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Gus

If you watch Hopkins fights closely you can understand hy he is hard to beat. He is a master at stealing rounds. He will dance around the ring looking for a chance to jump in HEAD FIRST. Throw a Couple of quick punches then clinch. Managers who sign their fighters to fight him are asking for a miserable defeat .

Posted May 22, 2013 7:29 pm 


Edgar Guevara

Johnson-Hopkins II 2013. 40 something title fight.

Posted May 17, 2013 12:58 pm 


willy boy

Blue Cardiff I am a american and it always perplexed me why they never gave the great Joe calzagghi his credit .He was fast, had a big heart , a good chin, great recoop powers and he was much stronger then he looked .Seen him push the powerfully built Jeff Lacy around the ring . But I belive his greatest gift was his incrediable endurance, he could punch every minute of the whole fight for 12 rds. No one could hang with that.I know that early in Calzagghi career he hit harder before damaning his hands. The bad rap on him was he was a he was a slapper .But as Roy jones and Jeffl Lacey both stated after the fights with Joe. Those slaps are a lot harder then they appear outside the ring . As a matter of fact I think that slapper rep contributed to Lacy career being ruined when he fought calzagghi . The lacy fight should have never gone as far as it did. The fight should have been ended 5 rds before .Lacy took to much punishment in that fight . Even when JC hands were bad he could sit down on a punch when he had to . I seem Byron Mitchell knock joe down and hurt him bad .Joe got right back up on shakey legs and koed Byron mitchell with heavy shots.I even enjoyed his father enzo antics in the corner . Calzagghi is a all time great what was his record 47-0 how manny were title defenses . also hope you also meet some other norwegian welsh.dont know any around here

Posted March 3, 2013 2:29 am 


willy boy

Blue Cardiff every thing will be cool over there as long as you are in the majority . Once your not every thing will change. Belive me I know this from fist hand experience

Posted March 2, 2013 1:21 am 


SREDMOND

Sean, you pretty much supported my major points Calzaghe DID indeed beat a shell of Roy Jones who had been knocked out 2X… Its weird that you mention “Color” but alas that is the last refuge of the weak…My point was that Joes win was not some sort of epic beat down like Hopkins haters want to sell and you pretty much support that… I have you VERY upset because my points are salient and crisp… Its all good but we if I have to enforce perspective I will and I stand firm, Calzaghe won an S/D where he failed to hurt and he hit the deck… Good for him but he sure as hell did not break Hopkins.

Posted March 1, 2013 5:56 pm 


sean

Again spedmen or what ever you call your self your spinning your crap your own way. For the dark guy and taking credit from the light guy calzagghi win .He beat hopkins and thats it . No one ever koed hopkins he doesnt fight that kinda of fight . Hopkins has been sucessful in the ring fighting a safety first fight .and thats it .Calzagghi was at the end of his career he was looking to get out . He didnt need to fight no white boy will ever beat me, blame the judges Hopkins again. After the Hopkins win, Calzaggi beat up a finshed Roy Jones and retired . Hopkins went on to further his ledgend with some big wictories . and you schredmond continued being the spin doctor

Posted March 1, 2013 5:11 pm 


SREDMOND

I think Joe outworked Hopkins in that bout but the guys who come on here trying t sell Joe as beating Bernard into submission and teaching him a lesson really need to wakeup and get honest… It was a close fight and frankly Bernard was right when he said that Calzaghe was at times fighting like he was in the amateurs landing pitty pat shots that scored but had no chance of inflicting any hurt on Bernard… I am NOT Mr, “rematch” but despite the lackluster nature of the bout it was close enough to do it again but Calzaghe did not want that and instead went after Roy Jones cadaver and got win over the shell of a GREAT fighter… I say let Joe have his tight points win but no way no how did he beat Bernard up, Pascal had him far more buzzed…

Posted March 1, 2013 11:07 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

willy boy – Thank you and I respect yours as well :-) It is true that I was not fully convinced on 1 of those low hits from Calzaghe on Hopkins, but in my view, Calzaghe came on late in the fight and dident realy impress in the ring until later rounds when Hopkins was starting to run out of gas and with that Hopkins made enough before to secure the fight decision and like I said, on my personal card I got it 115-112 for Hopkins. Altough I’m not stuck on that fight as Bernard Hopkins went on and regained the world light heavyweight title in 2011!!!

