Here's the official poster for the October 15 fight between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson:
Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO) and Dawson (30-1, 17 KO) meet on HBO pay-per-view from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, fighting for the 46-year-old Hopkins' light heavyweight championship. I think the biggest selling point here is Hopkins himself -- any fight, at his age, could be his last. Win, lose, or draw. There's no guarantee that Hopkins won't just think after any given fight, "Well, that's enough," even if he keeps having these great performances.
Is anyone going with Dawson here? I don't mean that to sound like he's got no shot. He's got a great chance to win this fight. His youth, his skill set, are good matchups against Hopkins. But it's become so hard to bet against B-Hop that I wonder if anyone out there is really saying, "Bernard Hopkins will lose this fight." I've said it enough, personally. I kept being wrong.