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 Last update:  11/29/2009       Read more by Mark Vester         
   
Mayweather-Mosley, Pacquiao-Foreman Next: says Hopkins
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By Mark Vester

Bernard Hopkins tells BoxingScene.com that he doesn't think a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao mega-fight will come off. He is convinced that Bob Arum of Top Rank, and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions will not reach a deal for the fight. He appears very sure that Mayweather will face Shane Mosley [should he beat Andre Berto on January 30] and Pacquiao will move up to 154 to chase an eight divisional title by taking on WBA champion Yuri Foreman.

"[Mayweather] will fight Shane Mosley before he fights Pacquiao. Pacquiao is probably going to fight the Jewish kid at 154, and Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight. And then the winner will fight Pacquiao for all the marbles - by late next year. All of that is going to happen. I think so. That's my prediction," Hopkins told BoxingScene's Bill Emes.

Hopkins is partner in Golden Boy. He is very close to Schaefer. Hopkins tells BoxingScene that Arum doesn't want to make the fight. Does Hopkins know something that we don't? At a recent press conference, Foreman, also promoted by Top Rank, said he would fight Pacquiao.

"They all gonna talk but they ain't going to get no deal done, I don't think. Arum doesn't want to do a deal. We want to do a deal with Pacquiao or anybody. Schaefer has got good intent. At the end of the day, I think it's going to be Sugar Shane and Mayweather and the winner will fight Pacquiao. And Pacquiao will fight at 154. They are not going to get a deal. Pacquiao has nobody else to fight to make that money. He's going to fight Arum's fighter, that Jewish kid who won the title and Pacquiao is going to win a title at 154," Hopkins said. 

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comment by Athrun340, on 01-10-2010
bhop is the next nostradamus

Yuri Foreman ....... Weak!!! Pac-Caca!
comment by arawakan77, on 11-30-2009
Pacquiao wants Yuri Foreman. Who the hell is Yuri Foreman? He won against Daniel Santos. My daughter could beat Santos! Weak ! Pac - caca. Fight Money or sugar .... you are lousy!

comment by WESS, on 11-30-2009
[QUOTE=bluetuazon]what point??? catchweight??? roach already said that 147 for pac and floyd! and pac said....welter is his last stop...so stop putting words into their mouths!! makes u look like a twerp! seriously![/QUOTE] Both parties are guilty of catchweights. This fight shouldn't be...

comment by Boxingwizard, on 11-30-2009
Hopkins has been wrong on almost every prediction.

comment by bluetuazon, on 11-30-2009
[QUOTE=Easy-E]Pac seriously going after Yuri Forman? Pathetic.[/QUOTE] easy...its not a FACT that he wants foreman...he wants floyd and thats a fact!!! he said it for the record...

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