Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins showed that he belongs amongst the All Time Greats in boxing by defying age and betting odds and proving the many boxing writers and pundits wrong by putting on a boxing clinic on the Ghost Kelly Pavlik. Hopkins in my opinion showed that clean living, determination and always having a hunger to strive to be great is what makes him a living legend in the sport. He was an underdog coming into this fight with Pavlik and was told he should retire by his former trainer Freddie Roach because he was showing some signs of deterioration during his recent loss to Joe Calzaghe. Despite the warnings Hopkins proved his detractors wrong in a fight that was not even close. Pavlik could not touch the fighter 17 years his senior. Hopkins put on a boxing masterclass of movement,combination’s,slickness and a bit of dirty boxing. The Audience was pretty much Pro Pavlik as the remained quiet and only really made noise when their fighter tried to throw a few punches at Hopkins. Did I think this was an action packed fight that was worth ppv money? My answer is no but hey that is B-Hop he is old school and throwback and fights to win in a cagey crafty way,much like the Mongoose.
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