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sean p h

Yeah I am talking to you chicano.

Go get me a burrito.

Posted May 29, 2014 5:23 am 


Sun down

Superman had a good fight : did a good job

Posted May 28, 2014 6:21 pm 


sean p h

Lol. All talk behind your computer. Lmfao!

Posted May 27, 2014 9:22 pm 


HHLondon

Bears,

UFC PPV’s have slowly and consistently declined.

Dana White has no idea and no intention when it comes to promoting boxing. He has his gravy train and won’t risk that against a pack of dogs like Arum, Ellerbe and Shaefer.

Of course Pacquiao should take a smaller purse, his PPV #’s were dire. Now on a level with White and UFC.

Posted May 27, 2014 8:20 pm 


Anonymous

bears you are a hopeless red neck cracker blacks are the best fighter in the world get over it

Posted May 27, 2014 1:20 pm 


Anonymous

red neck? neanderthal brain? you live in a trailer with an inbred child? sredmond using deeply offensive derogatory racial insults and slurs to get your point across only makes you look bad in the long run.

Posted May 27, 2014 11:52 am 


lol

maybe he”s american.

Posted May 27, 2014 11:39 am 


Anonymous

the so called fight is five years to late. sorry for the terrible news.

Posted May 27, 2014 11:13 am 


SREDMOND

Problem for PAC is that FMJ does not need him to make his min of 32 mill, Manny can’t keep doing 475k Rios and 790k Bradley and expect to keep even getting 20 mill.. If he does not fight Marquez, a Provo fight is gonna do terrible from a PPV standpoint…
Mayweather would use that to muscle Manny into a flat amount, because it would still trump his prior earnings..That said this fight is never happening so why are we discussing this LMAO!

Posted May 27, 2014 11:02 am 


SREDMOND

Bears, YES boxing like all other businesses is indeed about MONEY! A Red Neck, Blue Collar sort like yourself with a trailer and inbred child might be confused about Capitalism but that’s not surprising… PAC man should get LESS because he sells less and does not have the per fight box office pull of Floyd Mayweather.. FMJ has been in the 2 biggest bouts in Boxing History and he has been in the Top 4 or 5 Non HW PPVS ever.. May vs ODH 2.7 mill, May vs Canelo 2.2 mill, May vs Cotto 1.5 mill, May vs Mosley 1.4mill…And the gap between his and Mannys sales has only gotten wider after the 3rd JMM bout and subsequent KO loss… Again this is supply and demand, Floyd earns a lot more than Manny and his guarantees etc put him
In a superior position.. Again I KNOW this is WAYY over your Neanderthal brain but it is what it is..!

Posted May 27, 2014 10:54 am 


PEEJ IS CONFUSED

PEEJ doesn’t like racist b1tches but all he ever does on eastside is defend one religiously [Floyd], praise another one in B Hop, and rush to the defence of black fighters at every given opportunity.

He’s also more than happy to stand side by side with every black panther on eastside, agreeing with everything they say and never daring to criticize them even when they blurt out extremely racist anti-white hate.

Posted May 27, 2014 8:14 am 


gumboot

Don’t you people have lives. So much time and drivel about a fight that will never happen and that couldn’t live up to the expectations anyway. Surely any mayweather- pacman speculation is simply that? Why not discuss upcoming actual fights?

Posted May 27, 2014 5:43 am 


D

peej, neither floyd nor pacman were serious when they said 40 million — and give it all away to charity. floyd wasn’t going to wire 20 million, that’s stupid. like a guy saying he eats moose meat and spagetti for breakfeast then swims 10 miles. Floyd slings BS at times.

Send a contract that’s all you need. floyd never sent one.

sides. floyd and Pac are likely to pull 200 million dollars if they fight. there’s a lot of pent up demand that will explode, so 40 million would be a joke anyway for this historic fight.

Posted May 27, 2014 2:57 am 


PEEJ

Im done responding to you Bears, I don’t like racist BTICHS

Posted May 27, 2014 2:25 am 


PEEJ

He was about to wire 20 mil right then and there and then the other 20 when the contracts were signed. So yes you can do that. Or so basically you saying Pac said donate all the money to charity even though there was no contract signed or brought up about that but yet Floyds offering 40 mil isn’t legit. So basically you are believing everything Arum and Pac say instead of doing the research yourself. Keep in mind Arum says he was lying yesterday and telling the truth today.

Posted May 27, 2014 2:25 am 


D

boxing does better than mma. boxing doesn’t need dana white.

you don’t promise somebody 40 million on a phone call. that’s like selling the brooklyn bridge. you send them a contract. verbal contracts are worth crap, and we only have floyd’s word that he did that anyway. pacman asked for a contract to look at and knew none was ever going to be forthcoming.

Posted May 27, 2014 1:46 am 


BEARS

Boxing is not about money and in no way shape or form should pac have ever of had to take substantially less money than fraud may. Boxing is ripe for someone like Dana White to come in and create one, real, all encompassing boxing division of the UFC.

As a fan i could not care less how many millions floyd is getting. What I care about is fights not being made that should be. The best matchups not happening. Thats pretty much based on boxers or their promoters having control and trying to manage money or have money dictate everything. That is why fraud may has dodged everyone in his career.

This is not even an argument we should entertain as fans. Fraud and his millions. A 50/50 split is more than adequate and commensurate. Where talking about the fighter of the decade and somone who has accomplished a lot more than fraud and his ducking has accomplished.

Money a boxer receives should mean next to nothing to a fan and if it is being used as an excuse to not have a fight (like fraud has used it) then fraud should be unanimously renounced.

who is perpetuating the myth that fraud is the best welter? He has not even fought the two best in pac and bradley they fought eachother!!!! pac beat him every time!! The best welter fraud fought is jmm or hatton or crusty zab. Sorry but fighting ortiz, guerrero, baldomir, and loosing to maidana do not make you the best welterweight. Thats a crock of bull right there and another thing people should be speaking out against. Number one welter for not beating the best welters. GARBAGE. number one welter is pacman seriously. Does anyone look at this stuff objectively anymore or just nuthugg who they are told to nuthugg? This is boxing/fighting. this is not based on ppv’s. your confusing boxing and pro wrestling son or the circus. fraud may’s cards are like a mix between the circus and pro wrestling. can you believe a cherry like maidana wooped his a$$???

Posted May 27, 2014 1:32 am 


PEEJ

And Arum has been the issues for years. That is why Floyd called Pac and offered 40 mil personally. But of course he declined.

Posted May 27, 2014 1:20 am 


PEEJ

Lion Queer hasn’t done a damn thing you racist little BTICH.

Posted May 27, 2014 1:19 am 


PEEJ

Really when did he agree to this? You do realize Pac works for Arum right? It doesn’t matter what Pac says. The end word comes from Arum on Pacs purses. So stop.

Posted May 27, 2014 1:18 am 


joe b

Prince can you explain the legend Hopkins on why he didn’t beat Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones, Dawson, or even Taylor ?

Posted May 27, 2014 1:12 am 


boxing plus

Oh I forgot to include Prince as another deceptive liar

Posted May 27, 2014 1:10 am 


me

What the prince said.

Posted May 27, 2014 12:56 am 


BEARS

wow PEEJ stfu after lionking gave him the east side equivalent to a demoralizing body slam. chalk that up as another PEEJ LOSS

Posted May 27, 2014 12:24 am 


The Prince

Lamont – Great comment filled with sense that real boxing fans use. People want to disrespect Hopkins career. Well, I’ll say this. The fact Hopkins can cheat his way through 20 titles defenses at Middleweight against some the best in his generation and beyond. Cheat through a great run at Light Heavyweight. Cheat to becoming the oldest boxing champion in history without once getting DQ’d for any of those matches, is a legendary accomplishment within itself. Of course, that’s a bunch of nonsense. Hopkins in one of the brightest in the history of the sport in the ring and he’ll be remembered that way among genuine boxing fans not frauds with sad, insecure reasons for downing certain fighters.

