Advertisement
Advertisement

Hopkins: I'm Rooting For Froch To Win, Want Him Next

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins tells Jeff Powell of Daily Mail that he wants Carl Froch (30-2, 22KOs) to defeat Mikkel Kessler in their unification rematch on May 25th - because Hopkins wants to fight him next. Hopkins has a mandatory defense of his title on July 13th against Karo Murat.

"Froch is top of my wish list. I have great respect for him as a fighter. He is very exciting and our styles would make for a great fight. I will happily go over to the UK to make it happen but of course Carl will have to beat Kessler first. I am rooting for him to do it and I think he will win this time," Hopkins said.

Hopkins would even face Froch before WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.

"Cleverly is a possibility for later this year but Froch is my preference if we can get it made."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tocayito1 on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=KJB;13337187]Really? I mean I love Bhop, he is one of my all time favorite fighters. But he would dominate Carl Froch? Like, Carl Froch circa 2013? I just don't see it. Bhop seems to have some magic formula for not…

Comment by ddangerous on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=ИATAS;13336338]Hopkins is sick and tired of ruining good American fighter's careers. Andre Ward would become Kelly Pavlik 2.0. Would be sad to see a man of faith turn to the bottle.[/QUOTE] LOL. Ward would retire BHop. Not even close. It…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;13336721]BHOP knows what he's doing. He's famous for schooling slower, flat-footed, slugger types. This fight would mirror the Cloud fight or better yet, Ward's dismantling of Froch.[/QUOTE] I am not even a huge Froch fan but come on he…

Comment by hyeduk on 05-07-2013

Hopkins cant forget how he lost to Calzaghe and now he wants to avenge his loss..."You're not even in my league! I would never let a white boy beat me. I would never lose to a white boy. I couldn't…

Comment by KickAzz on 05-07-2013

if I'm Froch I don't fight Hopkins less they give me an offer I can't refuse

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines Josh Warrington Stops Patrick Hyland, in Line For Gary Russell Frampton: Santa Cruz is Definitely a Bigger Fight Than Quigg Robert Garcia: Mikey is Only 28, His Prime is Still Ahead McGuigan: No Size Advantage for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Dillian Whyte Dominates David Allen, Wins WBC Regional Belt Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton: Pre-Fight Report Card Michel Soro, Hassan N'Dam Batter Opponents in France Luke Campbell Survives Knockdown, Beats Mendez For WBC Silver Santa Cruz vs. Frampton LIVE Results From Barclays Tyrone Nurse Outpoints Tommy Coyle in Cracker To Retain Mikey Garcia's Coach: We'd Love Terence Crawford in The Future! Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement