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Bernard Hopkin's Final Fight: Golden Boy President Gives Status

By Steve Kim

51-year-old Bernard Hopkins has made it clear that he would like one more fight before calling it quits on his illustrious boxing career. And with that, Golden Boy Promotions is in the process of finding a suitable opponent for him.

But Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy tells BoxingScene.com - "Nothing's done. Bernard has not officially retired. He wants to fight again and we're looking at different possibilities, different ideas."

There were reports that he would return on December 17th at the Forum in Inglewood, California, where HBO is televising the bout between Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura for the interim WBC 130-pound title. But Gomez states - "It's not confirmed. As of right now there's no date, there's no TV. As of right now there's nothing. Absolutely nothing."

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Gomez says it's not guaranteed that Hopkins (who has career mark of 55-7-2/32 KO's) will fight on that date. He added that he has been making various phone calls throughout the industry. But as of now, no deal has been consummated.

"Can something materialize? Of course, but as of right now there's nothing," stated Gomez.

Hopkins, a former two division world champion, last fought in November of 2014 where he was decisioned by Sergey Kovalev in their light heavyweight unification in Atlantic City.

Since that defeat, Hopkins has unsuccessfully attempted to secure fights with a variety of different opponents. There were some discussions between Golden Boy and Sauerland Event with respect to facing then WBO 168-pound champion Arthur Abraham at the start of this year. Both sides were very interested, but those plans were quickly derailed when the WBO enforced Abraham's mandatory obligation to Mexico's Gilberto Ramirez. Then in April, Ramirez unseated Abraham for the title on the Pacquiao-Bradley III pay-per-view undercard from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b morph on 10-12-2016

Bernard should've fought last year. He's old as f*ck now. If he does fight again, it has to be against a journeyman type fighter, or a young prospect who's really, really green.

Comment by DramaShow on 10-12-2016

[QUOTE=don larryx;17116672]So anyone who says anything negative about GGG you act like their career sucks?[/QUOTE] bernard, RJJ and floyd all criticised him, 2 of them are all time greats, neither of them 2 are named bernard

Comment by larryxxx.. on 10-12-2016

[QUOTE=bigdramashow;17116476]jesus, whens the show gonna be over, youve bored people for long enough bernard, yeah this final fight is an event to celebrate thats for sure, people will be celebrating never having to see your boring arse in the ring…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-12-2016

The Alien deserves one last hurrah! Chabez Jnr should get his ass schooled by the great one make it happen!

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 10-12-2016

He should fight another old shot fighter like Kessler, froch, Sturm, Abraham, etc

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