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Hopkins: I Won't Fight Ward, Even For $15 Million Dollars

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KOs) is in no way going to consider a future fight with WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward. Hopkins has too much respect for Ward, considers him a friend, and says there is no amount of money that would make him fight Ward. On Saturday night, Hopkins broke his own record, at age 48, by becoming the oldest boxer to ever win a world championship by winning a twelve round decision over Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs).

"Andre Ward is a protege of myself. I would never fight Andre Ward, and I even told Richard [Schaefer] that in the ring....$10 million dollars, $8 million dollars, $15 million dollars....I told him in the ring it's not the money. And I mean that. And I put that on my mom's grave," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-12-2013

:lol1: you dudes crack me up...how does B.Hop saying he's not gonna fight Ward equal up to B.Hop ducking him?!?...this isn't the first time B.Hop said this...he just repeated something he ALREADY made public in 2011 AGAIN, how does this…

Comment by DoubleMM on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=tlarry;13134674]Bhop is letting these promoters know, he's fighting to spoil careers. He considers Ward the next great to carry the torch for years to come. If he can make the pretenders go away, he is motivated by that. That's credible.…

Comment by VatoMulatto on 03-12-2013

Did Mary Popkins say it's not about the money and would turn down the fight even if it was about [B][SIZE="4"]15Mill.[/SIZE][/B] :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: That's some straight up bull****. They are PRIZE FIGHTERS. Ain't no boxer going to turn down 15mill. Mary…

Comment by Someone88 on 03-12-2013

Ward is a cool guy.

Comment by thuggery on 03-12-2013

What a joke, there's actually people here defending BHop's [B]blatant duck[/B] of Ward. :lol1:

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