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BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV HAVE STATED THEIR INTENTIONS AND ARE READY FOR BATTLE AS "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER" FIGHT WEEK ARRIVES



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ATLANTIC CITY (November 5, 2014) - Months of grueling training and countless hours of preparation have led to arguably the most anticipated fight of 2014 featuring Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins taking on Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev. This Saturday, Nov. 8 fight fans will finally get a chance to see what all the talk is about when the light heavyweight champions meet at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.



However, before fight night arrives, please take a look back at some of the noteworthy words exchanged between the Hopkins and Kovalev camps.



Bernard Hopkins, IBF and WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion



"I've been in the game for almost three decades. I look for more of what a guy brings to a gunfight other than bullets...The sweet science is not based on only one thing you can do particularly well.



"I've been watching this guy, I dug up amateur fights of this guy, and I know how he breathes, I know how he sits down, I know where he sits down, what he thinks, I know everything about him.



"There's no fighter I wouldn't put my record up against. In this era, in any class. I put the work in to have the track record and be taken seriously."



"Come November 8 on HBO you get to watch artwork. You're watching Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong with gloves on.



"I want the best. Hagler fought the best. Ray Leonard fought the best. The Alis of the world, they fought the best. I'm from the era where I fought the best and that's important to me.



"I have the same thoughts on Kovalev that most people here do. He's a dangerous puncher, he has an over 90 percent knockout rate and anyone who fights this guy has the opportunity to not be the same. We won't take anything away from this guy because he's real, but on Nov. 9 we don't want anyone saying what they aren't saying now.



"Kovalev is a threat to anybody. It won't be an easy fight, even if it looks easy to you. I don't just have to beat the man, but I have to beat a lot of people. They're either going to watch me win or watch me lose, and I don't mind playing that game. I don't believe in luck, I believe in whoever brings the best of themselves and whoever sacrifices to be victorious will win.



This is nothing to sneeze at, that's the main thing, but just being able to be around as long as I've been and still fresh as a daisy, I believe, and I'll prove it November 8th, there's no definition really behind it. Just enjoy it, understand it, and realize that you might not be alive to see it again."



Sergey Kovalev, WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion



"Bernard talks and fights. I just fight.



"I don't know what I'm going to do. I go into the ring and I get my victory at any cost. If I need to fight, I will fight. If I need to box, I'm going to box... I don't have any strategy for the fight, just to go into the ring and fight like a street fight. I'm going to kick his ass because he's my opponent.



"I always have bullets in my arsenal. My hands are my weapons. It's my weapon in the ring. Hopkins thinks that I only have two bullets but I will bring some more."




"It is not easy to overlook Hopkins. I think when he's 60 years old he'll be in the same condition. He's an alien, but I have to send him to the moon and maybe from there he'll go by himself to Mars.



"I don't really understand what Bernard is saying. It doesn't matter what he says. Even if I understood, I wouldn't care. I don't worry about him. I'll go into the ring and do my job.



"He has pushed me little bit. I want to do everything a little bit faster and a little bit rushed. I already can't wait for this day to come. I have patience and there is nothing I can do but wait for November 8 to get two more titles and go back and give this victory to my wife and my son."



"Any way I need to get a victory, dirty fight or clean fight, for me it doesn't matter. I will fight dirty, if Hopkins will fight dirty."



Oscar De La Hoya, President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions



"Being the best middleweight in the history of this sport, with 20 defenses and now to be 49 at light heavyweight, he's still going strong. I'm now convinced he is an Alien.



"Bernard Hopkins, not only are we talking about the fighter who is the best in this era, but can possibly be the best in any era. When you talk about comparing the '80s and the '70s and the '60s and 1990 and the 2000s, well Hopkins is a fighter you can say would have competed, if not would have been the best, in any era. That's what we're talking about right here.



"People respect the fact that at 49-years-old, he's still going strong. There's no sign of him slowing down. He's getting faster, he's getting stronger and he has more energy. He's toying with young fighters, half his age. For Hopkins it's starts outside the ring, he breaks you.



"At 49-years-old, being the oldest champion in any sport, he deserves tons of respect. The fact that he's facing the 'Krusher,' is just another of the many dangerous fighters that Bernard has faced.



"At this point. Hopkins is already in the Hall of Fame, he's already going to be talked about as one of the greats. So he doesn't have that added pressure of trying to prove himself. I think people already have the utmost respect for him.



"I believe that Hopkins focuses not on what he's going to do physically, but on what he can do to get his opponent out of their comfort zone and what combinations does he not expect from me. I wouldn't say he's awkward, but he knows how to offset you."




Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events



"This fight is going to be the most anticipated fight of 2014. It's so much fun putting together a fight like this that everyone wants to see. It's great to see the excitement level and the anticipation. You can feel it in the air.



"Bernard's never been stopped. Sergey has knocked out just about everyone he's fought. It is a tremendous, compelling fight.



"This is going to be a tremendous event. It's one of those fights that when the bell rings you really won't know what is going to happen. It's not about finding out who's best, its about who is going to win the fight, because both are great.



"This is what boxing is supposed to be and we look forward to November 8.



