Shumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.

Outside a pontoon boat sits unused. It's too slow for the fighter and, besides, there's not enough time.

Shumenov fights the ageless Bernard Hopkins in Washington on Saturday night, a task he takes quite seriously. The light heavyweight champion has trained obsessively for a fight he hopes will finally get him the attention he has long been seeking.


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