De La Hoya: I Can't See Kovalev Pushing Hopkins Around

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has no doubt that his business partner, IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, will avoid being bullied in the ring by one of the most deadliest punchers in boxing, WBO champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs).

They are set to collideĀ in an HBO televised unification onĀ November 8th from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

De La Hoya recently spent some time in Hopkins' training camp, and says the 49-year-old veteran is in great shape and very, very focused to shock the critics next Saturday night.

"I just cannot see...with Kovalev, people talk about his power, people talk about how big he is and strong. I just cannot see him pushing Hopkins around. Hopkins looks solid, this guy is like a rock. He looks great, but what really stands out is the focus that he has, the focus that he has maintained all of these years. He hasn't lost a step," De La Hoya said to

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Wicky on 10-30-2014

[QUOTE=Joe Beamish;15063042]Oscar has zero credibility talking about upcoming fights.[/QUOTE] ^ True dat. Schaefer carried his sorry ass.

Comment by Joe Beamish on 10-30-2014

Oscar has zero credibility talking about upcoming fights.

Comment by Wicky on 10-30-2014

Breaking news: ODLH thinks his close friend & biz partner, B-Hop, won't get pushed around by undefeated 31 year old banger, Kovalev. That's a surprise. I doubt there'll be much pushing involved Oscar.

Comment by daggum on 10-30-2014

i disagree. mills lane pushed hopkins around, pushed him out of the ring in fact and scored a tko victory.

Comment by 5burowz on 10-30-2014

Kovalev isn't Shumenov or Murat...he is much, much better. And he's better than Dawson and Pascal, too. People are going to find that out real quick within the first couple of rounds.

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