Hopkins: Pacquiao Probably Breaks My Record, Fights Into 50’s

Former unified middleweight and light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins believes Manny Pacquiao, 40-years-old, could continue fighting for another 10 years - or more.

Back in in July, Pacquiao turned back the clock when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over undefeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA welterweight title.

Hopkins continued to fight until the age of 51-years-old - when he was knocked out by light heavyweight contender Joe Smith. He holds the record as being the oldest fighter to win a world title at 49-years-old. He also won world titles at 46 and 48.

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Pacquiao won't fight again until some time next year.

Hopkins has no problem with Pacquiao fighting in his 40s and he believes the eight division world champion will fight until his 50s.

“Pacquiao probably will break my record and fight way into his 50’s,” Hopkins said to ES News.

“Because he lives right, he’s got good bounce in his legs, he got a good spirit. He looks energetic, he looks like he can handle anybody out there that’s younger than him.

Pacquiao could be in line to face the winner of next week's unification, as Errol Spence and Shawn Porter will collide for the WBC, IBF welterweight world titles.

But Hopkins does not see a lot of younger fighters picking to fight Pacquiao to build their resume.

“Ain’t too many people grabbin’ Pacquiao and use him as a big name to extend or put credibility on (their) record, Manny now is probably ducked by a lot of young fighters,” Hopkins said.

There is still lingering talk of a potential rematch between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Hopkins expects the same outcome as the record breaking 2015 encounter, which saw Mayweather win a twelve round unanimous decision.

 “I don’t think anything is gonna happen different than the first fight,” Hopkins said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Murderopolis on 09-27-2019

I don't know what the hell people are talking about. People think Pac is going to keep fighting into his 50s, after seeing the Thurman fight? Pac faded so hard in the second half. Dude is getting old. He does't…

Comment by buddyr on 09-27-2019

[QUOTE=FredRekk;20073858]You didn’t get the memo? We banned excuses from these boards officially as of last week. So don’t post excuses anymore. Back to the topic. Spence and Crawford either need to fight each other or fight Thurman. PAC can let…

Comment by FredRekk on 09-22-2019

[QUOTE=mrjoeblive;20073748]then lets see him fight porter!!! porter has called him out several times with no comment from pac. roach is still claiming pac is going to fight crawford....hahahahahahahahahaahahaha!!!! pac wont go near spence, crawford or porter. if pac handled porter…

Comment by FredRekk on 09-22-2019

[QUOTE=buddyr;20066043]No. Pac looked like **** in his fight with Thurman. If not for hurting him in the 10th, we have a draw. Pac won the first 5 and lost 6 of the next 7. I don’t care what the commentators…

Comment by mrjoeblive on 09-21-2019

[QUOTE=IceTrayDaGang;20066352]lol.. porter was pac's sparring partner! lol.. Looks like boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is getting stronger by the day as he knocked down his junior middleweight sparring partner Shawn Porter. He did this not once but twice on Thursday according…

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