Hopkins vs. Jones Jr.
Two of boxing’s all-time greats will collide in the ring on Saturday, April 3 when Roy Jones Jr. faces off with Bernard Hopkins.
This fight is a rematch of a 1993 bout where Jones defeated
The rematch will occur at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in
Bernard Hopkins (50-5-2, 32 KO’s)
Weaknesses: Like any aging fighter speed and power has started to decrease for
Last Five Fights:
Unanimous decision win over Enrique Ornelas on Dec. 2, 2009
Unanimous decision win over Kelly Pavlik on Oct. 18, 2008
Split decision loss to Joe Calzaghe on April 19, 2008
Unanimous decision win over Ronald Wright on July 21, 2007
Unanimous decision win over Antonio Tarver on June 10, 2006
Roy Jones Jr. (54-6, 40 KO’s)
Strengths: The way many talk about Manny Pacquiao today was the way many though of Roy Jones Jr. in the early part of the 21st century. Jones at one time defeated heavyweight champion, John Ruiz by simply out-striking him with his quickness. Jones had the fastest hands in boxing and seemed to be untouchable, but a second round KO loss to Antonio Tarver got the wheels in motion to begin the decline in his career. Still, Jones has shown he has power in his hands, earning two TKO wins in his last three fights.
Weaknesses: Since the KO loss to Tarver, Jones has been knocked out two other times, including a first round KO in his last fight against Danny Green. Jones has a suspect chin and he has not beaten a top tier fighter wince defeating Felix Trinidad in early 2008. Jones could have more speed than
Last Five Fights:
First Round TKO loss to Danny Green on Dec. 2, 2009
10th Round TKO win over Jeff Lacy on Aug. 15, 2009
Fifth round TKO win over Omar Sheika on March 21, 2009
Unanimous decision loss to Joe Calzaghe on Nov. 8, 2008
Unanimous decision win over Felix Trinidad on Jan. 19, 2008
Who will win:
Additional Lines: Total Rounds of the Fight: Over/Under 11.5
Posted: 3/24/10 7:25PM ET