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Bernard Hopkins Willing To Fight Again If It's Against The "Right Opponent" - I.E Jon

Bernard Hopkins Willing To Fight Again If It's Against The "Right Opponent" - I.E Jones Jnr Or Tito Trinidad
04.06.08 - By James Slater: Golden Boy Promotion's Richard Schaefer has been talking quite frequently with Setanta Sports just recently. Aside from giving his opinion on what fighters like Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather should do in the future, Schaefer also spoke about what the future may hold in store for 43-year-old legend Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins..

Though a lot of fight fans expected B-Hop to hang 'em up after losing to Joe Calzaghe last time out back in April, it seems Hopkins has not quite made up his mind yet. Wanting to go out a winner, naturally, the former middleweight and light-heavyweight king would consider one more fight, against what Schaefer refers to as the "right opponent."

Speaking with Setanta, the Golden Boy exec had the following to say.

"Bernard Hopkins had such a legendary career," Schaefer said. "For him to come back in the ring it would have to be another legendary night. Against a fighter who really adds to his legacy. He is [already] a Hall of Famer, no doubt about it. If the right fights comes along, Bernard indicated to me that he would be open to entertain another fight. When I say the right opponent that might be against a Roy Jones or a Tito Trinidad. It would really have to be something that adds to his legacy."

Would a Hopkins-Trinidad II or a Hopkins-Jones II sell? Sure. Would wins over either guy necessarily add to Hopkins' legacy? That much is debatable. Beating up Felix Trinidad for a second time would do little to add to B-Hop's reputation. Let's face it, Tito should be long retired by this stage in his life. Losing consecutively to Winky Wright and then Jones, the Puerto Rican would almost certainly suffer the same fate were he to go back in with Hopkins.

A return with the man who beat him way back in 1993 would be something slightly different for Bernard, however. Gaining revenge over a rival who has beaten you is always something worth achieving when you're the proud fighter from Philly that Hopkins is. Both seemingly pretty much evenly matched now at the veteran stage of their careers, a Hopkins-Jones return just might grab some fan attention. Not only that, but it would also offer Hopkins the chance to go out a winner while at the same time avenging a loss that has always bothered him.

What may actually prove tougher than what the prospective fight itself would be, though, is the getting of Roy Jones' signature on the contract. Getting back in with Hopkins, a fighter who has more left than he does at present, would likely be too big a risk for R.J.
 

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I'm a big Hopkins fan, i would like him to retire but i also would like to see him leave the sport on a win.
 

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i wouldn't be interested in either fight
 

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I'm a big Hopkins fan, i would like him to retire but i also would like to see him leave the sport on a win.
really i would never have guessed, haha.

i see where your coming from, the calzaghe vs. hopkins fight wasn't very pretty for ever fighter so i would like to hopkins again at his best and i think a fight against roy jones could do that, i think hopkins is still a good enough boxer even for 43 to beat jones, i think jones has deteriorated quikcer then hopkins, jones would struggle against hopkins if the fight is made.

i wouldn't mind watching hopkins vs. chad dawson, i think hopkins could shake dawson up, i don't think dawson could deal with some of the tricks hopkins plays and i really think he would beat him, hopkins has so much ring experience its hard to see how dawson would deal with the old man. :thumbsup:
 

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i'd rather hopkins retire, but if he's going to fight again let it be jones ONLY if he doesn't land the calzaghe fight. i can't believe people are still throwing tito' name out as a possible farewell fight for hopkins. hopkins should do the right thing and rule tito out completely.
 

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really i would never have guessed, haha.

i see where your coming from, the calzaghe vs. hopkins fight wasn't very pretty for ever fighter so i would like to hopkins again at his best and i think a fight against roy jones could do that, i think hopkins is still a good enough boxer even for 43 to beat jones, i think jones has deteriorated quikcer then hopkins, jones would struggle against hopkins if the fight is made.

i wouldn't mind watching hopkins vs. chad dawson, i think hopkins could shake dawson up, i don't think dawson could deal with some of the tricks hopkins plays and i really think he would beat him, hopkins has so much ring experience its hard to see how dawson would deal with the old man. :thumbsup:
ignoring the roids issue etc i think roy's style needed to be a prime tip top condition person. his left is always low and he relied on his speed and refelexes. as for hopkins, his style was and is able to cope with his age. he doesn't throw as much but the little he does throw is usually effective.

i feel roy vs hopkins would be more uglier than hopkins calz. jones is a guy who likes to wait and hit atm and hopkins would prob do the same. if there was to be a fight then the only legit fight would be this. i wouldn't like to watch it though.
 

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B-Hop could have saved himself the wind and simply said "I'm only interested in fighting guys who can't possibly beat me for big paydays." :cheeky4:
 

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Like I said. Hopkins will fight again against an easy opponent. I'm not ruling Trinidad out. Hopkins can kind of take it easy on him like Jones did and they both get paid.
 

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Like I said. Hopkins will fight again against an easy opponent. I'm not ruling Trinidad out. Hopkins can kind of take it easy on him like Jones did and they both get paid.
you're right which is why i can see it happening. and that sucks ass!!!!!!!!!
 

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B-Hop could have saved himself the wind and simply said "I'm only interested in fighting guys who can't possibly beat me for big paydays." :cheeky4:
You mean because those are the types of fights he has been taking :rolleyes: :D
 

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would he beat tito soundly? absolutely. would he beat roy soundly? i don't see that happening.


The Jones that fought Hanshaw and Tito would get his ass beat by Hopkins who in defeat to Calzaghe still looks a good fighter.

Look at Hopkins last 3 fights he has not declined where Jones has gone.
 
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