Bernard Hopkins continues to try and influence boxing fans into believing he would actually have a chance against pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather.The sad part is this fight actually has a chance of being made for two reasons.One, Hopkins is well connected with Richard Schaefer and Golden Boy Promotions and two, Mayweather would love Hopkins name on his resume and he knows he can win.So instead of seeing one of the younger,in their prime fighters who might actually contend with Mayweather,we could get twelve rounds of Hopkins hugging Mayweather all night.Let’s hope this fight doesn’t happen.
Let’s be honest,Hopkins is just trying to get this fight to feed his own ego.Is this the best fighter to take one of the last few slots against Mayweather before he supposedly retires? Hopkins might be winning at the age of 48 but that alone is no reason to believe he can even be competitive with Mayweather.Look at Hopkins last few fights.Yes he beat a ranked unknown in Karo Murat as well as Tavoris Cloud but he also was manhandled by Chad Dawson twice with the rematch between the two so lopsided that Hopkins bolted to the locker room in disappointment.He also had a draw with Jean Pascal and barely won the rematch.How does this recent record warrant a Mayweather fight? Hopkins would get tagged all night by Floyd.All we would get out of a Hopkins vs Mayweather bout would be a talkative leadup and a boring fight filled with Hopkins holding Mayweather at every instance.The weight would not be an advantage for Hopkins just like it wasn’t an advantage for Canelo.Being a bigger,stronger fighter is not the key to beating Mayweather.Hopkins wouldn’t stand a chance in this fight leading to an easy unanimous decision for Mayweather.Mayweather would love it though because it would be another big name on his resume.
Give the next fight to Danny Garcia or Amir Khan as both have been speculated as being on Mayweather’s radar.I would rather see how Mayweather handles Amir Khan’s speed and footwork even if he knocks Khan out than watch Hopkin’s get outworked all night.Have that fight in England in front of a massive crowd if that will sell the fight more.Same thing with Garcia.I would rather see how Mayweather reacts to Garcia’s hooks all night then watch a Hopkins snoozefest.Hopefully this proposed fight is nothing more than Hopkins stroking his ego as usual because this is one fight we all can do without!
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