Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. III?

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Though modern greats Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Junior are all even at 1-1, no-one is calling for a deciding rubber-match. In fact, no-one really wanted to see the April 2010 rematch the two had. By this time, Jones was a seriously faded force, having been KO’d in quite disturbing fashion more than once (in fact, in his fight prior to the Hopkins return; with Danny Green stopping the once untouchable Jones in a single round up at cruiserweight) and Hopkins won a wide decision over the man who outpointed him in a world middleweight title fight way back in 1993; the revenge win really proving nothing.… read full article “Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. III?”

Nothing But Special Fighters On The 2020 Hall Of Fame Ballot

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Hopkins, Marquez, Mosley, Froch, Corrales, Vazquez, Bradley, Tarver and more

As per a piece from Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the names on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot have been released – and what a massive bunch of special fighters the 200 or so people who will have the hard task of voting for just five fighters on the list have to choose from.… read full article “Nothing But Special Fighters On The 2020 Hall Of Fame Ballot”

15 Years Ago: Bernard Hopkins Scores His Final Career KO At The Expense Of Oscar De La Hoya

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“It doesn’t get any bigger than this,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “It’s History,” boasted the fight poster.

It was 15 years ago today inside a sold-out MGM Grand in Las Vegas that De La Hoya made the quite audacious challenge of reigning middleweight king Bernard Hopkins.… read full article “15 Years Ago: Bernard Hopkins Scores His Final Career KO At The Expense Of Oscar De La Hoya”

Gennady Golovkin v Bernard Hopkins

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As fight fans are aware, world middleweight king Gennady Golovkin will break the world record of consecutive world title retentions at 160 pounds if he can defeat arch-rival Canelo Alvarez tomorrow night in Las Vegas. The record currently stands at an incredible 20 successful defences at middleweight and the holder of the record is Philly legend and all-time great Bernard Hopkins.… read full article “Gennady Golovkin v Bernard Hopkins”

Gennady Golovkin will equal Bernard Hopkins’ record if he wins tonight…

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….but is there any debate over who is the greater fighter?

(Photo: Ed Mulholland / HBO) As fight fans are aware, world middleweight king Gennady Golovkin will equal the world record of consecutive world title retentions at 160 pounds if he comes through against Vanes Martirosyan tonight in Carson, California.… read full article “Gennady Golovkin will equal Bernard Hopkins’ record if he wins tonight…”

Hopkins says Canelo-Golovkin rematch will be Ward-Kovalev 2 reincarnated

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Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy says the rematch between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be a “reincarnation of the Andre “SOG” Ward vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev fight. Canelo will be Ward, and Golovkin will be Kovalev, says Hopkins.

Hopkins says Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) will learn from the first fight against Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), and he’ll use what he learned to expose him as not being the “boogeyman” that everyone fears.
Canelo didn’t look so great in fighting to a 12-round draw against Golovkin on September 16 in a fight televised on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Hopkins-Smith: A Punch is Just a Fast Push or Shove

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Maybe Bernard “The Executioner/Alien” Hopkins (58-8-2, 32 KOs) was right when he said Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. (23-1-0, 19 KOs) pushed him out of the ring at The Forum, Inglewood, CA. After all a punch is just a push with speed. To be more exact, its speed and a clenched fist that changes the prod into a strike or blow. It was several of those that propelled Hopkins head first through the ropes on to the concrete floor below. The coalition of those blows brought about the unthinkable…..a stoppage of the wily old predator, who even at age 51 was still the favorite.

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Is Joe Smith Junior The Fighter of The Year?

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Go back to the start of this year and chances are you had never heard of Joe Smith Junior. But then, in June, “The Irish Bomber” scored a huge upset when he took out the tough and well known Andrzej Fonfara inside a round. This win certainly got the 27-year-old known, and the stoppage victory also earned Smith Jnr an even bigger fight – one with living legend Bernard Hopkins, and we all know what happened there this past Saturday night.

Now, with his fighter going 3-0(3) in 2016, Promoter Joe DeGuardia feels Smith is more than worthy of picking up The Fighter of The Year award. Speaking with Ringtv.com, DeGuardia explained why Smith, 23-1(19) is more worthy than Terence Crawford; Crawford being the front-runner for the distinction in the opinion of many people.

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