Posted May 27, 2014 12:07 am 


boxing plus

Sredmond, B Red and Peej are deceptive in lying.

Posted May 27, 2014 12:06 am 


TARK

B Red.., Go die. You stupid dingleberry, dangling from a dog’s ass.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:48 pm 


TARK

PEEJ.., The money issue with May-Pac was settled years ago… You’re willfully not keeping up… Pacquiao agreed to take a much smaller cut a long time ago… All the issues were wrapped up when Bob Arum suddenly became the issue for Floyd.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:44 pm 


B Red

Tark is a fookin moron

Posted May 26, 2014 11:41 pm 


BEARS

hecalled hopkins out hopkins dragged his feet and started talking about leaving the weight and fightig mayweather and ward when the name kovalev came up. nobody puts there career on hold for the corrupt hopkins and co u phukn joke of a poster get your facts strait you sausage stroking afro sack fiend.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:38 pm 


PEEJ

And like I said in another thread there would not have been enough money for a purse bid for Pac to be happy. Floyd would of gotten 85 or 75 percent of the cut and they are not making the fight unless it is 50/50.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:33 pm 


PEEJ

No matter how many times you repeat it you will still be wrong. Kovalev was the mandatory fighter, he did not want to fight Hopkins. He took the lesser route. That will not change. So like you said no matter how many times you repeat it you are still wrong.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:32 pm 


TARK

PEEJ…, No matter how many times you repeat it… Hopkins refused to negotiate in good faith and would never have fought Kovalev.

Look how many mandatory challengers didn’t get their title shot… It’s happened repeatedly in Boxing so don’t be so stupid…

If Kovalev’s people thought there was a chance in HELL of Hopkins fighting Kovalev they would have stuck it out to the bitter end… It’s like Mayweather vs Pacquiao… After a while you have to more on to other opportunities because Floyd obviously doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao… Whether he can beat him is secondary … he won’t take the risk and wants easier opponents on his terms.

They both fought Hatton, De La Hoya, Mosley, Cotto, etc.. but not each other… Stupid.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:29 pm 


Anonymous

TARK

CHRIS EUBANK PAGE 2

Posted May 26, 2014 11:28 pm 


dick tiger

Whats with the I’m posting to fast/

Posted May 26, 2014 11:25 pm 


Lamont

I can’t believe how a living legend like Hopkins can be treated like he don’t know how to fight and win, and that all he do is cheat. He do what he can get away with. If he’s such a cheater, how many points have he had taken away from him. If he don’t know how to fight, why haven’t he ever been knocked out. let alone hurt.

What I don’t understand is how a guy who hasn’t beaten ANYONE. Get’s all the glamour and fame because HBO and a couple of reporters who never trained a soul said he’s the best…lol

To be the best you have to beat the best, or least someone who can claim to be good at least. Let Kovalev beat someone with good talent before we rate him as the best. I think everyone is doing Kovalev a disservice because he is going to start believe that he’s that good and not prep for fights with that hunger or desire anyone.. (The Mike Tyson effect). and come out flat and whin up getting himself hurt… Just like Chad Dawson did against Stevenson and now look at Chad..

Posted May 26, 2014 11:19 pm 


BEARS

eh your a phuk head peej. established that a longtime ago. your opinions always been and always will be worthless.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:19 pm 


PEEJ

Nope they sure don’t. Kovalev had the chance for one of the titles Hopkins has and he decided to go in a different direction.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:58 pm 


BEARS

i think kovalev is the best light heavy and age has little to do with it. only kovalev has the PRESTIGE of being a SOUL REAPER. plus hopkins titles belong to serg kovalev

Posted May 26, 2014 10:52 pm 


Roy

Hopkins Headbuttkins is a legend of the word dirty !

Posted May 26, 2014 10:48 pm 


PEEJ

Nope Kovalev is not the most respected LHW. Actually Hopkins is because he is doing it at an older age. Kovalev has only 1 to 2 names on his record. That is it. Hopkins has many. But again Kovalev was the mandatory and the negotiations could of went to purse bid and he chose other wise.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:41 pm 


PEEJ

Bears you are just a racist BTICH. So what is your point. Kovalev took a easier route to the title. Plain and simple.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:38 pm 


Anonymous

@ tark

unfinished business on page 2

Posted May 26, 2014 10:27 pm 


TARK

Hopkins was a super easy fight for Kovalev…

Kovalev would have been a huge favorite in the betting… Even Cleverly would have beaten up Hopkins.. Since Hopkins refused to negotiate in good faith, Kovalev took his opportunity to became the most respected LHW Champion.. which he is.

Just because you’re a mandatory challenger doesn’t mean you get the title shot…Bowe didn’t want to fight Lewis… Floyd didn’t want to fight Pacquiao… Froch didn’t want to fight Stevenson… Leonard didn’t want to fight Nunn, McCallum, or Jackson.

They found ways to go around their mandatories.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:21 pm 


BEARS

yeah peej the same guy that thinks mayweather was not a master ducker dodger. your a phuk head dude nard hop blows.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:17 pm 


jp

Stevenson is still the man at light heavy and lets not forget he injured his left hand in the fight which this article conveniently omitted. That first round KO of Dawson was no fluke, the same Dawson who beat B-Hop. Stevenson will be fearless against B-Hop and drop him hard. As for Kovalev if Agnew had some power it could have been a more interesting scrap because he was getting hit. I think Kovalev vrs Stevenson is a Hagler vrs Hearns kind of fight, both with devastating power where I see both fighters going all out for the KO, It’s a 50-50 fight.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:16 pm 


PEEJ

to bad Kovalev didn’t step up to fight Hopkins. He had his chance being a mandatory and decided to take the easier title.

Posted May 26, 2014 9:58 pm 


BEARS

i think cleverly would beat the dawson adonis fought. after watching fanfora i think cleverly could beat adonis. cleverly just honorably stepped up and fought the best light heavy in the world and got smoked at his house.

Posted May 26, 2014 9:50 pm 


Stilltoosalty

Kovelev is garbage, he has not fought anyone. I believe Chad Dawson would beat him and Tavoris cloud. Kovalev team would never make this fights. If you know boxing then you would know these dude are bums watch and see, yes bums no real skill great WHITE HYPE.

Posted May 26, 2014 9:43 pm 


Brent

He’s Bernard Bopkins… “Bernard is getting some good headwork in. Bopped Adonis a healthy boink that time.”

Posted May 26, 2014 9:38 pm 


BEARS

people need to stop supporting mayweather, ward, hopkins, and adonis dodging and failing to make the best fights.

when it was time to discuss kovalev vs hopkins. nard hop was talking about goin down in weight and meeting ward or mayweather. it was only cleverly who STEPPED UP AND MADE A REAL OFFER TO KOVALEV. the honorable cleverly, not the turd nard hop.

we all wanted to see hopkins, adonis, and ward fed to kovalev.

Posted May 26, 2014 9:33 pm 


joe b

Roy 2 Hopkins fight I was there to witness boxing fans throwing cups, grumbled up napkins and yelling they want there money back. A major fight broke out in the crowd pushing and shoving. People chanting Hopkins is dirty , Hopkins is dirty ! We want our money back. That nite the boxing commission should of banned Hopkins.

Posted May 26, 2014 9:08 pm 


Anonymous

exposed.

kovalev would destroy him.

Posted May 26, 2014 8:32 pm 


The Prince

SREDMOND – I got to give you credit for putting up with these poser, keyboard, warriors on ESB, pretending to be boxing fans. I personally wouldn’t give them the attention and I don’t.

Posted May 26, 2014 8:09 pm 


B Red

Bears = Bufoon

Posted May 26, 2014 7:54 pm 


B Red

Bhop is top Twenty ATG in my book

Posted May 26, 2014 7:41 pm 


PEEJ

Who cares if he lost his first fight. He beat Taylor both times and got out worked by Dawson. So what. Kovalev chose the easier route when he fought for his title. He could of fought Hopkins because he was his mandatory.

