With his promoter hat on, Oscar De La Hoya opened up Tuesday’s press conference at the Staples’ Center in Los Angeles to introduce “EXXECUTION DAY.” On February 19th, Bernard Hopkins will be taking on Howard Eastman in a scheduled 12-round battle, and the Golden Boy himself explained why this fight is important for boxing, the twelve fighters on the card, and the city of Los Angeles. De La Hoya also ensured the boxing world that come February 19th, with the excitement each fighter promises to bring into the ring, every fan at the Staples’ Center will be going BERSERK!!!
Howard Eastman didn’t mean no disrespect to Bernard Hopkins when he stepped up to the podium during Tuesday’s press conference at the Staples’ Center in Los Angeles, but the Englishman’s words got the 160-pound king slightly riled. Odds are Eastman won’t be able to do the same in the ring, but see what Eastman had to say about the biggest fight of his career and how he will take on such a tough opponent.
Oscar De La Hoya paid a nice tribute to Hopkins’ legendary trainer Bouie Fisher before the man himself took the podium and shared what it has been like to ride with the middleweight champ, and why the 20th title defense will have the same outcome as the previous 19 fights.
During the Tuesday press conference in Los Angeles, Pound-For-Pound and Undisputed Middleweight King Bernard Hopkins shares with the media what it has been like working with Golden Boy promotions, and what we should all expect from him on February 19th, when he puts his title on the line for the 20th time against the durable Howard Eastman.
One is a ten-year veteran with an alphabet title, one has a single professional fight, and the other will be making his pro debut, but they will all be fighting on February 19th on the undercard of “EXXECUTION DAY.” After Oscar De La Hoya gave a nice introduction for each fighter, Kingsley Ikeke, Abner Mares, and Vicente Escobedo shared their appreciation for being included on such an important card, and why they will not disappoint their fans when they face tough competition in the ring.