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Run It Twice: Jean Pascal-Bernard Hopkins Preview

Regardless of whether you thought the draw was just in last December’s fight between Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal, Hopkins, 51-5-2, won the event by shocking nearly everyone when he consistently pushed forward behind sharp body work and accurate right hands. Pascal, on his heels for two-thirds of the bout, did little to look like he was 18 years Hopkins’ junior. By Michael Nelson of The Cruelest Sport.

Aftermath: On Hopkins-Pascal

By Carlos Acevedo of The Cruelest Sport. Bernard Hopkins looked down-at-heels for three or four rounds against Jean Pascal last night in Quebec City before taking over for the last two-thirds of the fight, showing the intelligence, professionalism, and technique that his far younger opponent lacked. It was, considering how Hopkins usually performs, a pretty good scrap at the Pepsi Coliseum. After dropping Hopkins twice in the first three rounds—once with a borderline rabbit punch—Pascal spent the rest of the night filibustering. Unable to figure out what to do with a real pro, Pascal simply did nothing, and let Hopkins, who turned professional in 1988, control the pace and work out openings at his leisure. Letting a fighter like Hopkins take his time, plan, and execute is a serious tactical error. Joe Calzaghe edged Hopkins in 2008 by throwing megatons of leather and forcing Hopkins to react instead of dictate. It certainly was odd seeing a 46 year-old boxer landing lead left hooks to the body from two or three feet away on a fighter young enough to be his son. Read more...

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Random notes on boxing

SOUND & FURY: The Strange Case of Amir Khan, Minimum Requirements for the "Bad Decision" Club, The Super Six Sinks Some More, Pavlik Eyes The Big Time Once Again, Bernard Hopkins & Selective Trash Talk

Carlos Acevedo of The Cruelest Sport gets a few things off his chest... Two of the least pleasant personalities in boxing–Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr.–have been given another opportunity to spout off without a whiff of class in the air. Their press junket to publicize one of the most ludicrous matches in recent boxing history is full of the kind of nonsense boxing "journalists" love to drool over. Read the rest here...

Rumor Mill - Tito vs Hopkins Rematch

According to El Nuevo Dia, Don King is in Puerto Rico to try to work on negotiations for a Tito-Hopkins rematch. The fight would be at 168. Link is in Spanish. Seriously, why? Also, other reports say the Don has been meeting with the Pretty Boy in Florida much of the week, and that he's making an all-out effort to sign Floyd for his comeback.

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