*snore*Posted April 6, 2014 7:25 pm
Hopkins is one of the most overated bloated fighters in the history of boxing. BLoated as I mean ego. What a boring joke he is !Posted April 6, 2014 6:30 pm
I predict that b-hop lose to shuminov or Stevenson mayweather will lose to Thurman by ko. maidiana will give him problems I got a feeling about the mental and hunger aspectPosted April 6, 2014 2:25 pm
But yes his fights are embarrassingly slow boring, man wrestle clutch fests, with the usual Hopkins rolling around the floor holding his nutsPosted April 6, 2014 11:07 am
“If Bhop beats Shumenov and Adonis, I would rank him top 5 Greatest fighters of all time”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! that’s hilarious.
Only an idiot racist Sean Redmond would say something like that.
Top 5 of all time! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Hopkins shouldn’t ever figure in any 100 of all time, he’s utter cheating racist crap! Total garbage.Posted April 6, 2014 11:00 am
Swedish Boxing Fan
DMX – Yes I thod so for a long time years back, BUT looking at it all now between them, Bernard Hopkins have been a longer time sucsesfull in the ring then Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr was a great super star in boxing between 1993-2004 but after Antonio Tarver knocked-out Jones jr in the rematch in 2004, Jones jr went a drastic downfall in his legacy from 2004-2014 and still going.
I love Roy Jones Jr, he was a great fighter in the ring, mabey the most skilled ever and was selected fighter of the decade in the 90’s for right reason but that is past and he haven’t been a force in boxing after 2004, Hopkins has and still is.
Bernard Hopkins was his rival and even as Jones Jr is 4 years younger then Hopkins, a 45 year old Hopkins still defeated him in the 2010 rematch.
Swedish Boxing Fan
Nah . . .
Swedish Boxing Fan
Bernard Hopkins lost to Jermain Taylor on the paper twice, yes that is true BUT all who watched the fight had Hopkins as the better fighter and Taylor landed few impressive shots compared to Hopkins counter-boxing. Many gave Hopkins in both fights the victory.
Jerry Magee, San Diego Union-Tribune: 114-114 Draw
And Chad Dawson, yeah he won and we knew he would be difficult for a 46 year old Bernard Hopkins because Dawson’s style as a fighter was not to be well matched for Hopkins. BUT again, he didn’t dominate Hopkins and walked him down as that didn’t happen at all.
Chad Dawson who only have defeated 40+ fighters to his top list with Hopkins x2 fights = 1 win, Antonio Tarver x2 and Glen Johnson x2 etc. He lost the title to Jean Pascal after been stopped in 11th round = Hopkins mastered twice Pascal.
11 years as middleweight king with 20 world title defences and 3-time light heavyweight world champion!!! No one else have ever accomplished all that.Posted April 5, 2014 5:08 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Calzaghe beat both Hopkins and Roy Jones, period. Accept it. Live with it. Move on already. It’s not like that was the only fight Hopkins and Jones ever lost — they certainly weren’t unbeatable.Posted April 5, 2014 3:52 pm
Expect more boring wins from Bernard. Please retire for the good of boxingPosted April 5, 2014 11:16 am
Time to retire and get his teeth fixedPosted April 5, 2014 9:54 am
Since when is a split decision a whipping. Especially in the Hopkins/calzaghe fight. Only one fighter tasted the canvas and only one fighter got the bridge of his nose cut, yet unlimited slaps with nothing in them hitting gloves is classified ad a whipping. GTFOHPosted April 5, 2014 2:57 am
Hopkins is the greatest clincher box Staller in the history of boxing. Boring. !Posted April 5, 2014 1:42 am
Hopkins would figure Kovalev out in a round or two. The only person who has a chance in beating him is Stevenson. Kovalev takes too long to get going.Posted April 4, 2014 9:20 pm
Calzaghe did not whip Bhop periodPosted April 4, 2014 9:08 pm
If Bhop beats Shumenov and Adonis, I would rank him top 5 Greatest fighters of all timePosted April 4, 2014 9:07 pm
Let Off Steam Bennett
Bernard Hopkins a great all the way. No need to keep boxing. He is his own man. Surely he doesn’t need the cash? The only bloke to really whup him is JCalzaghe. Keep smiling all the way to the bankkkkkk!Posted April 4, 2014 8:28 pm
Jonn E. JaGozza
I was at one time a GREAT fight fan of Hopkins, I enjoyed watching him school the likes of both Trinidad and Pavlik and in his prime he was great , I mean one of the all time greats of our era but then I saw the Dawson fight I, then I saw the Dawson fight II then I said to myself, this guy is whining too much and also he is resorting to holding on and grappling and also grabbing and wrestling his opponents (oronically the same thing he used to complain about what his oponents were doing to him ) It then dawned on me that the reason he was doing that was because he couldn’t beat them any other way…Sure signs of past greatness and eroding skills, so now, I say Bernard, you got more money than God himself so, retire, not for your own respect but retire out of respect for the sport, the fight game that has been so good to you.. You’v had your good time NOW you’re NOT retire champ and bask in your past glory
Hopkins reminds me of the con artists on American Greed. The dudes shady !
^executive producerPosted April 4, 2014 5:44 pm
Why no article about porter and paulie? It’s on this Same card on fight night.
Hopkins reminds me of the con artists on American Greed. The dudes shady !
It is good for boxing but not your health! Get them all!Posted April 4, 2014 4:03 pm
Hopkins reminds me of the con artists on American Greed. The dudes shady !Posted April 4, 2014 2:52 pm
He is not willing to fight the best, so not sure how he thinks he will accomplish this.Posted April 4, 2014 2:34 pm
Hop losing his mindPosted April 4, 2014 2:28 pm
Put popkins in agains kov the new russian star as I’d like to really see hopkins get his clock cleaned before he retires. Lets make it a superfight as Kov deserves the payday and hopkins deserves to eat the canvas, for biting off more than he can chew.Posted April 4, 2014 1:55 pm
f~k of Hopkins you silly old c~ntPosted April 4, 2014 1:45 pm
Havoc i think Hopkins has a average Iq. I will tell you why an average intelligence fighter can learn his pot shot hug, stall style of fighting. Nothing to it. Why others havent adopted it yet is because there are those that chose to put a performance. People pay good money to see a fight not clinchfest. Nothing to do with hopins age its is cheating style that gives him a UD12 everytime.Posted April 4, 2014 1:42 pm
Old fighter with the ring high ring IQ. His body is old and you can’t expect for him to KO his opponents. He will be pot shot hug or throw combo while opponents is in defense mode. Hit gloves to make it look like you are fighting but his main game is run, potshots then hug. Old man can’t brawl or can’t fight toe to toe. Limiting action and more showboating.Posted April 4, 2014 12:50 pm
I see Hopkins probably beating these fighters but who wants to see this ????? I think the boxing public would rather see Stevenson vs the Krusher. Hopkins gets involved it would be a tug and hold dirty fighting win for him. More crappy boxing the fans dont want.Posted April 4, 2014 11:56 am
“Still Adonis Stevenson is a better athlete and his skills and better speed I believe is what makes him the better bet in a fight with Stevenson vs. Kovalev and I will go for betting on Stevenson.” Tell that to Darnell Boone; I’m sure he needs a laugh every now and then.Posted April 4, 2014 10:56 am
Hopkins is fighting a millionaire guy that has bought his belt and has 2 losses against campillo who kovalev crushed.
Swedish Boxing Fan
I agree with the legend and 4-time boxing world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins.
Fighters should ALWAYS aim to unify the world title belts and those titles are as always the 4 major belts WBC/WBA/IBF/WBO and the Ring-Lineal world titles.
You can debate on the quality of the opponents but if the champ has all titles, he will almost only fight the mandatory Nr1# and 2# opponents and no cheap cherry picking is possible if the champ wants to be the one and only recognised undisputed world champion.
Bernard Hopkins unified all world title belts in the middleweight division and defended his world middleweight crown impossible 20-times. Still he is the only fighter to date to have conquered all 4 major world titles and the Ring title and have them all at same time + defend all titles in a fight in any weight class.
