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Roy Jones: Hopkins Beats Stevenson and Kovalev

By Frank Stea

Former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. is tabbing 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins to defeat both of the young gun punchers at 175-pounds, WBO champion Sergey Kovalev and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson. Jones, speaking with ATG Radio, said Hopkins will be too smart and execute a very safe strategy in order to win a twelve round decision.

"Let's think about it. Bernard is a very smart, very safe fighting guy. He is not going to come out and try to look overwhelmingly impressive against either one of them. He is going to go out there [fight his fight] and I guarantee that by the end of the day the judges will be calling his name and say he won the fight, because he is not going to take no chances, no gambles - and he don't care what you think about him. And it's smart of him. He's going to say 'I'm 48-years-old, why should I take that risk.' He is not going to do that. He is going to outwait them, outlast them, and I think beat them," Jones said.

Frank Stea is a host/producer of ATG Radio which plays every Monday & Wednesday night from 7-9pm PST on ATGRADIO.com. You can follow him on twitter at @frankstea

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hitmanjosh on 08-21-2013

He may beat Adonis because he's limted in what he can do. I think Kovalev will make him get old over night and may be the first to stop him. Pressure plus power equal win to me. Not clutch, hold,…

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 08-20-2013

Bhop eats punchers up. You need more than power to beat him. Haven't you guys learned by now, his history against these types of fighters? (Tito, Pavlik) Limited guys that could punch. KovaSOMETHING however its spelled looked slow to me.…

Comment by cupocity303 on 08-20-2013

[SIZE="3"]A 48 year old man shouldn't be expected to face Kovalev and Stevenson. One of these two is the weak link. Stevenson knocked off Dawson in pimp fashion and Kovalev is perceived as the better one. Make it happen and…

Comment by cupocity303 on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Tuavale;13666206]Hopkins would lose to either guy. Although I'd give him a better chance against Adonis because perhaps with his relative inexperience he could be duped by [SIZE="5"]the Philly fraud.[/SIZE] I could see Hopkins possibly opposing Adonis but no way would…

Comment by soul_survivor on 08-20-2013

RJJ knows what he's talking about when it comes to boxing and I can see Hops getting the UD against both Stevens and Kov but Kov has a great chance of beating and possibly KOing Bhop. Kov has faster hands…

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