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the1

No way.. i side with Tark. HOPKINS will leave the ring with dents beaten into his head.

Posted September 4, 2014 9:26 pm 


Ray Ray

Pretty sure the Tarver Green fight was @ cruiser? Tarver was near mid 40’s….Green was near 40 and on a roll. The magic man def turned up that night.

Posted September 4, 2014 5:28 pm 


Ray Ray

Agree the Tony fight and B-Hop 1st scrap ment nothing 2 me…..Roy still had some awesome highlights none more so than the Aussie Glen Kelly….the bold guy in the purple trunks….u no the KO I’m talking about, rediculous. I went 2 Tarver v Green in Sydney few yrs back, Tarver was old than but turned it on that night and reminded me how good he was.

Posted September 4, 2014 5:24 pm 


TARK

You’re right… Tarver is definitely an ATG LIght Heavyweight and 5 X World Champion in 2 divisions.

Roy Jones was a great fighter, but was never tested before he fought Tarver… A light heavyweight like Michael Spinks would have beaten the trash out of Roy.

People point to the Toney win. Toney was weight drained and dead for his Roy fight. The Hopkins win.. Hopkins is a technician. Technicians don’t hit their stride until they have 30 or 40 fights – that 1st Jones fight came too early for Hopkins… If they met when B-Hop was 35 Roy would lose like he did 10 years later.

Posted September 4, 2014 5:05 pm 


Ray Ray

The Tarver @ his best I saw was razor sharp.

Posted September 4, 2014 4:12 pm 


Ray Ray

Tark- correct and accurate post on Roy Jones jr….technician or not, he’s 1 of the greats going straight 2 the Hall….captain hooks memories will live 4 ever. Did u not rate Tarver as a boxer Tark?

Posted September 4, 2014 4:09 pm 


TARK

Before you go saying Roy Jones was an “outstanding technician” he wasn’t.

Roy was fast. That’s it. Tarver is older than Roy, but he solved all the problems and put tons of leather on Roy.

Posted September 4, 2014 3:58 pm 


TARK

“I fear for Hopkins in this fight. He destroyed Pavlik”

Hopkins didn’t “destroy” Pavlik. The kid was embarrassed not hurt. Pavlik beat Taylor twice… Taylor beat Hopkins twice… So what??

Kelly couldn’t box anyway—and he should have been in a hospital bed. He had a bad case of bronchitis and a swollen bursa sac on his left elbow. He was loaded with antibiotics. Yet Hopkins keeps talking about that fight as if it’s the signature achievement of his life.

That victory doesn’t excuse all the losses Hopkins has on his record… To me, Hopkins faced one (1) outstanding technician in his life—Chad Dawson.

He didn’t do so well in 2 tries against Chad, who can’t punch a lick BTW.

Posted September 4, 2014 3:54 pm 


the1

I see another shoulder punch KO coming. LOL

Posted September 4, 2014 3:51 pm 


the1

When this turd gets lit up and laid out, he already has the stage set for.. but i’m 50… who at 50 wpuld attempt this..

Posted September 4, 2014 3:50 pm 


Ray Ray

Any1 who beats the no.1 pnd 4 pnd king who hadn’t really had a lose @ that stage…….CAN BOX. Unfortunately 4 Antonio consistency wasn’t his strong point…..Hopkins win v Tarver was massive. Hopkins was suppose 2 b belted in2 retirement that day? Thats was a Long time ago and here’s the 50 yr old trying 2 unify all belts in a 2nd weight class? hate him or love him that’s worth some credit.

Posted September 4, 2014 3:48 pm 


Ray Ray

Tarver was weight drained and garbage? That’s a good 1. So peej and Kelly, u guys could take Tarver? If I’m not mistaken I’m pretty sure Tarver came off 2 wins against some hall of famer called Roy something? And not the Jones jr u c now getting flash money from what ever country is willing 2 pay. The 50-1 jr Tarver beat and the lose was the DQ. Peej u must b able 2 throw them if u think Tarver is rubbish? Tarver in his Prime was an outstanding boxer.

Posted September 4, 2014 3:40 pm 


PEEJ

Tarver is garbage. Wake up. And per Tarver in the Jones fight the weight did not have anything to do with it

Posted September 4, 2014 2:47 pm 


I’d rather have my modest salary, masters degree and some integrity.

