May 13th, 2013
International Boxing Federation or the IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has stated that he would be eager to take on the IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch later this year. However, he added that the fight hinges on the Englishman being able to retain his title when he gets inside the ring against the World Boxing Association or the WBA Super Middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler. Kessler and Froch are scheduled to take each other on in a rematch of their first match at the O2 Arena in London on the 25th of May.
Speaking to a British daily, the American stated that the Englishman tops his wish list for his next fight and added that their styles will make for a very interesting fight. He mentioned that he will happily fly into England to make the fight happen before adding that obviously Carl Froch will have to defeat Mikkel Kessler. He further mentioned that he will be rooting whole heartedly for the Englishman and is confident that he will come up on top this time around.
However, as of things stands at this particular moment, there is almost certainly no chance of these two fighters going head to head against each other. Of course, if Froch has any interest in fighting a big 175 lbs athlete, the World Boxing Organization or the WBO Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will have to be considered first. But Froch has repeatedly ducked the advances of the Welshman and that alone is enough to conclude he would prefer not facing a Light Heavyweight.
However, stranger things have happened in boxing before and if Carl Froch beats the Dane Kessler, then the IBF might just intervene in order to make match happen because they also stand to make a huge splash with a match of such magnitude.
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March 28th, 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has made a complete u-turn with regards to his opinion on Johnny Hendricks deserving a shot at the title following the win for Bigg Rigg over Carlos Condit in the recently concluded pay per view event at UFC 158. GSP was given plenty of flak earlier in the year when he stated that the former two-time NCAA Division I champion did not deserve to be the number one contender and branded his win against Josh Koscheck at UFC on FOX 3 as a lucky decision.
That statement did not go down too well with Hendricks who slammed Rush for his idiotic comments for the logic he used to determine who the actual number one contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship actually is. But Hendricks made sure there was no two ways about his win over the former interim title holder and his win, arguably the biggest of his career made Georges St. Pierre to perform a 180 degree turn in terms of the match. It was the sixth consecutive victory that Hendricks had scored and his fourth in succession against a top five fighter.
He made a brief appearance in front of the press after GSP had made the comments to which his reply was that those were the comments he wanted to hear. He stated that he had been training a lot for the shot at the belt and that is the one fight that he craves for.
And Hendricks wants the title shot against Georges St. Pierre as early as possible and he has tentatively earmarked a pay per view in August to take on the champion, having waited his entire career for a shot at one of the most coveted title in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
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