Middleweight Champion Peter Quillin and Former Champ & Showtime Analyst Paulie Malignaggi Assess Undefeated Prospect Hugo Centeno, Jr.

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Undefeated middleweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr., faces unbeaten, late-replacement Gerardo Ibarra this Friday, June 6, in the ShoBox: The New Generation (10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®) main event, but he’s already received the stamp of approval from stablemates Peter Quillin and Paulie Malignaggi.

“He’s very confident and talented as a contender,” said the undefeated Quillin, the WBO Middleweight World Champion.  “He has that mentality to become a champ and he comes and brings it every time I spar with him.  He’s the type of guy where I have to be worried that one day that he can fight for my belt.” Continue reading

Top 10 Unbeaten Titlists

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From Showtime Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood
Of the 62 current world titlists, 22 are unbeaten. Here are the 10 unbeaten titlists with the most fights.

FIGHTER FIGHTS
1. Floyd Mayweather 45
2. Mikey Garcia 34
3. Peter Quillin 31
4. Scott Quigg 30
5. (tie) Tomoki Kameda 29
5. (tie) Gennady Golovkin 29
7. (tie) Leo Santa Cruz 28
7. (tie) Danny Garcia 28
9. Andre Ward 27
10. (tie) Sergey Kovalev 25
10. (tie) Shawn Porter 25

Hopkins Makes History Again. Porter Dominates Malignaggi. Quillin Retains Championship

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Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs), at 49-years-old, made history once again on Saturday night. He is now the oldest man to unify a boxing world championship and the oldest fighter to defend a world title-besting his own record-as he defeated Beibut Shumenov (14-2, 9 KOs) via split decision to become the Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion. Judges Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth scored the fight 116-111 for the future Hall of Famer while Gustavo Padilla scored the bout 114-113 for Shumenov. Continue reading

Hopkins vs. Shumenov: April 19 Tripleheader with Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, and Konecny

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It’s no secret that my one of my biggest goals has been to unify the titles and getting to do that in a city where I have a lot of history is the best-case scenario. I’m coming back to break another record by unifying the title and I’m looking to get my first knockout since I fought Oscar De La Hoya in 2004. I know Shumenov is tough, but I’m tougher and I’m not going to let him make a name for himself by being the one to stop me.
— Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion

On April 19, Hopkins returns to the ring to take on WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event “Hopkins vs. Shumenov” has recently become a tripleheader with the addition of Peter Quillin vs. Lukas Konecny and Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi.

Get the latest news on Showtime’s April 19 tripleheader:

For Hopkins, 49, Mind Games A Big Part Of His Arsenal – USAToday

Hopkins To Defend Against Shumenov April 19 At DC Armory – ESPN

It’s Now A World Championship Tripleheader – Boxing Scene

Aiming For Big Fights, Malignaggi Knows Porter Won’t Be Easy – Bad Left Hook