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Photos: Hopkins, Shumenov - Face To Face in Washington

WASHINGTON—Bernard Hopkins will attempt to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles when the IBF light heavyweight champion opposes WBA champion Beibut Shumenov on April 19th at the DC Armory. Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), of Philadelphia, captured the IBF crown in March 2013 with a decision over Tavoris Cloud. He successfully defended it with an October win against Karo Murat. Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) is a 30-year-old native of Kazakhstan who lives in Las Vegas. He won the WBA title by defeating Gabriel Campillo in 2010 and has made five successful defenses.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=BigZigga;14318493]Few things crossed my mind here Why is Hopkins fighting easily the weakest beltholder who is also the least commercially viable? How is Stevenson lineal champ when there are 3 major belts he doesn't have?[/QUOTE] How old are you and…

Comment by Jim Ross on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=BigZigga;14318493]Few things crossed my mind here Why is Hopkins fighting easily the weakest beltholder who is also the least commercially viable? How is Stevenson lineal champ when there are 3 major belts he doesn't have?[/QUOTE] 1. Hopkins is like 76…

Comment by BigZigga on 03-12-2014

Few things crossed my mind here Why is Hopkins fighting easily the weakest beltholder who is also the least commercially viable? How is Stevenson lineal champ when there are 3 major belts he doesn't have?

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 03-12-2014

[QUOTE=zuz;14317115]Bernard has never lost to a nonblack guy (scorecards with Calzaghe was rigged by biased racist judges cuz of Alien's statements before the fight). Also, he hasn't been actually losing since 93.[/QUOTE] [I]S[/I]hit post!

Comment by Ashina on 03-12-2014

Why should we? Sure, some people believe that his victory over Campillo was controversial. But didn't he also defeat Uzelkov, who KOd Campillo? Beibut deserves his title as much as guys like Quillin or Sturm deserve theirs. And despite the…

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