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Trainer Freddie Roach, who worked the corner of Bernard Hopkins last Saturday, feels the Philadelphia fighter should retire before he gets hurt. Hopkins lost a split-decision verdict to Joe Calzaghe, but has a possible rematch on the table with Felix Trinidad. Promoter Don King recently contacted Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer to discuss a Hopkins-Trinidad rematch.

Roach voiced the opinion that Hopkins needs to focus on his future health, forget about Trinidad or making any other fight and call it a career.

"I'd tell him to retire," Roach told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's had a great career. At his age, he might be pushing the envelope a little too much. . . . He's not got anything to be ashamed of tonight or any night in his life. Forty-three? Shoot, I retired when I was 27."

 

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I think he should, Tito money maybe very tempting for him though.
 

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He could take the Tito fight to end his career with a win. Although its pointless i wouldn't blame him for wanting to go out with a W.

I also think its time for Hopkins to retire, its probably the first time i recall Hopkins being tired and inactive in the championship rounds, where he usually comes on stronger.
 

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I dont care to see another one sided destruction again, i dont care to see Tito above 160 again either.

If Nard fights again id like to see him execute Dawson then call it a day.
 

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I think it'll be Tito.
 

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Yeah, probably. That's where the money is, but it hurts me to see a Tito fighting above 160lbs. I miss the Felix Trinidad of old.
 

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Trinidad was a sensationally fighter at 147lbs. His left hook was devastating down there, its a shame he keeps on fighting and especially against Bernard. He'll get badly beaten again.
 

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He needs to go out on a W, maybe fight Glen Johnson or someone like that. But Tito vs. B-Hop looks likely.
Hopkins won't get in there with a banger like Johnson. That wouldn't be an easy win like Trinidad.
i would hope bernard would show some mercy, and not even entertain any idea of fighting tito. he's cheapening his legacy after each dismal performance.
I'm a Hopkins fan more than a Tito fan. I'd like to see Hopkins go out with a win over anyone.
 
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Bhop is my favourite fighter bar none however i dont really wanna see tito take a beating. he shouldnt fight above 160, infact i not even sure if i want to see Tito fight again, not in a bad way but just dont want him to get hurt.


Like i say Bhop is my boxing legend and as much as i want him to go out with a win, i dont want to see him going down the Holyfield route, losing to people he would never of lost to in his prime
 

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your dead on Shane (for the first time ever) Hopkins has no business with Glenn Johnson. he should try Jeff Lacy he is a named guy but very beatable.
 

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Trinidad was a sensationally fighter at 147lbs. His left hook was devastating down there, its a shame he keeps on fighting and especially against Bernard. He'll get badly beaten again.
Yeap that's the most likely scenario, but hey they're the ones asking for it so I say let them fight so they can both retire for good with some good $$$$$
 

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By Mark Vester

Trainer Freddie Roach, who worked the corner of Bernard Hopkins last Saturday, feels the Philadelphia fighter should retire before he gets hurt. Hopkins lost a split-decision verdict to Joe Calzaghe, but has a possible rematch on the table with Felix Trinidad. Promoter Don King recently contacted Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer to discuss a Hopkins-Trinidad rematch.

Roach voiced the opinion that Hopkins needs to focus on his future health, forget about Trinidad or making any other fight and call it a career.

"I'd tell him to retire," Roach told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's had a great career. At his age, he might be pushing the envelope a little too much. . . . He's not got anything to be ashamed of tonight or any night in his life. Forty-three? Shoot, I retired when I was 27."

It was hardly an execution Tommy more like yet another Vegas assassination. But if Calzaghe fans are happy classing this injustice as a win for their hero so be it. Let the contraversy die now
I hope Bernard retires for good he's got nothing to prove to anyone
Real boxing fans know who REALLY won the Vegas injustices
Thanks for Everything Bernard
 

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Get over yourself and bhop CJ. Everyone else has excepted it. BHOP announced his retirement today I believe. But I think he'll get one more win and then retire.
 

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Get over yourself and bhop CJ. Everyone else has excepted it. BHOP announced his retirement today I believe. But I think he'll get one more win and then retire.
Accepting and allowing the Vegas scoring injustices just allow the crooks to continue Its time people like Giampa,Ford & co were called to explain their ridiculous officiating
 
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