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Jones: If Hopkins takes punch, he'll take confidence


By Lyle Fitzsimmons | CBSSports.com

Roy Jones Jr. is 45 years old -- three months from turning 46, in fact -- and spent a Friday night in Russia less than four weeks ago trading punches with a guy who was 5 when Jones turned pro.

So if anyone knows what a 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins is up against on Nov. 8, it's Jones.

“It's harder to take a shot,” the former four-division world champion said, in a solo phone chat with CBSSports.com. “(Jean) Pascal jarred Hopkins two or three times, and it's much harder for older guys to take a shot. At the same time, though, if you can take it, it's much easier to take their confidence.”...

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BABABOOEY's Photo BABABOOEY 26 Oct 2014

Its gotta be killing Roy to see BHop enjoying all this late career success while he is forced to take fights against nobodies in Russia just to make money.

Should've invested his money into something better than his chicken farm.
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 26 Oct 2014

Roy says exactly what I've been saying. If Bernard can take Kovalev's punch he'll win the fight.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Oct 2014

View Postprophecy, on 26 October 2014 - 07:18 PM, said:

Roy says exactly what I've been saying. If Bernard can take Kovalev's punch he'll win the fight.
A very big 'if' for a 49 year old man.
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Vatoloco's Photo Vatoloco 27 Oct 2014

View Postprophecy, on 26 October 2014 - 07:18 PM, said:

Roy says exactly what I've been saying. If Bernard can take Kovalev's punch he'll win the fight.
What he has to do to win the fight is avoid Kovalev's punch, not take it.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 27 Oct 2014

View PostVatoloco, on 27 October 2014 - 12:45 PM, said:

What he has to do to win the fight is avoid Kovalev's punch, not take it.
Another thing that will be hard to do for 12 rounds.
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The Akbar One's Photo The Akbar One 27 Oct 2014

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 27 October 2014 - 06:02 PM, said:

Another thing that will be hard to do for 12 rounds.

Hopkins usually eats a few, even when he outboxes guys easy.  I don't see Hopkins being as careless with Kovalev, as he was with Pascal.  Kovalev also doesn't have Pascal's handspeed.
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 27 Oct 2014

View PostVatoloco, on 27 October 2014 - 12:45 PM, said:

What he has to do to win the fight is avoid Kovalev's punch, not take it.

It's a 12 round fight... he'll get hit, and he'll need to be able to take it.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 28 Oct 2014

View PostThe Akbar One, on 27 October 2014 - 07:35 PM, said:

Hopkins usually eats a few, even when he outboxes guys easy.  I don't see Hopkins being as careless with Kovalev, as he was with Pascal.  Kovalev also doesn't have Pascal's handspeed.
Pascal doesn't have half the footwork of Krusher.  He's a far superior fighter to the Haitian.
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Danko's Photo Danko 28 Oct 2014

Kovalev will be going for the body. Hopkins will need all the enhancements he can get his hands on for this one.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 28 Oct 2014

View PostDanko, on 28 October 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

Kovalev will be going for the body. Hopkins will need all the enhancements he can get his hands on for this one.
He should be hitting the body, shoulders, arms, any part of the old man that he can.
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Danko's Photo Danko 28 Oct 2014

That's the gameplan according to John David Jackson. Hopkins will go into his shell just like he did with Dawson.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 28 Oct 2014

View PostDanko, on 28 October 2014 - 11:22 AM, said:

That's the gameplan according to John David Jackson. Hopkins will go into his shell just like he did with Dawson.
I just hope we get a conclusive ending.
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 28 Oct 2014

MANE Hopkins gonna beats up kovasline
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 28 Oct 2014

View PostShameLess, on 28 October 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

MANE Hopkins gonna beats up kovasline
Would you like to bet?  A friendly 25?
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