WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington, D.C. is known as a city where history is made. On Saturday, April 19, another historic event will take place in the nation’s capital when IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins faces 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 DC Armory, the site of several championship boxing matches in the last year, will host the return of the future Hall of Famer to the capital for the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast).

Bernard Hopkins – I AM A FIGHTER

“I’ve shown for 20-plus years, with a legacy that will be talked about way after I’m gone, that I am different.” – Bernard Hopkins His accomplishments are too long to list.  Twenty successful middleweight title defenses.  Longest reign of a middleweight world champ.  Oldest world champion in boxing history.  But age and gold belts aren’t…


UPDATE ON BERNARD HOPKINS’ STATUS Bernard Hopkins has been released from the California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles after being x-rayed and examined by Dr. Sam Thurber, MD who diagnosed Hopkins with a separation of the acromioclavicular (A-C) joint which connects the collar bone and shoulder blade.

Hopkins-Dawson final presser quotes

“BELIEVE IT OR NOT: HOPKINS VS. DAWSON” FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES BERNARD HOPKINS, WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion “I would like to say it is good to be back in Los Angeles.  I made history here years back with Howard Eastman in the middleweight division with my 20th title defense.  I am…