Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Took Long Enough

With the world of boxing still reeling from the "postponing" of what would have been one of the greatest fights ever, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones, Jr. have decided to have a rematch. This comes 17 years after their first fight, a unanimous decision won by Jones for the middleweight championship.

This is a fight that would have a lot more people interested if it happened about ten years ago when the fighters were still some of the best in the sport. Now both are over 40, Hopkins is 45 and Jones 41, and holding onto what's left of their boxing careers.

At one time Jones was considered the best pound-for-pound ever. Now he has lost his last fight by first round KO to Danny Green (who? not the UNC ballplayer) and his glass jaw has been exposed over and over.

Hopkins is still having a shred of success, but he hasn't beaten a top fighter in some time. I appreciate them "giving fans what they want," it just would have been better at the beginning of the decade and not the end. What are your thoughts on these two old guys finally fighting?

3 comments:

Nick said...

this is almost in the "who cares" column. 10 years ago, you'd get the $50 out of me to watch it live. Now? I'll wait for the replay. I'm sure you remember hopkins ducking jones for years, forcing jones to have to fight in multiple weight classes trying to find a real fighter...

Steve said...

Kelly Pavlik isn't a nobody, and Bernard ripped him apart.

Mason said...

why are they fighting? Money, of course... and no other reason.