Oscar De La Hoya wants Bernard Hopkins to face Nathan Cleverly in Britain next year.
The President of Golden Boy Promotions met Cleverly for the first time yesterday at an outdoor press conference at the Staples Center.
WBO World Light-Heavyweight champion Cleverly impressed the US media when he discussed Saturday’s fourth title defence against Shawn Hawk at the world famous Los Angeles venue.
De La Hoya said: ‘What is very possible is Bernard Hopkins going to Britain to box Nathan.
When it comes to the UFC and mixed martial arts, B-Hop is very clear. He just doesn't like it, 'I don't want to watch two grown men wrestling with panties on, sweating, with nuts in their face.' This was back in 2009 before he was the oldest man to ever hold a major world title, he may have mellowed a bit by now.
Veteran cruiserweight IBO champion Antonio Tarver has labeled himself the ‘last Mohican’ going into his fight with unbeaten prospect Lateef Kayode on June 2 at the Home Depot Center in California.
When Steve O’Meara climbs into the ring at the Troxy in London’s East End on Thursday night not only will he be tussling with ring veteran Bradley Pryce but he’ll also be jostling for space in the crowded market of public attention.
The rematch was no classic, but Dawson won out with his methodical approach to taking on the willy old veteran and controlled the majority of the fight to take it 117-111 on two scorecards, while the final card crazily had it 114-114.
Two men guaranteed to be tuning in to this evening’s blockbuster WBC world light-heavyweight clash between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson are Frank Warren Promotion’s brace of world class 175-pounders, WBO king Nathan Cleverly and British champ Tony Bellew.
And with B-Hop having refused to participate in a face off at their previous media events it was the first time the fighters went eyeball to eyeball since their controversial meeting in October last year.
The 47-year-old future Hall of Famer told a media roundtable that he was the ‘last of a dying breed’ as he prepared to face a man 18-years his junior in a contest many are not giving him a chance in.