Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bernard Hopkins Comments on Mosley, Wright Retirements

By Bill Emes

Earlier this week, future Hall of Famers "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Ronald "Winky "Wright announced their intentions to retire from boxing. Wright, 40-years-old and a former undisputed champion at 154, retired not long after Saturday's decision loss to middleweight contender Peter Quillin. Mosley, also 40 and a former three division champion, retired a few weeks after his decision loss to WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Former two division champion and the oldest fighter to ever win a major championship, Bernard Hopkins, still appears eager to continue punching. Hopkins, 47, lost a twelve round majority decision to Chad Dawson in April, but the old veteran was still very competitive in the fight.

"Winky Wright and "Sugar" Shane Mosley, they both did a hell of a job and they both understand that the time they feel it needs to be done, they understand that it needs to be done. I'm no Winky Wright and I'm no "Sugar" Shane Mosley and I think I've proven that. They had a great career. Their time....they feel had came - and mine might be one that might come and it might not be. They both had great careers and they have nothing to be ashamed of. They leave the game like they left the game and I'm supporting them.," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by I Love Jesus! on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=djtmal;12214455]stokely, if you think that bernard hopkins, doesn't take shots during a fight, i advise you to watch his fight with joe calzaghe, who hit him more than anybody since roy jones in 93, his 2nd fight with roy jones,…

Comment by Miburo on 06-07-2012

Wright has basically been retired for years already, barring the sporadic comeback loss.

Comment by djtmal on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=Stokely;12214190] I'm also not that feared for the man's health 'cause he doesn't really take shots. He's forgotten more about boxing than most fighters have ever known.[/QUOTE] stokely, if you think that bernard hopkins, doesn't take shots during a fight,…

Comment by djtmal on 06-07-2012

going from the lineal champ @ 175, to beating a lessor opponent, for a fringe belt, on espn friday night fights, or hbo world championship boxing, is all i can see bernard hopkins, doing at this point, and there's not…

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=Stokely;12214190]I'd like to see Bernard go out as a major title holder and I feel he's still capable of achieving that. I'm also not that feared for the man's health 'cause he doesn't really take shots. He's forgotten more about…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Saunders Confident: Lemieux Looks Good Against B-Level Fighters! Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam: Phil Edwards To Referee Gabe Flores Back on Nov. 17 at Reno/Sparks Convention Center Parker vs. Fury: WBO Rejects Protest To Rescore The Fight Abel Sanchez Pleased With Murat Gassiev's Work For Wlodarczyk Joshua: There are Still People Who Doubt, Want Me To Lose Sadam Ali: Been Huge Underdog Before, I've Proved People Wrong Photos: Anthony Joshua Training in Beast Mode For Carlos Takam Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement