Mandatory Eight Count: Update on Christy Martin, Bernard Hopkins, Pacquiao-Mayorga, Sergiy Dzinziruk and More

To prove how old Bernard Hopkins is, Roy Jones Jr. hilariously brought him a gag gift basket filled with such helpful items and denture cleanser and a big jar with the word VIAGRA written on it in red marker back in April. Eight months later, Bernard Hopkins is still old, and boxing writers still have little else to say about him. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Deputies track down, arrest Christy Martin's husband (Orlando Sentinel)
Yesterday authorities tracked down and arrested Jim Martin, the husband of fighter Christy Martin, who allegedly stabbed and shot Christy last week. Jim, 66, had been on the run since the incident, and when cornered by police, emerged with a knife and refused to drop it. Eventually he complied, though sources say he stabbed himself and was taken to receive medical care. Just an awful story all around, and hopefully there's justice served in the end. Mrs. Martin is continuing her recovery.

Fighting Father Time: At 45, Hopkins set for title bout (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Did you know Bernard Hopkins is old? True story.

Hopkins not ready to act his age as he preps for bout with Pascal (Philadelphia Daily News)
No for real, he's old as hell.

Austin, Solis Miami workout (
Best part of this: Ricardo Mayorga says he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao.

Rendall Munroe deserved award - Mike Shinfield (BBC Sport)
Rendall Munroe, despite his recent loss to Toshiaki Nishioka in Japan, beat out David Haye, Carl Froch and Amir Khan to win the British Boxing Board of Control's Boxer of the Year award on Monday. Congratulations to Rendall.

Sergiy Dzinziruk Talks Kermit Cintron Fight, Paul Williams (
There's no signed deal yet, but Sergiy Dzinziruk says he's got a tentatively scheduled bout with Kermit Cintron for February or March. Hopefully someone will pick that up. As always I'm not saying my ratings are gospel, but I've got Dzinziruk and Cintron 1-2 at 154 pounds. It's about as good a fight as you're going to get in what is still a fairly weak and largely unproven weight class, and Dzinziruk deserves good fights finally.

Snow is a good omen, says challenger Andreas Evensen ahead of Ricky Burns world title fight (Telegraph)
"I was born in the heat of Colombia, but I have been made into a man in the cold of Norway." Those are the words of super soft challenger Andreas Evensen as he prepares to face WBO super featherweight titlist Ricky Burns in Scotland. It snowed in Scotland, I guess, and Evensen is like Valery from "The Sopranos" who "washes his balls in ice water," it appears. Hopefully he doesn't brain someone with a shovel and disappear into the wilderness.

Audley Harrison to carry on boxing despite humiliating defeat against David Haye (Daily Mail)
In short: Audley Harrison is going to keep fighting (oh joy), and he blames the Vitali Klitschko-Shannon Briggs fight for the referee jumping in and stopping him early.

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