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Monday, April 14, 2008
SecondsOut Radio: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Calzaghe, Naazim Richardson, Miguel Diaz on Cotto-Gomez and Margarito-Cintron
On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie
Goldman reviews the fights between Miguel Cotto and Alfonso Gomez, and Antonio Margarito and Kermit Cintron, held Saturday, April 12, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and previews the fight which will take place this coming Saturday, April 19, between light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cotto (32-0, 26 KOs) retained his WBA welterweight title with a TKO at the end of the fifth round over Alfonso Gomez (18-4-2, 8 KOs). Antonio Margarito (36-5, 26 KOs) captured the IBF welterweight championship from Kermit Cintron (29-2, 27 KOs) with a sixth-round knockout. This was a rematch of their 2005 fight, also won by Margarito with a fifth-round TKO.
After the fights in Atlantic City, we spoke with veteran trainer and cutman Miguel Diaz about these fights and what is next for Cotto and Margarito.
The April 19 fight between light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (48-4, 32 KOs) and super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe (44-0, 32 KOs) will be held at light heavyweight, the first time in Calzaghe’s 15-year career that he has ventured out of the 168-pound division.
We spoke with both of these champions, Bernard Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe, at a recent New York news conference. We also spoke with their trainers, Brother Naazim Richardson for Hopkins, and Enzo Calzaghe for his son Joe, on a media teleconference call.
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