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Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr. set for rematch

Yahoo! News

NEW YORK (AP)—Seventeen years after their first fight, Bernard Hopkins will meet Roy Jones Jr. in a rematch in April in Las Vegas.

The rematch is scheduled for April 3 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) is a former middleweight and light heavyweight champion. He defeated Enrique Ornelas by unanimous decision in a light heavyweight bout in Philadelphia in December.

“A rematch with Roy has been in the back of my mind for a long time and it’s finally going to happen,” Hopkins said in Monday’s release announcing the bout. “I have accomplished a lot in my career since that night in Washington, D.C., in 1993, and I am going to end this thing between me and Roy once and for all.”

The 41-year-old Jones (54-6, 40 KOs) is coming off a loss to Australian Danny Green in the first round, also in December.

On May 22, 1993, in Washington, D.C., Hopkins lost a unanimous decision to Jones for the vacant IBF middleweight crown.

“We’re giving the fans what they want to see. They deserve this fight and why not supply the fans with what they demand?” Jones said.


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This is just sad
Where will they put the 'walkers'? and would "Geritol" be considered a banned substance?... Give it a rest guys.
Man has Roy dropped off.... He used to be badass!
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
Man has Roy dropped off.... He used to be badass!

He's just old as dirt know. I think moving to heavyweight then back down to fight Tarver took the last bit of athleticism left in his body. He should've retired after that Ruiz fight.

this is a sad fight years later when both guys are just looking for a paycheck. the hatred isn't even there or real between the two anymore. They will just re hype it up for show
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
Man has Roy dropped off.... He used to be badass!

He's just old as dirt know. I think moving to heavyweight then back down to fight Tarver took the last bit of athleticism left in his body. He should've retired after that Ruiz fight.

this is a sad fight years later when both guys are just looking for a paycheck. the hatred isn't even there or real between the two anymore. They will just re hype it up for show

So is Bernard, but Bernard still has some fight in him. After seeing Jones get manhandled by Green (loaded gloves or not), I'm convinced there's nothing left.
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
Man has Roy dropped off.... He used to be badass!

He's just old as dirt know. I think moving to heavyweight then back down to fight Tarver took the last bit of athleticism left in his body. He should've retired after that Ruiz fight.

this is a sad fight years later when both guys are just looking for a paycheck. the hatred isn't even there or real between the two anymore. They will just re hype it up for show

So is Bernard, but Bernard still has some fight in him. After seeing Jones get manhandled by Green (loaded gloves or not), I'm convinced there's nothing left.

Hopkins should destroy him. Didn't he just beat the crap out of Pavlik??
are you guys gonna watch?

Id watch if they were part of an undercard but not as the main event
Originally posted by valrod33:
are you guys gonna watch?

Id watch if they were part of an undercard but not as the main event

i'm not. I can't stand boxing anymore unless it's two huge names. Like Mosley vs. mayweather.
Dude is 45 and old.



He is still one of my heroes , though.
Everytime he fought in his prime, it was a flat out destruction.



AND STILL!
B-Hop is as technical a fighter as they come. Love his fights.

Roy doesn't have anything left at all. I wouldn't be surprised if Viagra didn't help the man.
I'd rather watch a simulated fight between those 2 on Fight Night 2004.
Do we really need to see this? This fight is at least 10 years past due. Are they allowed to fight each other with their walking canes?