14:20  +04,  July 28, 2015

Former world champion sets sights on Arthur Abraham’s WBO belt

Former middleweight and light heavyweight world boxing champion Bernard Hopkins (USA) is holding talks to become a challenger for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Championship title.

“I’m not retired, but negotiations are now underway,” Boxingscene quoted Hopkins as saying. “Hopefully it will lead into a fight—and that is with the ’68(pound) WBO champion.

“One reason is yeah, I’m 50 and I know that I’ll have a lot of support from people of age.

‘“Paco’ (Valcarcel), the President of the WBO, also believes it’s a fight worth entertaining.”

Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham (Germany) is the reining WBO Super Middleweight Champion, and he recently defended his title by defeating Robert Stieglitz (Germany) by a technical knockout.

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