Looks like fans of this bigot are just glad he will go through with the fight and consider it a moral victory that he can no longer be accused of ducking this fight. No concerns that the racist pr1ck is about to get his head caved in. I guess it will all come crashing down for them when that happens.

Posted September 4, 2014 2:25 pm 


Kelly

Ray Ray Tarver was weight drained wake up !!!

Posted September 4, 2014 2:17 pm 


B Red

Tools like Tark, swore up and down , Bhop was ducking Kovalev. Tark has no credibility amongst knowledgeable posters. Tarks biggest cheerleaders are bigoted morons like Bears, ya dig.. Bhop should take Kovalev to school unless the Alien gets real old overnight.

Posted September 4, 2014 1:38 pm 


walrus

Just because hopklns doesn’t want to be broke like every other boxer who made millions. Hes not a fool like mayweather with his money. Trust me he may love money but he could make it fighting anyone he wants this fight because its his name in boxing history and this is the fight most people feel he will lose and its possible hopkins is taking a huge risk but hes smart and will make kovalev look bad.

Posted September 4, 2014 1:16 pm 


terror tim

Hopkins to have anxiety because of trash talk? Are you serious? This guy has been doing this too long, he will have anxiety when he isn’t stepping into the ring and not a boxer anymore, not because he is doing what he always did.

Posted September 4, 2014 12:02 pm 


the1

He’s been too much of a philosopher leading up to this fight. He’s talked to much about being an alien and even referring to people as “you humans”. He will have anxiety for all this trash to deliver come fight night.. and there is a monster boxer/puncher grinding at the bit to smack his head off. We won’t even discuss when Kovalev was younger and tried to get Hopkins attention to say hi and get an autograph and Hopkins flat out ignored him. When i say beaten… I mean a serious one is coming for BHop… he’ll have all the time he wants to set around and tell stories about being an alien and how grwat he is/was after this one. BYE-BYE BHOPS

Posted September 4, 2014 11:34 am 


Ray Ray

The small guys he beat? Another fears 4 Hopkins life? I hope ur both right 4 ur own bragging rights. Small guys like Tarver? If Kovalev can’t beat a 50 yr old who has done the heavy lifting by taking 2 straps than Kovalev is another hype job? Can’t help but notice all the guys saying B’Hop will never fight Kovalev have vacated this sight? I’m sure they’ll b back in full force if Kovalev wins? If b hop wins rest in peace BEARs and OLD COOT ha ha ha either way……a 50 yr old showing guys they should unify? Ppppffffftttt

Posted September 4, 2014 10:08 am 


Kelly

Hopkins career if you really look at it is full of misconceptions. Look at the small guys he beat and the fighters like Tarver that lost a huge amount of weight or Pavlik’s drinking problem. It seems like when Hopkins faced a legit fighters in Jones or Calzaghe or even Dawson he got beat. Hopkins is great maybe in longevity but not a a fighter.

Posted September 4, 2014 9:05 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

I fear for Hopkins in this fight. He destroyed Pavlik in 2008 over five years ago, and he was also on the canvas against Pascal and was beaten handily by Chad Dawson. That’s not to diminish Hopkin’s incredible success and talent, and he’s definitely an ATG Hall of Fame totally unique boxer. However, it is to establish that Hopkins is vulnerable in this fight. As far as Kovalev’s amateur and professional record displays then he is the real article. Arguably the hardest p4p puncher of the era. Hopkins will get hurt with punches that he’s never been hurt by before. Arm punches, shoulder punches, parried punches. Hopkins HAS to get old in the ring at some point. I hope it’s not in this fight because Kovalev is such a murderous puncher and I’d hate to see him knocked out.

Posted September 4, 2014 4:53 am 


Ray Ray

Hecdog- ur going Hopkins? Settle down, u might b evolving. Not letting ur heart get in the way of ur head? Nice work. I personally if had a choice of all careers out there would pick Hopkins? Highs, lows, good times bad times. The b hop good times far out way the bad. I’m not as confident as u with the executioner winning, but either way a 50 yr old trying 2 hold all straps in 2 2 diff weight classes over a career is winning as far as I’m concerned. Iv been waiting 10 yrs 4 Hopkins 2 retire so I can buy that auto biography. @ the moment he is still writing it…..

Posted September 4, 2014 4:12 am 


huckster

go Kovalev!

