He is 48 years old, can you believe it?
More cunning than a fox, Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs) knows all the tricks of the trade. The IBF light heavyweight (175 lb) has once again pulled a rabbit out of his hat on Saturday in Atlantic City.
Swapping his usual nickname of “Executioner” to that of “Alien,” the old veteran Philadelphia actually had everything an alien against his contender, German Karo Murat (25-2-1, 15-O K. .).
He not only won a unanimous 12-round decision, but he wowed the gallery is much more dramatic than expected.
As usual, Hopkins took the opportunity to put a little “mustard” issue to entertain the crowd and play the head of his rival. He was even allowed to taunt and talk with the men of the corner of his rival in battle. Great art!
In addition to being more precise, the oldest world champion in history was also more active than his young opponent 30 years old.
Draft Montasar: A First Triumph
Wearing a uniform which was written Project Montasar coach Stephan Larouche is mounted for the first time in the corner of his new protege, Montasar Mechri (1-0, 0 KOs) on Saturday in Chicoutimi.
After a slow start, the newly arrived in Montreal Belgian just enough to hit the target against attack to win by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36 and 39-37) on Roody Rene (0-1, 0 KOs) of Ottawa.
The face-to-face was played in the middleweight (160 lb).
Three In Three For Chicoutimi
The three Sagueneens pugilists on the map presented in Chicoutimi, John Alejandro Gonzalez, William Bent and Jean-Francois Plourde, won their respective fights.
In the final of the evening, the average weight (160 lb) Jonquierois John Alejandro Gonzalez (3-0, 0 KOs) took the measure of Michel Tsalla (1-5-1, 0 KOs) Saint-Eustache by majority decision (39-37, 39-37, 38-38).
Pugnacious, Gonzalez embarked on Tsalla from the start. The battle continued regularly to the body-to-body, slightly to the advantage of fighting in Jonquiere.
It was a rematch between the two men. Gonzalez also won the first duel.
William Bent (2-0, 1 KOs) had to dip into its reserves of energy to overcome Tim Cronin (0-1, 0 KOs) by split decision (38-37, 38-37 and 37-38).
The heavyweight (175 lb.) of Chicoutimi was first sent the Toronto ground in the first period, but he had no intention of abdicating. The visitor, energetic and late points, exhausted and strafed the local boxer in the last two times.
Of note: the second round, angled brought down Cronin in cables, but the referee did not record the fall. This not granted fortunately did not affect the decision of the judges.
Curtain-raiser, the Chicoutimien Jean-Francois Plourde (1-0, 1 KOs) won first win in the pros winning by T.-K.-O. The third attack on Odanis Ulloa (1-1, 0 KOs) of Quebec, in the super middleweight (154 lb).
Plourde ignored the antics of his rival to put pressure and send it to the floor twice, issue to win by referee stoppage.
Finally, in a demonstration in one direction, the average weight Toronto Steve Rolls (8-0, 5 KOs) has made life hell for Emanuel Guzman (1-8, 0 KOs) of Quebec, in a clash that lasted far too long.
Rolls did visit the floor his opponent five times before the final uppercut at 1:41 of the fifth round.