What is next for Bernard Hopkins?

hopkins8By Cameron Gillon: Bernard Hopkins lost his WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight titles on Saturday to Kovalev, who unified the titles with his own WBO title to now hold three of the four world titles at the 175 weight class. This loss left many wondering whether we have seen the last of the great Bernard Hopkins as he is now a few months short of his 50th birthday and many are left asking what kind of fights are left for Hopkins… could he go on to face WBC and The Ring light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson to try to once more put himself to the top of the latter of holding a world title? Even with a win there, he would be second behind Kovalev as being seen as the best at 175. Stevenson’s advisor Al Haymon won’t likely let Stevenson get in the ring with Kovalev even if Stevenson wanted to, due to the danger the fight possesses for Stevenson, he isn’t like Hopkins as far as skills and toughness is concerned, his style would suit Kovalev a lot better as Stevenson is a puncher.

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Sergio Martinez – His career and next move still up in the air

martinez777425689By Cameron Gillon: Sergio Martinez had tests with his doctors last month to show whether his severe long-term knee injuries can handle boxing if he decides to carry on with the sport he has dominated for so long.

Martinez last fight was in June 2014 when he defended his WBC, Ring and Lineal titles against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden, New York. Cotto came out sharp and Martinez wasn’t looking his self in the ring as Cotto put Martinez down three times in the first round and the fight looked like it wasn’t going to last more than a few more rounds. Martinez managed to recover and take the fight into the championship rounds before Martinez trainer decided he wasn’t going to win the fight and had nothing left to go for the knock-out on Cotto.

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Ruslan Provodnikov to fight in Moscow on November 28th

provodnikovBy Cameron Gillon: Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov looks set to return to the ring in late November on the 28th in Moscow, Russia. However, his opponent is still yet to be confirmed.

It is looking highly likely he will be put against 40-year-old veteran and former WBC lightweight world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KOs).

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Amir Khan to face Robert Guerrero for December bout in New York

guerrero11111By Cameron Gillon: British welterweight Amir Khan has reportedly agreed to facing American Robert Guerrero in his next fight in December over in America at the Barclays Centre, in New York for the World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight title and WBA international title.

Khan was rumored to face Josesito Lopez as a stay busy fight for a potential mega fight with unbeaten American welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. You have to feel this fight against Guerrero is a much better fight because Guerrero is a much more bigger name in boxing than Lopez.

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Pacquiao making a mistake by overlooking Algieri

algieri5By Cameron Gillon: Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against the unbeaten young fighter Chris Algieri on November 22nd in Macao, China, but is Pacquiao underestimating his next opponent? In my opinion, yes.

Since the fight has been announced the only subject Pacquiao, his trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum have spoke about is a possible mega-fight with long time rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. The whole saga started at the city press tour to build the fight between Pacquiao and Algieri, and through each event they would talk about the Pacquiao-Algieri fight. But as soon as Pacquiao, Roach and Arum were interviewed away from the press tour, they would talk about Mayweather and Mayweather only.

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Andre Ward hinting at a possible retirement in the near future

By Cameron Gillon: Unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward has hinted today that he is considering retirement from boxing. This doesn’t come as a surprise to me, Ward has been incredibly inactive over the past three years.

Ward has only fought twice in nearly 3 years, he knocked Chad Dawson out in 2012 and last year in December he ended Edwin Rodriguez unbeaten record with a 12 round unanimous decision.

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Anthony Joshua – his career so far

joshua22By Cameron Gillon: Anthony Joshua is a British heavyweight prospect for those who don’t know him. He is 25 years old and won Olympic gold in the London 2012 Olympics. Straight after many fans, fighters, promoters and reports all believed he would instantly make the decision to turn professional. However, it took him a year to make his choice as in July 2013. He signed with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom promotions to start his career.

Joshua isn’t known that well so far in the casual eye and that’s understandable. He has had only eight fights at professional level and has won all of them by way of KO or TKO. So how has Anthony Joshua done so far?

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