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Hopkins Hints Again at Desire to Face Floyd Mayweather

by David P. Greisman

Bernard Hopkins has spoken of it before, and he’s now bringing it up again: a potential fight with pound-for-pound and box-office king Floyd Mayweather.

“After I become light heavyweight champion again, if there’s one big fight out there and I think ‘50-50,’ he gets 50 wins, I turn 50, that’d be huge at 165, 170 pounds,” he said, a reference to Hopkins’ upcoming birthday in January 2015 and to Floyd Mayweather’s anticipated record of 49-0 once he reaches the end of his Showtime deal at the end of 2015.

Hopkins said he could make 165 or 168 pounds “real good, real comfortably.” He checked in at 172.4 pounds for his win over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday.

“I would love to do that, but let me get past [Adonis] Stevenson, because you know he can punch,” Hopkins told reporters.

“Once I become the light heavyweight champion, I ain’t gonna defend it,” he said. “If I do a fight, it’s going to be one of the biggest fight in the world, and it’ll be ‘50-50: The Promotion.’ Figure out what that means. … We’ll do that one at a stadium somewhere.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 04-21-2014

Hopkins is trying to motivate himself. Stevenson will be his last fight but its motivating when you have another fight to look forward to after the fight if you don't overlook this opponent.

Comment by TLC8 on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=Ray*;14452233]Does a Mayweather fight really pays that much? I mean I see people like B-Hop, Ward or GGG throw their names into the hat all the time, so it begs the question does a Mayweather really pays that much? Or…

Comment by JDD1 on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=TLC8;14452221]Yeah you're a fkkin idiot to. Leonard fought Hagler and fought his own fight which is why everyone else failed against Hagler; they all fought Haglers fight. So could care less what you're implying about "lying to Hagler"; what, are…

Comment by Ray* on 04-21-2014

Does a Mayweather fight really pays that much? I mean I see people like B-Hop, Ward or GGG throw their names into the hat all the time, so it begs the question does a Mayweather really pays that much? Or…

Comment by TLC8 on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=JDD1;14451783]Let me get this straight-you are praising ray leonard for the stunt he pulled lying to Hagler, waiting 5 years to fight him, then giving him credit for the DOnny Lalonde fight by saying it was a challenge. wow.[/QUOTE] Yeah…

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