Posted March 1, 2013 7:38 am 


stupid loser

without going into the overall greatness of Hopkins compared to fighters of past, one thing i do believe makes Hopkins great, how many times would you bet against him. Think about it, how many times in all the fights you remember him in, were you willing to bet against him. Even now at 48, i would not be quick to bet against him, at least not until we see him get old in the ring.

Posted March 1, 2013 1:55 am 


stupid loser

despite all the talk for or against Hopkins, I see him winning this fight.

Posted March 1, 2013 1:31 am 


Anonymous

Very good article. I don’t often get to post that.

Posted February 28, 2013 6:48 pm 


KOrnerman

my opinion of the Calzaghe fight was that it was a close fight but the right man got the decision, B-hop was landing the cleaner but fewer shots and when he dropped Joe it looked bad but he got back up and went on the front foot for the rest of the fight,was throwing lots of combinations that might not have been flush but still scoring points and was landing more regularly,in a nutshell Joe set the pace and Hopkins couldn’t keep up!

Posted February 28, 2013 6:42 pm 


KOrnerman

FA very true bro he did give JC a good fight and knocked him flat on the seat of his lilly whites, not many could say that,do you think he is on the peds? Its hard to believe he can fight at this level at 48! its abnormal man.

Posted February 28, 2013 6:36 pm 


willy boy

swedish fight fan I respect your opion when you say you think hopkins won that fight. even thou I dont see it that way .you gave your reasons why you think the judges gave the fight to calzgghi .but It is a fight and with hopkins pretending to be hurt and all that stalling he prehaps convinced the judges that he was actually hurt and being beat up in there .so the jugdes did see calzagghi out scoring hopkins with punched but also beating up hopkins at his own game . so maybe it was hopkins acting that lost him the fight along with being out landed by calzagghi

Posted February 28, 2013 6:13 pm 


willyboy

wow wilder you summed that up just about perfect

Posted February 28, 2013 6:02 pm 


willy boy

You know Joe CAlzagghi was great when his haters try to discredit him by saying he wasnt that good even thou he beat hopkins he couldnt knock him out. wow I think thats the biggest compliment calzagghi ever recieved

Posted February 28, 2013 5:59 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“FA- in the words of Joe Calzaghe, “his defence cant be that good or his nose wouldn’t be half the width of his face.” and then he proved it in the ring.” – KOrnerman, when you’ve been fighting for two decades your nose will be flattened. And you’re talking about Calzaghe, a guaranteed HOF fighter. No shame in that.

Posted February 28, 2013 2:15 pm 


Nathan Wood

Sredmond Pascal’s accusations were valid. Why do you think Hopkins got mad when Pascal accused him of PEDS. Dawson whing ? I dont call it whining. The first fight Dr. Wallace who has a history of questional rmedical record treated Hopkins on that bogus shoulder injury. Dawson picked him up and threw the thug down. i dont blame him i would to. Dawson even said after the second match of how dirty hop was. Calzaghe beat Hopkin fair and square and Cal didnt have to resort to dirty fighting. Seems like Sred you need to be corrected on these posts.

Posted February 28, 2013 1:41 pm 


Chicago guy

Tyson is Tyson, Hopkin is Hopkin as we know their background. It is in their genes so what we expect from them.They grownup in a wrong neigborhood without proper guidance.Let’s us leave alone his personal life and just talk boxing.

Posted February 28, 2013 1:29 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, my mind IS made up Hops is amazing but he is also old as HELL and does not let his hands go that often.. I cannot stand posters whining and complaing about his style when guys 20 years his JR are getting pushed around and handled by this Grandpa…IF they cannot find a way to win its sad and pathetic in my eyes… We had Pascal making accusations, Dawson whining and guys like Calzaghe trying to sell an S/D with NO damage as some sort of epic beating… I would love to see Hops sent into retirement on his back, but all these whining PUNKS are not going get it done….

