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Roy Jones Jr. Leaning To Hopkins To Defeat Kovalev

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beercules on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;15046964]If B-Hop wins this, it will either be the ugliest fight most of us have ever seen in our lives, or a one-punch knockout.[/QUOTE] Oh don't worry, Hopkins is going to stink up the place.

Comment by Dr Rumack on 10-23-2014

If B-Hop wins this, it will either be the ugliest fight most of us have ever seen in our lives, or a one-punch knockout.

Comment by animalfan10 on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=TudorMiron;15046403]Is he really? He also has no punch, has relatively low output but it was still good enough for Hopkins. I admire the legend that BH is but this one (Kovalev) would be way too much.[/QUOTE] Dawson is a Southpaw…

Comment by dirty fingers on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;15045901]some people in this forum wanting hopkins to clinch and hold, and then they start threads about GGG not being exciting?? laughable :lol1:[/QUOTE] Posters with a very obvious agenda.

Comment by animalfan10 on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15045796]Dawson is much more athletic then Kovalev[/QUOTE] Dawson is also a Southpaw and fighting a Southpaw is completely different than fighting an Orthodox fighter like Kovalev....

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