Posted May 26, 2014 7:33 pm 


PEEJ

No Tark what you are saying is total BS. Kovalev was the mandatory, if Hopkins was ducking him or refused to negotiate in good faith then the fight would of gone to purse bid. If he still refused to fight him then you could say Hopkins was ducking him. But since that didn’t happen it really looks like Kovalev was ducking Hopkins.

Posted May 26, 2014 7:00 pm 


TARK

You’re full of sh!t Many Times Ere. I both write and do.

There are fighters who can’t fight … and writers who can’t write. You’ve been an excellent example of both.

Hopkins was a great fighter. Now he’s a great con artist.

Posted May 26, 2014 6:58 pm 


BEARS

nard hop= owned by jermaine taylor, owned by chad dawson, and lost his first pro bout, and holding titles that should be in kovalevs hands.

hating it. fonfara exposed adonis before kovalev could. so sad :(

Posted May 26, 2014 6:48 pm 


First time ere

@ Gus – re ‘The only school Hopkins eer took any fighter to was the School of how to steal rounds, how to rush in head low head first, how to tie up in clinches ,how to foul on the side away from the Ref’ so if every fighter in the world did this they would win fights? Doing this would make them multiple world champions? Doing this would allow them to fight into their late 40s?

Posted May 26, 2014 6:41 pm 


First time ere

Full of tark – you look to minimize Hopkins as a fighter, calling him ‘old’ yet the man is still winning. And all you can do is write negative bs about the man. Granted he is old for a fighter, but he is also a magnificent tactician, possesses a great work ethic and amazing mental fortitude. Some people do full of Tark and others write about them.

Posted May 26, 2014 6:37 pm 


beats

Gus is on the money

Posted May 26, 2014 6:36 pm 


Gus

The only school Hopkins eer took any fighter to was the School of how to steal rounds, how to rush in head low head first, how to tie up in clinches ,how to foul on the side away from the Ref., express a pained face while writhing on the canvass. Dawson had it right when he tossed Hopkins over his shoulder on to the canvas and acting as though he was in severe pain. The fight ended and the fans were cheated out of their money and Hopkins could not care less, he made no attempt to continue, fans be damned.

Posted May 26, 2014 6:15 pm 


me

I thought Stevenson showed a great jab. That straight left to the body would hurt most as well.

Posted May 26, 2014 5:34 pm 


Unbiased Dane

Shredmond said:’Hops lost a close bout to Calzaghe at 43 even past his best Hops put Joe on the canvas, made him look bad and pass on a lucrative rematch…’ yet another lie from the defender of the afro americans. Calzaghe had no entensions to rematch either Hopkins or RJJr, Calzaghe moved up to LH to fight those two before checking out. If Calzaghi would have fought only for the money he could have made a rematch with Kessler in Denmark that could have sold out a soccer stadium.
Credit should be given to Hopkins though, he lost clearly despite the awfull judging, but he wasnt totaly outclassed, unlike RJJr when he got beat by Calzaghe.

Posted May 26, 2014 5:29 pm 


senior

@anonymous.you were exposed the day you left your papas sack

Posted May 26, 2014 5:23 pm 


BEARS

^^^^^cant wait for froch vs groves 2. did a good job building that up. im rooting for froch but man froch has seen some war. battle hardened no doubt. i hope he can get crafty but i think its gonna be bombs away again. hopefully this time froch can keep from gettin stole on early. froch got hurt early last time and not letting that happen could help him out a great deal.

gonna blow fonfara vs adonis outta the water. this could be a trilogy. i would not doubt it will be. they are making $$$$$$ ward wishes he could make money.

ward vs the young groves in the uk might be an alright fight to make

Posted May 26, 2014 5:07 pm 


Lou Vale

Fonfara anonymous was a polish plumber ? Where’s his behind crack ??

Posted May 26, 2014 5:07 pm 


Anonymous

no wonder he ducked the krusher and no wonder money ran from pacman and prime great fighters. andre ward is ducking 175 as well.

money ducked a fight against pacman in america

adonis ducked krusher in canada

ward ducking travelling and 175 and wants to stay in a division he’s already cleaned out.

Posted May 26, 2014 4:45 pm 


Anonymous

first broner and money got exposed by glorified punch bag, and now adonis just got exposed by a polish plumber lolz

Posted May 26, 2014 4:41 pm 


BEARS

nard hop lost his first pro fight!!!!

LOLOLOLOLOLO!!!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 4:19 pm 


BEARS

jermaine taylor did not own many people but he OWNED hopkins winning twice.

Posted May 26, 2014 4:16 pm 


Easy Money

SRR put out real fights not running, hiding, fake acting, complaining like the B rated actor Hop is. SRR died almost a vegetable who says Hop won’t oh wait Hop is in the safe zone cause he doesn’t fight he rings stalls and pot shots. Has Hop ever been in a real fight ? No ! Has there ever been a great Hop fight that u can remember No ! There all boring! Where’s the greatest. Calzaghe called out Hop years ago before they met in the ring. Hop didn’t fight in case he lost which he did fan boys such as yourself – Sredmond can say ” well if Hoppy was young it would of been different ” to which your kind is saying now.

Posted May 26, 2014 3:27 pm 


SREDMOND

We blacks have an inferiority complex, therefore you must accept that we will make any possible excuse for a black man losing to a white man, however ludicrous that excuse may be. We all know that 36 is young (unless I need to say 36 is too old for a black man)

Posted May 26, 2014 3:14 pm 


SREDMOND

Bringing up Hops notable wins against guys who wanted to test for the throne at 160 is corny,Robinson himself is a multi weight Champ so if you don’t respect guys with unusual skill testing themselves in new divisions then clearly you take exception to Robinson and others booking losses or facing guys who moved up? Hops himself moved up at age 41 TWO weight classes skipping 168 and did not face only 40 year old foes like Joe C did against Nard and a very washed up RJJ…

Posted May 26, 2014 2:46 pm 


SREDMOND

Hops lost a close bout to Calzaghe at 43 even past his best Hops put Joe on the canvas, made him look bad and pass on a lucrative rematch… If Hope was 36 he would have murdered Calzaghe like Trinidad

Posted May 26, 2014 2:36 pm 


SREDMOND

Who cares about SRR his foray at 175 was a loss and the comparison is hardly relevant the Great SRR died a vegetable whereas Hops is still banking SRR is widely considered the Greatest, Hops is an ATG… Kovalev and Stevenson are nobodies in comparison that’s the point!

Posted May 26, 2014 2:34 pm 


Easy Money

Hopkins told the whole wide world how he was going to beat Calzaghe. Aside from his racist comments. Hopkins lost. He not only gassed out but he looked confused in the last 3 to 4 rds of the fight. Holding a fighter doesn’t win fights against the great undefeated like Calzaghe.

Posted May 26, 2014 2:32 pm 


Fen

More like SREDMOND Hopkins is a donkey to Roy Jones is a thoroughbred

Posted May 26, 2014 2:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Hopkins could be a serial killer for all I care, the man is still a legendary fighter who remains relevant age 49, his prison record makes the story that much more interesting and attests to his ability to learn from mistakes and prosper as for Joe C he was still a coke head into his 30′s which is SAD! Meanwhile Nard still preserves his body and marches forward at 49!!! Amazing!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 2:30 pm 


Easy Money

Sorry to let you down Sredmond. You can’t compare Hopkins to a Sugar Ray Robinson who had more ko’s than Hoppy had fights. Your implying that a fighter who fights long is great. Not true Sredmond. a fighter who fights the best and BEATS the best is great. Hopkins is not. He fought and beat welters and C level fighters and can’t seem to beat the A+ category of the greats and you know who those fighters are.

Posted May 26, 2014 2:28 pm 


SREDMOND

Hopkins is like Jesus and Kovalev and Stevenson the apostles of this was broken out in religious hierarchy he’s a HOFER first ballot these boys are a couple KO artists that come along every few years.. Call me in 4 years lemme know where they are, Ok 3 years…. Hops is a legend chumps and you KNOW THIS MANNNNNNNN!!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 2:17 pm 


SREDMOND

We hear the SAME excuse for all hyped fighters that lack a deep resume!! “He would be the man if only everyone would let him skip the line and fight him” fact is that Kovalev has to pay dues like everyone else KOing some C listers is a start but the guy had gotta bring value same for GGG you cannot be handed the mantle of GREATNESS by getting on the radar for 2 years and then whining “everyone is ducking me” SORRRRRRRYYYYYY !!!

Posted May 26, 2014 2:13 pm 


Jester

SREDMOND and BHop is the only black men that have small p e n i s e s !

Posted May 26, 2014 2:06 pm 


Manny

Sreddy has been on here for some time. Anything his own race he is for. Although I respect sometimes what Sredmond says in his columns I disagree with his choice of fighters.

Posted May 26, 2014 2:05 pm 


boxing plus

Everything Easy money said is on key. Sred will always stick up for this overated fighter Bhop. Saad just died and he yes he was a real Philly tough good fighter. I think of Hopkins as fun and games like circus time.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:31 pm 


Fen

Easy Money scored a knock out !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 1:28 pm 


Brandon

Jean,

I wouldn’t call Stevenson below C-level, but his boxing skills are massively overrated. Whenever I hear someone call him a slick boxer, I cringe. He has no jab, no lead left hook, and he can’t hook off the jab. He does mix his attack up pretty nicely, but his defense is awful. He was smacked repeated by Fonfara’s right hand, which are about as as fast as George Foreman’s.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:27 pm 


Easy Money

Sredmond who is a racist, a black man who adores Bernard thug Hopkins. Hopkins who is a convicted thief, robber and con artist. A fighter who got beat by the likes of the great Roy jones Junior, Calzaghe, Taylor and Dawson. A fighter who fought a weight drained Tarver coming off the Rocky fight, a binged out beer drinking Pavlik, head bunt his way to a Winkly Wright win were Manny Steward called out an investigation, head bunt Tito HOW MANY TIMES ????, the Dr Wallace controversary of the Dawson 1 fight, he beat Murat and Shumo who ? now will probably beat Adonis by a UD 12 pathic future win. A racist Hopkins is who has repeatly made white causian put downs and Hispanic alike who made fun of MMA. A crook Hopkins is Lou Dibella case Hop got thrown out of the courts. Sredmond who is a inner city thug racist bigot white man hater and hates the fact that Calzaghe schooled the fool Hopkins back to Philly. LETS REMEMBER I”LL NEVER LET A WHITE MAN BEAT ME NEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sredmond your no better than a Hopkins your both low level amateur thugs who both o you belong in the streets Go F yourself B I O T C H !!!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 1:27 pm 


Brandon

Again, you’ll continue to be a doubter because Hopkins and Stevenson colluded and froze Kovalev out of any unification plans. As a result, he is left to fight what left. And what’s left are B and C level fighters. I’m sure you can understand that he is not in a position to impress against the best because they best don’t want to fight him. However, I do agree with you about GGG. He has had more than enough time to fight a real opponent and he hasn’t done it.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:25 pm 


jean valjean

johnjo, Stvnsn wasn’t exposed because he was decked, he still won. He was exposed because he can’t box. He skills are below C level.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:23 pm 


Brandon

SREDMOND,

How, pray tell, is Kovalev supposed to step up in competition if the best two fighters in the division (Stevenson and Hopkins) refuse to fight him? Who else is out there that would prove to you or the other doubters that he’s for real? Really, the only guy that’s left is Jean Pascal, and he wants to drop down to super middle weight to fight the winner for Froch vs. Murray 2. Really, you have to think before you post.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:21 pm 


SREDMOND

Bears, if you think GGG is gonna KO Andre Ward you are REALLY crazy.. His antics against C level fighters would look like Childs play to Ward and his people are keeping him outta that fight because he stands to be made to look FOOLISH… I remember you not so long ago saying that GGG was too small to face Ward NOW you want a matchup? make up your fcking mind… We know he was gonna face Chavez Jr because he brings $$$$ to the table and frankly that was a test I am NOT sure that GGG would have passed even against the pot smoking Chavez, who can take and deliver a BIG shot… Moral to the story is that Golovkins resume betrays weakness of competition his last few opponents have been laughable and its time he found himself some real fights to prove he deserves all these accolades.. You wanna call GGG “Great for beating a journeyman in Morocco and Stevens) but Wards a scrub for besting Froch, Kessler and Dawson? your logic is FLAWED and your bias is obvious….Please do the world a favor and take the ENTIRE bottle of pills…

Posted May 26, 2014 12:59 pm 


SREDMOND

Hopkins moved up to 175 at the age of 41 and was a 3-1 underdog against Antonio Tarver who had put Roy Jones lights out.. Hops took Tarver to school, he took unbeaten Kelly Pavlik to school when he was AGAIN the underdog at the age of 44 years old.. The BEST Calzaghe could do against the 43 year old Hops was eke out an S/D where he hit the canvas and slapped him way to a points win, Hops defeated Jean Pascal at 46 or 47 a PRIME young Champ who had taken Dawsons “0″… I understand reasons why peeps don’t like Hops on a personal level and his fights can be hard to watch, but the OLD man knows and has forgotten more about boxing than 99% of active boxers and that’s no exaggeration.. You cannot compete at a high level for this long if you do not have serious skills, NO MAN has been able to really lay a beating on Hopkins I thought that Dawson would but instead he had the same problems making clean contact that boxers have had for decades against Nard…Its easy to be excited about upstart boxers that were fighting 8 rounders not so long ago, the game changes when you have been facing World Class and World Champions on a consistent basis for years… Tell me when even Wlad Klits faced 10 or 11 current or former World Champs in succession like Mayweather? Kovalev, GGG and Stevenson are just getting going their resumes are not deep and their KO’s have mostly come against nobodies real boxing Greatness takes time and competition.. The MOST highly vetted fighter without a ton of fights is Andre Ward who faced the BEST SMW’s in the World and the guy who was then the BEST LHW and he bested all of them EASILY… Sakio Bika was tougher than Carl Froch or Kessler for Ward….Kovalev is another “boogeyman” that we are gonna see if he is real as time goes on…

Posted May 26, 2014 12:52 pm 


ECAT

Well I’m not a Hopkins fan…but I do give him credit for moving up to light heavyweight — Hagler always refused to fight light heavies.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:12 pm 


Anonymous

Adonis (The Flesh Peddler) Stevenson will be one Hops EASIEST fights. There is no way in the Lord’s ass will this guy EVER fight Kovalev, but do you blame him? That would like expecting Quillian to face a real challenge like, say, Lemieux.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:09 pm 


JohnJo

Stop with the “exposed” nonsense. Even the greatest champs get knocked down in tough contests, and this one was a real war. In fact, it showed Stevenson’s grit and determination. As for Fanfara, the guy has to be tough as nails to take all those body shots. From now on, Fanfara will be a TV fan favorite. Thanks to both of them for an entertaining evening.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:55 am 


old guy

First, Stevenson was impressive in that he showed how to conserve his energy when he most needed to. Second, he knew how to keep going with what was working (left to the body). Third, he generally mixed up the attack pretty well. However, he will never be seen as indestructible again, and other LWs are licking their chops over him. Finally, I am disappointed in those clowns at showtime (e.g., Bernstein, Mallianaggi, etc) who couldn’t even dare to breathe the name of Kovalev, who is obviously top dawg in this division. Yeah I know he is with HBO but the clowns on the mike at showtime lost credibility by walking the showtime line.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:55 am 


SREDMOND

Liquid, well said the gross disrespect of legendary highly accomplished World Champions is weak, when they are positioned against a new guy that has not even has serious World Championship fights or competition..
Bears, Tark and Squared Circle routinely fall in love with a fighter the start taking a dump on proven veterans..Kovalev and the rest have to prove themselves over time and MOST get upended before that ever happens..

Posted May 26, 2014 11:38 am 


SREDMOND

Bears, at this point Kovalev is just another KO artist plying his trade against mostly C level competition like GGG with his dreadful resume, at least Adonis won the lineal LHW Championship IN THE RING I have seen PLENTY of Kovalevs , GGG’s and Stevensons and until they continue to impress against escalating comp it’s all just mostly resume padding…
Again you will learn “reaped a guys soul” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and who was that “Guy” foolish Boy

Posted May 26, 2014 11:32 am 


SREDMOND

Give it up Bears Kovalev and Stevenson are the flavor of the month there is NOT a single thing they can do to sully Hopkins Legacy which was constructed over decades of combat, long after both have been ushered
Out of the sport Hops will be a legend and HOFER, no need to speculate or give Hops the type of future you DREAM that Kovalev and Stevenson will have because he already has it… 49 and still being discussed on Boxing message boards because he is relevant! FACTS

Posted May 26, 2014 11:26 am 


Liquid

Ok, once again let’s put this in perspective. As much as I like Kovalev, he isn’t tested yet. He has not beaten anyone of note. The light heavyweight division is not stacked. Although what Hopkins is doing as the oldest champ ever is remarkable, he is way past his prime. Even if Kovalev beats Stevenson, he would have to move out of the division to cement any kind of legacy. Once again, I’m not hating on Kovalev, but he has not beaten anyone who is considered a top fighter. Ok, for the sake of argument, let’s say Stevenson is ducking him. Who does he fight next? He’s got to move down or up to get any fight of note and Super Middleweight is where the talent and money is. He would probably have a hard time making that weight, but he is on the B side and would have to give concessions to an Andre Ward, Carl Froch or Kessler, because he just hasn’t done enough yet. There is no super six worthy talent in the Light Heavyweight division and it’s not his fault. Maybe he can get Jean Pascal to get at least one name on his resume. And before we start bashing Hopkins, he is a legend, who’s accomplishments as the longest reigning MIDDLEWEIGHT champion ever and defeating a world killer at the time in Trinidad. Win or lose, Bhop faught a prime Roy Jones, Joe Calzaghe, Glenn Johnson, Chad Dawson, Winky Wright, Oscar Delahoya (albeit too small), Antonio Tarver. Now who has Kovalev been tested against? I like Kovalev, but hate when we take things out of its proper perspective and start bashing the legends.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:25 am 


Seamy

id like to see Fonfara fight Kovalev ….

Posted May 26, 2014 11:21 am 


me

Hecdog

“Exposed? What are you talking about. Fonfara is as tough as nails, and his arm length and size will give anyone problems. You should be paying more attention to how Adonis reacted after the knockdown. Adonis showed true character and the ability to overcome adversity. Adonis is only going to learn from this and get better. A fighter must go through these situations in order to progress and get better. Adonis Stevenson will beat Kovalev and Hopkins. Exposed isn’t even close. Adonis shows his true metal after a tough fight.”
True. Couldn’t of said it better myself.

Posted May 26, 2014 11:11 am 


Stu

I picture Hopkins head bunting Adonis and using every dirty trick to beat him

Posted May 26, 2014 11:02 am 


BEARS

im looking at what nard hop has done at light heavy and kovalev can do better. kovalev should have been given both adonis and nard hops scalps. like if he could one or twonof these guys and ward but wards been draftig his feet talking about fighting past its froch and kessler again which is pathetic considering whats on the table. im not interested in thise matchups at all how bout ward fights 3G and KOVALEV son!!!! froch and kessler are the wrong names for ward at this point. frochs just a fan pleasing warrior every red blooded fight fan roots for. 3G and kovalev will give ward a test the likes of which he has never seen. if it happens expect wards mouthpiece to fly out to row 15 like it did when he fough froch and got hit with an F-BOMB!

Posted May 26, 2014 10:41 am 


BEARS

once there started to be a little demand for kovalev vs nard hop, nard hop started talking moving weight classes! LOLOLOLOL

remember that sh!t? whi was he talkn mayweather and ward? lets take a look at nard hops light heavy weight resume and record and get a sense of what SREDMOND thinks kovalev and adonis quazzi motto stevenenson (ran to showtime yelling sanctuary) could never come close to accomplishing.

kovalev reaped a dudes soul in the ring you do not really go beyond that. nard hop has never done that, and never will. nard hop has been to prison, ecen said it made him who he is, no wonder he is a racist. i bet kovalev will never go to prison or be a racist.

Posted May 26, 2014 10:31 am 


SREDMOND

Kovalev and Stevenson are just the latest guys on the block, discussing them stopping Hopkins is corny… NO ONE has stopped Hopkins anything close to his prime and if he gets caught at 50 it will not signal Greatness for the victor… Hops has fought and bested better fighters than each of these guys thru the years.. He’s a legend and Kovalev and Stevenson are guys who would be forgotten if their careers ended tomorrow..If you have to wait 25 years to see a fighter get stopped he must have been something else especially considering 25 or more World Title fights..

Posted May 26, 2014 9:51 am 


Blitz

Kovalev v Ward would be very interesting

Posted May 26, 2014 9:44 am 


Reperage

Hopkins would rather easely cruse to a large victory against the limited Adonis. Even at 49. They would both get brutaly KTFO agains Kovalev. No wonder they will never fight him.

Posted May 26, 2014 8:37 am 


Anonymous

Are PEEJ and HHLondon related women? They both have the same taste in men, and post it like hysterical girls on the forum. Funny.

Posted May 26, 2014 8:24 am 


Rustybucket

Hopkins won’t try and out punch Stevenson, he will use every trick in the book and those not in the book to frustrate him, and unsettle him into making errors that he will then exploite.
And if he wins, I am positive he will take on Kovalev next.

Hopkins is just being a wily old dog, by picking off the easier ones to set the platform for the next.

Posted May 26, 2014 7:17 am 


Anonymous

Actually PEEJ when Fontana was having success with his combos Stevenson wasn’t able to counter effectively because Fonfara was getting in close and it denied him the space to catch him clean. It exerted pressure on him and you could clearly see it made him much more uncomfortable.

Posted May 26, 2014 6:05 am 


LOL

Posters like Lionking and HecDog would be up for the longest sessions as they show signs of serious mental retardation in their spurious posts.

LOL

Posted May 26, 2014 6:02 am 


First time ere

@ full of Tark, Hopkins may be an old man but he’s good enough to win against much younger men and that in and of itself says multitudes. Full of tark why don’t you do humanity a favour and throw your keyboard away.

Posted May 26, 2014 4:26 am 


SLIM

He will get his a## whooped by the “Alien” Bernard Hopkins
easy money. Have a nice day…

Posted May 26, 2014 4:25 am 


TARK

This is why I disagree with Gogue, who said Hopkins can punch better than Fonfara, who’s a weak puncher, but still hits harder than Hopkins… Hopkins is a feeble old man who can no longer get anyone out.

Posted May 26, 2014 3:57 am 


TARK

PEEJ says.., “Kovalev was a mandatory challenger for Hopkins and he chose the easier route. Kovalev is not being black balled. He had a chance against Hopkins and chose a different route.”

You know damned well that’s a pile of BS… Hopkins refused to negotiate in good faith and said NOTHING about fighting Kovalev until AFTER Kovalev signed to fight Cleverly.

As if Hopkins is EVER going to fight Kovalev… He doesn’t intend to and never DID.. Hopkins couldn’t even score a single KO in the last 10 YEARS!!!!

Posted May 26, 2014 3:55 am 


Anonymous

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

”to build a REAL name ..

Why would you continue to use a handle that’s unrecognizable unless your #1 objective is to conceal your identity???.

And what’s the major reason why people conceal their identities?”

So Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing) IS YOUR REAL

NAME ???? BHAHAHAHA, BOY YOU’RE UNINTELLIGENT !!!

