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Topic - Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.
While Hopkins is the IBF champion, Beibut Shumenov holds the WBA and IBA belts. With a victory, Hopkins would be in line for a fight with WBC champion Adonis Stephenson.
As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American.
The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.
Bernard Hopkins will attempt to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles when the IBF light heavyweight champion opposes WBA champion Beibut Shumenov on April 19th at the DC Armory.
IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins sits down with Brian Mitchell on Sports Talk Live!
Bernard Hopkins has another belt around his waist and a slice of boxing history to his name.
Bernard Hopkins is more grill master than grill pitchman, willing to fire it up for hunks of organic chicken or fresh salmon. Maybe some buffalo.
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest fighter to win a major world championship, taking the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night from Jean Pascal at the age of 46.
His English is nearly flawless, learned, he said, from walking around with a Russian-English dictionary and watching movies nonstop after moving from his native country to Seattle.
"I've been ready several years for this," he said. "I'm pretty confident people will be satisfied with my performance."