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Bernard Hopkins vs Ronald "Winky" Wright.

170lb catch weight fight

21st june 2007

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, USA
 

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Man I don’t know about this one. If B-HOP was going to stick around, I liked the fact that he was going to move up to HEAVY WEIGHT. I like WINKY, I thought he beat Taylor. Taylor's good, but man Winky is Winky.. He's a great fighter. Under rated, but B-Hop and Winky both have the power to knock each other out. The question is….. Will they actually fight? If neither Winky or BHOP fight, it will be nothing more than what we watched this past Saturday. BOARING!!!! I want to see Kessler and Calzaghe fight. That will be exciting..
 

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Bernard will win this fight IMO. I like both of them but this is going to be one of the most boring fights of all time.
 

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Imagine if this turned out to be an all out war and fight of the year!!

Hahah i know, i know.. but i can dream right? I say Hop wins a close UD in a quite boring fight.
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
Bernard will win this fight IMO. I like both of them but this is going to be one of the most boring fights of all time.
thats what they said about the winky taylor fight was gonna be!!!

that fight ended up being my favorite fight last year by the way...


WINKY WINKY WINKY WINKY
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
I thought the winky/taylor fight was boring as hell.

Hop Hop Hop Hop Hop.
2000 on it posterboy?

homeboy your trippin.... that was the best fight of last year.. non stop boxing.and sluggin..
 

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LeedsLad said:
Imagine if this turned out to be an all out war and fight of the year!!

Hahah i know, i know.. but i can dream right? I say Hop wins a close UD in a quite boring fight.
man that would be awesome but i don't think it'll happen. BUT hey I'll get my hopes up for it. Because I want to see something. I don't want to go to the score cards. I like "Winky" a lot but B-HOP has been one of my favorites too for a long time. Its a toss up. There both smart and talented.
 

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Winky vs B-Hop

Theirs only one fighter that can make it a boring fight and that’s B-Hop.
I think winky is going forward the hole fight while b-nop is walking backwards and punching and holding.

If I really look at b-hop, I really can’t say I like him as a fighter.
He is just a black version of john Ruiz (one punch and hold) with a little Evander (head bunting)
 

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Like a villain from an 80's slasher film, you can never discount Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins was supposed to have officially retired from the ring after dethroning Antonio Tarver last June for the unofficial light heavyweight championship. Less than a year after that shocking win however Hopkins has now decided to leave his semi-retirement to take on former junior middleweight champion Ronald "Winky" Wright in a catch weight fight of 170 pounds. The 12-round bout, which will take place on July 21st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada was announced two weeks ago with the first stop of the press tour taking place Tuesday in New York City.

"You're only as good as your last fight," the 42 year-old Hopkins explained when he came to the podium at the ESPN Zone in Times Square. "I'm a late bloomer. You're just starting to see a new Bernard Hopkins in a new body."

"A lot of people ask me why I chose (to fight) Bernard," Wright, 35, said. "I say I didn't chose Bernard, he chose me. The only thing left was Bernard. I run away from no challenge."

"The one thing you won't see is a boring fight." Chris Lighty, the CEO of Winky Promotions said in response to buzz that the fight would be too defensive oriented. "We had no problem giving a brutal beating to our friend (Jermain) Taylor and we're going to do the same thing to Hopkins."

"Bernard has all these crafty things he does but come July 21st I'm going to be on his ass from the first round," Wright, 51-3-1, 35 KO's, said. "I come to fight."

"I am numb to what Winky and his business partner says," Hopkins responded. "I'm a chameleon. I can do everything (in the ring). I'm undefeated with southpaws; ten and 0 with nine knockouts. And I love to beat up Florida boys because they're spoiled with the sun." The "Executioner", 47-4-1, 32 KO's even nicknamed his opponent "Winky the Twinky," squeezing the cake in his hand to show the damage he would do to his naturally smaller opponent. "I guarantee that you won't see Winky again after July 21st."

"It's a very interesting and intriguing fight," former Hopkins knockout victim turned Hopkins trainer John David Jackson said in his assessment of the fight. "A lot of people sleep on this young man (Wright) but he can fight. It's going to be a very, very good fight." Jackson will be co-training Hopkins with Freddie Roach, who was not in attendance for the press conference. Nazim Richardson, Hopkin's former trainer, is still in recovery after suffering a minor stroke.

With or without Richardson is his corner however Hopkins remains the same confident fighter he always was regardless of the abbreviated retirement from the ring. "There's no puzzle in boxing that I can't figure out," he said. "My goal is to top last year with Tarver. He's going to say his thing, I'm going to do my thing and at the end of the day we'll see who's telling the truth."
 

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Hopkins wins the fight. I believe he is the better fighter in the long run. This does have the potential to be a boring fight but i dont beliveve it will. Should be more interesting than what a lot of people think it will be. I know i will be watching.
 

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PrettyBoyFloyd said:
Like a villain from an 80's slasher film, you can never discount Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins was supposed to have officially retired from the ring after dethroning Antonio Tarver last June for the unofficial light heavyweight championship. Less than a year after that shocking win however Hopkins has now decided to leave his semi-retirement to take on former junior middleweight champion Ronald "Winky" Wright in a catch weight fight of 170 pounds. The 12-round bout, which will take place on July 21st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada was announced two weeks ago with the first stop of the press tour taking place Tuesday in New York City.

"You're only as good as your last fight," the 42 year-old Hopkins explained when he came to the podium at the ESPN Zone in Times Square. "I'm a late bloomer. You're just starting to see a new Bernard Hopkins in a new body."

"A lot of people ask me why I chose (to fight) Bernard," Wright, 35, said. "I say I didn't chose Bernard, he chose me. The only thing left was Bernard. I run away from no challenge."

"The one thing you won't see is a boring fight." Chris Lighty, the CEO of Winky Promotions said in response to buzz that the fight would be too defensive oriented. "We had no problem giving a brutal beating to our friend (Jermain) Taylor and we're going to do the same thing to Hopkins."

"Bernard has all these crafty things he does but come July 21st I'm going to be on his ass from the first round," Wright, 51-3-1, 35 KO's, said. "I come to fight."

"I am numb to what Winky and his business partner says," Hopkins responded. "I'm a chameleon. I can do everything (in the ring). I'm undefeated with southpaws; ten and 0 with nine knockouts. And I love to beat up Florida boys because they're spoiled with the sun." The "Executioner", 47-4-1, 32 KO's even nicknamed his opponent "Winky the Twinky," squeezing the cake in his hand to show the damage he would do to his naturally smaller opponent. "I guarantee that you won't see Winky again after July 21st."

"It's a very interesting and intriguing fight," former Hopkins knockout victim turned Hopkins trainer John David Jackson said in his assessment of the fight. "A lot of people sleep on this young man (Wright) but he can fight. It's going to be a very, very good fight." Jackson will be co-training Hopkins with Freddie Roach, who was not in attendance for the press conference. Nazim Richardson, Hopkin's former trainer, is still in recovery after suffering a minor stroke.

With or without Richardson is his corner however Hopkins remains the same confident fighter he always was regardless of the abbreviated retirement from the ring. "There's no puzzle in boxing that I can't figure out," he said. "My goal is to top last year with Tarver. He's going to say his thing, I'm going to do my thing and at the end of the day we'll see who's telling the truth."

haha that was great man..... Hey i like winky (the twinky)! I like them both so its another De La Hoya mayweather fight for me. Two of my favorite fighters at it again... i think over all i want B-HOP to win...
 

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I want b-hop to win because he has been the man for a very long time and should still have that winning streak going. It was stolen from him and I feel bad for the guy because he has done it all.
 
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