Freddie Roach "Bernard Hopkins Should Retire"

By Mark Vester

Trainer Freddie Roach, who worked the corner of Bernard Hopkins last Saturday, feels the Philadelphia fighter should retire before he gets hurt. Hopkins lost a split-decision verdict to Joe Calzaghe, but has a possible rematch on the table with Felix Trinidad. Promoter Don King recently contacted Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer to discuss a Hopkins-Trinidad rematch.

Roach voiced the opinion that Hopkins needs to focus on his future health, forget about Trinidad or making any other fight and call it a career.

"I'd tell him to retire," Roach told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's had a great career. At his age, he might be pushing the envelope a little too much. . . . He's not got anything to be ashamed of tonight or any night in his life. Forty-three? Shoot, I retired when I was 27."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MANGLER on 04-22-2008

If Roy fights Calzaghe, he loses the only 2 options that mean anything at this point and he should retire. A rematch with either should be his last fight if it were to happen.

Comment by GodOfWar on 04-22-2008

He was hurt, freddie know this already. Calzaghe landed hard ass body shots, but nipped a little slap on HOpkins cup. And then Hopkins is smart but he didn't realize the camera showed that calzaghe barely grazed hopkins cup, Hopkins…

Comment by Addison on 04-22-2008

I agree, Hopkins needs to retire. He doesn't have the legs or the stamina to fight his comfortable style anymore and still be effective at the highest level.

Comment by bigdaddysback on 04-22-2008

Where is all the f*cking BHOP supporters now? Y'all had blinkers on but Freddie "the joke coach" Roach is overrated and PAC sound f*ck him off too!

Comment by Left Hook Tua on 04-22-2008

[QUOTE=ml2niceguy;3392759]roach ain't lookin too good as of trainer lol...only does good wit pacquaio lol[/QUOTE] nah......he's still a solid trainer. it's just his recent big fights have been losses. oscar lost but it was FLOYD he fought and bernard is 43…

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