Posted February 28, 2013 1:21 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Soupy has the beat…

Posted February 28, 2013 1:03 pm 


Boxtradamus

Hopkins by decision.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:48 pm 


RWBoxer

That’s what HGH will do for ya.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:40 am 


The Job Hunter

Terror if you mean Hopkins paid his debt to society in jail that would be correct but as a indivdual he is the same person who was a thug on the streets of Philly 30 yrs ago. Anyone that fights as dirty as Hopkins does is very thugish in nature. Some of the things he pulls in the ring you can call it with names like crafty, or ol’ school or whatever it still at the end of the day Dirty and uncalled for.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:28 am 


terror tim

Unless Hopkins simply gets old in the ring he will win this fight. This is an easier fight than Pascal. If anyone saw Cloud vs Campillo can see why Hopkins took this fight. Cloud isn’t good. He is a wide punching, straight line walking fighter who doesn’t move his head. Hopkins will school this kid.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:10 am 


terror tim

Wilder, Hopkins has paid his dept to society. His criminal case was over 20 years ago. Get over it. He isn’t a repeat offender so stop acting like he is terrorizing the streets to this day.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:08 am 


Baser

I guess there’s greatness in stalling, holding, hugging for some fight fans here like Swedish, Peej, and Sred. ha !

Posted February 28, 2013 10:03 am 


Josh Hopkins

Bernards most notable wins were over Trinidad and Pavlik. What people dont know is that Trinidad was helping 911 victims for 2 straight weeks. Sometimes getting no sleep on some days. Boxing wasnt on his mind. Tinidad was distracted in that fight and not only that Hopkins head rammed Tito taking tito out of the fight. Pavik was drinking at the worst time when he fought Hopkins. That didnt help Pavlik. As for Calzaghe you can clearly see Hopkins was gassed out in that fight. It was a no brainer Calzaghe win. As for this Bernard Hopkins legacy i think its all phony balony. Maybe you can commend Bernard on longetivity but I dont see greatness. Some of his fights all he did was stall and hold. Weres the greatness there. Plus he is a dirty fighter.

Posted February 28, 2013 10:00 am 


Chicago guy

missing word: do(he will do)

Posted February 28, 2013 9:57 am 


Chicago guy

Popking has nothing more to prove against T. Cloud. I’,m pretty sure he will his old tactics hug, clinch, hold and one punch strike then backpedalling. Calzaghe beaten him convincingly, end of story.

Posted February 28, 2013 9:55 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Southpaw Brit – It is a very close call but if we look at the fight again and again like I and probably lot of people have done you can in a “closer look” perspective see many inside fighting hits that Hopkins so clear dominated almost all times that HBO coumpubox failed to notice and there are also another fact that I believe the scoring judges took a lot effect on the crowd audience as many had come all the way from Wales to support Joe Calzagthe and simply did not see the inside hits Hopkins delivered because they followed the strong Calzaghe Crowd. Hopkins knocked Calzaghe down in 1st round to start with Also is that Calzaghe was more busted up in his face then Hopkins was in the end of the fight and Calzaghe took lots of good right hand punches from Hopkins while Calzaghe more landed soft-fast punches and in near end rounds landed fast flurries in hope to steal the round more like slap punches. I don’t say Calzaghe fought bad because he is a talented fighter but that night, Bernard Hopkins was a man he did not defeat in the end and even Joe Calzaghe’s father and trainer told Joe several times in late fight that he felt Joe was loosing the fight, HIS OWN FATHER and TRAINER did not see him win in the end and even when Joe have stopped jumping you can clearly see in his face that he don’t belive himself that he have won the fight while in Hopkins corner they are well secured that Hopkins have won with out doubts. Well in the end Hopkins got a bit sad only 114-113 by one judge, I have after watched the entire fight many times now, I have the 12 rounds scores 115-112 for Bernard Hopkins. More quality observations like from Associated Press, ESPN and Yahoo Sports all scored the bout 114-113 for Bernard Hopkins. The famous boxing trainer Freddie Roach had same scores in favour for Hopkins, super middleweight world champion Carl Froch commented “Believe it or not Bernard Hopkins isn’t that well liked in America, he didn’t seem to get the nod with the hometown decision, and Calzaghe he won by split decision and one of the judges had Hopkins win it and I think Hopkins won”. former 2-time world heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson was there and watched the fight and he commented ” It was a good fight, I thought Bernard won”

Posted February 28, 2013 9:46 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Are some people serious here? Bernard Hopkins’s legacy is already WELL secured and will be remembered threw the ages. 11 years of record reign as the undisputed middleweight champion of the world with a record of 20 world title defences. The first and only man so far to conquer all 4 major world title belts (WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO) and the Lineal crown and have them all at same time. Hopkins became world light heavyweight champion at age 41 and then he regained the world heavyweight title at a record age of 46 and is still great. Over the years having in an impressive way defeated over 14 recognised world champions – Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr, Antonio Tarver, Glen Johnson, Ronald “Winky” Wright, Jean Pascal, William Joppy, Kelly Pavlik, Keith Holmes, Lupe Aquino, John David Jackson, Simon Brown & Carl Daniels along with numerous top contenders including Howard Eastman, Enrique Ornelas, Robert Allen x2, Segundo Mercado, Wayne Powell, Antwun Echols x2, Andrew Council and many more good opponents so Bernard Hopkins have one of the most impressive victory records of all times and will be very remembered for all those fights. The same with his 6 losses on his record and only 2 of them are real losses (1st Roy Jones Jr fight and 2nd Chad Dawson fight), the rest where fights his opponents (Jermain Taylor x2, Joe Calzaghe among) got away with some cheap decisions and not at all mastered him in any way. Bernard Hopkins is a hard and one of the most difficult boxer ever to fight.

Posted February 28, 2013 5:42 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

Great written article and I truly agree. I will wish Bernard Hopkins all the luck to make an final upset and defeat the 17 year younger, hard hitting and undefeated IBF world light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0-0 KO’s 19). Cloud have defended his title 4 times since 2009 but he did not impress a lot in his last title defence as Cloud got a lucky decision against former WBA world light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo with a SD victory, even though I had Campillo as the winner. Hopkins have height advantages over Cloud with Hopkins’s 185 cm tall over Cloud’s 178 cm BUT Cloud have a reach advantage with 2 cm, 193 to 191 cm. Cloud is a natural light heavyweight who have fought his entire career at that level and is physical stronger then Hopkins but I will trust to Hopkins special ring skills and hope he has enough left to pull it off. Go Hopkins, go!!!

Posted February 28, 2013 5:41 am 


KOrnerman

FA- in the words of Joe Calzaghe, “his defence cant be that good or his nose wouldn’t be half the width of his face.” and then he proved it in the ring.

Posted February 28, 2013 4:11 am 


KOrnerman

Pedkins is at it.

Posted February 28, 2013 3:49 am 


Hidalgo

“I was let down when Dawson could not do more than a weak points win against a 47 year old fighter no excuse for that if you are gonna be billed as an elite talent…” You are an expert at talking out of both sides of your mouth, SRedmond. You need to make up your mind as to whether you want to laud Hopkins, or cut him down. You use “old” and “legendary” in the same sentence. The fact is that Hopkins has incredible skills, talent, and athleticism that age seems to have a very hard time getting a grip on. Chronologically Hopkins may be “old” but in every other aspect he’s not. And that’s why he still wins. So stop trying to belittle “World Class” fighters that have lost to Bernard Hopkins. They didn’t lose to an “old man.” They lost to a better fighter. And if they only won by a points margin, as Dawson did in their second fight, then it’s not because Dawson ain’t that good. It’s because Hopkins really is.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:45 am 


Fight Aficionado

One day Bhop’s going to fight like the old man he is. Cloud just might be the guy to make him look old. But he’s remarkably well preserved due to his great defense.

Posted February 27, 2013 9:22 pm 


puglife

The real question is: can we make it through watching a 48 year old Hopkins fight without falling asleep?

Posted February 27, 2013 9:10 pm 


BlueCardiff

THE Hopkins ass-kissers always mention how he dropped JC in the first round? Well in my eyes thats where Calzaghe won the fight… He got dropped by a pearl of a punch, a beaut. But he got up and hunted Hopkins down, like a man. Hopkins got hurt, tired…. he resorted to feigning low blows to cheat himself a few minutes rest… LIKE A WOMAN. To me, boxing is about heart, guts, bravery. Calzaghe had that in bucketfuls… Hopkins shamed boxing that night. He used all his ringcraft and experience to do what???…… lead with his left then wraparound with his right, head butt, grapple, wrestle, hold…. Lacy, Kessler, Sheika, RJJ… all fought Calzaghe like men.. in the middle of the ring, all came to fight, all came to WIN. All fought like men. Hopkins fought like he was back in the pen being “shirley” in the showers!! haha

Posted February 27, 2013 8:34 pm 


Exiled Yank

JC definitely deserved the win, but he didn’t exactly slap BH around, unless you are talking about how does slap his opponents.

Posted February 27, 2013 8:30 pm 


sean

it was hopkins who always wanted to stay at middlewight . and made great sacrifices to keep that weight . why not he was successful there what did he make 20 title defenses there ..calzagghi was at super middleweight more of a european weight at the time .calzaghi mde about the same amount of title defenses at super middle as hopkins had at middle weight . hopkins went up to light heavyweigt and beat taver at 175 for the light heavy weight title it was considered his best win at the time . calzagghi had cleaned out the 168lb division . so he went up and slapped hopkins around . some thing calzagghi could always have done to hopkins

Posted February 27, 2013 8:18 pm 


SREDMOND

Thats how its SUPPOSED to be the YOUNG Lion taking out the OLD in violent fashion NOT a YOUNG Lion whining like a B@#$%^TH about how mean the OLD Lion is… Its pathetic

Posted February 27, 2013 6:44 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Hopefully Cloud sends Hopkins into retirement forever. The sport needs to move on & produce new blood & not live on the legacy of past champions! What next then? Young Nathan Cleverley vs BHOP & the sport ends up with the ban Boxing do gooders looking for a chance to poke there nose’s in after Popkins ends up in intensive care? Forget it! Let our sport move forward, not backwards!!!…….

Posted February 27, 2013 6:06 pm 


SREDMOND

You cannot make ANY excuses for fighters losing or being unable to contend with an insanely OLD athlete like Bernard…Its pathetic Cloud is a STRONG opponent who lets his hands go, if he loses to Hops he should QUIT the sport… No excuses for YOUNG fighters who cannot bash a Grandpa

Posted February 27, 2013 5:59 pm 


UB40

Hopkins fights Cloud whoopie doo. Hopkins beats a sub prime fighter and he will say how great he is. Stacked against the elites like Jones and Calzaghe Hopkins is a nothing

Posted February 27, 2013 5:51 pm 


boxing barlow

Rubbish! As I’ve stated in my earlier comment on here I’m a huge b hop fan and think the guy is an absolute legend and an all time great. But then so is Calzaghe. It’s a well known fact that Hopkins agreed to a 5 million dollar fee to come and fight Calzaghe then changed his mind. Calzaghe is also an all time great they were both amazing fighters.

Posted February 27, 2013 5:49 pm 


SREDMOND

Calzaghe hid out in Europe while the BIGGEST names were here he did NOT get on the map with the US till Jeff Lacy went and fought him who the hell was Jeff Lacy?? The BEST win of Joes career was Kessler which I respect as a very good unbeaten fighter where Joe put on some hurt.. NO ONE denies he deserved the nod against Hops but fact is that the fight was unimpressive, Joe never hurt Hopkins Pascal buzzed him FAR worse and Joe hit the ground and lost a card… Hatred against Hops does NOT change these facts he is a very polarizing figure and I understand why some don’t like him but he is an ATG and NO ONE ever beat him down and the mans 48 years old….. Calz NEVER wanted to face Hops again after dealing with that S/D….

Posted February 27, 2013 5:11 pm 


PEEJ

I never said Hopkins was an exciting fighter. And he may be to some people who like the boxing aspect of the sport. Now he has definitely lowered his punch out put and he is boring to me now. But he wasn’t when he was a bit younger. And he never asked the ref for help and Hopkins has fought a fight with a dislocated shoulder before. He is as tough as they come, he is just older now. Everybody wants to compare to the fighters of yesterday. Look man they don’t make them like that no more, the sport has changed, just like basketball and how folks try to compare Lebron to Jordan when there really isn’t much of a comparison because the game has changed so much. Hopkins is a great fighter and first ballot HOF

Posted February 27, 2013 5:08 pm 


Scott

Cloud isn’t a very good boxer. Power and pressure are all he has which is why B-Hop will win this fight. Even at 48 Bernard’s skills are far greater than anything Cloud has.

Posted February 27, 2013 4:29 pm 


Duke it

Hey Peej are you serious Hopkins is an exciting fighter LOL LOL LOL some more. Hopkins is boring. Everyone knows that he makes fights into a clinchfest supreme style ! Peej watch the older fights of Hearns and Hagler and you will see greatness. Not some chump like Hopkins who sprawls on the floor asking the ref for help crying like a baby

Posted February 27, 2013 2:42 pm 


sean

hopkins should fight bika in a head butting contest at least when bika is fouling he not crying to the ref like hopkins does. and he lost big to dawson and let calzagghi slap him around the ring for about 10 rds at when he lost to calzagghi he was rated i or2 in that lbfor lb farce

Posted February 27, 2013 2:21 pm 


Edgar Guevara

He hasn’t looked dominant for both Dawson fights. It is better to exit like Hagler did with respect and has done enough. Hopkins is violating his promise to his mother already. On March 14, he will help Cloud to climb the ladder. If Cloud wasn’t prepare for the Spaniard, he will for Hopkins.

