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BERNARD HOPKINS,three-time and two-Division World Champion & oldest (48 yrs) fighter in history to win a World Championship, held a Media Workout yesterday in Philadelphia in advance of his March 9 world championship bout against undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight WC Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud.
It was a new experience for me to be present for an event like this.

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R. J. Laudenbacher
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    What a fabulous capture, Michelle. I love the black and white tones and the intensity in his face. That all with the motion of the ball makes up one fantastic capture.

2/20/2013 3:12:31 AM

Kevin P. Kreischer
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Excellent capture Michelle!

2/20/2013 3:24:38 AM

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Can you imagine willingly going into a ring and allowing that guy to hit you in the face???.....

Outstanding work Mickey!!!

2/20/2013 3:35:00 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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He does look capable, even at his age!

2/20/2013 4:03:20 AM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Fabulous action shot. Like the motion.

2/20/2013 4:11:14 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,That is excellent capture.Beautiful action!!!!

2/20/2013 4:23:02 AM

Linda D. Lester
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Excellent BW action shot! Love the face!

2/20/2013 4:28:35 AM

Michael Frazier
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Great B&W shot Michelle. He is a great fighter.

2/20/2013 5:46:36 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Great Catch Glad your enjoying this experience with all it's new opportunities.


2/20/2013 5:49:28 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Terrific job - can't imagine the lighting in there made it easy!

2/20/2013 7:04:06 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful portrait!

2/20/2013 8:02:02 AM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Fantastic portrait -As always so full of life

2/20/2013 8:10:02 AM

David K. Hurt
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Well done, love the way you captured this shot. Terrific job.

2/20/2013 10:24:54 AM

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Michelle, Great capture and it works so well in Black and White.

2/20/2013 10:52:15 AM

Emile Abbott
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All your sports photography is exceptional Michelle

2/20/2013 10:58:10 AM

William C. Raco
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2/20/2013 11:06:27 AM

Terry Cervi
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A fantastic action shot of the boxer working out, Michelle. Excellent work!

2/20/2013 12:05:14 PM

frank w. degenhardt
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I love boxing and you have quite a champ here. The rawness of the photo and the black and white makes for some amazing and beautiful journal photo work. Amazing the way you capture people Michelle. Outstanding.

2/20/2013 12:54:25 PM

Mike Clime
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Excellent action shot and nice tones! PS - Can't sell it on Ebay as I made Fruit Face in PS.

2/20/2013 12:57:54 PM

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Love his facial expression. Fantastic capture.

2/20/2013 1:03:27 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Oustanding action shot!!!

2/20/2013 3:58:09 PM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Powerful image, Michelle, and well designed!


2/20/2013 5:49:45 PM

Jeffrey R. Bange
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Outstanding B&W capture Michelle, love the motion shown in the punching bag and fist.

2/20/2013 8:52:17 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Boy, you are getting all kinds of new experiences, Michelle! Love the fast action and motion blur on this one - and the B&W treatment!

2/20/2013 10:18:04 PM

Barbara M. Budzinski
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Michelle, I told this before......Your B/W journalism and sport photos are simply stunning !!!

2/21/2013 6:02:19 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Very Dramatic. You have a talent for portraits

2/21/2013 12:26:18 PM

Allen O. Howard
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How great for you! Hopkins is a really controversial guy and a world champion. Well done Michelle! I am sooooooooooooo jealous.

2/23/2013 10:25:09 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic portrait work here!!!

3/10/2013 9:27:25 PM

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Thanks everyone! Update: Bernard Hopkins, at 48 yrs of age, regained the World Championship Saturday night to break his own record to become the oldest man to win a major boxing title, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Tavoris Cloud to secure the IBF light heavyweight championship.

3/11/2013 3:35:48 AM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Absolutely great capture, Michelle! Fantastic work! He is an enigma wrapped inside a riddle given that he can still win (and talk) after fighting for so long.

3/31/2013 2:53:20 PM

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