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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Golden Boy line up Alvarez vs Ortiz

Golden Boy announced yesterday that WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez will defend his title against former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Alavarez's original opponent was Paul Williams but after Williams was left paralyzed from an unfortunate motorcycle injury, the fight was obviously canceled.

Sugar Shane and Winky Wright hang up gloves

Former foes and future Hall of Famers ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley and Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright announced their retirement this weekend, bowing out of the sport they once dominated after defeats to the next generation of stars.

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Miguel Cotto media workout pics

With his WBA light-middleweight title defence turned unification clash - now that the WBC light-middleweight diamond belt is on the line - only weeks away Miguel Cotto gave the media a glimpse of his preparations on Tuesday.

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Ortiz vs Berto II press conference pics

Welterweight contenders Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto came together in Los Angeles on Monday to formally announce their upcoming rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year on June 23 at the Staples Center.

The eagerly anticipated rematch is back on after having been postponed from its original date of February 11 when Berto sustained an arm injury in training.

Abner Mares media workout pictures

Unbeaten former bantamweight world champion Abner Mares opened up his gym to the media as he prepares to step up to challenge for the vacant WBC super-bantamweight strap against two-time world champ Eric Morel.

The fighters square off on April 21 in Texas and Mares who represented Mexico at the Olympics said the Latin rivalry between himself and his Puerto Rican opponent was not factor for him.

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Peterson vs Khan II LA presser pics

The ‘No Doubt’ press tour made it’s final stop yesterday afternoon as WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and former titleholder Amir Khan hit Los Angeles to promote their May 19 rematch.

With Khan’s trainer Freddie Roach based in LA the west coast city has become the Bolton man’s home away from home and he promised to work even harder in the gym to bring the belt back.

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Alvarez vs Mosley Mexico presser pics

An estimated crowd of 15,000 people turned out in Mexico’s City iconic Monument to the Children Heroes to see WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and six-time champion Shane Mosley.

Khan makes ringside ‘interference’ accusation

Amir Khan has accused an unidentified man of ‘interfering’ with officials and the judges' scorecards during his controversial loss to Lamont Peterson in Washington last month.

Khan, who lodged an appeal with the WBA and IBF after the defeat, took to his Twitter to highlight a man sitting next to, and involving himself with WBA supervisor Michael Welsh during the fight.