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Hopkins defeats Wright July 22, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Boxing, Sports.

The fight between Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright was more exciting than I thought it would be.  I credit that to the events that took place at the press conference the day before.  I really thought Wright was going to win this bout though.  This would have been another big victory he could have added to his belt.  Unfortunately, Hopkins just had his number that night.

Wright came out a little more aggressive, and in the eyes of most of the fans it was a close fight. The scorecards said different, scoring the bout 117-111, 117-111, and 116-112 all in favor for Hopkins.

While there was some controversy regarding whether or not Hopkins was head butting Wright intentionally, overall it was a clean fight.

At the age of 42, Hopkins has no plans of slowing down as he plans to fight super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe who remains undefeated. After defeating Wright however, I don’t see too many fighters getting in Hopkin’s way.


1. David Payne - August 2, 2007

Hopkins remains the shrewdest, cutest, baddest cat on the block.

I don’t think he could cope with Calzaghe’s punch output though.

Calzaghe is the antidote to his careful, predatory style.

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