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Photos: Hopkins, Shumenov - Face To Face in Washington
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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.

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comment by jas, on 03-12-2014
[QUOTE=BigZigga]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 how fast do you run a mile???

comment by Earl Hickey, on 03-12-2014
[QUOTE=BigZigga]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 years old. 2. Lineal is different fr...

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]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] Shit 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 hating, kazakhs love their champions, since we don't have...

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