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BEIBUT SHUMENOV, WBA Super and IBA Light Heavyweight World Champion:
“I’m very excited that I’m going to fight one of the greatest fighters ever. I know that I’ve never faced anyone on his level and I know it’s going to be the hardest fight of my life. But I will do whatever it takes to win this fight. And I’ll do anything possible and impossible to get the victory.
“People will find out on April 19 that I belong in the elite level. That I am the best light heavyweight champion in the world. I’m looking to make a statement to the world.
“I’m confident, he’s confident. You have to be prepared for all styles. I never faced anybody at Bernard’s level. I consider him the best light heavyweight champion. And he is in my way to prove that I am the best light heavyweight…Continue
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz
“Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao was supposed to start his up-tempo grind for his much-awaited rematch against WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 12, but…
By Matt Richardson
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Even the most bias boxing fan would have to admit that their sport often doesn’t get it right. The list of offenses is long and range from bogus rankings to controversial decisions to pay-per-view fights that should have been viewed for free. If you’re a boxing fan you probably find yourself scratching your head in confusion or waving it side to side in anger on an almost daily basis. This is not an easy sport to be a fan of.
Then, there are times, when everything seemingly falls into place. The best fight the best in the most important and exciting fights in the biggest and most historic venues. Just hearing that two boxers have signed on the dotted…
BERNARD HOPKINS, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion:
“I’m looking to put on something special. Because my thing is, you’re only as good as your last fight. Here in D.C. you’re only as good as your last vote. At the end of the day, I’ve realized that you can be a champion yesterday, but if you dwell on yesterday you will never go forward.
“I’m pretty sure that a lot of people don’t know who Shumenov is. And I tell them he’s a fast guy who is rising in the sport of boxing quickly. He comes to fight and he comes to win.
“You haven’t seen guys rise this quickly in boxing for many years. You usually see 30 or so fights before a guy gets a world title. But I’m not reading into all that stuff. All I know is that the guy signed up to fight a world champion. And he has something that I need to…Continue
By Kevin Davis
Floyd Mayweather in an interview done right after his presser to officially announce his May 3th bout with Marcos Maidana, he told the reporter from the Boxing Channel, that "Maidana was one round away from stopping Amir Khan." That has been my take on that fight for years. It wasn't a victory for Khan more than it was a survival, for him. Not fighting Mayweather could be the best thing for Khan at this time. Maidana is a champion, Khan is not, needs to focus on becoming a better fighter than Mayweather opponent.
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Scottish light welterweight Mitch Prince has been announced as the replacement opponent for undefeated Bradley Saunders, following news last week of original challenger Paul McClosky having withdrawn on medical advice.
The fight takes place on Saturday 29th March in Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on a packed show featuring three title fights and ten unbeaten prospects. Champions Jon Lewis Dickinson, Stuart Hall and Frankie Gavin all defend their crowns against very well respected, closely matched challengers.
Saunders, unbeaten in eight pro fights, shared his excitement on social network sites at the news, “New opponent confirmed. He’s from Scotland, Mitch Prince, 16 fights - lost 2. Coming to win, comes to fight so he can have one. Find out on Monday if it’s for a title. Wait till he hears my North East crowd.”
The 29 year old stand-in opponent from Cumbernauld, Scotland recently took Commonwealth light welterweight…Continue