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Hopkins Shocked: Pacquiao is Brave To Take Rios Fight

by Rick Reeno

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins was shocked when BoxingScene.com informed him that eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) would return to the ring against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23KOs).

A deal for Pacquiao-Rios was announced on Monday. The fight takes place on November 23rd at the Venetian in Macau, China. HBO Pay-Per-View will carry the event.

Hopkins believes Pacquiao is a finished product and will never be the same after suffering a brutal knockout in the sixth round of his fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez last December.

In the opinion of Hopkins, Pacquiao should not be facing a big puncher in his first fight back.

"A B-level fighter might knock him out next time," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

"Brandon can punch. Are you serious? They are brave as hell. Listen, if Pacquiao fights this fight after getting knocked out like that - I have to take my hat off to him because that's a brave move. It's a not a good business move, but that's a brave move. But I guess they want to come back so quick to show that he's okay, but to me that's even worse."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Windmills on 07-27-2013

I trust B Hop in this. I will buy

Comment by PAC-BOY on 07-27-2013

BHOP knows what he is talking about. The man (living legend) knows Boxing!

Comment by Los Zetas on 06-02-2013

[QUOTE=Pan-Africanist;13337678]Hes only wrong because he thinks Manny has nothing left. Manny might not be a P4P type fighter anymore but hes still good enough to beat 85% of the fighters out there.[/QUOTE] How can he be wrong when the fight…

Comment by Cgarcia on 06-02-2013

I agree with Bhop. Pac should have taken a tuneup fight first before taking on this fight.

Comment by BrushMyCage on 05-12-2013

[QUOTE=TangInaMo Floyd;13360927]Looks like they building a fight with MONEY MAY![/QUOTE] n!ga you gay?

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