Hopkins: I Won't Get a Scratch on Me From Kovalev!
By Edward Chaykovsky
WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, 49-years-old, is not afraid of the punching power associated with WBO champion Sergey Kovalev. They will battle on November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Hopkins will look to outbox the stronger, more aggressive Kovalev. Only 2 of Kovalev's 26 opponents have been able to go the distance. Hopkins is not only predicting a win, and going the distance, but also says he won't have a scratch on him when it's over.
"Come November 8 on HBO you get to watch artwork. You're watching Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong with gloves on. It's such a testimony to see a 50-year-old man - less than 100 days from now - go 30 plus minutes with a young strong Russian puncher and not get a scratch on him," Hopkins said.
"I understand humans have a timeline of when they are supposed to go. Age 35 and you're done - I don't care what sport you're in. It's a fact. I don't know what type of evidence I need to show I'm an alien other than what is there."
[QUOTE=boxingfocus;14909060]It is not fair to say Kovalev is ordinary. He punches crisply, almost like shadow boxing, and digs in at the end of the shot - rather than the forceful swing the majority of boxers employ. He puts his shots…Comment by jas on 09-04-2014
[QUOTE=firstborn;14910508]I think Kovalev has a better shot than many realize. Kovalev is younger, stonger, dangerous puncher and has the advantage of having someone who was once close to Hopkins as his trainer. If Kovalev can keep Hopkins from mauling him…Comment by yoz on 09-04-2014
[QUOTE=chav;14907855]Translation: EPO and PEDS have me fighting way past my prime. I'm going to hug Kovalev harder then Big Dunn and the Floyd ball-washers hug Floyd's balls and as soon as Kovalev gets free, I will throw myself on the…Comment by firstborn on 09-04-2014
I think Kovalev has a better shot than many realize. Kovalev is younger, stonger, dangerous puncher and has the advantage of having someone who was once close to Hopkins as his trainer. If Kovalev can keep Hopkins from mauling him…Comment by Nomadic on 09-03-2014
Let's go BHop, hopefully after this win, that chump Stevenson will step up next.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (32)