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Photos: Hopkins, Shumenov - Face To Face in New York

NEW YORK – IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA Super World Champion Beibut Shumenov continued their media  tour on Wednesday at Lucille's Bar & Grill  inside B.B. King's Blues Club in New York to formally announce their world championship unification on Saturday, April 19, live on SHOWTIME® from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Photos by Rich Kane/Hoganphotos

At 49-years-old, “The Alien” Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, is looking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles, while Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs), of Shymkent, Kazakhstan, is aiming to become the fastest fighter to unify the light heavyweight division with only 15 professional fights under his belt.

In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® co-main event, undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (30-0, 22 KOs), of New York, will defend his title for the third time when he meets former interim WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Lukas Konecny (50-4, 23 KOs) of the Czech Republic.

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, went  on sale today at 10 a.m. ET and are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster locations or by calling (800) 745-3000. The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mobstarik on 03-13-2014

I believe Shumenov can make an upset here. If his boxing skills progressing as his English does, then it is quite possible.

Comment by Ashina on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14321832]Shumenov looks Japanese¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿[/QUOTE] Dude, he is from Kazakhstan, kazakhs are asians. Did you expect him to look like Golovkin? Gena is only half-asian, his dad is russian.

Comment by budfr on 03-13-2014

Shumenov looks Japanese¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

Comment by VanillaIce on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14320788]Wonder which of these guys is richer? BHops got his GBP stake, and his earnings, but Shumenov is part of the 'new money' families from K'Stan... guy's a qualified lawyer and a multi-millionaire in his own right, and stands to…

Comment by artfuL_ on 03-12-2014

Quillin's opponent could not make it to the press conference, he is still unknown.

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