Originally Posted by Rick Reeno
Sources close to HBO have informed BoxingScene that Bernard Hopkins and Felix Sturm are close to meeting in the ring next January. HBO has set aside a January date for the record breaking 20th title defense by Bernard Hopkins. Felix Sturm is the number one contender to the crown of Hopkins and Hopkins has already stated that he will "not" vacate any of his titles.
Hopkins has said that Felix Sturm is his mandatory and he will give Sturm his deserved shot at the title. Most remember Felix Sturm as the young undefeated fighter who almost pulled of the upset by beating Oscar De La Hoya only a few months ago. The near upset almost derailed the biggest fight of the year, Hopkins vs. De La Hoya. [details
Fine It's clear that BH wants to keep all the titles and belts at his disposal until maybe he retires . . . .
. . . I simply find this part fo the article a little bit insulting
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young undefeated fighter who almost pulled of the upset by beating Oscar De La Hoya only a few months ago.
Maybe you people know why.