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Hopkins: Pacquiao is Easy Money For Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. had a tougher time than expected against Marcos Maidana earlier this month, IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is still pretty confident that Mayweather would handle Manny Pacquiao quite easily if a fight was put together. Hopkins feels Pacquiao has slid further, in terms of his physical abilities, than Mayweather.

"I believe that if Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao fight tomorrow, I think it would be easy money for Floyd Mayweather. I didn’t think totally that way four or five years ago when the hype was at the highest. I think that Pacquiao took three notches back. That’s my opinion — and that was before the knockout from Marquez," Hopkins told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

While many fans would still like to see it, Hopkins believes the fight should have happened several years ago when the widespread interest was there.

"I don’t agree with anybody that thinks that Pacquiao-Mayweather is the big fight per say of the perception of who would win and who would lose like it was before. I think we lost that opportunity, I think we lost the biggest super bowl in boxing," Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jas on 05-16-2014

hopkins is starting to sound like a mayweather groupie

Comment by jef20071 on 05-16-2014

exactly, pac would beat KFC JRS BUTT. BHOP wants to fight kfc jr, so something seems fishy in that it self to me

Comment by jef20071 on 05-16-2014

Bhop is full of poo poo on his belief KFC JR beating Pac, i beleave Maidanas talent is about tops for Kfc jrs boxing limit. Pac is quicker can give better angles and still has power in both hands, Hes…

Comment by john_uphold on 05-14-2014

[QUOTE=Luilun;14547442]Pacquaio is wash up, I think the Bradley head first windmill attack would trouble Floyd. Here's why Floyd is afraid of getting head butted . The windmill attack will be constant for 12 rounds,Bradley also throws over hand rights, he…

Comment by Snake4380 on 05-13-2014

[QUOTE=Nomadic;14548586]Pac won't have that size advantage Maidana had.[/QUOTE] Pac doesn't need a size advantage..all needs is his superior hand speed and angles...Floyd will get hit more than Maidana and Pac will make him look like Margarito if Floyd doesn't run…

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