Posted September 4, 2014 2:37 am 


rod

BHOP will win in an ugly UD. Kovalev has to land the big punch with if he does will ko Bhop but that is very unlikely. Bhop is a master of taking away a fighters greatest assets.

Posted September 4, 2014 1:45 am 


Truth

Once Hopkins gets hit and feels the power the plans go out of the window ..stoppage for Kovalev to retire the Legend.

Posted September 4, 2014 1:29 am 


walrus

Yes rustybucket, I remember that well 80 percent of people on here said hopkins was cherry picking and would never take this fight.

Posted September 4, 2014 12:41 am 


Rustybucket

Not too long ago this site was full of posts saying that this fight would never happen because Hopkins would never take it. Well as much as Hopkins has the ability to rub people up the wrong way, he sure does deserve credit for going for Kovalev.

An upset is possible, but Kovalev should win by UD.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:59 pm 


the1

PSI, with all due respect. Hopkins wasn’t “light years” ahead of everyone he faced, otherwise, he’d have no losses. Now i’ll agree he’s a clever boxer for sure but (like yourself) I doubt he can spell the word “savvy”.

KOVALEV KO 7

Posted September 3, 2014 11:08 pm 


psi

As good (read powerful) as Kovalev has looked really his best opponent so far is Cleverly (read Euro level).

Hopkins is light years ahead of anyone he has faced and while Kov is no predictable flat foot (read Pavlik) he will not have enough savey for the ring master general.

Hopkins by UD.

Posted September 3, 2014 10:56 pm 


Mark

Hope BHop gets Kay owd

Posted September 3, 2014 10:52 pm 


SLIM

Tark-Marciano was one of my favorites, but to be fair I don’t think his competition level was on par with Bernards. Is he gonna beat Kovalev? NO…with that being said have a nice day!

Posted September 3, 2014 6:44 pm 


the1

Thr refs are paid to do their job i hope and not decide outcomes. Some are just damn incompetent.

Posted September 3, 2014 5:13 pm 


the1

I gotcha. Your point is valid

Posted September 3, 2014 5:11 pm 


Ray Ray

Peej- DQ against Tito? What 4? Tito should have paid b-hop 4 the lesson.

Posted September 3, 2014 4:57 pm 


BBB

Black hope B-Hope will be KO-d in 7 rounds or less by KO or TKO

Posted September 3, 2014 4:47 pm 


PEEJ

the1 I like a lot of fighters. But can’t really be cheating if the ref isn’t saying anything about it. You get away with what you can. That is in all sports. I have seen dirty things from lot of fighters. But still that doesn’t change the fact that Hopkins is an All Time Great fighter. And I just wanted to know why he should of been DQd against Tito like someone said.

Posted September 3, 2014 4:27 pm 


BUSTAJAY

Anonymous

Bernard will make him miss and make him pay for 12 rounds. Hopkins is just to smart and will probably make kovalev look bad. Dino, your wrong Hopkins will be talked about for as long as they talk about boxing.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:06 am

BHOP is a legend
If he can survive the first 6 rds the Mad Russian is in deep trouble

Posted September 3, 2014 4:07 pm 


the1

Peej, you praise trashtalkers and dirty cheaters.

Posted September 3, 2014 3:59 pm 


PEEJ

Why should Hopkins been DQd against Tito and why is it you are the only one saying this? Is it because he gave Tito a good old fashion whoopn?

Posted September 3, 2014 3:43 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

TARK – Bernard Hopkins sure haves a great right hand punch to hurt with. That right hand have so many times fired off and taken his opponents off there balance (last time he also almost KO’d Beibut Shumenov with that right hand punch).

However Hopkins have for years now, even since after 2002 dropped the thing of “hunting” a Knock-Out because he have evolved his skills a lot and making a KO takes a lot of energy and yeah if he gets an opportunity yes he takes it but he never aims for a KO. Its difficult for a 49 year old boxer to knock-out a 18-19 year prime young fighter.

Remember he was a middleweight fighter for 15-16 years of his career and went 2 weight classes up at 40+ of age so he fights many fighters naturally bigger then him.
And fighting 18 years younger & bigger men with the 1st mind of KO them is foolishness.

Hopkins can hit hard enough if he wants that and with great speed even at 49.

KO Chad Dawson was a bit more difficult tho for him at this stage of his career but he made Dawson bleed. A prime younger Hopkins could mabey have pulled that off tho.
Also styles makes diffrent fight and Hopkins mabey just did not had what it took to KO Dawson like Jean Pascal, Andre Ward or Adonis Stevenson had BUT to Hopkins credit, he defeated “twice” Pascal and was a handfull of trouble while Pascal stoped Dawson and took his title!

Diffrent boxer + diffrent style = Diffrent result.

Posted September 3, 2014 3:25 pm 


Ken

Mathews you have to understand in what way hop beats fighters like Kova or Stevenson. Watch the tito fight were Hop should of been Dq’d. Watch the Winky fight

Posted September 3, 2014 3:06 pm 


matthews

So if he schools kov and then eventually Stevenson at the age of 50, what does that make hops. Where does he rank all time and in the present?

Posted September 3, 2014 2:41 pm 


TARK

Swedish fan.., “Hopkins is gifted with … a hard straight right hand punch”

NOPE!!!

Hop hasn’t stopped anyone in over 10 years. In only 8 years Marciano knocked out 43 people — mostly with hard right hand punches.

Didn’t Stevenson, Ward, and Pascal stop Dawson??? B-Hop couldn’t floor, hurt, or beat Bad Chad in 2 fights.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:40 pm 


Anonymous

@Luke’s boxing
Even on the sh!tter Hopkins talks about his legacy!

Posted September 3, 2014 1:58 pm 


the1

I bet if he tries dirty he gets hit harder, faster and will get pummeled

Posted September 3, 2014 1:39 pm 


Ken

Bernard’s a head butt artist watch the tito fight

Posted September 3, 2014 1:28 pm 


the1

Let him headbutt… they will wake his cheating a$$ up with smelling salts.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:10 pm 


Luke’s boxing

Imjustsaying also Emanuel Steward wanted an investigation into Hopkin’s illegal head butts in the Winky Wright fight that basically ended Winky’s career. Winky was never the same.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:00 pm 


Luke’s boxing

Every interview Hopkins does he keeps saying how he is a legend and people will never forget. Anyone that keeps saying over and over again how great he is isn’t great. Julio Ceasar Chavez never did this. Sugar Ray Leonard who was a classy guy never did this. Hopkins to me is a circus act. Watch his fights all of them like I did and you will see. This fighter is nothing special. He is just fighting a long career in this sport.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:58 pm 


Boxtradamus

Hopkins is a pig but Kovalev is the pigs poop. Hopkins will dance, smile, feint, jab and score an ugly UD in this fight. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!

Posted September 3, 2014 12:55 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Bernard Hopkins (55-6-0-2 NC, KO’s 32) is 185cm tall with a reach of 191cm.

Sergey Kovalev (25-0-0 KO’s 23) is 183cm tall with a reach of 184cm.

Hopkins, 49 years old and Kovalev, 31 years old = 18 years of difference. Hopkins once again old enough to be the father of his opponent.

Hopkins with 65 PRO fights is highly expearend in the boxing ring and have lots of skills.
He is also gifted with –
+ A strong chin,
+ A hard straight right hand punch,
+ A solid jab
+ Steady and stabile movements in the ring,
+ A master when it comes down to inside fighting,
+ Very skilled in defence combined with counter punching,
+ Knows the ring square like his own pocket
+ Good at distance boxing and fast shift to close encounters
+ Have a big warrior heart in the ring who can’t accept defeat.

Sergey Kovalev is in his physical prime and is at top of his game as a undefeated champion.
+ He is a strong puncher
+ Have shown big heart
+ In 25 fights have KO’d 23 of his opponents.
+ Having defeated 2 recognised world champions (Gabriel Campillo & Nathan Cleverly in 2013) as his best victories

To date it is all nice BUT also his “Achilles heel” here.
Kovalev so far in a 5 year long PRO career haven’t fought many serious top threats yet and lacks experience when it comes down to facing great skilled boxers.
Having only went 8 rounds at best 1 time (SD win against journeyman Darnell Boone in 2012).

Sergey Kovalev have never went far in a fight and that is with other words an unknown territory for him and Bernard Hopkins have went 12 round fights for many years.
1 time went 8 rounds against a journeyman with a SD victory and then two 7 rounds knock-out contests.