Posted May 26, 2014 3:03 am 


Ty Linston

Stevenson is still the man at 175lbs. Fonfara was a tough dude. He has a good chin, he’s long and rangy, excellent jab and underrated right hand. Stevenson pretty much dominated this fight with his vicious body attack. He put on a body punching clinic! He was hitting the guy with so many body shots that the skin near the dude’s ribcage was cut and bleeding! Has anyone ever seen that? Jeez! Fonfara took a world class beating and he still was able to come back. I just don’t see Hopkins or Kovalev beating Stevenson. He’s just too good a fighter, in my opinion, for either of them. I’m expecting Hopkins to hold and try to frustrate Stevenson with his antics, but to no avail. Stevenson got in 12 hard fought rounds this past weekend and he punished his opponent throughout. B-Hop won’t be able to take sustained punishment like this Fonfara kid was able to. He’s all out of miracles. He’s had his run and now it’s time for him to cash in his chips and get out.

Posted May 26, 2014 3:01 am 


Anonymous

I’m so damned tired of reading lies by some that Kovalev avoided fighting Hopkins……………….Kovalev was Hopkins’ mandatory, but Hopkins refused to fight him, so Kovalev chose to fight for the other title. Hopkins would never have fought Kovalev and said it. Hopkins can get by without fighting mandatories, he does what he wants. Dawson beat Hopkins, Jones, Taylor, etc., Kovalev wanted to fight Hopkins very badly. Ask Hopkins if he will fight Kovalev and see what he will say. Stevenson ran from Kovalev, broke an agreement with HBO to fight Kovalev, went to Showtime to avoid Kovalev, good thing he did………………..read that HBO will take it to court…………..Kovalev was Hopkins’ mandatory, but Hopkins refused to fight him. Kovalev called Hopkins out several times, but Hopkins would not fight him. Kovalev had been calling out Stevenson, but Stevenson ran and that is a proven fact…………….

Posted May 26, 2014 2:59 am 


dick tiger

Just because some one has been named as your mandatory defense doesn’t mean the fight is going to be made. Prim example. Golovkin was Strums mandatory defense for over two years. I would guess Kovalea took the fight that he knew would be made. I haven’t heard Hopkins say anything about fighting Kovalev, may he has and I don’t know about it.

Posted May 26, 2014 2:24 am 


Boxtradamus

Thats TRUE.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:12 am 


PEEJ

Kovalev was a mandatory challenger for Hopkins and he chose the easier route. Kovalev is not being black balled. He had a chance against Hopkins and chose a different route.

Posted May 26, 2014 1:03 am 


Boxnard

Stevenson was exposed as an unskilled boxer. His skills do not pay the bills, something else does.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:53 am 


sean p h

Adonis was not exposed just dropped on his arse. Got a feeling hops gonna study adonis now or already has been.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:48 am 


Anonymous

This critic Ivanov has no idea what he’s talking about. Pure rubbish.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:40 am 


TARK

Stevenson wasn’t exposed at all. Much less brutally exposed. He fought a guy who he knew he could beat and he did his job.

He was slow… sloppy… hittable… and didn’t dominate. But he was stronger… tougher… a harder and sharper puncher… and he won by a very clear margin… all things he was supposed to do.

That’s not being exposed. That’s fighting a cherry pick and beating him.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:34 am 


sean p h

Hhhlondon where you live in england? I go to ireland every year. Next trip ireland england and wales. Any place you would point out to me in england and wales;

Posted May 26, 2014 12:33 am 


sean p h

No disrespect but you called me out hhh.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:30 am 


sean p h

My fault. England or Britania. Paddy or mic right? Lol

Posted May 26, 2014 12:29 am 


HHLondon

“E”nglish … just saying Paddy!

Posted May 26, 2014 12:27 am 


sean p h

America is the strongest. Im also english but the usa would take england out easily.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:24 am 


sean p h

Hhh london. Ireland is 48 per murders. Lol.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:22 am 


TARK

For mandatory challengers both Hopkins and Stevenson fought guys who Nathan Cleverly previously beat.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:22 am 


TARK

We know that putting Kovalev and Stevenson on the same card was to build up a match between them.

We know that Kovalev called out Stevenson after his KO victory and Stevenson didn’t want to fight Kovalev.

You know Stevenson-Hopkins is happening… Kovalev is being black balled.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:20 am 


HHLondon

Tark,

Kovalev have the driving seat.

Stevenson is out of contract.

We both know that Kovalev’s people are not going to offer Stevenson ANYTHING for the fight.

I repeat …

STEVENSON is out of contract ….

Posted May 26, 2014 12:10 am 


HHLondon

America and Ireland?

HeeHee Sean!

Ireland per capita has a higher murder rate than the USA.

Gerry Adams killed kids for fun, dragged a mother of 10 out of her home and she was found in a bog 30 years later.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:08 am 


TARK

Proud African says.., “Ali once said after one of his fights with Chuvalo, not everyone can be knocked out.”

Foreman and Frazier knocked Chuvalo out early. Ali couldn’t punch.

Pencil necked Fonfara would be a one-round job for Kovalev.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:05 am 


sean p h

Proud african why hasnt your country saved the 300 girls taken by the terrorists? Once again america has to help africa. America is the best and so is ireland. Africa needs help constantly.

Posted May 25, 2014 11:57 pm 


sean p h

Time for adonis box kov. Proud african how is adonis a great boxer? Bhop can expose adonis if he studies him. Before the fight i though adonis had more skills but after the fight bhop and kov will be gunning for him

Posted May 25, 2014 11:42 pm 


Proud African

Fonfara is a tough guy who can take shots, but Superman is a great fighter. Like Mohammed Ali once said after one of his fights with Chuvalo, not everyone can be knocked out.

Posted May 25, 2014 11:02 pm 


Phil Finubian (Brooklyn)

Kovalev will Knock his azz out. end of story.

Posted May 25, 2014 10:29 pm 


The Prince

Stevenson tired himself out trying to knockout Fonfara, and that’s where he ran into trouble.

Posted May 25, 2014 10:25 pm 


The Prince

Stevenson wasn’t exposed. He just learned that he can’t knock everyone out. No more, no less.

Posted May 25, 2014 10:24 pm 


HHLondon

Badger,

Kovalev has not beaten anyone.

I invite you to name one name he’s beaten?

Posted May 25, 2014 10:04 pm 


PEEJ

There is a reason why Fonara was not throwing combos constantly because Stevenson was countering some of his shots and Stevenson was hurting him. So saying he should of thrown more combos wouldn’t of worked because it would of opened him up for being knocked down or out

Posted May 25, 2014 9:55 pm 


badger

kovalev will crush him.

Posted May 25, 2014 9:48 pm 


badger

hopkin could beat him

Posted May 25, 2014 9:47 pm 


badger

Adonis is a stronger don George.

Posted May 25, 2014 9:47 pm 


HHLondon

“Fonfara hurt Adonis in the dying seconds of the final round too. Adonis was in a bit of bother and holding on to him to see out the clock.”

Smart enough to hang on to hear the bell????????????

Am I missing something here?

Stevenson is OUT OF CONTRACT …. if Kovalev wants the fight that bad, then his promoter, TV and manager need to BACK HIM and stick the purse and options up …

OR … like Manny, Bob and Freddie come out with excuse after excuse.

Here are a few of them:

“He’s instructed his people to make the Mayweather fight if possible and keeps a 24/7 phone line open for Floyd to call.”

LMFAO!

“I know he has a new strength coach [Alex Ariza] and I don’t get along with the guy, and one of the reasons why he doesn’t work for me anymore is because I think he’s a little shady, you know. He used to give Manny [Pacquiao] a drink every day before we worked out and I asked him, ‘What’s in that drink,’ and he would never tell me. And I said, ‘I need to know what’s in that drink because, you know, you’re giving it to my fighter and if something goes wrong, I’m gonna get the blame.’ In my opinion, he’s a little shady,”

Freddie Again:

“I will not let my fighter take a blood test the day before a fight,” Roach said. “If they give me a five-day window or something like that I have no problem with it.”