"The first person I thought of when I saw Sergey Kovalev in the ring was Ray Leonard. I saw the look in his eye and I could tell he was different. I believe he is the most electrifying boxer in the world of boxing and he will prove it on November 8."


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ABOUT ALIEN VS. KRUSHER:


"Alien vs. Krusher: Hopkins vs. Kovalev" is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T, Hortitsia Vodka and Mexico, Live it To Believe It!. Ali vs. Abregu is a 10-round welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT.


Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 06 Nov 2014

Mane wen Hopkins win y'all gives him props
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prophecy's Photo prophecy 06 Nov 2014

He won't get props. He never does. Every time he beats one of these guys everyone ends up saying they were limited and then I'm always sitting here saying, "That's what I said before the fight happened!" Tito, Pavlik, Tarver, Pascal.. so many people on here switched up AFTER the fact and now they're acting like they knew all that time. Smh..
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 06 Nov 2014

But if him.beats Hopkins bys ko deez niggas gonna cum dey pants ya digs mane
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mos-def's Photo mos-def 06 Nov 2014

View Postprophecy, on 06 November 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

He won't get props. He never does. Every time he beats one of these guys everyone ends up saying they were limited and then I'm always sitting here saying, "That's what I said before the fight happened!" Tito, Pavlik, Tarver, Pascal.. so many people on here switched up AFTER the fact and now they're acting like they knew all that time. Smh..
That's precisely what he was saying in the other thread.
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View Postprophecy, on 06 November 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

He won't get props. He never does. Every time he beats one of these guys everyone ends up saying they were limited and then I'm always sitting here saying, "That's what I said before the fight happened!" Tito, Pavlik, Tarver, Pascal.. so many people on here switched up AFTER the fact and now they're acting like they knew all that time. Smh..
I think he gets the props he deserves every time.  I don't see this 'switching' that you are talking about.

Tito is widely seen as his greatest win.  I picked Pavlik to beat him, was wrong and was impressed greatly with that win.  The Tarver fight didn't surprise too many, aside from the KD.  Pascal's never impressed me, so that one didn't come as a shock at all.

He's won as a dog, we all get that and give him the appropriate credit.  If he wins this time, I'll be shocked as sh1t.
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"Kovalev is a monster. He's a beast. He punches harder than Hercules. But I don't want people to defang him on Sunday. If Kovalev is all of these things that people say he is and Bernard beats him, you better start that car and drive him straight to Canastota and induct him into the Hall of Fame right now," Naazim said.

"Sergey Kovalev is an exceptional puncher. We haven't seen him hurt guys of extreme quality yet, but we can't take for granted what we've seen against the opposition he's faced. He's annihilated these dudes, that's how he wins fights."
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View Postprophecy, on 06 November 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

He won't get props. He never does. Every time he beats one of these guys everyone ends up saying they were limited and then I'm always sitting here saying, "That's what I said before the fight happened!" Tito, Pavlik, Tarver, Pascal.. so many people on here switched up AFTER the fact and now they're acting like they knew all that time. Smh..

i must read different articles and travel in different boxing circles from you, cos most i see give bernard big respect for his signature wins. i think your talking about a small minority
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View Postjohnnyblaze, on 06 November 2014 - 03:11 PM, said:

"Kovalev is a monster. He's a beast. He punches harder than Hercules. But I don't want people to defang him on Sunday. If Kovalev is all of these things that people say he is and Bernard beats him, you better start that car and drive him straight to Canastota and induct him into the Hall of Fame right now," Naazim said.

"Sergey Kovalev is an exceptional puncher. We haven't seen him hurt guys of extreme quality yet, but we can't take for granted what we've seen against the opposition he's faced. He's annihilated these dudes, that's how he wins fights."

Spot on assessment by Nazim.
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Shaun Waller's Photo Shaun Waller 06 Nov 2014

I'm picking against him, but he gets mad respect for fighting one of the most avoided fighters in boxing
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 06 Nov 2014

View PostShaun Waller, on 06 November 2014 - 03:17 PM, said:

I'm picking against him, but he gets mad respect for fighting one of the most avoided fighters in boxing
mane ain't no niggas avoid Sergio Kovaluez him keeps picking slow old niggas
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View PostShameLess, on 06 November 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

mane ain't no niggas avoid Sergio Kovaluez him keeps picking slow old niggas

Stevenson and Haymon ran like a couple of bitches!
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DreadedFist's Photo DreadedFist 07 Nov 2014

View Postprophecy, on 06 November 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

He won't get props. He never does. Every time he beats one of these guys everyone ends up saying they were limited and then I'm always sitting here saying, "That's what I said before the fight happened!" Tito, Pavlik, Tarver, Pascal.. so many people on here switched up AFTER the fact and now they're acting like they knew all that time. Smh..

I don't completely agree. Many people have given Hopkins his due after those wins. I know I have.
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boxalettice 's Photo boxalettice 07 Nov 2014

View PostShameLess, on 06 November 2014 - 04:16 AM, said:

Mane wen Hopkins win y'all gives him props
won't happen god has the fans back lol. ko win for the russian
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View PostShameLess, on 06 November 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

mane ain't no niggas avoid Sergio Kovaluez him keeps picking slow old niggas
wrong
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