Well both fighters tone has changed from the last press conference. Hopkins is no longer smiling and attempting jokes like he was yesturday. Weather it's going to work in the ring or not is one thing, but Jean Pascal has gotten under Hopkins's skin..which should not be up for debate, now he has to capitilize on it now.
Don't understand why Hopkins and his people continues to bring up his victory over Roy Jones Jr. like it actually means something. Jones was the definition of a shot fighter, coming off a 121 second defeat in a tune up and still couldn't look impressive or stop him. Hopkins embarressed himself in that fight and would have settled for a DQ the way he was carrying on complaining, crying and rolling around the ring more than throwing. Roy was just countering back to Hopkins dirty fighting. Same thing with the De La Hoya fight which doesn't mean much. Hopkins is a great fighter who gets better with age & seems to be a smart guy but it gets a bit tiring hearing him talk himself up all the time and complain. The guy seems to be good and giving it, but not great at taking it when it comes to insulting and degrading his opponents.
All of these anger and emotions from both fighters shall make for a very interesting fight.