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April 11, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
BERNARD HOPKINS will defend his light-heavyweight title in the summer against Karo Murat, of Germany. Hopkins tweeted the news on Wednesday. The bout, which likely will be held in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, or Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be a mandatory defense for Hopkins and will be held in July or August. Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer confirmed the bout. "History is marching on," Schaefer told ESPN.com. "Bernard is up for the challenge.
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June 29, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the first fan in line plopped his red Everlast boxing glove onto the table, he had a question for world champion Danny Garcia. "What's next for you?" he asked as Garcia signed autographs Thursday afternoon at Dr. Denim on South Street. It is one of boxing's burning questions after reports circulated this week that Garcia would defend his unified light-welterweight titles in a rematch with Zab Judah instead of meeting Lucas Matthysse. Garcia, a 25-year-old from Juniata Park, said he had no idea where those reports came from.
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January 16, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia, wearing a tailored blue suit, shrugged his shoulders as he entered Wednesday's news conference at NBC Studios in New York. It was a changed look from his designer sunglasses and polo shirts. And it was the start of a drastic change in Garcia's career. His next fight - April 11 against Lamont Peterson - will be the main event of a nationally televised prime-time boxing card on NBC10. The title fight will put Garcia's WBC and WBA light-welterweight belts, and Peterson's IBF belt on the line.
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September 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard Hopkins, his trainer, Naazim Richardson, said, is like a firefighter: He runs toward the flames while others run away. This time the blaze is Sergey Kovalev, the chiseled World Boxing Organization light-heavyweight champion from Russia who has menacing power. Kovalev, 31, has knocked out all but three of his 26 opponents. Undeterred, Hopkins opted for Kovalev instead of a perceived less-dangerous fight against World Boxing Council titlist Adonis Stevenson. "This is how this dude is," Richardson said.
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April 9, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Super-featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera headlines a pay-per-view TV boxing card tonight that is notable partly because of who is promoting it. Golden Boy Promotions, the company formed by Oscar De La Hoya that recently recruited middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins as a business partner, has put together the event, which will be held in El Paso, Texas. Barrera (59-4, 41 knockouts) will fight Mzonke Fana (22-2, 8 KOs), a South African who has never fought in the United States.
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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.
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June 18, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
IBF LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT champion Bernard Hopkins has been ordered to begin negotiations for a bout with mandatory challenger Sergey Kovalev, according to SI.com. Hopkins, the oldest titleholder at age 48, was to have fought Karo Murat on July 13, but the challenger was unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States from Germany. In a letter from the IBF to Hopkins' management team at Golden Boy Promotions, the negotiations are to be complete by July 17 or the fight would go to a purse bid. "If we have the opportunity to fight Bernard Hopkins, we want it," Kovalev's manager Egis Klimas told SI.com.
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November 10, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ATLANTIC CITY - Oscar De La Hoya was his typical promotional self after watching his business partner, friend and former adversary take a 12-round beatdown at the hands of Sergey Kovalev early yesterday morning. The Golden Boy Promotions leader congratulated Bernard Hopkins - a minority partner in the company - on surviving 12 rounds at the age of 49. De La Hoya fielded questions about future fights for boxers under the Golden Boy umbrella, including Juniata Park's own Danny Garcia.
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January 22, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
TWO UP, two down. Eric Hunter passed his second test in the featherweight division since being inked by Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions in October before fighting on the Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev undercard in November in Atlantic City. But last night's 10-round fight against Nicaraguan fighter Rene Alvarado at 2300 Arena wasn't as easy as the hometown scorecards made it seem. The unanimous decision - 98-92 and 97-93 (twice) - didn't tell the whole story. Hunter (20-3, 10 KOs)
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January 22, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
TWO UP, two down. Eric Hunter passed his second test in the featherweight division since being inked by Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions in October before fighting on the Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev undercard in November in Atlantic City. But last night's 10-round fight against Nicaraguan fighter Rene Alvarado at 2300 Arena wasn't as easy as the hometown scorecards made it seem. The unanimous decision - 98-92 and 97-93 (twice) - didn't tell the whole story. Hunter (20-3, 10 KOs)
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January 21, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
BERNARD HOPKINS has a vision for Eric Hunter. And the 50-year-old promoter and fighter wants to make sure Hunter's ability gets shown to the world. It's why Hopkins and the folks at Golden Boy Promotions signed the current USBA featherweight champion to their stable of fighters in October. They believe in his ability and Hunter believes in his own ability; he's just been waiting for a chance to display it. The 28-year-old West Philly native will get a chance to show that talent in his hometown and in front of a national television audience at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia tonight, when he takes on Rene Alvarado (21-3, 14 KOs)
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January 16, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Garcia, wearing a tailored blue suit, shrugged his shoulders as he entered Wednesday's news conference at NBC Studios in New York. It was a changed look from his designer sunglasses and polo shirts. And it was the start of a drastic change in Garcia's career. His next fight - April 11 against Lamont Peterson - will be the main event of a nationally televised prime-time boxing card on NBC10. The title fight will put Garcia's WBC and WBA light-welterweight belts, and Peterson's IBF belt on the line.
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November 10, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ATLANTIC CITY - Oscar De La Hoya was his typical promotional self after watching his business partner, friend and former adversary take a 12-round beatdown at the hands of Sergey Kovalev early yesterday morning. The Golden Boy Promotions leader congratulated Bernard Hopkins - a minority partner in the company - on surviving 12 rounds at the age of 49. De La Hoya fielded questions about future fights for boxers under the Golden Boy umbrella, including Juniata Park's own Danny Garcia.
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September 4, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard Hopkins, his trainer, Naazim Richardson, said, is like a firefighter: He runs toward the flames while others run away. This time the blaze is Sergey Kovalev, the chiseled World Boxing Organization light-heavyweight champion from Russia who has menacing power. Kovalev, 31, has knocked out all but three of his 26 opponents. Undeterred, Hopkins opted for Kovalev instead of a perceived less-dangerous fight against World Boxing Council titlist Adonis Stevenson. "This is how this dude is," Richardson said.
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August 12, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia stood in the center of his locker room as his manager snipped away the fighter's white wrappings, freeing the fists that dealt one of the most potent knockouts of his career. Saturday's second-round knockout at the Barclays Center was Garcia's shortest fight in three years. He earned $700,000 for dispatching heavy underdog Rod Salka in 4 minutes, 30 seconds. The final flurry was a righthanded body shot matched with a blindsided left hook. The referee ended the nontitle fight immediately and medics rushed into the ring as Salka lay flat on his back.
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April 18, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - The man standing between Bernard Hopkins, a unification of light-heavyweight titles and a bout against Adonis Stevenson isn't your run-of-the-mill boxer. Beibut Shumenov lacks professional experience, sure, but the story of his path to Saturday's clash with a legend features no shortage of intrigue. Shumenov, 30, from Kazakhstan, speaks five languages and owns a law degree. He is his own trainer and was, for a time, his own promoter. It took him only 10 professional fights to claim a World Boxing Association belt, just 16 to get his shot at glory.
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April 4, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
PHILADELPHIA is one step closer to getting its Joe Frazier statue. Fellow Philly boxing legend Bernard Hopkins and Golden Boy Promotions yesterday announced a "significant donation" to fund the completion of the project. The statue, expected to be unveiled between Thanksgiving and Christmas, will stand on the corner of Pattison Avenue and 11th Street, outside XFINITY Live! Hopkins, the IBF light-heavyweight champion, said in a statement that "seeing this statue built has meant a great deal to me for a very long time.
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October 29, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Bernard Hopkins apologized if listeners had heard the story before, but the 48-year-old champion said it was pertinent to the point he was making. When he walked out of Graterford Prison 26 years ago, Hopkins said, he promised himself "I'm not going back to nobody's jail cell. " And he never did. It was then that Hopkins realized he could do anything he set his mind to. "I'm going through that wall. That's how I think, that's how I operate," said Hopkins, who retained his IBF light-heavyweight title with an impressive unanimous decision over Karo Murat on Saturday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.
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September 13, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr., the biggest draw in boxing, looked up from his smartphone, smiled, and shook his head. The undefeated five-division world champion had spent most of a news conference Wednesday with his eyes on the screen and his fingers twiddling. Richard Schaefer, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, was raving about Mayweather's light-middleweight title defense on Saturday against Canelo Alvarez. It's the biggest in boxing history, he said, and pay-per-view records will fall.
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