blake "Il Capo" Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs), and their respective camps, as they prepare to face-off on August 2 at Revel Casino Hotel for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship. Below are the quotes from the call: Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva We are...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev to Bernard Hopkins: I’ll fight anytime, any place

As Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) prepares to face Blake "Il Capo" Caparello on August 2nd on HBO Boxing After Dark from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, there has been talk of a match between Kovalev and Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs). In a recent interview with BoxingScene.com, Hopkins called out Kovalev saying: "...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest ‘Body Issue’ Photos Feature Jamie Anderson And Bernard Hopkins

ESPN the Magazine’s annual ‘Body Issue’ will hit newstands later this week (July 11th) but they’re slowly starting to leak images to the public to get the antipation going. Our first look came when photos of Venus Williams and Tomas Berdych were released at the start of Wimbledon, then ESPN released a teaser video as they announced the full list of participants in this year’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mohammedi defeats Dudchenko, in mandatory position to fight Bernard Hopkins

In the main event of NBC Sports Fight Night last weekend, Nadjib Mohammedi (36-3, 21 KOs) stopped Anatoliy "The Gladiator" Dudchenko (18-3, 12 KOs) in the seventh round, oddly putting him in position as the IBF's mandatory challenger for titleholder Bernard Hopkins. In the early rounds between Dudchenko and Mohammedi, the French boxer came out swinging against...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A interview with Juergen Braehmer: Hoping to fight Bernard Hopkins next

Juergen Braehmer (43-2, 32 KOs) is ready for his hometown fight in Schwerin, German, as he 35-year-old goes against challenger Roberto Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) on June 7. The Argentinian already provoked the defending champion in the run-up to their fight. In the following Q&A, you can read Braehmer's verbal counter as well as his future plans inside the ring. Juergen, you...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins visits Shriners Hospital for Children in Philly

Bernard Hopkins spent his afternoon on Friday with champions of a different sort. The Philadelphia boxing legend recognized "National Hospital Week" as he took time to visit with and sign autographs for patients, doctors and nurses at Shriners Hospital for Children. The patients are from around the world and are being treated for various illnesses at the state-of-the-art...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopkins To “FIGHT FOR THE FIGHT” And Support JDRF

BERNARD HOPKINS TO “FIGHT FOR THE FIGHT” AND SUPPORT JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FUND  FRIDAY, MAY 9 AT 7:30 A.M. Joe Hand’s Boxing Gym WHO:  BERNARD HOPKINS, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion and Oldest Fighter To Hold A World Title WHAT: Recently crowned Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins will lace up the gloves and “Fight for the Fight”...
Via BadCulture
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins has absurd IBF mandatory of Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight winner

Bernard Hopkins must face the winner of the Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight as his next mandatory opponent to maintain his IBF title. IBF Championship Chairman, Lindsey E. Tucker, Jr. sent IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins a letter on April 21, 2014 informing Hopkins that he is required to fight the winner of the June 21st Dudchenko-Mohammedi fight. Of course, sanctioning...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

George Foreman Wants Bernard Hopkins to Retire

Some irony and some truth to Big George’s words to Bernard Hopkins. Here is what he had to say to TMZ. “Leave while you can. When the curtain closes, you don’t want to be laying on your back in the middle of the ring.” When asked what he would say to Hopkins, Foreman told us, “Bernard, you looked great! Fantastic! Isn’t that the way you wanna go out? You looked unbeatable...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Bernard Hopkins’ Achievements, Floyd Mayweather Buying Stuff And More

Are there even enough words, enough “elephantiasis of the balls”-style puns? Or does one shake his head and offer none? If Paulie Malignaggi’s loss this past weekend leads to his retirement, as he has said he might, we can count on a lot fewer of these kind of stunts to brighten/sully/whatever the sport. It’s just as well, and not just because everyone will be at lesser risk...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 4/22: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Beibut Shumenov Recap, Much More

If Bernard Hopkins were to go parasailing, we imagine him floating about to the tune of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” Because he’s old. …because that’s what everyone wants to talk about when he fights. But thankfully us boxing fans seem to be barreling into a period of unrest for the sport, in a good way. There’s a bit of a potential groove coming up, so let’s all pretend...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hopkins Wins, Defeats Shumenov To Unify Titles

WASHINGTON DC - 49 year old Bernard Hopkins aka ‘The Alien’ aka ‘The Executioner’ defeats Father Time again. Last night before a packed crowd at the D.C. Armory in Washington D.C., Hopkins defeated Beibut Shumenov by split decision to unify the IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles. Slow to get started, Hopkins and Shumenov spent most of the first round circling and feeling...
Via BadCulture
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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