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Bernard Hopkins Comments on Mosley, Wright Retirements

By Bill Emes

Earlier this week, future Hall of Famers "Sugar" Shane Mosley and Ronald "Winky "Wright announced their intentions to retire from boxing. Wright, 40-years-old and a former undisputed champion at 154, retired not long after Saturday's decision loss to middleweight contender Peter Quillin. Mosley, also 40 and a former three division champion, retired a few weeks after his decision loss to WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Former two division champion and the oldest fighter to ever win a major championship, Bernard Hopkins, still appears eager to continue punching. Hopkins, 47, lost a twelve round majority decision to Chad Dawson in April, but the old veteran was still very competitive in the fight.

"Winky Wright and "Sugar" Shane Mosley, they both did a hell of a job and they both understand that the time they feel it needs to be done, they understand that it needs to be done. I'm no Winky Wright and I'm no "Sugar" Shane Mosley and I think I've proven that. They had a great career. Their time....they feel had came - and mine might be one that might come and it might not be. They both had great careers and they have nothing to be ashamed of. They leave the game like they left the game and I'm supporting them.," Hopkins told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by I Love Jesus! on 06-11-2012

[QUOTE=djtmal;12214455]stokely, if you think that bernard hopkins, doesn't take shots during a fight, i advise you to watch his fight with joe calzaghe, who hit him more than anybody since roy jones in 93, his 2nd fight with roy jones,…

Comment by Miburo on 06-07-2012

Wright has basically been retired for years already, barring the sporadic comeback loss.

Comment by djtmal on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=Stokely;12214190] I'm also not that feared for the man's health 'cause he doesn't really take shots. He's forgotten more about boxing than most fighters have ever known.[/QUOTE] stokely, if you think that bernard hopkins, doesn't take shots during a fight,…

Comment by djtmal on 06-07-2012

going from the lineal champ @ 175, to beating a lessor opponent, for a fringe belt, on espn friday night fights, or hbo world championship boxing, is all i can see bernard hopkins, doing at this point, and there's not…

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-07-2012

[QUOTE=Stokely;12214190]I'd like to see Bernard go out as a major title holder and I feel he's still capable of achieving that. I'm also not that feared for the man's health 'cause he doesn't really take shots. He's forgotten more about…

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