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Hopkins Could Fight On, Lucian Bute a Possible Target

By Bill Emes

Former two division champion Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) is possibly going to continue his career. The 47-year-old veteran has not made a final decision on whether or not he plans to hang up the gloves. On Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Hopkins lost a twelve round majority decision to Chad Dawson (31-1, 17KOs).

According to Hopkins, he needs fights that "motivate" him. One particular possibility he mentioned is Lucian Bute (30-0, 24KOs), who in a couple of weeks will defend his title against Carl Froch (28-2, 20KOs).

"If you think tonight my swan song would be sung...no. Because I believe there are a lot of people who won't fight me and they already said so. It all depends on whether the motivation is a Bute or whether the motivation is something significant that I can once again prove that I an worthy of not only being the king of the division but prove that...................tonight somebody seen something different, I think different, but I'll let the chips fall where they might fall," Hopkins said.

"But as far as tonight being a night where I'll say 'it was great, it was fun, it was a struggle, it was hard, I'm done' - I would have to look at the whole landscape. I will talk, me and Oscar [ De La Hoya], me and Richard [Schaefer]. We always talk on the phone and I'll figure out what I want to do and what I'm comfortable with."

Hopkins did mention the possibility of being more involved as a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, and mentoring the younger fighters like WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 04-30-2012

The reason Hopkins is hard to look good against is because he is dirt bag that doesn't want to fight. And if they fight I predict that Bute's wicked body shots will take out Bhop for the first time.

Comment by twosweethooks on 04-30-2012

Well it looks like the only thing that will make Hopkins hang up the gloves is the get that good whupping and have that head warmed up real good, Bute may be the one , he has the uppercut to…

Comment by Jack Napier on 04-29-2012

Hopkins could probably beat Bute he has to choose selectively if he's gonna keep fighting give him props for Dawson because that was a bad fight to take Bute doesn't have a style that Hopkins would struggle with think Bute…

Comment by Camp Beast on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=EngorgedW/Blood;12058305]Like I said before the Dawson fight, I'd like Hopkins to fight on. I predicted Hopkins would not lose badly to Dawson, and I predicted the loser of the fight would argue that he should've won. And that's exactly what…

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;12057800]Hopkins has clearly lost to Dawson! So why should he get another major fight just now? Why should Bute fight a guy that lost his last fight? Only because hopkins is 47?? Hopkins has to earn another pay day but…

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