By Radio Rahim
HBO expert analyst and former four division world champion, Roy Jones Jr., is leaning in the direction of his former opponent, WBA/IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32KOs), to defeat WBO champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23KOs) on November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Jones, who defeated Hopkins in 1993 and then lost to him seventeen years later in 2010, gives his conqueror a good shot to win - as long as he's able to withstand the likely early storm. Kovalev has never gone beyond eight rounds, stopping most of his victims in the first six rounds.
"That's a very good fight, a very technical fight...a very tactical fight I should say. Bernard Hopkins is not a veteran for no reason, but Kovalev is a big pill to swallow. I like Hopkins, I like his smartness. If Kovalev can land something early, it can be bad for Bernard. But if Bernard can take Kovalev into deep water - he can beat him," Jones told BoxingScene.com.