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
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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.
|1. Floyd Mayweather
|2. Mikey Garcia
|3. Peter Quillin
|4. Scott Quigg
|5. (tie) Tomoki Kameda
|5. (tie) Gennady Golovkin
|7. (tie) Leo Santa Cruz
|7. (tie) Danny Garcia
|9. Andre Ward
|10. (tie) Sergey Kovalev
|10. (tie) Shawn Porter
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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
Join Showtime Sports in Washington D.C. for Hopkins vs. Shumenov Fight Week. The action begins with three back-to-back live chats with Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi, and Peter Quillin. On Friday, SHO Sports Press Pass Live will present the official weigh-in.
Get the full schedule below … Continue reading
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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