I’m glad that old time legend and IBF world light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is fighting WBA/IBA world champion Beibut Shumenov in a world title unification. So something there in the division is happening in the quest for unifying the world title belts.
Some people call it the “3rd vs. the 4th best” in the league of light heavyweight boxers BUT in any way, its a right direction to be made in the division.
The winner will be the unified IBF/WBA/IBA world light heavyweight champion and then only Adonis Stevenson’s Lineal/WBC crown and Sergey Kovalev’s WBO world title is left to conquer in order for a fighter to become the final unified and undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world.
The WBO world light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is not as skilled as Lineal/WBC world champion Adonis Stevenson BUT Kovalev haves more pure power and I believe he has more courage in the ring as well as I feel he can go threw the tougher time then Stevenson.
Still Adonis Stevenson is a better athlete and his skills and better speed I believe is what makes him the better bet in a fight with Stevenson vs. Kovalev and I will go for betting on Stevenson.
Just sad that Stevenson doesn’t seem to want to tight Kovalev in a near future so that is a loss for the boxing world when that would be one of the best fights to be made, Only Manny “Pac-Man” Paquiao vs. “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr (Well the Greedy boy ducks so that one looks never to happen) or Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch II would be higher ranked fights to happen.Posted April 4, 2014 10:10 am
get your sleepy bags put and pillows another Hopkins el special snoooozefestPosted April 4, 2014 9:09 am
People see right thru Hopkins. Con job. He knows how to market himself while the little minded Hopkins fans out there worship him. << People that dont know boxing.Posted April 4, 2014 9:08 am
“If Hopkins were to beat Shumenov, Stephenson and then Kovalev at this stage of his career,” you’d know that boxing has never been more corrupt than it is now.Posted April 4, 2014 9:01 am
“if this boring a-hole wants to help boxing, quit.” I second the motion.Posted April 4, 2014 8:57 am
I wouldnt be suprised though at all if Hopkins won this fight and then went on to beat Steveson as well.Posted April 4, 2014 8:54 am
OMG What a con! Ive just realised Ive been looking at old Enzo Macarenelli, and thinking fair play to him for getting another title shot and the oppotunity to be a two weight world champ. Then I read this story and realise that Enzo’s fighting for the ‘regular’ title not the full belt! Boxing can be the biggest rip off sport at times and this alphabet belt cak we are force fed is just out of order! Not nice to be looking forward to a world title shot to then find out its all rubbish.Posted April 4, 2014 8:53 am
The first thing that popped into my head ‘Kovalev is WBO Champion’ ahhhh ok then Bernard. Kovalev looks like the man at 175 and nobody wants a piece of him. The way he took Cleverly apart was impressive and Nathan is a good solid boxer, not great but certainly pretty good.Posted April 4, 2014 8:31 am
after loses to jermain taylor (twice) “bad” chad and slappy joe how good can popkins bePosted April 4, 2014 7:20 am
In fairness, these days the WBO is probably far more of a ‘real’ title than the WBA and WBC. For starters if he beats Shumenov, he then has Braehmer/Maccarinelli claiming to be WBA ‘regular’ champion….the WBC will probably give somebody like Chavez (if he moves up in weight) the ‘Silver’ title or something.Posted April 4, 2014 6:44 am
The best thing for boxing is if you FCUK OFF and retire.Posted April 4, 2014 5:14 am
Mick the Marmalizer
Light-H/W, Cruiserweight, & midleweight all need unifying, but what’s the point? The WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO will only declair super, regular, diamond & more interim titles, so it’s back to square one. We all know that Andre Ward is #1 @ 168Lb, but look what’s happened there. Froch IBF & WBA titlist & Bika the WBC’s. Light-middleweight’s another bone of contention. Is PBF still champ?