Posted February 27, 2013 2:20 pm 


PEEJ

The man has the most middleweight defenses, is the oldest boxer to win the light heavyweight champion and is still competing now and also still winning at his age. To even say he is average or below average is just dumb. No he is not the most exciting fighter and his style isn’t for everyone but he is still an all time great fighter and first ballot HOF

Posted February 27, 2013 2:15 pm 


Webster

I would not be surprised to see B-Hop pull this one off. The only real disagreement I have here is in regards to the Calzaghe fight, in which Benard not only lost, but was slapped around and made to look foolish. After the first few round he literally had nothing left and had to resort to trying to get the ref to intercede on his behalf. In the end he blamed his protective cup for the loss. Very funny stuff.

Posted February 27, 2013 2:13 pm 


Edgar Guevara

He will make history face down.

Posted February 27, 2013 2:07 pm 


Nathan (U.S.)

I also think Bernard can outsmart Cloud. For most any fighter having layoffs of 9-16 months or more ring rust would be a big factor. Not with Bernard because he has enough rounds of experience for 3 fighters so it’s o.k. that he kept his “car in the garage” because he already has so much mileage. Cloud on the other hand possibly to no fault of his own has had the last 4 years squandered with inactivity in his prime. Maybe Don King can’t make fights with the same frequency as the 80′s but that doesn’t mean he should have left Cloud on the shelf so much. Also opponents have cancelled bouts but I don’t think cloud will have the emotional and physical stamina to chase down Bernard after 4-5 rounds. So long as Bernard is unscathed and wins 2 of the first 5 rounds and makes it through without being rocked he will mix in his bag of tricks. His recipe of just the right touch of counterpunching, positioning to avoid shots, 2 cups of holding, 3 pinches of hitting behind the head and the mandatory 2X a fight faking of receiving low blows will negate Cloud’s energy and advancement. If Cloud gets sloppy in the mid to late rounds bernard will save pockets of reserve energy and ration his output of flurry combos to swipe rounds. And to put the final touch on things he will use every bit of body language before the fight, after and during to act as if he won each round, or was fouled, or wasn’t hurt by shots he caught, to seal a impression of victory.
If you wager on this look beyond B-hops age and Cloud’s solid conditioning and perfect record.
Cleverly would have the output and speed and slightly better boxing to make it a dogfight ala Hopkins/Calzaghe (because Nathan is also in his prime). But any B-Hop fight is a dirty one. And prior to the Ward/Dawson fight wouldn’t you say Dawson could outsmart Cloud? I think B-Hop who is the King of acting will get my nomination for a 2X Oldest Fighter to ever win a title award..If the odds are 2-1 or larger against B-Hop it’s a good wager to take him. Cloud isn’t much better if he even is the level that Pavlik was vs bernard. Should be interesting..

Posted February 27, 2013 1:32 pm 


James

Hopkins will win with his experience

Posted February 27, 2013 1:07 pm 


The Mountian kid

I mean Bernards not on par with the greats

Posted February 27, 2013 1:01 pm 


The Mountian kid

Hopkins is good at marketing himself and a not so good talker he talks like a street thug. What I can say is without the clinch period the arm holding and the fighting dirty then what is bernard ? He’s just a decent if that below average fighter. I mean what does he have ? His boxing skills at on par with the greats thats why he fights dirty

Posted February 27, 2013 12:59 pm 


Mitchell

Supreme Court I do remember Calzaghe calling out Hopkin way back it may not have been 10 yrs prior to there present fight but it was maybe 56 or 6 yrs before that. Calzaghe is great. Some say he is a slapper but he retired with 0 losses. He beat Kessler, Lacy and many others. hopkins said quote “i’ll never let a white boy beat me Never” Well the white boy beat B- Hop. I can say about Calzaghe is he fights clean. He’s a clean fighter I can’t say that about B-Hop. When B-Hop gets pressured he resorts to the bag of dirty tricks. Calzaghe doesnt have a bag of dirty tricks

Posted February 27, 2013 12:55 pm 


It’s Me Ernie

SREDMOND’s perception of reality once again surfaces, way out there as expected. Hopkins has never really been that exciting in most of his matches. Overrated is an understatement. Holding, butting, running, holding some more, faking injuries and whining does not a great fighter make.

