Timothy Bradley Predicts Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev Winner

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | 0

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Former WBO and WBC champion Timothy Bradley makes his predictions for the upcoming Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev clash….

IBF and WBA light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins will look to continue his incredible run of form on November 8th, as he faces undefeated knockout machine Sergey Kovalev. The Russian power house brings his WBO title to the table, and the action will go down this Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Just shy of his 50th birthday, “The Alien” will look to once again shake up the boxing history books, and prove wrong all his doubters. He does have his fair share of believers also, one of which is former two-weight champion Timothy Bradley. “Desert Storm” told On The Ropes Radio that he is picking the older man in this battle of light-heavyweights:

“I always go with the boxer, the man that’s fifty years old, still has fresh legs, that can move and think and outbox his opponent, I have to go with that guy. Even though the young Russian guy that’s a big puncher and has some decent speed, he hasn’t faced anything close to Bernard Hopkins yet in his career. He hasn’t seen a guy like Bernard Hopkins who’s very crafty, who’s been around the block, who knows the ins and outs of the ring, he’s like a wizard.”

“I’m thinking Bernard Hopkins, I’m thinking a close fight but Bernard Hopkins is definitely gonna outthink this guy. He’s gonna use his strengths against him, he’s gonna be sitting there trying to knock Bernard out and he’s gonna be missing all these shots and Bernard’s just gonna be popping him from the outside and catching him with counters. I’m curious to see that fight, I think it’s an interesting fight. I got Bernard Hopkins all the way. He should win this fight, no problem and continue to make history.”

Hopkins has never been primarily known as a knockout artist, but the same can’t be said for Kovalev. He has only ever been to the scorecards twice, the last time being nine fights and three years ago. This could play in to Hopkins’ gameplan though, as the crafty veteran will know what to expect.

“B-Hop” has evolved in to a somewhat unique phenomenon in the world of professional boxing; 65 pro fights and never been stopped, he’s fought in more than 40 title fights, and has spanned nearly three decades in combat sports. Who are you picking in the upcoming Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev bout?

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