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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
No Holds Barred: Kelly Pavlik, Bernard Hopkins, Bob Arum, Melvina Lathan, Jack Loew, Naazim Richardson
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents our final preview of the fight taking place this coming Saturday, October 18, between Kelly Pavlik (34-0, 30 KOs) and Bernard Hopkins (48-5-1, 32 KOs). The undefeated Pavlik, still the middleweight champion, will step up to light heavyweight to face Hopkins, the former middleweight and light heavyweight champion, in a 12-round fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and on HBO Pay-Per-View in the U.S.
At the final news conference held in New York Tuesday, October 14, we got the comments of both Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins about the historical importance of this fight and what to expect in it. We also have the comments of their trainers, Jack Loew, who trains Pavlik, and Naazim Richardson, who trains Hopkins.
In addition, we have comments about how the current economic crisis is affecting boxing and mixed martial arts from Melvina Lathan, chairperson of the New York State Athletic Commission, and promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, which promotes Pavlik.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing the TKO victory by Vitali Klitschko (36-2, 35 KOs) over Samuel Peter (30-2, 23 KOs) to capture the WBC heavyweight championship, and the unanimous decision victory by Chad Dawson (27-0, 17 KOs) over Antonio Tarver (27-5, 19 KOs) to capture the IBF light heavyweight championship. Both fights took place this past Saturday, October 11.
This coming Saturday, October 18, the undefeated Kelly Pavlik (34-0, 30 KOs), still the middleweight champion, steps up to light heavyweight to face the former middleweight and light heavyweight champion, Bernard Hopkins (48-5-1, 32 KOs), in a 12-round fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This fight will be shown in the U.S. on HBO Pay-Per-View.
When both Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins were in New York for the kickoff news conference for this fight, they spoke with the boxing media about what to expect in their showdown. We have these discussions for you as a preview to this fight.
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