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Bernard Hopkins Says He is "50-50" on Fighting Again

Sergey Kovalev of Russia dominated Bernard Hopkins from the opening bell, winning a unanimous decision early on Sunday to stake his claim as the world's best light heavyweight.

Kovalev has three versions of the 175-pound belt after taking two from the 49-year-old Hopkins in the decisive victory.

He is now 26-0-1 with 23 knockouts.

Kovalev received winning scores of 120-107 from two judges and 120-106 from the third. The 31-year-old Russian won the IBF and WBA light heavyweight belts to go with his own WBO title.

Two months shy of 50, Hopkins (55-7-2) could face retirement after a rare title bout where he was never a factor.

Kovalev knocked down Hopkins in the first round and never backed off his punishing pace.

He wanted the KO and battered his opponent against the ropes in the 12th, making the Philadelphia fighter at last look his age.

But did it bring Hopkins to his professional end?

"I really don't want to say anything," Hopkins said. "It's been 50-50 for the last nine years."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;15085908]Stevenson fought GGG. Man every time someone loses y'all always find another way to bring another boxer down. Bhop last point blank period. This not about Quillin or Stevenson its about Bhop vs Kovalev[/QUOTE] Adonis Stevenson not curtis Stevens :pat:…

Comment by thack on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;15086722]Wow, the only thing left to do after this post is blow Hopkins...[/QUOTE] Yes , there's always one dick and that's for you ...idiot!

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;15086736]... Ward said: "Fighting Kovalev now gets me nowhere..."[/QUOTE] So I guess fighting Edwin Rodriguez in a fight HBO didn't even want to televise and being inactive...gets Ward somewhere...

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Corso;15086701]Why not if some jerk wants to pay him! Just another "slide on the ropes" performance from a guy who's learned how to survive and win but against a slightly better opponent takes the loss "graciously"! All BS, from…

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-09-2014

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;15086730] Let's focus on Kovalev vs Stevenson or Ward... Stevenson won't happen because of the networks...so [B]Ward should move up and fight Kovalev[/B]..he's already beaten everyone at 168...[/QUOTE] ... Ward said: "Fighting Kovalev now gets me nowhere..."

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