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."