When a fighter loses, the phone tends to stop ringing and media request fade quickly. Not the case for middleweight weight great Bernard Hopkins who has been non-stop with appearances and media interviews since his controversial loss to Jermain Taylor on July 16. This week, after meeting with Borgata Hotel and Casino executives in Atlantic City to make final arrangements for his first Golden Boy East show on August 4th, Hopkins flew out to Los Angeles to meet with sponsors DUB Magazine (www.dubmagazine.com
) and IceLink Watch (www.icelinkwatch.com
) who have no plans to severe ties and have already made commitments to remain with Hopkins for the rest of his career. While in LA he stopped by Golden Boy's offices, was a guest on Power 106 FM 'Big Boy' Morning Show and met with WCBS Sportscaster Jim Hill for an exclusive one-on-one interview.
Hopkins will return to the East Coast and head straight to Bristol, CT will he will appear in-studio on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Next week he will be hands-on to promote the Golden Boy East show with his nephew Demetrius Hopkins as the main event. His duties will include hosting the press conference and weigh-in scheduled for Wednesday, in addition to attending an exclusive VIP reception with invited Borgata guests on Thursday night prior to the start of the card. Tickets for this event are $25, $45, and $75 each and can still be purchased from www.ticketmaster.com
"I am busier than before and I plan on making the most of my six months left in boxing," said Hopkins. "But hey, where's Jermain Taylor anyway?"