|Hopkins aims to unify boxing titles|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American.
Confrontational showmanship is not unusual in boxing press conferences. But Thursday’s event, promoting a title unification bout, was a fascinating look at how the 49-year-old Hopkins tried to gain a psychological edge on the 30-year-old Shumenov.
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