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Hopkins and Ornelas on weight

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


Bernard Hopkins weighed in at the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds and Enrique Ornelas was under at 173 1/2 for tomorrow night's fight in Philadelphia, live on Versus at 8pm ET.

Hopkins, 44, is making his first in-ring appearance since dismantling middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik last October. It's a tune-up fight for "The Executioner," who looks to rematch Roy Jones Jr. in spring 2010 should both win their Wednesday fights.

The 29-year old Ornelas last fought in July, knocking out Roberto Baro at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Before that, he was last seen losing a tight, spirited decision against Marco Antonio Rubio on the Pavlik-Hopkins undercard. Like his brother Librado Andrade, Ornelas is double tough, a solid puncher, and will probably bring the fight forward to Hopkins, but should in the end wind up outclassed. But crazier things have happened than 44-year olds getting old in a fight.

We'll have a full preview of Hopkins-Ornelas either late tonight or early tomorrow.

Reminder: The Green-Jones fight will be live in Australia at about 3am ET Wednesday morning, so if you want to avoid spoilers, probably avoid the major boxing news sites, as they generally just run the headlines without any spoiler warnings on tape delayed fights such as this one. Bad Left Hook will be spoiler-free as we await the U.S. telecast on Versus tomorrow evening. Anyone posting spoilers of the Green-Jones fight will be banned.

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