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 Last update:  8/3/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Hopkins Hints at Possible Golovkin Clash After Kovalev
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

If IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion (55-6-2, 32KOs) overcomes the tough challenge of WBO champ Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs) on November 8th, he is going to pursue the biggest fight possible - and that fight might not necessarily be a unification with WBC kingpin Adonis Stevenson.

Hopkins said he was willing to go down in weight for the right fight, and hinted at two possible names in the lower weight division. He said he was open to facing someone with a 'four letter word' [WBA super middleweight champ Andre Ward] or a 'three letter word' [WBA/IBO 160-pound champ Gennady "GGG" Golovkin].

Hopkins said his preference would be Golovkin. In past interviews, Hopkins said he wasn't too interested in derailing a top 'American' fighter like Ward.

"It's all about the better deals. It could be down in weight or it could be at my weight. It could be at 167 or it could be a catch-weight with somebody coming up, who knows? Might be a four letter, might be a three letter word...who knows? I don't like the four letter word, but the three letter word sounds good. Who knows what takes place," Hopkins said.

Later Hopkins would say: "[Golovkin] is a good fighter, not great fighter, he would have to prove that [he's a great fighter] if he gets me."

Tags: Bernard Hopkins , Gennady Golovkin , Sergey Kovalev , Hopkins-Kovalev , Hopkins vs Kovalev


 

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comment by MMegatron, on 08-04-2014
I want GGG to get big fights, but hopkins should be fighting Ward if he's worrying about legacy. At least Hopkins is bringing boxing back.

comment by Mr.Fantastic, on 08-04-2014
What a shocker!! Hopkins wants to fight ANOTHER guy coming up 1+ divisions. Why not Ward? Oh that's right!!! Black on black crime since he's the so called future.

comment by J-champ, on 08-04-2014
I think Hopkins is too old for both these fights.

comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe, on 08-04-2014
lol @ Clowns saying Bhope dodged a blood test, i wonder do any of you know that pascal asked for a blood test after the fight was signed at a press conference???????? u cant make a demand at a press conference they need to be made during negotiations... less fanboys and more boxing fans pleas...

comment by KevinHenry007, on 08-04-2014
Hopkins would beat GGG

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