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

shumenov-hopkins-dcPhoto: Amanda Kwok / SHOWTIME

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

3 thoughts on “Hopkins vs. Shumenov: April 19 Tripleheader with Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, and Konecny

  1. Can someone tell me who the boxer on the commentary team was? Who was it that kept on about Shumenov’s dropped left hand and how he (the commentator) felt like slapping Shumenov for his poor performance? Wish that Showtime would be clearer and more concise about who exactly its boxing commentariat are for each fight so that people searching the webpage can find out straight away without having to resort to leaving questions like this on the blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s