Advertisement
Advertisement

Hopkins Mulls Return, Says He Ruined Pascal and Pavlik

By Edward Chaykovsky

47-year-old Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs) is still considering the possibility of returning to the ring. The oldest man to capture a major championship has been sitting on the sidelines since the majority-decision defeat to Chad Dawson on April 28 in Atlantic City. Hopkins doesn't rule out the possibility of that loss being his final fight.

If he does continue to fight it won't be for a paycheck. He wants the fight to have meaning, but says a lot of managers and promoters are scared to match their up and coming fighters against him.

"I always think there's another fight in me because I'm a fighter," Hopkins said to the Philadelphia Daily News. "But it would have to be for a very good reason. I won't fight again just for money. I've turned my back on dollars before."

"People ask me all the time if I'm done or not done. It might not be my decision to make. There are a lot of guys out there who are afraid of Bernard Hopkins, and they should be. I've upset too many plans. Jean Pascal hasn't fought in, like, a year-and-a-half. I ruined him. Kelly Pavlik hasn't been the same since he fought me. Other guys' managers and promoters know that.

"Look, I'm more than halfway through my life on this earth. I'm fast approaching 48 [his birthday is Jan. 15], and I'm loving it. So I got to ask myself, what is the rest of the time that I have going to be like? I won't be boxing forever. That's not going to happen. Who knows? Maybe at this time next year, I'll just go fishing."

Tags: Bernard Hopkins image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 10-07-2012

Hopkins should fight the winner of Cloud-Pascal (if that ****s even happening?) and then retire.

Comment by ddangerous on 10-07-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;12583437]stop ducking cleverly[/QUOTE] hahaha awesome. +1

Comment by daggum on 10-06-2012

stop ducking cleverly

Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-06-2012

Hopkins really loves this soul taking stuff. [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu1pz9mita1qhf6f6o1_400.gif[/img]

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 10-06-2012

[QUOTE=subhuman;12583294]He needs to retire. [B][U]He's no longer relevant[/U][/B], no one cares about him or his cheating ways. When I watch boxing I prefer not to see MMA moves and soccer dives.[/QUOTE] so why did you bother to click and post…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Khan Prepared To Make Things Ugly To Prevail: A Win is a Win Video: De La Hoya Pumped During Canelo-Khan Fight Week Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers Wilder vs. Povetkin Undercard Coming Together: Bivol, Ochigava Roach: I Want Tapia To Be Smart, Box Lemieux All Fight Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill Korobov vs. Vera Clash Set For Alvarado-Torres Card Khan: I Think Fury, Haye Beat Joshua at The Moment Stephen Smith Added To Bellew-Makabu Undercard Stevens breaks down Canelo-Khan and the Caneloweight Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement