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Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins

By Keith Idec, Video by Ryan Burton

A Los Angeles-area fighter caused controversy Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, but there wasn’t any drama on the scales in Los Angeles.

All four fighters made weight for the two championship fights Showtime is scheduled to televise Saturday night from USC’s Galen Center.

Defending WBA world featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs), of Argentina, weighed in at 124 pounds, two full pounds below the limit for his title defense against Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs), of Downey, California. Mares weighed in exactly at the featherweight limit of 126 pounds.

Before Cuellar and Mares made weight for their “Showtime Championship Boxing” main event, IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) and mandatory challenger Julian Williams (22-0-1, 14 KOs, 1 NC) also weighed in at or below the contracted weight for their scheduled 12-rounder.

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Houston’s Charlo weighed 153.4 pounds. Philadelphia’s Williams weighed 154.

The Cuellar-Mares and Charlo-Williams fights will be part of a tripleheader Showtime will televise at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The telecast will start with a replay of the heavyweight championship bout between IBF title-holder Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs), of Watford, England, and Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas. Earlier Saturday, Showtime will air the Joshua-Molina fight, scheduled for 12 rounds, live from Manchester, England, at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 12-10-2016

When did this happen and why would BHop do this? That's some dirty sh*t, man. Unless, of course, there's something we dunno about. If I was Oscar, I would be very careful with BHop in my company. I don't like…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 12-10-2016

[FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]Interesting stuff. I don't know what the back story to this is at all.[/COLOR][/FONT]

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-10-2016

The fighter ultimately is the most important. If he is looking for something that he thinks he can get from another trainer then he has every right to move on. It just seems strange that he didn't let Naazim know…

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 12-10-2016

[QUOTE=skinnystev;17264954]old grey beard ball headed popkins gonna wish to god he never took this fight[/QUOTE] I dunno...I dunno :lol1:...Hopkins is the snake charmer of boxing. He fights these dangerous opponents? And you think it's a risk? He turns these opponents…

Comment by skinnystev on 12-10-2016

old grey beard ball headed popkins gonna wish to god he never took this fight

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