Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bernard Hopkins Talks Return to the Ring in 2013 at Barclays, Nets with Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

I had the opportunity to speak with the Legendary Bernard Hopkins about his upcoming match with Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud at Barclays Center on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Barclays Center. I also asked Hopkins, clad in a Brooklyn Nets cap, … Continue reading

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Naazim Richardson Discusses Bernard Hopkins Return with Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Derrel “Jazz” Johnson had the opportunity to talk with the trainer of Bernard Hopkins Mr. Naazim Richardson about his upcoming fight with Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud. He discusses why Hopkins has returned, why Cloud is a dangerous opponent, his concerns, and … Continue reading

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Sloane Shocks Serena: Passing of the Torch? by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

American teenager Sloane Stephens notched the biggest victory of her career when she defeated fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the semi finals of the Australian Open. The two met for the first … Continue reading

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Stephen A. Smith Shares His Thoughts On Avery’s Firing and Carlesimo’s Performance with Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

NEW YORK — Before the Knicks and Nets did battle for the fourth time on Monday, I had the opportunity to catch up with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. I asked Mr. Smith his thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets as they … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nets Edge New York Knicks in Final Regular Season Battle by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets came into Madison Square Garden and won their first road game in the Battle of the Boroughs over the New York Knicks on Martin Luther King, Jr, Day, 88-85. The teams have now split their two matchups … Continue reading

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MarShon Brooks Regaining His Confidence Under P.J. Carlesimo by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

NEW YORK — Over the course of Avery Johnson’s final six games as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, MaRshon Brooks scored just seven total points, including three straight scoreless efforts. But now, it appears MarShon Brooks has regained his … Continue reading

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Boxing Legend Bernard Hopkins Talks Brooklyn #Nets and Barclays Center by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

NEW YORK — I had a chance to catch up with the legendary Bernard Hopkins at a press conference for his upcoming fight against Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud. The fight will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, March 9, … Continue reading

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