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Hopkins: I'll Show Shumenov That He's Facing a Legend!

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32KOs), 49-years-old, is not overlooking his next opponent, despite the significant edge in experience and skill. On April 19th at the DC Armory in Washington, DC - Hopkins will enter a Showtime televised unification clash with WBA champion Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9KOs). Even with the big gap in age, Hopkins has been more active than the much younger Shumenov.

"I don't underestimate him or look at his record. I look at him as being someone who wants to be undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world. I have something he wants and he has something I want. Somebody is going to be a liar that night and I'm not going to be him. My goal is to be the undisputed light heavyweight champion in 2014, by any  means. I think I'll be the second fighter in boxing to be undisputed champion in two weight divisions. If you know boxing, you know that we rarely get undisputed in any weight division," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

"I'm not sleeping on Shumenov. He's coming eager and he's coming ready. He says that he's fighting a legend and I'm going to show him that I'm one."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fooliun_Smaxon on 03-24-2014

Hopkins will not be allowed to lose this fight. Shumenov is no joke, he will hurt Hopkins and beat him in a clear decision but the judges will give Hopkins the split decision robbery.

Comment by ИATAS on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14358719]I have no interst in this hand-picked guy...the "kekend" has fought no 1 meanjgul since??unless 1 counts Pascal/Dawson...I picture him vs M.Spinks, or Monzon...both he would've lost...come 2 reality...if I could pick 1 it would b ward, but neither has…

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-24-2014

I have no interst in this hand-picked guy...the "kekend" has fought no 1 meanjgul since??unless 1 counts Pascal/Dawson...I picture him vs M.Spinks, or Monzon...both he would've lost...come 2 reality...if I could pick 1 it would b ward, but neither has…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14357698]IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32KOs), 49-years-old, is not overlooking his next opponent, despite the significant edge in experience and skill. On April 19th at the DC Armory in Washington, DC - Hopkins will enter a Showtime televised…

Comment by Nomadic on 03-24-2014

Old man at it again...let's go BHop.

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