By William Trillo
“Final 1” was supposed to be Bernard Hopkins Swan Song. Golden Boy Promotions put all the right pieces in place so B-Hop could ride off into the sunset like The Lone Ranger but no one was chanting “Hi Ho Silver…Away” when the fight came to a crashing end. At the post fight press conference Hopkins was already softening his stance on the claim he was shoved out of the ring. Apparently he watched the video of the KO while he was having his “injured” ankle wrapped and realized he was on the receiving end of a career ending three punch KO combination.
Speaking of the post fight press conference, I could be wrong but it looked to me like Joe Smith Jr. was more excited about that autographed glove he got from Bernard than he was about that belt he just won when he defeated Hopkins.
Alexander Povetkin is an embarrassment to the sport of boxing. He should be permanently banned.
I told anyone who would listen that Vyacheslav Shabranskyy had zero chance against Sullivan Barrera.
Oleksandr Usyk looked less than pedestrian on Saturday night. He has a very short shelf life.
So GGG and Danny Jacobs will meet next year. If Dmitry Pirog is a poor mans version of Golovkin, and he went through Jacobs like a hot knife through butter…how long will it take for GGG to dispatch Jacobs? I am proposing this fight will be shorter than the Jacobs vs Quillin match up. People….Sergio “Manos De Marshmallows” Mora put Jacobs down in their first fight!! My over/under on this one is the 1:30 mark of round one.
Juan Manuel Marquez makes a very good point with this question; “Canelo can fight Chavez Jr. at 165 but he refuses to fight Golovkin at 160?”
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