Bernard Hopkins is no fool. He is a smart fighter and if he wants to fight 18 year younger Kovalev he must believe he haves a very good chance to pull off another great upset!

Kovalev was knocked down already in 1st round in his fight with Blake Caparello (PRE 19-0-1 KO’s 6) and Caparello is not a hard hitter of a boxer but fast he is. Also he was a #10 ranked contender by WBO and still he caught Kovalev with a two-series surprise shot!

All I say here is – Don’t count out the Light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins yet, he have shocked the boxing world many times and I wish he can pull it off again!

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Bernard Hopkins will not box a toe-to-toe fight with Sergey Kovalev, are some people here nuts? Hopkins is well aware that 18 year younger champion Kovalev is to strong to be fought like that, Hopkins said it himself it would be suicide for any fighter against Kovalev (well accept a steady heavyweight fighter).

Hopkins have fought many great boxers and I belive he haves the knowledge and skills by now to fight a strong punching Kovalev propertly in the ring.

Bernard Hopkins have never in his 25 year pro career rushed into an opponent with-out a fight plan.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:51 pm 


ImJustSayin

Almost forgot, the late great Emmanuel Steward once said: when have you ever seen him really hurt. His fundamentals on defense are that good.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:20 pm 


ImJustSayin

Kinda pisses me off when ppl use personal vendettas to judge fight. Can B-hop be irritating hell yeah, but can the guy box HELL YEAH. Listen this is boxing so anything can happen, but Bhop is the master of strategy. If Kovalev thinks I will go in there an just bang away, or does he have a beat down coming. There is only ONE type of fighter that can beat Bhop at this stage and that is one that has a high punch rate ala Calzaghe. Thats why he gave Bhop fits, though I felt the scoring could have gone either way. You stand there throwing 40 punches a round thinking you will beat Bhop, forget it. He is going to show Kovalev angles he has not seen before, throw him off balance make him have to reload time and time again. Everyone power puncher that he has faced say the same thing. You think its easy till he is in front of you, then you realize its not easy.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:19 pm 


PEEJ

Because he is an All Time Great and nobody can seem to beat him up.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:16 pm 


Drew

Does anyone remember when Hopkins was rolling crying in the Roy Jones 2 bout. It was pathetic kind of like Dawson 1. Why is this guy fighting still ?

Posted September 3, 2014 11:59 am 


the1

Truth is.. Russians usually are not concerned with making you know they are nice. They don’t care either way what you think. They usually very collected and keep their thoughts to themselves on the average unless asked and they answer the question specifically, they don’t ramble.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:35 am 


the1

There’s another one.. lol

Posted September 3, 2014 11:32 am 


Jim Rich

Well larry holmes if you look on you tube boxed with butterbean when he was in his 50’s and he outboxed butterbean who is actually a hard puncher if he can land. Holmes in his mid 50’s outboxed butterbean, think it was 10 round fight. Well the question here is, how good is sergey Kovalev and can he land on hopkins. I really think this could be more of a UD win for Kovalev if he can keep the punch output high and outwork hopkins. There is not guarantee Kovalev will land anything flush enough on hopkins to KO him. Most likely senario is a UD win for Hopkins or Kovalvev. I don’t think Kovalev is any riskier than fight pavlek was really. Hopkins schooled kelley pavlek. THis fight could be similiar to the Pavlek fight but hopkins is 50 and how much is that going to be a factor is the questions. No doubt if hopkins was younger he would for sure be a favorite. I think because of hopkins age it will be a close fight as hopkins punch output has been going down as he has gotten older.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:29 am 


Anonymous

Bo Bo Olson, do you mean how he faked a low blow and rolled around like a coward to try to get out of the fight?

Posted September 3, 2014 11:28 am 


Bo Bo Olson

Cal did not give Hopkins a beating….actually if you took away the illegal cuffing punches that Cal always used, Hopkins won easily….but they didn’t so he lost a close one…I saw more a draw.
I saw Taylor losing the second fight too.
And I’m not even an Hopkins fan, blinded by fandom.

I think he’s too old, and will lose.

I do remember when he was ignored by everyone…as champ, could not get a fight out side of his mandatory…who normally dropped being his mandatory to go fight some one they had a chance against…….took to wearing a executioners hood to get a bit of publicity.
Was considered a joke….. as champ, fighting anyone that couldn’t dodge him, anywhere, for peanuts.

He had to put up big posters of him self all over Las Vegas to get invited as chump (not champ) to the elimination tournament. That he won….so unexpectedly.

odd this ‘famous’ head butt win over was it Vargas or Tito…wasn’t all that famous…then.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:19 am 


Joseph Stalin

There are no fake Russian posters here; don’t be absurd.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:04 am 


RapidFire

Just hope B Hop pulls off the win. I’m tired of this Kovalev hype train. Now that he’s fighting a slick durable fighter like Bernard we can see what he’s truly about.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:01 am 


PEEJ

Kovalev by KO

Posted September 3, 2014 10:59 am 


the1

Well we have a fake Russian poster. They don’t spend their life explaining themselves. That is a fake.

Posted September 3, 2014 10:32 am 


PEEJ

This is a 50/50 fight. Hard to make a pick unless of course you are just a fan of one or the other. Kovalev has fought some OK comp and beat them by KO like he supposed to. He has also struggled early in his career. He has fought nobody like Hopkins. Does he have the stamina to do it, will the fight end early? If this goes the distance it will be Hopkins as the winner. If it ends early it will be Kovalev doing the stopping.

Posted September 3, 2014 10:26 am 


Havoc

Accidental injury in the first round. Fight is no contest. Hopkins leave with a good amount of fight purse. Old fart will be the anti action fighter who will clinch a lot just to minimize the punch out put. Floyd is the master of boring fight, Bernard invented it.

Posted September 3, 2014 10:19 am 


Peter

This guy Hopkins can’t touch Sugar Ray Robinson. I should even mention Hopkins in the same sentence.

Posted September 3, 2014 9:54 am 


Joe b

Bernard hates white people but he loves there PPV money.

Posted September 3, 2014 9:46 am 


Mitch

Bernard is such a thug and street bum. He’s ripped off so many people. He is also a hater and racist

Posted September 3, 2014 9:45 am 


Drago

“Im sick tired of ppl trying make this into black white thing u kno? I am from Russia, we don’t have such views of race like u twisted ppl in the west we are all comrades!” Russians are not racist. They don’t dislike black folk, they dislike everyone else equally.

Posted September 3, 2014 9:07 am 


Suarez

I hope Kovalev literally hurts Hopkins. This racist punk is no good for humanity let alone boxing.

Posted September 3, 2014 8:00 am 


BEEHOPPITYHOP

Cannot believe that BHOP has taken this fight, and would not be surprised if he has to pull out for ‘injury’ reasons or whatever as the fight draws nearer.

If he does actually get in the ring at the end of the day… My head says Kovalev – he’s just an unnaturally powered LHW, hungry and in his prime. My heart says BHOP in an brilliant schooling and sometimes messy affair.

It’s guna be a bit of a roller-coaster this fight whatever happens (unless BHOP gets KO’d early :/ )

Posted September 3, 2014 8:00 am 


the1

Funny how people say you don’t understand boxing if you think bhop gets beat or kod. You dont either poop stain. The fight never happened yet. And these are all opinions.

Posted September 3, 2014 7:19 am 


Fred

Kovalev will beat grandpa popkins, respect to Hopkins for taking this fight.

Kovalev knows boxing, has Power and is hard as nails.

Jackson has learned kovalev to use the body punch more, i think this will open up Hopkins.

Posted September 3, 2014 5:56 am 


Squeale

Tark
Indeed the middle weight era was his best. Seems so long ago now because it is a long time ago!

Posted September 3, 2014 4:52 am 


Squeale

As for who wins as opposed who
I want to win, Hopkins can be the spoiler and make it ugly. I just can’t see him winning. His output is simply not enough. I can’t see him being KOd either. His chin is old but good.

Posted September 3, 2014 4:51 am 


terror tim

Those that think Hopkins will get blown out don’t understand boxing. Power is great but if you have flaws in your game you won’t ever have a chance to put your power on display. Kovalev is a good boxer but he isn’t without his flaws and I promise you Hopkins understands what he is getting himself into. He could go for the lineal and Ring title by going after Stevenson who I think most would say is the easier matchup but he wants this fight. Hopkins as we know can always outbox pressure fighters, guys who don’t give you a lot of angles or head movement. Kovalev isn’t a fighter you have to look for in the ring. His defense isn’t anything special, in fact it is probably a little poor. He also isn’t very fast. Hopkins might be old but he still owns the hand speed advantage in this fight. Kovalev is pretty good at feints and will have to utilize them in this fight to keep Hopkins out of rhythm. This is a very close fight. Kovalev is the baddest man in boxing but Hopkins isn’t the type of fighter that you can just walk up to and pound out a kayo.

