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Hopkins: After 6 rounds, Manny will just be target practice

Bernard Hopkins gives his breakdown of how he expects the May-Pac fight to unfold.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In an interview with FightHype, Bernard Hopkins breaks down how he envisions the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight to play out.

"Not only will I break the fight down for you, I will give you a prediction. Now, I could be wrong, but then again, I could be right..." began Hopkins.

Nice one B-Hop! I just ended the quote there because I found that little tidbit to be particularly special. I could be wrong about that, but then again, I could be right. (Note: I should've came up with something more clever than that but my brain is still in first gear - please don't hold it against me). Anyway, Hopkins continues his analysis...

"The first 5 or 6 rounds, it's going to be a back and fourth fight because of Pacquiao's aggression. But Pacquiao is not the best defensive fighter. Mayweather is going to sharp shoot, and not only is Mayweather going to fight back when he needs to, but after that 6th round, it's done," stated future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins.

"Hey, listen, there will be people that's so upset because they charging people money, they are going to be so upset because in the second half, it somehow turned into such easy work that they are going to feel like there was some type of corruption or foul play or pollution in the air. They are gonna make up all kinds of excuses (laughing). I believe the second half of these 12 rounds gonna be target practice for Floyd. And it's going to be a situation where, is he putting a show on just so people can get their monies worth or is it just that easy. That's my bold statement and I stick by it, now let's wait 8 to 9 weeks and see what happens,"

Hey hey hey, let's not jinx the fight. I don't want to hear talk of corruption or foul play in any way, shape, or form prior to the fight. I also don't want to hear any sore losers from either the fighters or the respective fan bases afterwards, talking about what might've happened 5 years ago. I don't care if both fighters are past their prime, if Mayweather wins then he's the superior fighter (then and now), if Pacquiao wins then he is just the same - simple as that. This is for all the marbles...

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