Tito Ortiz knuckles up with Bernard Hopkins in a staredown at the Joe Hand Gym in Philadelphia, Pa., during the UFC 133 open media workout (Pic). Hopkins, a world class professional boxing champion, hails from the "City of Brotherly Love." In the past he's been critical of mixed martial arts, but has recently changed his tune. In fact, he will be in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend (Aug. 6, 2011) when "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" takes on Rashad Evans in the night's main event. To hear more from Hopkins on his recent change of heart regarding MMA click here.
Canadian trainer, manager and boxing analyst Russ Anber was on The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo today to talk about his fighter, David Lemieux, and Saturday's fight in Montreal between Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal. Anber says that Lemieux won't fight again until the end of the year, probably, and he expects Pascal to turn up the heat on Hopkins this Saturday.
Light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal faces Bernard Hopkins on December 18 in Quebec City. More photos can be seen at Golden Boy's Facebook page.
Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins talks James Toney's UFC debut via hardcoresportsradio.com - "For real. James Toney is out of his league... When you step out into a situation where, against a legend too in his own sport. I believe, and I'll go on the record, that the best MMA guy or UFC guy go up against the best boxer in the world in their arena, in their arena gets their ass kicked. I don't care who it is, whether Floyd, Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, they get they ass kicked. That is not what we do."
Amir Khan, David Haye, Oscar de la Hoya, Michael Katsidis, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley at yesterday's weigh-in. To keep things in order: Khan is hoping to fight Juan Manuel Marquez; Haye is probably going to fight Audley Harrison; Oscar is happy to pocket some coin for promoting; Katsidis wants to fight anyone, including Marquez and Khan; Bernard Hopkins is apparently over his tift with the Golden Boy gang; and Shane Mosley had a press conference yesterday for his September 18 PPV fight with Sergio Mora. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
"Come on, dog! Bute would knock Bernard Hopkins out. I have been telling y'all for years Hopkins is a fraud. He went from calling out David Haye, a heavyweight, to calling out Bute, who is a super middleweight. He saw something in Bute and wanted that fight. After last night, he may be asking for a Pavlik rematch. He's not going to want anything to do with Bute. Bernard Hopkins is a cross dresser." --James Toney, who also discusses the Klitschkos again, as well as Johnathon Banks with Percy Crawford of FightHype.com. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)
"These motherfu**ers want me out. They are trying to stop me from working. They all want me out of the way, it’s their agenda against me." --Bernard Hopkins, speaking to Michael Marley of the Examiner. In this lone article, Hopkins claims Golden Boy is shafting him, he plays the race card, and says he's not under contract to Golden Boy, and hasn't been "since before the Pavlik fight." Go read the full article. (Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images)
It's really happening. It's really here. Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. weighed in yesterday in Las Vegas. Both weighed in at the 175-pound limit for tonight's fight. (Photo by Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)