Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Glen Johnson Feels Hopkins Should Continue To Fight

By Keith Idec

Glen Johnson will turn 43 on Jan. 2, but he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Johnson doesn’t think 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins should think about hanging up his gloves, either. In fact, Johnson has been perplexed by suggestions that Hopkins should retire in the wake of his controversial second-round technical knockout loss to Chad Dawson on Oct. 15 in Los Angeles.

“As far as where Bernard is in his career, he just came off of a wonderful fight [against Jean Pascal], where we were all congratulating him,” Johnson said on a conference call to promote his Nov. 5 fight against Lucian Bute in Quebec City. “So I don’t know what would be the question about what’s going on now [with him]. That fight was not finished, so it’s hard to say what would happen.”

Johnson, whom Hopkins stopped in the 11th round of their middleweight title fight 14 years ago, also thinks the Hopkins-Dawson debacle should’ve been ruled a no-contest.

“I think they’re working it out and they’re going about it the proper way,” Johnson said, referring to Golden Boy Promotions’ pursuit of having the official outcome changed by the California State Athletic Commission. “I truly thought that it should’ve been a no-contest, if the fighter can’t go on.”

Johnson continued by taking a not-so-subtle shot at Hopkins, who has a recent history of milking injuries during fights.

“You know, you certainly could have questions if he could go on or not, if he’s faking or he’s not faking,” said Johnson, who also lost 12-round unanimous decisions to Dawson in April 2008 and November 2009. “That’s not something that I need to work out. Boxing needs to work that out, or doctors or whatever. I’m not in the medical field, so I think they’re going down the right path, as far as working it out and all of that stuff.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for the Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan649 on 10-27-2011

Give me Hopkins V Johnson 2! A great way to cap off both of their respective careers. A chance for Johnson to get revenge for his only stoppage loss. And A BLOODY GOOD FIGHT>

Comment by peter stark on 10-27-2011

Johnson is no dummy. The only reason he complemented Hopkins and told him to keep fighting is because he'd like another match. He'd pulverize him!

Comment by tenPt on 10-27-2011

A comeback from an injury takes time, something B-Hop does not have.

Comment by Jack Napier on 10-27-2011

like and respect both Glen and Hopkins but after that Dawson debacle, who wants to see Hopkins again? time for him to go as for Johnson, please knock off that punk Bute

Comment by S.J. II on 10-26-2011

Glen Johnson is an OG. A pleasure to watch over the years.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement