Advertisement
Advertisement

Cleverly Ready To Fight Hopkins on March 9 at Barclays

By Rick Reeno

As BoxingScene.com first reported on Saturday, former champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) will return on March 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hopkins, who will be 48-years-old by the time of the fight, will attempt to break his own world record.

In 2011, Hopkins became the oldest man in boxing history to win a major world title - when he won a twelve round decision over Jean Pascal to capture the WBC light heavyweight crown.

Richard Schaefer, the CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, told BoxingScene that WBO champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12KOs) is one of the three possible options for Hopkins. The other two include IBF champion Tavoris Cloud and WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov.

BoxingScene spoke to Cleverly, who welcomes the opportunity to fight Hopkins at Barclays.

"That would be a great fight. Bernard was a great fighter. I think that fight would be great for the light heavyweight division. I'm a world champion, I've got an exicting style. It would be a good gel of styles in that fight. Bernard is technically excellent and with my excitement - that would be a interesting fight and one that I would like to be involved in," Cleverly told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SirTomJones on 11-12-2012

If Cleverly got a KO/TKO victory over Hopkins boxingscene would blow up :lol1:

Comment by SpeedKillz on 11-12-2012

[quote=IIG;12691426]I'm sorry, but Cleverly would win decisively.[/quote] I'm sorry, but he would not.

Comment by IIG on 11-12-2012

I'm sorry, but Cleverly would win decisively.

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 11-12-2012

I like Cleverly. I thought his accuracy, will to bring the fight to his opponent and textbook boxing at times was good and entertaining. I haven't seen him against solid opposition yet, but I like him. Hopkins is a bad…

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 11-12-2012

How long can Hopkins keep this up? I mean he should beat Cleverly but at what 56 lol years old now? Should he really?

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines IRA Claims 'Credit' For Deadly Dublin Weigh-In Shooting Browne Continues Camp As Chagaev Clash Still On Course Freddie Roach Warns: Don't Count Khan Out Completely Jonathan Gonzelez-Joebert Alvarez To Battle on March 19 Brook: I Wish Khan The Best, Don't Think He Can Beat Canelo Gutknecht To Braehmer: I’m Ready To Avenge My Defeat! Robert Helenius-Johann Duhaupas on April 2 For WBC Silver Belt Evander Holyfield: Anthony Joshua is Best Fighter UK Ever Had Mayweather: Khan Should Have Fought Brook, Not Canelo "Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus Khan: If I'm Scared of Brook, Then Why Would I Fight Canelo? Guillermo Rigondeaux Wants To Excite in Liverpool, Says Diaz Haye Says The Klitschko Era is Over, Tabs Fury For Repeat Win Austin Trout Willing To Travel, Face Liam Smith in The UK Tyson Fury Hopes Wladimir Klitschko Rematch is Set 'ASAP' Hatton: Canelo Will Be Too Strong and Powerful For Amir Khan Francisco Vargas: Salido Would Be High Risk, a Good Challenge Povetkin: After Wilder I'm Open To Fury, Martin and Klitschko Lucian Bute, Alvarez, Beterbiev Tripleheader on April 2nd? Khan: People Thought De La Hoya Would Destroy Pacquiao Wanheng Menayothin Defends WBC Strap on March 2nd Artur Beterbiev Eyes Ring Return in March or April Pedro Guevara Faces Jether Oliva on February 20 in Sinaloa McGuigan: Khan is Very Ballsy, Canelo Walks Around at 200 Sam O'Maison Stole The Show With Big Knockout Over Hardy Cortez Feels Canelo-Golovkin is More Likely For 2017 Showtime Championship Boxing 30: Hopes for the Year Ahead Tyson Fury Hopes To Head Up New Heavyweight Era Amir Khan Admits Canelo's Size Initially Concerned Him Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev, Golovkin, Canelo-Khan, More Frank Warren: Boxing Must Do More For Retired Fighters Johann Duhaupas Returns, Dominates Nascimento Over Ten Khan Says Shock Value Makes '50-50' Fight With Canelo Bigger Kovalev's Coach: If Ward Can't Hurt Sergey, He's in Trouble! Jamel Herring Looking To Step Things Up in 2016 Luis Ortiz Stays Patient, Waiting For Opponent To Get Finalized Sulaiman Warns Canelo That He Can't Make Mistakes With Khan Ocampo Blasts Out Navarro In Five; Cayetano Wins Alberto Machado, Abner Cotto KO Winners In Puerto Rico Kelly Pavlik Charged, Facing 180 Days in Air Rifle Shooting
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement