was that sugar ped mosley.Posted October 30, 2013 10:41 am
How many times has Shane Mosley switched between 147 and 154? Same process to come down 15 pounds, but a little lengthier. At 147 pounds, Shane sure looked great at 37, for a young Margarito. That was long after after winning a world title at 154 and fighting several bouts there.Posted October 30, 2013 1:57 am
rjack58 says.., “”Whatever weight you’re at for a long time is where the body wants to be.”
It doesn’t make any difference what “the body” wants.. It’s what YOU want, and how disciplined you are at achieving it.
Hopkins is one of the most disciiplined boxers ever. If he wanted to eat 2 meals a day on a diet that wasn’t particularly interesting he’d do it. If he had to be inactive for 3 months, just running and sprinting, to dissipate that LHW muscle mass he could do it. He went up 15 pounds for Tarver without blinking. He could come down 15 pounds for Floyd without blinking. It would take 3 months but it wouldn’t be a problem if he has 2 more months for full bore training as a middleweight. It would take 5 months all told. They could fight in May easy.
If he made mistakes coming down to 160 like Roy Jones made in coming down from heavyweight to 175??? That would hurt him.. Floyd would box his ass off if he messed up with the weight loss.. I would expect him consult the right people and take the weight off the right way — so he could go 12 hard dominating rounds having a massive height and 20-pound ring weight advantage over Floyd.Posted October 29, 2013 9:51 pm
if this fight happens, Floyd would not get any round… there is NO way that Floyd can approach Hopkins. If there is one, who can corner Mayweather, it is Hopkins. Floyd will not take this fight. It is hard to find Bernard in the ring, it was hard for Pavlik, Taylor and many strong, quick dudes. Mayweather is much smaller. From the other side, Hopkins needs to drain himself to 160, which is the same as applying for Social Security Disability benefits… after he is going to achieve that…Posted October 29, 2013 1:48 pm
How a Mayweather/Hopkins fight will go down? like a smelly turd that gets stuck when you flush and stinks up your bathroom that’s how it will go down..Posted October 29, 2013 10:23 am
Going down to 160lbs will not be as easy as you put it. Hopkins will either struggle to get down – 7 years is a long time (Chad Dawson had 6 months to lose 7 lbs for a fight against Ward not having fought at 168lbs for 6 years) since B-Hop last fought at 160lbs, OR he will struggle on fight night after making weight and not being able to rehydrate up (there will be a rehydration clause).
Whatever weight you’re at for a long time is where the body wants to be, that’s why people who lose a lot of weight usually gain all of the weight back that they lost, cause once you get BIG the body knows it and wants to be at that weight. A real skinny person that cannot gain weight, their body knows only being skinny and tries to keep them skinny. Once they gain weight the body now knows the larger weight that they’re at and wants to keep them at that heavier weight.Posted October 29, 2013 9:44 am
what about popkins mayweather and clincko bros on the same card. LOL.Posted October 29, 2013 8:13 am
The Bible & Voice of Boxing
I do not feel this fight should happen as B-hop is too big for Floyd. I think B-hop is trying to setal Floyd’s glory. Why does he not call out one of the monsters at 175, Kolakev or Stevenson or offer to drop to 160 and face Three G’s? It is just strictly money. I am not a huge fan of Floyd but give him his dues he eraned it the hard way. Bernard is just an old man who keeps beating father time and deserves respect for that but he is also extremely boring and dirty.
It wont b going down….end of storey, next.Posted October 29, 2013 1:46 am
I find it first hard to think that Hopkins could get down to the 160 and fight just as effectively, didn’t he say that he as not as good anymore at 160 when he lost twice to Jermain Taylor? It would be an intersting fight though, as Hopkins would be the tallest fighter I believe that Mayweather has fought. Corrales was 6 feet, but at the time was going through a lot of problems, and I believe had trouble making weight. I would see Mayweather winning this fight, but maybe not by the margin th writer thinks. Also, I would be suprised if the fight ever happens.Posted October 29, 2013 1:35 am
Bhop is just piggy backing on Floyd’s name. That’s why this story is here.Posted October 29, 2013 1:23 am
Lol wana be actor jumps on his buddy without knowing that his buddy is actualy gave a” make belive win for mayweather” so they hope there will be no fight between them because they know this fight is a lose fight fmayweather win or lose …. Boy are they nervous .lol
Tark, you’re dreaming.Posted October 28, 2013 10:06 pm
“bernard was never a speedster,but had quickness.”
Huh?Posted October 28, 2013 10:05 pm
This pundit is wrong in every single respect I can think of. Hopkins has the worst possible style for Floyd… It’s a nightmare matchup for Money May
A catchweight of 165—or even 160—would play right into Hopkins’ hands.. Hopkins fought at 160 or lighter until he was 41 years old—so dissipating the excess muscle weight would take 3 months. By cutting protein intake slightly, lying around resting a lot, and doing NO training except running and sprinting.
Roy Jones took off 25 pounds of muscle for Tarver—but did it all wrong.
Your muscles don’t want to dissipate when you exercise them. They shrink when you DON’T exercise. Once the extra muscle weight dissipates B-Hop will be a middleweight again. Then he can go into full workout mode. Bernard could weigh-in at 160 and weigh 170 to 173 on fight night. Floyd would weigh 150 or less. Weighing more than that would not work for Floyd.
Hopkins is taller than anyone Mayweather fought. Not everyone’s height helps them.. Leonard, Hagler, and Barkley overpowered Hearns.. Jermain Taylor is tall, but he telegraphed every punch and he didn’t know how to clinch when he got hurt. Hopkins is as skilled as Floyd. He would put his height and strength advantages to maximum benefit.
He would take Floyd’s jab away. He would shut down Floyd’s outside game.
On the inside Hopkins would beat down on Floyd’s head with chopping rights and rip him with left uppercuts and hooks. He would make a brawl out of it on the inside—and block Floyd’s jab nearly out of existence on the outside.Posted October 28, 2013 9:34 pm
Two boring, racist a-holes collide!Posted October 28, 2013 9:28 pm
“How a Mayweather/Hopkins fight will go down… ” – It won’t. Next…Posted October 28, 2013 7:51 pm
And what weight class did they fight?Posted October 28, 2013 6:25 pm
So Floyd didn’t move up from 130 to where he is at now? He didn’t just fight a Jr Middle? I you pay attention to boxing?Posted October 28, 2013 6:00 pm
Oh, and this will never happen.
Floyd will not take a chance on Hopkins. He isn’t into fighting anyone with a pulse.
Floyd is a ho who has successfully duped tons of idiots into believing he’s great, all the while not fighting anyone worth while/at the right time.
He’ll find a way out of this one. Even if Hopkins has to kill himself to make the catchweight, Floyd will not take the chance. He knows better than to fight a guy with experience like Hopkins has, he’s made a career out of not fighting guys who have a chance (but would probably lose anyway).
He knows better.Posted October 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Who let this retard write an article?
This is literally the most worthless, brainless piece of drivel I’ve read on this site, and that’s saying alot.
So B-Hop only wins one round and is made to look like a slow amateur with no answers to anything Floyd brings…?
This author needs to throw himself down a flight of steps. Uncarpeted. Preferably concrete outside steps.Posted October 28, 2013 5:51 pm
I doubt it will happen… Floyd doesnt move up in weight. He fights guys below his weight class though.Posted October 28, 2013 5:44 pm
PEEBRAIN SHUT THE FOOK UP!Posted October 28, 2013 4:32 pm
Thurmal Underwear only a complete idiot would buy the PPV for that stupid fight and that sums you up nicely. Go right ahead idiot, give them your money, you’re just the sort of idiot they want to take money from. Hopkins and Mayweather will laugh at you for years afterwards. LOLPosted October 28, 2013 4:29 pm
Thermal Underwear – You’re just fkn around right? LOLPosted October 28, 2013 3:59 pm
only the backwood yanks would buy it.Posted October 28, 2013 3:39 pm
HONESTLY, if this fight ever were to happen, i’d buy the PPV and so would you.Posted October 28, 2013 3:18 pm
Hopkins isn’t ducking anybody. Thats ridiculousPosted October 28, 2013 3:06 pm
Nobody wants to see that comedic alient outfit again. Did Hopkins buy that at the Wal-Mart halloween custom aisle or something. Retire already BHop.Posted October 28, 2013 2:54 pm
Why doesn’t Slopkins fight a guy his size in his prime like Adonis Stevenson??Posted October 28, 2013 2:44 pm
This would be easy money for both fighters. You think Bernard cares if he loses to Little Floyd?. This would be the biggest rip off for the fans in the history of boxing.Posted October 28, 2013 2:28 pm
This stunt is just about Money and Greed. Oh, and how stupid Boxing Fans have become.. especially tumbo.. LOLPosted October 28, 2013 2:12 pm
Would love for this fight to happen. Just for people to realize how ridiculous both these guys look in the ring. Their facial expressions and the way they “fight”.Posted October 28, 2013 1:44 pm
Bhop will ko may with body shotPosted October 28, 2013 1:29 pm
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)
Popkins wants to go down weight because he’s DUCKING Kovalev and Adonis and doesn’t want to get KTFO.