He needs to quit now while he’s ahead….he needs to be told he hasn’t got no more. He is boring to watch, and when the going gets tough he try’s to feign an injury from his opponent by falling all over the ring that would get him an Oscar with his acting lolPosted April 4, 2014 4:47 am
OH JUSt Pi*S off GRANDAD Your Boring now with your anti boxing stylePosted April 4, 2014 4:41 am
Tark Shumenov might be the weakest titlist but he’s good pressure fighter and he’s no pushover, better than Hop last opponent.Posted April 4, 2014 3:43 am
Hopkins has no chance of beating Kovalev. This is why he won’t mention his name. Kovalev would damage him mentally and physically. When Shumenov cleans his clock, you will understand why Hopkins never ever wants anything to do with Kovalev.Posted April 4, 2014 3:42 am
Bhop needs to sit his old ass down, I mean what else does he have to prove his fights are boring as hell…Posted April 4, 2014 3:40 am
I dont know what fight you were watching but the Trinidad fight wasn’t boring and he stopped him. The old man is gonna clean this division.Posted April 4, 2014 3:27 am
K0vаlеv will bеаt him but, Нopkins is durу boxеr with аlot clinchingPosted April 4, 2014 3:14 am
How can Hopkins be the favourite yet we should look forward to a fight where the odds are against him? Doesn’t really make sense…Posted April 4, 2014 2:58 am
Hopkins will probs beat shumenov in a close decision but is not busy another to beat Stevenson and would get blown away by KovalevPosted April 4, 2014 2:55 am
Boring? No….it’s called winning. And every hater on here would like 2 do what he’s done? Even if his tactics are dirty. U do what ur gotta do.Posted April 4, 2014 2:46 am
“He only thinks the real championship should be unified such as WBC, WBA, and IBF.” What, not Kovalev’s belt? Hm… Why not his belt? Afraid, old man? So, he is NOT planning to unify the titles because of FEAR.Posted April 4, 2014 2:45 am
Hopkins is right that unifying the titles would benefit boxing, however it would be much better if done by a slightly entertaining boxer, like Kovalev or Stevenson. Fair play to Hopkins for churning out wins at his age, a great athlete, but nobody wants to watch him ply his underhand techniques anymore. utterly boring.Posted April 4, 2014 2:33 am
Matthews your wrong they were all boring.Posted April 4, 2014 1:38 am
Fights where he is an underdog weren’t boring. Trinidad, tarver, pavlik, Pascal, etc…Posted April 4, 2014 1:29 am
No one is more greedy than Bernard Hopkins in this sport. What ever it takes to win this guy will do it. Head butts, clinching, stalling, low blows. Enough of this guyPosted April 4, 2014 1:07 am
Please man no more of this guy. I slept in the Murat fight, I slept in the Dawson 2 fight. Please no more !!!!Posted April 4, 2014 1:01 am
Hopkins has the ablity to win but there’s a problem it been 25 years of BORING. Lets say in the dream state world Hopkins beats Kova, Shum and Stevenson. What you have is more boring fights. No one cares they want to see a fight not a hugging match. Stevenson vs Kova is what people want. No BoringPosted April 4, 2014 1:00 am
Dont matter. He will pick up all 4. Kov belt will be the hardest not because of the fight but because of the showtime/HBO squabble.Posted April 4, 2014 12:51 am
This pundit says.., “Bernard Hopkins goes into Saturday’s bout as the favorite, something he is not used to in recent years.” … LMFAO!!!
He was the favorite against his LAST opponent… a guy who Nathan Cleverly knocked out — and Hopkins promised to KO but couldn’t. He picked the weakest titlist out there to fight this time — somebody nobody has ever heard of — and that’s why he’s the favorite again. How many pro fights has his opponent had?
The only recent opponent Bernard didn’t cherry-pick was Dawson… who kicked B-Hop’s ass like a walk in the park.Posted April 4, 2014 12:47 am
So, according to this article, Bernard doesn’t want Kovalev’s belt.
Smart move by the Alien…Posted April 3, 2014 11:29 pm
Raybans, you damn right. At 50 and he unifies the lhw division. I would put him above Floyd based on age alone.Posted April 3, 2014 11:09 pm
Hopkins winning boring fights will leave him OFF any top list of anythingPosted April 3, 2014 11:07 pm
If Hopkins were to beat Shumenov, Stephenson and then Kovalev at this stage of his career, god damn you’d have to rate him crazy high in the atg p4p ranks.Posted April 3, 2014 11:05 pm