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Hopkins: I Want To Beat Kovalev Better Than I Did Pavlik!

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32KOs) is not only looking to win, he's looking to win big when he faces the dangerous WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs) in an HBO televised unification on November 8th.

Hopkins, nearly 50-years-old, wants to eclipse one of his biggest career victories - the 2008 HBO televised twelve round domination of then undefeated, and heavily favored to win, Kelly Pavlik. In that fight, Hopkins turned back the clock and boxed Pavlik's ears off. Pavlik, who met Hopkins at a catch-weight of 170-pounds, was never the same fighter.

"November 8th has to be accomplished in a big way for me. I just don't want to win, I want to win impressively. I want to win better than I won in the Kelly Pavlik style of fight," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 08-10-2014

a prime bhop , or even just bhop from 5 years ago i think beats kovalev. now, im picking kovalev. whether ko or not im not sure bhop is going to be 50, the legend is going to end there..…

Comment by TheThirdEye on 08-10-2014

[CENTER][URL="http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14837402&postcount=58"][IMG]http://www.pix-host.com/allimages/34832554.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/CENTER] [B]March 26 | ESPN.com[/B] TITLE: [COLOR="Red"]Plenty of blame to pass around[/COLOR] Since Stevenson never really seemed to embrace the idea of fighting Kovalev in his interviews -- always adding the caveat of "if the money is right," something Kovalev…

Comment by jas on 08-06-2014

Lot of similarities between pavlik and kovalev

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 08-06-2014

and he will

Comment by ironcurtain on 08-05-2014

kovalevs music is is called forever young forever drunk by smyslovie galucinacii

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