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Bernard Hopkins Reaches The Limits Of Science

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Bernard Hopkins Reaches The Limits Of Science

By Hamilton Nolan, Dead Spin

"Bernard Hopkins stood right here the other day and told me: black, he's too predictable," said one of the trainers at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, where Hopkins had held his media workout last week. "He's too, too predictable."

"He" in this case was Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, the Russian light heavyweight knockout king Hopkins was preparing to fight on Saturday night. It was a big, big fight. There are three premier light heavyweights in the world: these two guys and Adonis Stevenson, a Canadian. None of the three had fought each other, until now. Kovalev, who was 25-0 and had knocked out his last nine opponents in comically easy fashion, was the most feared of the three, and Hopkins, who is still fighting at a world class level at an age when most men can't even run a mile, is the most legendary of the three. It was a big fight.

Sergey Kovalev is 31 years old. Bernard Hopkins is 49 years old. Over the last four years, Hopkins has defeated a string of the best fighters in his division in increasingly unlikely...

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The Akbar One's Photo The Akbar One 10 Nov 2014

Sweet Science doesn't mean shit if you are too old, to move quick enough anymore.  I could tell what Hopkins wanted to do.  Kovalev was quicker of foot though.  Hopkins couldn't dictate the distance.  Pair that with Kovalev's reach advantage, and straight punches, boxing technique, and power... that equates to a long night for a 49 year old boxer.