13.07.05 - By Scoop Malinowski: Living legendary artist LeRoy Neiman was commissioned to portrait both Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor for the official fight program and posters of the July 16th mega fight. He said that after studying both fighters, he had a strong feeling of who would prevail this Saturday night.
"I can see Taylor stopping Hopkins," said Neiman. "He looks much stronger physically. Hopkins is so very lean. I don't know if he'll be able to hold off Taylor. Taylor is expecting to win this fight. He has the right attitude. (Taylor) is a lot more dangerous than a lot of the fighters Hopkins has been beating lately. If Hopkins can manage to win this fight, it will really be something impressive."