By suggesting that he is the only one out there who can potentially hand Mayweather Jr. his first loss, Bernard Hopkins initiated a huge wave of discussions, arguments and predictions. The idea itself had never entered anyone’s mind, until at the Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo post fight press conference Hopkins decided to bring the subject to the microphones and video cameras being shoved in his face.
Whether or not the fight is a viable option for either of the fighters, it seems nothing more but an illusion, a fantasy that feeds the boxing fans and the media ideas that are simply unrealistic.
Bernard Hopkins was probably serious about his opinion, but what about team Mayweather? Have they given Hopkins’s words any thought? Do they have any position on the subject?
In a recent interview by HustleBoss, Mayweather Sr. had a few words to share about Beranrd’s belief: “He’s talking awful foolish. It’s a good thing for what he’s done and what he’s doing still. But I’m going to tell you right now, he’s jealous about Floyd. Talking about fighting Floyd, as big as he is. He ain’t fighting Floyd. It’s stupid, man. To be honest with you, it don’t even make sense for that fight to even take place,” stated Floyd Sr.
I don’t think that anyone had given this fight any serious thought, and while it would turn out to be an incredible financial success, the boxing fans would not accept the legitimacy of such a fight.