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Seanie Monaghan looks for a title

Sean Monaghan punches Matthew Vanda during their WBC

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Light heavyweight contender “Irish” Seanie Monaghan is looking for something bigger.

The Long Beach native picked up the 20th win of his career after a first-round TKO of Matt Vanda on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. It wasn’t the kind of challenge Monaghan (20-0) was looking for as Vanda pulled out of the fight because of a biceps injury.

Monaghan’s hope is that the manner...

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Video: Hopkins still spry at 48

Bernard Hopkins poses for photographs after an IBF

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Bernard Hopkins (53-6), still spry at the age of 48, will try and defy father time again when he puts his IBF light heavyweight title on the line against Karo Murat (25-1-1) this Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on SHOWTIME.

"I've shown for 20-plus years, with a legacy that will be talked about way after I'm gone, that I am different." - HOPKINS...

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Hard-hitting Kovalev back on NBC

Sergey Kovalev fights Lionell Thompson in a light

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The light heavyweight division is really starting to heat up. Newly minted WBC champ Adonis Stevenson made a huge impact on HBO last weekend and all future hall-of-famer Bernard Hopkins does is keep winning.

Unbeaten contender Sergey Kovalev (20-0-1, 18 KOs) has certainly inserted himself into the conversation. He's looking to make another statement on Friday night when he meets Cornelius...

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Bernard Hopkins continues to make history

BERNARD HOPKINS, Boxing On May 21, 2011, Hopkins

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The old man is at it again; the old man being Bernard Hopkins.

The 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champ will become the oldest fighter to make his initial title defense when he takes on No. 1 rated contender Karo Murat (25-1-1) on July 13 at the Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.

The last time Hopkins (53-6-2) fought at the Barlclays Center he had his way against...

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Bernard Hopkins vs. Lance Armstrong

Bernard Hopkins. left, poses with IBF Light Heavyweight

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On Saturday night, 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins fights IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Hopkins will attempt to break his own record as the oldest man to win a world title. And while that fight is still a few days away, on Tuesday, the former champion took on Lance Armstrong. In this video, Hopkins said Armstrong duped the government, Nike and all his...

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