Is Bernard Hopkins using Kelly Pavlik as a measuring stick against Chad Dawson?
In recent interviews that I have seen of Hopkins on the topic of fighting Dawson, he sorta sounds like "I beat Pavlik, a 26 year old young lion, I can beat Dawson like that too"
Pavlik is the Middleweight Champion of the world, Chad Dawson is the light heavyweight Champion of the world. Is it right for Hopkins to say he can beat Dawson whilst using Pavlik to actually compare how he would do against Dawson? If Pavlik fought Dawson at 170, would Dawson beat him up worse than Hopkins did?
Hopkins has nothing to prove and has a lot of food in his plate, has a busy schedule, is an executive at Golden Boy Promotions, and color commentator for ESPN. Calzaghe retired and that's the fight i wanted to see(Hop vs Cal II) now the only fight that makes sense is Dawson. If not then, Bernard Hopkins my man, just retire you're already a legend.