Posted February 27, 2013 12:39 pm 


Todd Jones

What Sredmond Hopkins holding Dawson all nite. Please thats not fighting Sred and thats not greatness. Watch the 2nd fight with Dawson and Dawson says Man Hopkins is dirty Man Hopkins is dirty !

Posted February 27, 2013 11:51 am 


Jose Cruz

Calzaghe wanted Hopkins 10 years before his match with Hopkins . I remember the media day were Calzaghe said I’m tired of chasing Hopkins. Hopkins wont sign the fight contract. It was a clever well timed fight for Hopkins when they did meet, so when he lost the Hopkins fan boys can say ” see Hopkins lost because of his age ” What they dont know is Hopkins could of fought Calzaghe when he was in his 30′s. Another Hopkins well planned event. This guy is bogus. Either way Calzageh would of beat Hopkins at 20, 25, 30 35 doesnt matter Calzaghe is a better fighter.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:49 am 


SREMOND

No Hopkins should NOT be banned those are SAD personal feelings what SHOULD have happened is one of these young boys knocking him out… I was let down when Dawson could not do more than a weak points win against a 47 year old fighter no excuse for that if you are gonna be billed as an elite talent…

Posted February 27, 2013 11:43 am 


Southpaw Brit

Supreme Court – Thanks for missing all the salient & objective analysis I put forward concerning punches landed & rate landed, instead focussing on Calzaghe being on coke (some time after he fought Hopkins, and even if during then your boy got beat by a cokehead – how about that?), and not giving a rematch, which is the first I’ve heard of it. Also – learn how to spell. It doesn’t really lend weight to your calling others morons…

Posted February 27, 2013 11:34 am 


matthews

Both Jones and Hopkins hurt Calzaghe early. An old Jones and Hopkins. Pretty much shows how a fight would of went if Joe fought both in their youth and prime. Never bet against Hopkins though.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:26 am 


jesus

After the Robert Allen famous Bernand Hopkins fakery I stopped watching him. B-hop ive heard did a few more acting fakos after this i hear. Pathetic !And Sred calls him a hall of famer. My god !

Posted February 27, 2013 11:15 am 


Ben

Hopkins really shopuldnt be allowed to fight and should be banned. Winky Wright / Hopkins WATCH THE FIGHT PLEASE you can clearly see Hopkins purposely head butting him. Winky after that fight was never the same Emanuel Lewis has brought this up many times and prompted a investigation of Hopkins. He should be allowed to fight.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:13 am 


SREDMOND

NO ONE except Roy Jones in his PRIME EVER dominated Bernard Hopkins get real!! Neither Calzaghe’s nor Dawsons wins will EVER make a highlight reel UNLESS you want to show Bernard decking Calzaghe in the first round…Neither guy put a scratch on Bernard and looked WORSE after the bout than he did…I understand people not liking his fights in terms of action he can be a spoiler, but he is also incredible at controlling the action while facing younger men and the way he BEAT Pavlik, and Pascal while he was old as HELL is legendary…. Hate him or love him MANY of you are still whining about a close to 50 year old man who cannot be dominated by young World Class athletes in their primes… Bernards a living legend, the Sinatra of boxing… Holla!!!!

Posted February 27, 2013 11:07 am 


Anonymous

PLEASE retire! And, PLEASE get your teeth fixed.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:59 am 


stupid loser

Crafty cheater, ring generalship, & boring to watch (although not recently) sum up Hopkins.
Calzaghe b-slapped Hopkins into complete embarrassment and you knew JC was overwhelming BH when BH pulled one of his “crafty” (bs__t) moves to milk time from the body punch, oh wait low blow. Okay so JC did not overwhelm BH with power, but from pure non-stop energy you could see BH starting to wilt under the pressure.
Taylor #1, Taylor did not beat BH, but considering BH did not do ANYTHING, like usual, for the 1st 6 rounds, how could you not give the win to Taylor.
Actually some of Hopkins latest fights have been his most exciting. Time to make up for all those many many times he bored us to death.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:43 am 


sean

What was hopkins stnding behind you telling what to write when you wrote this garbadge. no doubt the guys a hall of famer but dawson beat him easy he wasnt even competive in that >And after all that soft white boy talk he talked to calzagghi . HE let calzagghi out hustle him .roughed him up in that fight ,And bhop qut trying to win that fight . I figured when the going got rough Hopkins would of at least try to rough up calzagghi in that fight As a matter of fact I who never liked hopkins personally was disappointed in the guy . crying whining pretending to be fouled making over dramatic pained faces to the ref so he could take a rest in that fight. Hopkins looked foolish in that fight . Then after losing the dawson and calzagghi fights he claims he was robbed by the judges. and you buy into that bull. come on quit it with that stuff. I guess if you say some thing enough some fool will belive it then start rerpeating it.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:41 am 


Anonymous

it was great to see Hopkins lose to Calzaghe live in my first fight i watched in Vegas. I still recall Hopkins gasping for air in the 9th or 10th. he was old that nite.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:37 am 


Robin

Andrew can’t… Maybe he can .

Posted February 27, 2013 10:36 am 


Curtis Lowe

I wish Hopkins would just go away and stay away. He fights never seem to be entertaining, with all of his tying up and cutesy BS.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:33 am 


aljowa

it’s true… hopkins is a boring fighter and when the going gets tough he feigns injuries big time …check out the JC fight when JC was getting to him feigned a low blow like he’d been hit in the bollocks by a sledge hammer…hang em up ole boy your time is up.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:05 am 


Aljowa

it’s about time hopkins calls it a day as most of his fights he’s boring to watch and when the going gets tough he feigns injuries by dropping and rolling round like he’s been shot….check the JC fight feigned a low blow like he;d been hit in the balls by a sledge hammer.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:01 am 


Chicago guy

Popkin an ex-con need to hangup his glove, It’s grandfather time for him. he can’t give anymore a good show, a good performance. He just clinch, hug, hold then one puncch. Running, backpedalling that’s turns to a boring fight.

Posted February 27, 2013 9:57 am 


Supreme Court

Soutpaw Brit;
You are certainly one of these morons who autopopulate Eastsideboxing from time to time….
The ofiicial Hopkins#Calzague was : Split decision…Hopkins was 43 yr old back then, never the less he knocked down Joe Calzague, who later will turn down any request for a rematch, and admit his addiction to cocaine….
Yet you come over here, after the Price debacle, and yap about “Calzaghe clearly dominated the fight”….
It’s because people like you outweighed the UK population in the 19 century that UK lost his empire….
Just sayin….

Posted February 27, 2013 9:39 am 


gruvemeister

I had Hopkins beating Calzaghe 7 rounds to 5. Many of Calzaghe’s punches were slap after slap…Bernard was landing fewer but more damaging blows throughout the fight….For the record I have only have Hopkins losing to Roy the first time and Dawson the second. I thought he eked out the win in the first Taylor fight. Geoff larger point thought is undeniable, he has never been dominated and always competitive….

Posted February 27, 2013 9:17 am 


boxing barlow

I am a huge Hopkins fan and think highly of what he has achieved in the sport. But as I read this article I had to switch off to your opinions as soon as you mentioned you scored the Joe calzaghe fight to b hop. How anyone could score that fight to Hopkins is beyond the realms of reason, and just leaves stupidity or bias as reasons. Hopkins is a crafty old dog and has the skills to frustrate any fighter. And that what he did. He frustrated calzaghe. But frustrating a fighter is not enough to win a fight. Had hopkins had opened up and actually attempted to win the fight he would have suffered the same fate as Roy Jones.

Posted February 27, 2013 9:16 am 


Brandon St. Randy

People have been awaiting his retirement for over a decade. The most boring fighter of all time. Go away!

Posted February 27, 2013 8:52 am 


Southpaw Brit

Calzaghe beat Hopkins convincingly. How the author (or Adelaide Byrd) could score that fight 114-113 other than US bias is beyond me. Ccalzghe landed over 100 more punches (232 to Hopkins’ 127) & at a higher rate (32% vs. Hopkins’ 27%). Joe outlanded Bernard at a higher rate and higher number for both jabs & power punches. Hopkins also lost respect with me in that fight when he feigned injury after a non-existent low blow, pleading the ref for time to recover (which he got). Granted he might not have ‘beaten Hopkins up’ to quote the author, but I just don’t get how anyone can say that Bernard won that fight.

Posted February 27, 2013 8:36 am 


Anonymous

I guess one day when PEDs are no longer illegal, maybe BHOP will give his confession. The original TRT poster boy.

Posted February 27, 2013 7:55 am 


Anonymous

Truely grate fighter..he is an old war horse but great fighter never,he’s a moaning cheat who try’s to intimidate all around him.lets not confuse crafty old cheating in the ring with true greatness.Just because he’s been around at top level for years.

Posted February 27, 2013 7:33 am 



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