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Boxing Evolution TV News Fri 18th Aprill 2014

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Dereck Chisora expects to see Tyson Fury running from him instead of standing and fighting in their fight on July 26th, and Chisora says he's going to cut off the ring on Fury to force him to exchange punches. It seems that Chisora's confidence has sky rocketed after beating 5 mostly Euro level heavyweights since his knockout loss to David Haye, and he now fancies himself as a knockout puncher rather than just a short hard-worker with medium power, and not much of any outside game to speak of. "He won't be able to stand the heat that I'm bringing to him so he'll definitely be leaving my kitchen the ring, once I start turning up the heat. Fury is like a rabbit, he'll be running, but I'll hunt him down and eventually catch up with him and then it's game over." Amir Khan's chances of securing a lucrative fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr have notably improved after the Bolton fighter confirmed he had signed with the American's boxing advisor Al Haymon. "I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon who has not only shown that he is a very astute businessman but is extremely knowledgeable of the fight game and always has his fighters' best interests at heart," Khan said. "I'm looking forward to building a long and successful relationship during this exciting stage of my career." Khan's decision to team-up with Haymon comes after his promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, failed to secure the fight with Mayweather. However, a spokesman for Khan also said: "He's still with Golden Boy and will be continued to be promoted by them. Al Haymon will be there advising on fights and helping steer his boxing career going forward. [There is] no guarantee on Mayweather but it should hopefully make things a little easier when the time comes." Haymon, a former music industry mogul, also has Adrien Broner who Mayweather originally wanted Khan to fight on his undercard - and Danny Garcia on his books. On March 9, 2013, Bernard Hopkins then 48 years old, broke the world record for the oldest boxer to win a world title. Whose record did he break? His own. On April 19, 2014, the self-proclaimed Alien will step into the ring to set yet another world record. Bernard Hopkins will fight to become the oldest boxer in history to unify two major world titles. His opponent is Kazakh lawyer-turned-pugilist Beibut Shumenov. Hopkins is 2-0 since his majority decision loss to "Bad" Chad Dawson. He has beaten Antonio Tarver, Winky Wright, Kelly Pavlik, Roy Jones Jr., and Jean Pascal. However, this list only includes fighters he has beaten in his 40's at Light Heavyweight. In his 30's, Hopkins fought a hall-of-fame worthy career at Middleweight, unifying the titles and successfully defending them against Glen Johnson, Felix Trinidad, and William Joppy (not to mention his crippling liver-shot knockout of Oscar De La Hoya. Shumenov's biggest advantage over Hopkins is his age. Specifically, that Shumenov is much younger than Hopkins. However, the last Hopkins opponent who did not have an age advantage was Simon Brown, who Hopkins defeated back in 1998. Whether Hopkins unifies the titles or not he has achieved alot to be proud of and is living proof that age is just a number. ESPN will be televising the April 26th title defense by IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO's) against Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KO's) at 5 pm ET from the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, according to Dan Rafael. HBO won't be televising the fight. They do pick up some of Wladimir's fights, but mostly they focus more on his bigger fights rather than the ones that figure to be mismatches like his April 26th defense against Leapai will likely be. Provided that Wladimir gets past the 34-year-old Leapai this month, Wladimir will then be facing a tough test in facing his IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this year. The 6'4 1/2″ Pulev is unbeaten and he has the skills to make it a really tough fight for Wladimir. Next year, Wladimir...