Floyd:

“If Manny Pacquiao can take a blood and urine test then we have a fight,” Mayweather said shortly after his victory May 1. “If not, no fight.”

Manny:

Pacquiao told ESPN, “Giving blood makes me feel weak,”

ODLH:

“If Pacquiao doesn’t want to do this and risk a possible $40 million payday because he’s afraid of needles or believes he’ll be weakened by blood tests, then that raises question marks,” De La Hoya wrote. “The guy has tattoos everywhere; he’s tattooed from top to bottom. You’re telling me he’s afraid of needles?”

Freddie:

“Manny does not like having to give blood before a fight. It’s like having sex: Does sex bother a fighter before a fight? If it’s in your head mentally, then yes, it does. And with Manny Pacquiao, it’s in his head that he feels weak if he gives blood, and there’s no way that I’m going to let him go into the ring with that on his mind,” said Roach.

Bob:

“a fight of this magnitude needs it’s own stadium” apparently Bob was having an 80000 seater built in Vegas just for the fight.

Posted May 25, 2014 9:23 pm 


HHLondon

Big men hit hard and when they hit they also get dropped.

This is boxing FFS!

Posted May 25, 2014 9:14 pm 


Anonymous

Fact is Adonis got dropped and struggled badly against an opponent who had been knocked out in 2 rounds by journeyman Derrick Findley. Fonfara is the only half decent opponent Findley has ever beaten. And it wasn’t as if it was questionable rsf or anything. Findley absolutely annihilated him in a couple of rounds. Since then Fonfora has beaten a shot Glencoffe Johnson and a past it Gabriel Campillo.

Fonfara hurt Adonis in the dying seconds of the final round too. Adonis was in a bit of bother and holding on to him to see out the clock.

The most telling thing for me about last night’s fight is, Fonfara actually could’ve pulled it off had thrown in combination more instead of throwing singles. Adonis really couldn’t cope with him when he did that. Fonfara’s trainer was pleading with him in between rounds to do just that.

That’s one of the main reasons why I’ve always strongly favoured Kovalev to put his lights out. He’s a two-fisted fighter and he throws lots of combinations, deceptively heavy combinations too. Fonfara couldn’t hold a candle to Kovalev’s shadow. Kovalev would put Adonis’ lights out before the half way mark.

Posted May 25, 2014 8:49 pm 


HHLondon

One last thing …

P4P Prime, Bob Foster would have beaten Kov, Hopkins and Stevenson on the same night

Posted May 25, 2014 8:37 pm 


HHLondon

Watching Prior/Arguello l

Huh?

Posted May 25, 2014 8:33 pm 


The Voice of Boxing

I too want to see the fight between Superman and Kryptonite. Obviously Kovalev now seems a clearer favourite if anyone had doubts before. Just remember Garcia was in the same position as Stevenson and people said he looked scared when Peterson got steamrolled.
Can anyone please remind me what happened when Garcia finally got his man in the ring? This is why fights are decided in the ring and not by experts or fans. This is also why although Floyd would IMO be the favourite against Manny, no one knows until they get in the ring.

Posted May 25, 2014 8:24 pm 


Liquid

For someone to call Stevenson one dimensional after the way he committed to the body and banged up stairs when he could, is just ridiculous. No one is going to be begging to get in there with Fonfara, unless they have to. He weathered the storm from a banger in Stevenson and came back strong. Let’s put this in its proper perspective.

Posted May 25, 2014 8:15 pm 


Liquid

Fonfara is just better than most folks are willing to give him credit for, just because he’s originally from Poland. He also displayed more heart than I’ve seen from the average American fighter in recent years. Times are changing now and not because the European fighters seem to be on the come up (from out of no where), but because their very best talent and durable fighters with power and heart (Kovelav, GGG, Provotnikov, Klitchko’s) are now being trained by the very best trainers in America. That robot style sh$t is long gone.

Posted May 25, 2014 8:05 pm 


Hecdog

Exposed? What are you talking about. Fonfara is as tough as nails, and his arm length and size will give anyone problems. You should be paying more attention to how Adonis reacted after the knockdown. Adonis showed true character and the ability to overcome adversity. Adonis is only going to learn from this and get better. A fighter must go through these situations in order to progress and get better. Adonis Stevenson will beat Kovalev and Hopkins. Exposed isn’t even close. Adonis shows his true metal after a tough fight.

Posted May 25, 2014 8:00 pm 


HHLondon

Thurmal is 100% correct in that statement!

Posted May 25, 2014 7:58 pm 


HHLondon

Including Campillo the only name and who all the Kovalev nut-huggers shout when you ask them to tell you who Kovalev has fought .. now that’s ironic!

Posted May 25, 2014 7:57 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

He didn’t get exposed, he fought a tough fighter. Jesus Christ give these guys some credit. Respect the game man.

Posted May 25, 2014 7:57 pm 


Tall Mike

12 of Fonfara’s last 13 fights he won by knock out. I don’t think you can call him a light puncher.

Posted May 25, 2014 7:52 pm 


dick tiger

It seems that “exposed” is the favorite term of many people when talking about boxing. I like the idea of you keyboard warriors going down to the gym. getting your hands wrapped, putting in a mouth piece getting in the ring and “exposing yourselves to the brutality that is the sport of boxing. Maybe then you would think about what you write about fighters. If the shoe fits wear it, this is not meant for those of you that have swapped leather.

Posted May 25, 2014 7:50 pm 


Rustybucket

Stevenson was’nt exposed, anyone with some boxing knowledged knows he’s got flaws.

Hopkins is a very dangerous fight for him, and I definately pick Kovalev over him, but tbat does not diminish the fact he is an exciting and good Champion

Posted May 25, 2014 7:42 pm 


PEEJ

Not sure really how Stevenson was exposed. Other guy was pretty touch, took a good punch and kept coming forward. Says more about Fonfara then it really did about Stevenson getting so called exposed.

Posted May 25, 2014 7:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Funny Manny Pacquaio, Sergio Martinez, and Wlad Klits were ALL knocked out early on, were they exposed? Only one of them with a name guy stopping him was Martinez (Margarito) meanwhile Stevenson had a tougher than expected 12 round fight that he won clearly and suddenly he’s “exposed” HAHAHAHAHAHA!! I cannot wait till these other guys you all are idolizing get either flushed or struggle it’s gonna be interesting…I don’t think Stevenson is Great, or unbeatable I feel the same about Kovalev as well these guys with insane power rob the dopey fan of his senses these guys are gonna meet guys who neutralize their power and the fights will either be more competitive or they will
Lose it happened to Tyson and many other sluggers.. This is a call for Adonis to step his game up until proven otherwise…

Posted May 25, 2014 7:29 pm 


SREDMOND

You guys are gonna be saying or making excuses for NOT saying the SAME things about Kovalev, GGG, Thurman, Lara and the rest… These guys are NOT gonna walk thru everyone or remain unbeaten!! A heavily hyped prospect who gets knocked cold or badly outboxed by a journeyman might be considered “exposed” Wlad Klits 3x and PAC Man 2x against scrubs look how they turned out? Stevenson was not unbeatable from the get go, neither is Kovalev these guys are still
Making names, heavily reliant on power and not boxing savants… Neither is a Floyd Mayweather or Andre Ward who regularly make World Champions look terrible and turn their PMSing fans into whiny quiffs

Posted May 25, 2014 7:14 pm 


Big George Foreman

Ivan

Very well written article my friend!

Posted May 25, 2014 6:51 pm 


Anonymous

LOL!!! I’m not HHLondon

Posted May 25, 2014 6:24 pm 


terror tim

Exposed one of the most overused words by boxing writers. I don’t think most people in the sport didn’t think he was unbeatable. A good boxer with big time power yes but his limitations were always there. He is the champ but I would favor Kovalev over him and I am not sure how well he will do vs Hopkins. He is a little more crafty than Cloud and Shumenov (both fighters Hopkins can beat if he can stand) but Stevenson is easy to counter and might open up too much for the old man who still knows how to stand in their and pick his opponent apart.

