Bernard Hopkins

The Pavlik fight was the first time I heard the masses put the word knockout attached to my opponent. I’m real keen on what people say. Ninety percent of it might be garbage, but something in there might be the plan. That woke me up and I knew I wanted to destroy.

“The Pavlik fight was the first time I heard the masses put the word knockout attached to my opponent. I’m real keen on what people … Read More

You think it’s hard for me when I go in the ring and fight? That’s the least of my problems. I think about the five years that I did in prison. I think about the nine years on parole. Nothing – nothing! – can compare to that struggle. I’m telling you, from being an ex-convict with 30 convictions, a degree nowhere to be found and black? I’m done.

“You think it’s hard for me when I go in the ring and fight? That’s the least of my problems. I think about the five … Read More

Tavoris Cloud might actually be hungrier than me. How often do you hear a fighter say that his opponent is hungrier than he is? I don’t need hunger. I’m motivated by my desire to prove that I’m different and that I can still silence the critics.

“Tavoris Cloud might actually be hungrier than me. How often do you hear a fighter say that his opponent is hungrier than he is? I … Read More

I was knocking guys out in the streets before I knew how to throw a jab and keep your chin down, In most neighbourhoods, the guy that could fight gets respect. You got in the parties free. I never had to pay the dollar because people were scared of me. But back then I was ignorant.

“I was knocking guys out in the streets before I knew how to throw a jab and keep your chin down, In most neighbourhoods, the … Read More

The media here know that there’s the possibility that I can pull this off. I’m confident. Confidence comes with work. When you prepare yourself and you know you’re going into combat with all of your bullets, you have the confidence to go into battle.

“The media here know that there’s the possibility that I can pull this off. I’m confident. Confidence comes with work. When you prepare yourself and … Read More