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Looks like meat’s back on the menu boys! And by meat, I mean big time boxing. The main meal is the juicy HBO doubleheader headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Bernard Hopkins and Tavoris Cloud. There are other interesting titbits here and there that can serve as appetisers, and an excellent fight on HBO Latino that can be dessert.
Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud, Saturday, HBO, New York. Tim will have the full preview of the week’s biggest fight. I just get the undercard scraps. Suffice to say that it’s a hugely intriguing clash between Hopkins’ guile and Cloud’s physicality. The televised undercard offers an interesting, if not fully HBO-worthy, welterweight fight between Florida’s Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 KO) and Slovenia’s Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KO). Zaveck earned a legion of fans in a gritty 2011 brawl with Andre Berto, a in which a cut and swollen Zaveck was let down by his skin. Thurman is a sharp, hard hitting prospect, though many wonder whether he would b...
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Tavoris Cloud was 6 years old when Bernard Hopkins made his professional debut. On Saturday (9:30 p.m. ET/PT, HBO) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, the two men square off with the 48-year-old Hopkins looking to break his own record of becoming the oldest boxer to win a world title.
Hopkins admitted there were some aches and pains here and there during training, but said camp...
Bernard Hopkins has basically done it all in his storied career. The historic reign at middleweight, with all of those title defenses. The move up to Light Heavyweight and the defining wins he had there. Becoming the oldest man to win a championship belt in boxing history. And much more along the way. Right here, you can relive all of it, with two different Bernard Hopkins highlight...
In a special message to boxing fans, Bernard Hopkins describes what it takes to be a champion. Cloud vs. Hopkins happens Sat., March 9 at 9:30pm ET/ PT on HBO.
Bernard Hopkins: Words of Wisdom – Be a Champion
This weekend on HBO, Bernard Hopkins takes on Light Heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud, in an attempt to break his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world title. Right here, we have a huge collection of Hopkins vs. Cloud material for you to take a look at, including video of their final press conference, photos from their media workouts, a huge collection of...
Bernard Hopkins told me that 75% of the boxing game is mental, in and out of the ring and the other 25% was preparation. He said most fighters are prepared physically, but mentally is where you can break them down.
That is what Floyd Mayweather is doing in this video courtesy of CSNBayArea, he’s trying to get into Robert Guerrero’s head.
It worked against Victor Ortiz, but...
There is history to be made, and there are echoes of the past.
Tavoris Cloud is the tenth man in history -- the tenth to share a commonality with the other nine men that spans 23 years: Men like Joe Calzaghe, Joe Lipsey, Jermain Taylor, Glen Johnson, Kelly Pavlik, Roy Jones Jr., and Felix Trinidad.
These pugilists and a few other forgotten prize fighters...