Bernard Hopkins is one of the great strategists in boxing history. Every action the 48-year-old former middleweight and light heavyweight champion does comes following a great deal of thought and calculation.
Little is left to chance, particularly when he has a fight lined up.
Hopkins will meet unbeaten knockout artist Tavoris Cloud on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for Cloud's IBF light heavyweight title in the main event of an HBO-televised card.
Hopkins came to the news conference wearing a dark hooded coat, a dark ski mask and a pair of dark sunglasses. But Hopkins, one of the great talkers in the history of the sport, bolted the gathering at the Barclays Center with nary a word.
He was trying to get some sort of message across, but we're left to guess what it might be.
As Hopkins sat stoically on the dais, trainer Naazim Richardson took the microphone and said, with Hopkins just a few feet to his left, "Bernard Hopkins has already left theRead More »from It's safe to say old man Bernard Hopkins has a particular plan for young knockout artist