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Bernard Hopkins is a humble man

Take a listen to part two of this interview between Steve Cofield and boxer Bernard Hopkins as they argue about whether Bernard Hopkins should go to England to fight Joe Calzaghe. As a boxing virgin, I’m just amazed that there’s such an ego thing going on regarding where a fight is going to take place. My opinion (and Steve’s too apparently) is that the fight should happen wherever you can sell the most tickets. It’s not a question of personal respect.

If this is just the tip of the iceberg (and I have a feeling that it is), I can understand how so many great fights go from “It’s gonna happen” to “It’s never going to happen in a million fucking years”. Can you imagine that? It’s like Silva / Liddell a dozen times a year. Barf.

  • frickshun says:

    Besides trying to play headgames, B-Hop doesn’t want to hear 50,000 people booing him for 12 rds. Plus, getting a decision over there will be impossible. Imagine that crowd roaring every time a punch almost lands for Calz. How the hell will the judges keep it objectively scored?

  • intenso says:

    I’m not Bernard Hopkins fan but he should get to pick where the fight happens.

  • Jaiden says:

    This guy, Calzaghe, is a relative unknown. Bernard Hopkins is a proven commodity. Traditionally in boxing, the top fighter chooses the venue. Besides boxers get enough money upfront so they don’t have to worry that much about the gate.. The only ones who truly benefit from making more money at a venue are the promoters.