Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov
16 months ago, Shawn Porter looked to be an overhyped prospect who wasn't fit to make it into elite contention at 147 pounds. Following four straight statement wins, he's now primed to be one of the major players at welterweight.
Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov headline a three-fight world title bill tonight on Showtime. Who wins and why?
Bernard Hopkins has been saying for about a year now that it's his goal to unify the titles at 175 pounds, but upcoming opponent and WBA titlist Beibut Shumenov has the same desire, and will attempt to begin that quest with the legend himself.