Originally Posted by reedickyaluss
This injury will be the descent of Hopkins.
He will not be able to train like he used too... he may stay in the gym, but what he can do will be significantly limited.
The main reason Hopkins stays successful at this age, is he never lets himself get "out of shape". He's always training, always in the gym.. so that when training camp comes, it's not such a huge impact on his body to go from out of shape, to fight shape... he goes from in shape... to fight shape.
It will be hard for him to stay "in shape" with this injury.
Sure... he can Run, do ab work etc... but you have to be able to do much more than that to be in in boxing shape...
At almost 47 years old, this injury will take awhile to heal, and could very well come back when he does go back into training, or even in the middle of a fight..
The same thing went through my mind except that i wouldnt completely rule him out. 6 weeks really aint that bad, he'll be through with that early January.