Posted May 25, 2014 6:21 pm 


HHLondon

Lionking,

Say THANK YOU

Posted May 25, 2014 6:16 pm 


HHLondon

It was Lionking

Posted May 25, 2014 6:14 pm 


badger

give some credit to the Pole.

Posted May 25, 2014 6:11 pm 


HHLondon

Didn’t see him for a week after he’d sobered up the next morning …

Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bengal Green …. even funnier!

Posted May 25, 2014 6:07 pm 


HHLondon

“Just go look in the mirror”

Lionking actually posted photo’s of himself in front of a mirror like a 5 year old flexin his muscles … hahahaha

Post them again Poppye …

Posted May 25, 2014 6:05 pm 


HHLondon

Lionking,

I never read more than your nickname.

Can you please post some more photos of your muscles

Tell us about the bathouse you train at … just once more

Posted May 25, 2014 6:03 pm 


Anonymous

HHLondon

you nailed it!

Posted May 25, 2014 5:56 pm 


knotty

I dislike Stevenson but he absolutely did not get exposed. I thought he showed some fantastic combination punching with some real variety, mixing things between the body/head; knowing when to take his foot off the gas and sticking to a plan. Fonfara showed some REAL heart to stay in there. He was hurt on a number of occasions, several times with big body shots but he somehow managed to stay in there when other, lesser fighters would have called it quits much sooner.

To say Stevenson was brutally exposed is a colossal disservice to Fonfara who it seems we all (including myself) vastly underestimated. Just because he didn’t brutalize Fonfara the way he did Dawson/Cloud/Bellew, doesn’t mean we should all start throwing “e” word around, especially someone (the author of this article) who’s meant to know a thing or to about boxing and be capable of publishing objective/balanced narrative.

Posted May 25, 2014 5:51 pm 


Southpaw Brit

Hack. Wank, unbalanced article. Fail.

Posted May 25, 2014 5:46 pm 


HHLondon

Anon,

You mean Aka look at my muscles mum Lionking?

Posted May 25, 2014 5:35 pm 


HHLondon

Where was Agnew and Sillah ranked and why?

Posted May 25, 2014 5:34 pm 


Anonymous

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing) aka the keyboard warrior

Posted May 25, 2014 5:23 pm 


HHLondon

Floyd does not KO fighters son unless they’re fat drunks like Hatton.

Posted May 25, 2014 5:20 pm 


Anonymous

A joke of an article. The legit points that are made are overshadowed by the rest, which seems to be driven by bitterness and an agenda.

Posted May 25, 2014 4:29 pm 


St Vitus Dance

I didn’t see an exposed fighter, I saw a fighter who had become KO drunk, didn’t train as hard as he should have, and found himself in with a motivated, tough fighter he (and most fans) underrated. A fighter has an off night and he’s “exposed”. BOLLOCKS

Posted May 25, 2014 3:43 pm 


TT Davis

Mayweather was exposed. Laying on the ropes getting hit thinking he was going to knock out Maidana. Remember Floyd saying he’s looking to KO Maidana ?

Posted May 25, 2014 3:41 pm 


HHLondon

Broner was “exposed”, Floyd and Stevenson were not.

They were in with tough pro’s who trained hard.

Funny, ask a fan who Kovalev has fought and they all scream Campillo????????????????

Fonfara knocked Campillo out didn’t he …. so … he can’t be that much of a journeyman mug.

Posted May 25, 2014 3:34 pm 


Allistar Crowley

Author of article did a great job. Will archive his other stuff and look forward to his future contributions.

Posted May 25, 2014 3:29 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

How can one be exposed by some one listed I think #1 and #3 in two belt factories, by winning comfortably in a good fight.
No one ever said Stevenson was the second coming of Foster, Moore (either), or Spinks.
My God, that nobody, had the nerve and skills to hit back. The chin to get up….dam….nobody.
Styles make the fight…

Posted May 25, 2014 3:26 pm 


Anonymous

If you ain’t the real deal, or have been hyped up to be greater than you actually are, then you will get found out eventually. The squared circle has a way of being real unforgiving like that. The truth will be out you eventually. You can only cherrypick and duck and avoid the best for a certain amount of time, but you will get found out. Even if it’s by one of the weaker links in the chain.

Posted May 25, 2014 3:10 pm 


Anonymous

First Broner, then Mayweather, and now Stevenson. Been a lot of exposing going down lately. Ya dig?

Posted May 25, 2014 3:03 pm 


Badabing

Ali was beaten but never exposed as an unskilled boxer. He lost fights but he did not lose face. Stevenson lost a lot more. He fell on his behind and bounced twice like a basketball.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:46 pm 


eric

Bhop will headbutt Adonis, then low blows, followed up by a series of headbutts an uppercut, then throw the old 123 of headbutts, fake a low blow, roll around on the canvas while headbutting Adonis ankles and knee caps.

Bhop will rise up headbutt the ref and Michael buffer then throw a flurry of headbutts.

After the fight bhop will headbutt some fans and anything else he can headbutt.
Adonis has no chance, he should fight Kovelev.

Adonis had a hard night against a green but very tough fighter, Kovelev has had a tough night before aswell.

Stevenson vs Kovelev is a great match up style wise, the problem is Adonis is scared, what a shame.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:44 pm 


Anonymous

Bill patrice jones- exactly

Posted May 25, 2014 2:37 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

‘Brutally exposed’ so just about every fighter in the history of world championship boxing has been brutally exposed? Muhammed Ali struggled with mediocre opponents at times, most world champions have bad nights. He broke his hand but scored two knockdowns and a wide UD over a very game, very motivated tough guy who came to lay it all on the line. Boxing fans literally want to respect no one.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:35 pm 


Anonymous

Kovalev is the best lightheavy in the world by a long way.

Stevenson stands no chance against him, so he will duck him.

Hopkins the racist moron, talks a good fight, but that’s all he does, his fights are crap. Kovalev would smash that geriatric to pieces so of course, he’ll say he can beat Kov but there’s no way he will get in the ring with him.

Hopkins, Duckweather, and Ward are all cut from the same cloth, they cherrypick their opponents and duck those they know they will lose to.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:30 pm 


Boxnard

Exposed and busted. He was better off being KOed early, he could find an excuse. No excuses now, Stevenson just can’t box.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:04 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Will we have a world light heavyweight title unification match now between IBF/WBA/IBA champion Bernard Hopkins vs. Lineal/WBC champion Adonis Stevenson?

I will cheer for the champion & legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and I belive he haves a good chanse to win that fight, but 13 year younger Adonis Stevenson will be a tough opponent and not an easy fight at all.

The winner will be the unified Lineal/WBC/IBF/WBA/IBA world light heavyweight champion and so the winner should challange the undefeated WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev for a final unification match to settle it all who is the Undisputed real champ & BEST fighter in the Light Heavyweight division.

Posted May 25, 2014 2:03 pm 


chitownfightfan

Yeah, the Stevenson bandwagon was in high gear before this fight, even as far as saying he was NOT running from Kovalev.
I think he was exposed in that way, but Stevenson, for all his limitations would beat Fonfara 9/10 times and Fonfara showed great heart last night.
That said…..at least the women beater took a dose of @sswhopping. I don’t think Roidnard will beat him as badly if at all.
It’s gonna take a younger, fresher, fighter than Roidnard and with Stevenson’s powerful new promoter, he might not HAVE to fight Roidnard since Haymon can insist on VADA testing and refuse to sign the “NON-DISCLOSURE” agreement allowing the 49 y/o Hopkins to use his TRT.

Posted May 25, 2014 1:59 pm 


Tomato Can

Lol, Stevenson is 38 yet he’s just now getting exposed? What a bunch of crap. I thought he was already koed by Boone a long time ago. Still Srevenson is one of the best at 175, so if he’s no considered an exposed fighter, the the rest of the division is crap too. Oh everyone except for Kovalev, that is. He’s great and the rest are crap. Lol

Posted May 25, 2014 1:54 pm 



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