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Hopkins: Rigondeaux is 90% Done, May Quit Again in Future

By Radio Rahim

Former two division world champion and Golden Boy executive Bernard Hopkins was very impressed with last week's big win by WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, who made Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs) quit after six rounds of action at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight was heavily hyped, as this contest marked the first time in boxing history when two, two-time Olympic gold medal winners would collide in the ring.

Rigondeaux, who was moving up by two full weight divisions to 130-pounds, said his left hand was seriously injured, which left him unable to continue in the fight. But doubts were cast in the aftermath, after his promoter revealed that the boxer's hand was bruised - but there was no fracture of any kind.

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It was the first loss for Rigondeaux since 2003, when he was still in the amateur ranks.

According to Hopkins, once a fighter mentally gives up in a fight and quits - that same fighter can always repeat the same scenario in the future if the going gets too tough.

Based on what he saw and Rigondeaux's physical demeanor before and after the fight, Hopkins believes the boxer is practically done - at least from a mental aspect.

"Is he done mentally or is he done physically? Because I can answer that in two ways. Mentally when you quit, you are actually done, because you can always quit again. A quitter never stops from quitting.. all you have to do is push that button and he'll quit again. He might be done in that aspect," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com

"But as a fighter, somebody will drag him in there and put him in there with somebody - its the fight business. But mentally, if you ask me those two questions (mentally or physically) - 90% he's done (mentally)."

Rigondeaux is expected to return to the ring in the future, back down at the super bantamweight limit of 122-pounds.

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rrayvez on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18343515]You are one guy I can't STAND!!! Talk ALL that SHT!!! from NY! LOUD MOUTH POS! Again you would NEVER beat me. Your too FKN SOFT. MOST fights happen in Vegas Where you at??? GGG vs. Canelo will be here…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-17-2017

AREA CODE of VEGAS, NV 702 Dumb FUK!!!

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18343384]I'm in NY. You let me know when you're here. Funny how you now admit you're Mexican but tried to front before and say your were black to cover up your Mexican bias. I'm not racist but would take great…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 12-17-2017

[QUOTE=rrayvez;18343384]I'm in NY. You let me know when you're here. Funny how you now admit you're Mexican but tried to front before and say your were black to cover up your Mexican bias. I'm not racist but would take great…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 12-17-2017

Hopkins being too harsh I remember Hopkins still having success after he quit vs allen and quit vs Dawson

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