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 Last update:  5/12/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Hopkins: Pacquiao is Easy Money For Mayweather
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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.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Bernard Hopkins



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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 to much for KFC JR to handle. this is why hes testing the waters, and avoiding pac. Its plain ...

comment by john_uphold, on 05-14-2014
[QUOTE=Luilun]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 also has good endurance and Mayweather punches won...

comment by Snake4380, on 05-13-2014
[QUOTE=Nomadic]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 for survival... Pac's style is all ...

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