The fact that he’s even talking about fighting FMJ is a complete and total joke. That match up will never happen.Posted October 28, 2013 1:19 pm
BoHop should fight Jr. at 175. Forget about 147 Mayweather. It is joke to even mention it. Fight Jr. or Froch, Or step up and fight Wlad.Posted October 28, 2013 1:01 pm
Have some of you guys even seen b hop fight?, b hop could deal with speed he beat pascal not to far back another thing, it doesn’t matter if the fight was at 47 and b hop looked super drained you gotta remember fighters like b hop do t rely on their speed, power, none of that they rely on experiance and skill, and keep calm in the ring, you see if we were talking about Roy jones a fighter who does rely on his athletic ability than yea I agree but were not were talking about Bernard Hopkins!Posted October 28, 2013 12:35 pm
Dr. Phil Thieze-Knutz
’50 Shades of Grey’ by Boxtradumass. Beiberstradamus can’t help herself but to relate every single bout to Lil Floyd & then proceed to wet her panties. This ‘article’ goes on the fiction section under fantasy.Posted October 28, 2013 12:14 pm
In any case I’m asking around to find out whether any negotiations are going on behind closed doors to make this fight…Posted October 28, 2013 12:01 pm
Dude like I told you before I agree with you 99% of the time. Lighten UP, just have some fun here, this article is ‘make believe’ and is for anyone who believes Hopkins is going to get a fight with Mayweather.
There’s no investigation to do at this time. Hopkins has called Mayweather out, but this article says in the beginning that I don’t think this fight will be made.Posted October 28, 2013 11:59 am
Hopkins would LOOK like an alien if he got down to 160lbs to fight Mayweather, he would look skeletal. He’d be so weak on fight night he’d be LUCKY to win one round!!Posted October 28, 2013 11:55 am
Rjack, you are certainly free to take as much “creative license” as you want with your artcles but understand it does make you look like a guy who is not trying to do any real investigative work, nor put out something that stirs worthy debate… Anthony Mundine and a SLEW of boxers have called out Mayweather yet you do a “what if” that basically seems LARGELY untethered to reality… Of course Hops wants a MEGA payday but even your projections are pure nonsense 100 mill for Floyd and 20 mill for Hopkins? Thats NEVER happening and unless FMJ somehow faces a rejuvenated Pacquiao I doubt he ever clips 2 million buys again… I guess you don’t want to be taken seriously so I apologize if that is what I am doing when discussing the off the wall scenarios and projections you are selling here… If you do want to be seen a a CREDIBLE resource then perhaps dialing down the overuse of Floyds name and presenting more realistic scenarios will suit you… AGAIN your choice…Posted October 28, 2013 11:54 am
get a job.Posted October 28, 2013 11:53 am
Hopkins can’t make 160 no matter what he says. If he does he won’t make it past the ring walk. Hopkins said he would meet GGG at a catchweight but they said no that they where comfortable at 160 and will be staying their for a while. Yes they keep saying they will meet anybody at 154 to 168 but have yet to prove otherwise.Posted October 28, 2013 11:41 am
typo….meant to say that .his body is saying no to dropping down in weightPosted October 28, 2013 11:20 am
GGG should be up next for Hoppy.If Hoppy came down in weight to fight Floyd at his age Hoppy would be too weak and drained.Hoppy at this stage of his career is too old to be going up and down in weight without suffering consequences.His mind is saying yes to the potential big payday vs. Floyd but his aged body is saying to dropping down in weight.Posted October 28, 2013 11:17 am
floyd mayweather will not go to 160 if popkins wants a fight at 160 let him take on Triple GGGPosted October 28, 2013 10:39 am
Why would Mayweather fight a guy @ 160 who is known to bend the rules in the ring and bull rush with his head. No way this fight happens. Nobody even wants to see it.Posted October 28, 2013 10:39 am
Go to youtube and put in – Calzaghe & Hopkins Clash
This is where racist Hopkins tells Calzaghe I’ll never let a white boy beat me !Posted October 28, 2013 10:22 am
Hopkins couldnt deal with speed in his prime. At 48, and with diminished power at 175, Mayweather would beat an old weight drained Bhop him from pillar to post at 160. This would be circus act, and Hopkins greed would ultimately jeopardize his health.Posted October 28, 2013 10:13 am
Ok so ofcourse age is the biggest disadvantage for b hop but this writer is calling the rounds like if it was a typical mayweather opponent, NO it’s not to be honest bhop could win about 4 or 5 rounds against Floyd and I wouldn’t be able to completely count Hopkins out “just caus you never can”Posted October 28, 2013 9:56 am
Jonn E. JaGozza is sopt on !Posted October 28, 2013 9:50 am
This fight of Mayweather and Hopkins shouldnt even be a topic. Another greedy payday for HopkinsPosted October 28, 2013 9:49 am
CORRECTION: Taking a shellackingPosted October 28, 2013 9:14 am
HOPKINS needs to really THINK long and hard before going for MAYWEATHER, because even he cannot cheat the hands of FATHER TIME.
He’s looking at other career ending bouts versus KOVALEV and GOLOVKIN and feels this may be less painful, but in the long run, he could be making his biggest mistake.
Shredding yourself to make weight and then peaking a shellacking is prime ammunition for brain damage and serious health issues in later life.
I also feel that this will not do anywhere near 3M PPV. I would be surprised if it did 2M, which is a good figure anyways!Posted October 28, 2013 9:13 am
Ease up, laugh about this article don’t be so ‘anal’!
This is a ‘make believe’ article!! Hopkins HAS called Mayweather out and ‘REALLY’ wants to fight him, that’s the one real thing here.Posted October 28, 2013 9:10 am
This ain’t happening and the PPV projections Are a complete JOKE… I’m what world would this circus fight pull 3.1 million buy??? Hopkins is not a solid PPV fighter his numbers against Dawson were abysmal suddenly he’s gonna be part of the BIGGEST fight in history?? Yeah right…. Neither GGG or Hopkins are gonna share a ring with Floyd Mayweather, Golovkin stopping the unknown Stevenson will not change a single thing as it pertains to him being enough of a draw to get Floyd to face a 160 pounder… Mayweather has NEVER fought successive bouts above 147, and Hopkins and GGG surely are not gonna change that bit of history…Rjackson keeps saying all it takes is $$$$$$$ “Mayweather and Pacquiao” NEVER fought and that was easily the most hyped contest of the last 10 years and the projections were off the charts… GGG and Hops Cannot draw flys compared to PacquiaoPosted October 28, 2013 9:07 am
This is a ‘make believe’ article!! Hopkins HAS called Mayweather out and ‘REALLY’ wants to fight him, that’s the one real thing here.
Hopkins is a physical specimen, but even he cannot evade father time and DRAINING himself down to 160lbs AFTER 7 years will HURT him too. He WILL be weakened and without energy!!
Floyd WILL request a REHYDRATION clause for Hopkins if that fight is to be made plain and simple. Floyd will not allow Hopkins to rehydrate himself up to 180lbs!!Posted October 28, 2013 8:37 am
HOW COME HE DOESNT CALL OUT JAMES TONEY OLD SCHOOL VS OLD SCHOOL ?Posted October 28, 2013 8:35 am
Anonymous, Hopkins is five inches taller than Floyd, not three. He’s naturally a much bigger man than Floyd is.
Really though, I can’t see this fight happening, not even for megamillions. Why? Because Floyd Sr. wanted Canelo to come down to 147 to fight his son. Why in the world would he consent to 160 for Hopkins?
I hope this fight doesn’t happen. It would be a carnival act. Kind of a freak show.Posted October 28, 2013 8:28 am
Jonn E. JaGozza
This story is a fantacy and I don’t deal well with fantacies or make believe .It doesn’t deserve a dignified response so I’ll say again why isn’t Hopkins callig out Dawson. That’s reality and the real question.Posted October 28, 2013 8:26 am
Completely pointless fight. Neither fighter will get any credit for winning.
Wow, so you can be specific enough to know what both trainers will say between rounds yet omit any mention of how a 3″ difference in both height and reach would affect things. It’s not as simple as “picking him off with counters” when they guy is three whole inches taller than you; there’s no reason to believe he’d miss and anyway, in the case of Hopkins, the top of his head follows behind every shot so there’s not much space for the picking off. I can see why Hopkins would pursue such a fight though – even at half the purse of a normal Floyd opponent he’d be doing better than ever before and after Saturday, who would pay to watch him again anyway?Posted October 28, 2013 7:02 am
not a bad little fable.you got the numbers($) right. but it won’t happen. by the way,bernard can make that weight without too much trouble.if you don’t agree,then you don’t know hopkins.hopkins lives like a monk,and doesn’t fall prey to big macs. he would not agree to a rehydrate clause because he doesn’t come in the ring more than a couple of pounds more than what he weighs in @ light heavy.he is a natural 160 lb. middleweight. mayweather doesn’t k.o. anyone but dummy’s with their hands down at 147-54. both are counter punchers.i don’t see floyd beating up b-hop and landing up and down combos.bernard looked slow last night,but being a good fighter isn’t always about speed.it’s timing.bernard was never a speedster,but had quickness. it would make a lot of money. i don’t see this fight being made.let’s just say if it was made, bernard would not get his ass kicked with his skill set.but ‘lil floyd has a good chance to win on point’s.big difference in reach and size.it’s a pick ’em fight.Posted October 28, 2013 6:39 am