Posted September 3, 2014 4:43 am 


WHAT!?!

Kovalev is going to put a beat down on Hopkins. By the 4th Hopkins will be hanging on for ‘dear life’ and realising, just what a mistake it was signing this contract. Then we will see if Hopkins is a fighter or an athlete. Hopkins had to feign injury against Dawson, he had to feign fouls against Calzaghe when those 2 beatings took its toll. Kovalev hits harder than those 2 combined and Hopkins is older, slower and less fit. Hopkins is in trouble.

Posted September 3, 2014 4:16 am 


Gnashers

I have Hopkins winning this by UD, I think he is too smart and experienced to get beat by Kovalev.
Could somebody translate what he said in the interview though, as I don’t speak alien, only human …..

Posted September 3, 2014 4:13 am 


Snowblind

Even on the sh!tter Hopkins talks about his legacy!
B-Hop’s big mama: “Listen that fool! BERNARD!!! shut-up old fart!”

Posted September 3, 2014 3:57 am 


Squeale

Comrade kovalev
I agree. We here in the thriving east, the fastest growing part if the world, also are too busy doing productive things to consider race or skin colour. We will do business and be friends with anyone who shows the inclination.

Comrade kovalev, I really hope you can ko the dirty scourge if the sport. Good luck.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:27 am 


TARK

Hopkins will be talked about in generations to come as a great fighter. History will give him perspective.

Because he had 20 successful middleweight title defenses, was the oldest man in history to win a major World Championship, and he beat 5 Light Heavyweight Champions as well.

And because of his sheer accomplishments that nobody else in the history of Boxing has achieved, he’s going to be tremendously respected… maybe not liked or loved that much.

He’s a conceited jerk…so that never helped him… He’s trying to soften that image now… Let’s see how he handles this brutal beating.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:26 am 


Squeale

As a Hopkins disliker, I think it’s fair to point out that the early part of his career or the first half of it he was very good, a different fighter to what we have now. When I call him a scourge and a curr, it is the latter day Hopkins being referenced.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:18 am 


walrus

Wrong dan, hopkins has accomplished more than any fighter hes fought the only one close is jones. calzaghe is not even in the same league.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:05 am 


Anonymous

Bernard will make him miss and make him pay for 12 rounds. Hopkins is just to smart and will probably make kovalev look bad. Dino, your wrong Hopkins will be talked about for as long as they talk about boxing.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:06 am 


Fight Aficionado

Kovalev by KO, as I’ve said since the day this was signed.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:47 am 


rod

Bhop by UD or Kovalev by KO. More likely BHOP by UD. He will take away Kovalev’s devistating mid range hook and his long right. Take that away from Kovalev and BHOP will beat him over the distance. It will be similar to the Pavik fight or he will get caught and KOed.

Posted September 3, 2014 12:22 am 


WHAT!?!

Geez Hecdog, just send your money to me if you want to throw it away. Don’t give it to the bookies, man. LOL ;-)

Posted September 3, 2014 12:03 am 


a man

B Hop in body bag banged up

Posted September 2, 2014 11:28 pm 


ron b

B hop got this in the bag

Posted September 2, 2014 11:25 pm 


the1

Oh, we have a fake Kovalev. Lol

Posted September 2, 2014 10:44 pm 


Sergey Kovalev

Im sick tired of ppl trying make this into black white thing u kno? I am from Russia, we don’t have such views of race like u twisted ppl in the west we are all comrades!

Posted September 2, 2014 10:04 pm 


srminimo

Let’s get it on!

Posted September 2, 2014 9:37 pm 


Dino

Hopkins thinks boxing fans will talk about him for years to come. The only thing they will say is that he stayed in great shape, good on him for that. The head butting win against Trinidad and the body shot against Delahoya. That’s what put him on the map, they both were smaller. He should find all the people he robbed in Philly and pay them back.

Posted September 2, 2014 9:34 pm 


skinnysteve

most of the crap that comes out of popkins mouth is unintelligible

Posted September 2, 2014 9:09 pm 



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