By Craig Miller-
(CBS) HBO Boxing’s unofficial ringside judge, Harold Lederman joined Craig Miller to talk about the upcoming fight between Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov, which can be seen this Saturday, March 16th live on HBO.
Hear Harold Lederman talk about Bernard Hopkins and how special it was to see him win a world championship title at the age of 48. Lederman scored the Hopkins fight 116-112 in favor of Hopkins. Harold disagrees with Bob Arum that Bernard is a boring fighter. He breaks down why B-Hop is a master of his craft.
Lederman talks about the exchange between Bernard Hopkins and Andre Ward after the fight. Harold heard everything and the conversation was very interesting. He told Craig that Andre Ward wants to move down and fight a tune up fight at 168. After having shoulder surgery this is his smartest move.
Listen to Lederman talk about the use of instant replay in Boxing and HBO’s study of how it will be used and how it can help clean up the sport.
He thinks that Timothy Bradley should be fighting Floyd Mayweather, but Ruslan Provodnikov will give Bradley a good fight.
Harold told Craig that it does not help the sport when the two top fighters in boxing don’t fight each other. It is disappointing to see the networks and the promoters argue with each other to prevent seeing fights like Mayweather and Pacquiao.
Finally, hear Lederman explain how he judges a fight. He explains the four key elements to look for when judging a boxing match.