Howard Eastman has sounded more than confident in the build up to his challenge to Bernard Hopkins on Saturday 19th February at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles – he has sounded certain. “I am going to beat him in five rounds,” he predicts. “Bernard Hopkins will not be denying me my destiny. “He has never fought anyone like me before. I can punch harder than anyone he has met. I can take anything he can give out. What’s he going to do when he realises that?” The undisputed middleweight champion of the world may just have some shivers running down his spine. “I have been in boxing since I was six; not many other people can say that,” Eastman continued. “Since that age this is what I have been working towards. “I have God on my side and courage in my heart, how is he going to be able to stop me?” Setanta PPV1 (Sky Channel 435) will provide live coverage of Bernard Hopkins vs. Howard Eastman and selected bouts from the undercard, including Junior Witter’s sensational Commonwealth title defence against South Africa’s Lovemore N’Dou.