August 10, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Bernard Hopkins is moving as fast as ever. The 46-year-old light-heavyweight champ won a big bout in late May, will defend his title in October, and wants to fight again in January. Hopkins will face 29-year-old Chad Dawson in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 with his WBC belt on the line. The bout will be televised by HBO pay per view ($49.95) with tickets at Staples Center ranging from $25 to $300. "I didn't want to sit," Hopkins said Tuesday after a news conference in New York.
February 22, 2012 |
Bernard Hopkins will meet Chad Dawson on April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for Hopkins' WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight title. Hopkins and Dawson met in October. The bout originally awarded to Dawson via TKO but was later ruled a no decision by the California State Athletic Commission. The Atlantic City fight will be 12 rounds. "Chad Dawson can say whatever he wants, but I am not going to trash talk this one," Hopkins said today. "Everyone knows what I am capable of in the ring.
January 9, 2013 |
Bernard Hopkins will challenge Tavoris Cloud for the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight title on March 9 at the Barclays Center in New York. Hopkins will turn 48 on Jan. 15. The native Philadelphian last fought April 28, when he lost a 12-round majority decision to Chad Dawson in Atlantic City. His record is 52-6-2 with 32 knockouts. Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs) is a 30-year-old from Tallahassee, Fla. He won the IBF crown with a decision over Clinton Woods in August 2009.
October 20, 2011 |
The WBC has returned the light-heavyweight championship to Bernard Hopkins after declaring his bout with Chad Dawson a technical draw. Hopkins was stopped for the first time in his career Saturday night in bizarre fashion when Dawson lifted him and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round, leaving the 46-year-old champion with a dislocated joint in his left shoulder. Dawson claimed the WBC light heavyweight title from Hopkins on a second-round TKO in Los Angeles. The WBC reviewed video of the fight and unanimously declared Thursday that the action reflects a clear intentional lifting of the body followed with a push by Dawson to Hopkins that made him fall on his left side with part of his body out of the ropes.
September 1, 2010
Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, who will turn 46 in January, will fight for the light-heavyweight title in December against 27-year-old champion Jean Pascal. Retired boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya was watching the "Friday Night Fights" on ESPN when Pascal, coming off a successful defense of his WBC light-heavyweight championship against the previously undefeated Chad Dawson, publicly called out Hopkins. "Oscar [president of Golden Boy Promotions] immediately called me and said, 'Let's make that fight,' " said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who makes the matches for the seemingly ageless Hopkins.
September 10, 2012
Andre Ward knocked down Chad Dawson three times before winning on a technical knockout in the 10th round to defend his WBC-WBA super-middleweight titles Saturday night and delight his hometown crowd in Oakland, Calif. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) knocked down Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) late in the third round and early in the fourth to take control of the fight and finished him off with a combination at 2 minutes, 45 seconds of the 10th. Dawson, the WBC light heavyweight champion, moved down a weight class, from 175 pounds to 168. CYCLING: Alberto Contador won his second Spanish Vuelta title for a fifth triumph at cycling's major races, just over a month after his doping ban ended.
October 20, 2011 |
Bernard Hopkins' controversial loss to Chad Dawson in their WBC light-heavyweight title bout has been declared a technical draw, meaning that B-Hop has retained his title. Hopkins lost on a technical knockout in the second round last Saturday night after being injured after becoming entangled with Dawson, who threw the 46-year-old to the canvas. The WBC Board of Governors made its ruling this afternoon. In a statement, the board said: " . . . after reviewing the video of the fight, unanimously declared that the action reflects a clear intentional lifting the body followed with a push by Dawson to Hopkins, that made him fall on his left side with part of his body out of the ropes.
January 8, 2013
WHEN HE DROPPED a 12-round, majority decision to challenger Chad Dawson on April 28, a loss that ended his reign as the WBC light-heavyweight champion, Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins considered ending his 24-year professional ring career. He turns 48 on Jan. 15. "I won't be boxing forever," said Hopkins, the oldest man ever to win a widely recognized world boxing title. "That's not going to happen. Who knows? Maybe at this time next year, I'll go fishing. " For now, it would appear, the fish are safe.
October 15, 2011 |
There were no more questions for Bernard Hopkins last week at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym on North Third Street after Hopkins had colorfully filibustered through a news conference before Saturday's WBC light-heavyweight world title defense against Chad Dawson in Los Angeles. Then Hopkins, who has a big stake in the pay-per-view promotion, realized one question hadn't been asked. Why watch the fight? Sure, the 46-year-old keeps making history after becoming the oldest fighter to win a major world title.
January 4, 2012 |
NATHAN CLEVERLY, the undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion, has been talking about Bernard Hopkins since last summer. At one point in August, Hopkins referred to him as "Cleary" and said he didn't know him and never saw him fight. That has changed, and now Hopkins, the WBC champion, could be entertaining a fight in Wales with Cleverly this summer. Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs), 24, is scheduled to defend his title in Cardiff, Wales, on Feb. 25, possibly against Tommy Karpency.