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Bernard Hopkins: Expect Me To Throw A lot With Pascal

Bernard Hopkins is determined to become the oldest world champion in history when he fights Jean Pascal later this month.

The 46-year-old challenges for Pascal's WBC light-heavyweight title on May 21 in a rematch of their drawn fight of last year.

If he emerges victorious, the 'Executioner' will become the oldest fighter ever to win a world title with one of the four main governing bodies.

Goerge Foreman, who was 45 when he beat Michael Moorer to win a version of the heavyweight crown in 1994, is the current record holder.

Hopkins said: "I am going in there with one objective: to win by any legal boxing means necessary and then get out of there with the record broken and the titles won.

"This (Foreman's record) is a hell of a milestone. This is something that not any old fighter gets to do, or most athletes from any sport for that matter.

"I have been able to reach this milestone because of things I have overcome and I am motivated by the legacy I will leave."

The pair will clash on Pascal's home soil in Montreal, but Hopkins has warned the Canadian not to underestimate him.

"I am the professor and Pascal is the student," he added.

"Sometimes the student thinks he knows more than the professor. Every now and then, you have to show them that because you know a little doesn't mean you know as much as the teacher.

"I think he respects what I have done. He would be a fool not to."

Hopkins, who won the world middlewight title for the first time in 1995 and held it for the next 10 years, also promised a cracking fight would unfold due to his different tactical approach.

"Fans can expect drama this time around. I am going to throw a lot of punches. I am going to be out of character in the way I fight this fight.

"It won't be the Bernard Hopkins people have seen the last couple of years."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bestintheworld on 05-11-2011

No doubt in my mind this fool is shooting up. Hell, he just called a black man a white man today!! Boxing be damned, Donovan McNabb would totally destroy this mental midgit. I will never again contibute to this dumb…

Comment by tlarry on 05-11-2011

Bhop is the last guy in boxing you want to doubt.

Comment by rzagza on 05-11-2011

There are ZERO canadian judges for this fight. Its being promoted by Golden Boy, last time it was by Yvon Michel. All the judges are from asia and europe. Hopkins will win if he doesnt get dropped twice again. Its…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 05-11-2011

[QUOTE=Pin Galarga;10521366]HOP has to be on PEDs and that's why He will not test. He was a low volume boxer all this life and now all of a sudden when He's almost 50 He [B]became a high volume fighter[/B]?? No…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-11-2011

Hopkins most likely will beat Pascal 9rds to 3. After watching the first fight don't see Hopkins losing if he is on top of his game.

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