De La Hoya - Hopkins could face Cleverly in Britain


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.

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Bernard Hopkins: 'MMA is gay porn!'

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.

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Tarver: ‘I’m the last Mohican’

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.

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Cleverly turns attentions to Shumenov

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has turned his attentions to WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov after Bernard Hopkins failed to defend his WBC title against Chad Dawson on the weekend.

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Hopkins to continue fighting

Former WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has vowed to continue fighting after losing his title to Chad Dawson on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

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Steve O’Meara: The Dark Horse

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.

Bad Chad ends Hopkins’ reign

Chad Dawson earned a majority decision in his rematch with veteran Bernard Hopkins to claim the WBC light-heavyweight title in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

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.

Cleverly and Bellew call Hopkins vs Dawson II

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.

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Hopkins and Dawson face off at weigh-in

Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson stepped on the scales yesterday to weigh in for their WBC light-heavyweight grudge match in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

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.

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Hopkins: ‘I’m the last of a dying breed’

Ring veteran Bernard Hopkins was defiant about maintaining his status as the oldest world champion in boxing ahead of his WBC light-heavyweight title defence against Chad Dawson this weekend.

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.

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