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Bernard Hopkins is Planning One Final Match in 2015

Jim Adair - January 19, 2015

Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The seemingly ageless Bernard Hopkins turned 50 years old last week, and it got him thinking. Maybe, he thought, his 50th year is the one where he stops hitting people and getting hit by people. B-Hop was on Good Day Philadelphia this morning, where he announced his impending retirement:

“This year will be the year. I’m saying it on FOX; I didn’t say it on any other website, or any other information highway or media. This year will be the year, and I’m looking for one great one historic fight.

To be 50, and to be halfway into they say lifespan. This is something I want to do just because — 50, and any 50-year-old that somehow believes that they’ve been written off and they’re still breathing, you haven’t been written off. You’ve been written on.”

Does that last part make any sense? No. Am I ever going to say that to Hopkins’ face? Hell no. But Hopkins is, at least right now, planning on retiring from boxing this year. After he kicks one more ass, that is.

The Quotable Bernard Hopkins: Pharrell’s “Happy” is How “They” Control People “Like Cattle”

Jim Adair - October 31, 2014

I do not question his analysis.  Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

I do not question his analysis.
Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In this week’s New York Times Magazine, Carlo Rotella turned in a must-read profile of Bernard Hopkins, where he talks to the legendary boxer and his former opponents about everything B-Hop. But the best part is the lede, which really gives you a sense of Hopkins, the man:

“There’s a god of this world,” Bernard Hopkins was saying. “Some say the mass media is the god of this world. It’s like a song, like that ‘Happy.’ They shoved it down my throat. At first I hated it. Why I got to be happy? My dog died! But it ended up being one of my favorite songs. They put one of those songs out every 20 years. No matter how bad your life is, no matter how legitimate your reasons for being upset, they say, ‘Don’t worry, be happy.’ Song’s only three minutes, then you stop being happy. The way they control human beings, like cattle. How do a sheepdog keep 50 or 100 sheeps in order? I’m watching a dog keep a herd on TV, and I’m thinking that’s the way the system got most human beings: ‘Eat this. Drink that.’”

Rotella also talked to former Hopkins opponents Winky Wright and Oscar De La Hoya to find out what makes Bernard so unstoppable (and unwilling to stop), and the whole profile — which again, is a must-read — can be checked out over here. Come for the conspiracy theories, stay for the boxing tales.

Bernard Hopkins Verbally Slays Donovan McNabb

Kyle Scott - June 24, 2013

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Blowhard Bernard Hopkins doesn’t like Donovan McNabb. And when asked by Howard Eskin his thoughts about the advice McNabb gave to RG III recently, B Hop – who was unaware that Former Five was spewing nuggets of nonsense to a young, African American, running quarterback – let loose:

“A fool can give you advice not to be a fool.”

“If McNabb is giving him the right advice, I’d say, “Help him not to become you by giving him that advice,” which McNabb might be doing.”

“I’m McNabb: I had an opportunity to play for the NFL. I conned my way through, like I was somebody I wasn’t. I had a great commercial with my mother saying Chunky Soup. But it got blown because I became chunky soup and I didn’t show during the clutch times of the Philadelphia era that I played in. I blew it. I blew it. I’m letting you understand, RG III, don’t choke every time.”

“You know what I would advise him? To run from McNabb. Run. Run. And press charges… this is an assault on this man. Run, and if he continue to stalk you, call the police station whatever town you in and a file a report.”


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