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.