Find all of Bernard Hopkins’s quotes that have been published in 19 different articles on this page. Bernard Hopkins’s quotes are organized by date and topic, making it easy for you to compare, for example, what Bernard Hopkins has said both recently, and in the past, on a variety of topics. Some of the topics Bernard Hopkins likes to comment on include Amir Khan and Joe Smith Jr.. Most recently, Bernard Hopkins said, “I feel stretching is so important because when you get older you can't do what you used to do at 19 or 20. When you're young you go out and run five miles without stretching at all. When you get older you just don't start that old-school car up without it stalling; you let it warm up. The same with the body”.
These guys were putting wear and tear on themselves for your entertainment. Even the winner's career, when it comes to longevity in boxing, is shortened [in fights such as these].
You have more time in your personal life than in the gym. You're in the gym for three hours. What do you do when you're not in the gym? How do you live? How do you eat? How do you rest? When do you go to bed? Are you weighing your manhood out to the[...]
I feel stretching is so important because when you get older you can't do what you used to do at 19 or 20. When you're young you go out and run five miles without stretching at all. When you get older you just don't start that old-school car up with[...]
"This is my last fight, I promised it would be and you come to that point in life where it is final and I'm happy with my retirement,". "I know the fans will know I went out as a soldier, fighting the toughest, baddest opponents".
I know if I hadn't made a mess and gotten knocked out of the ring, I would've come back like I'm known for and would've had my chin. The reason I said I'm upset they are giving Smith the TKO is because the momentum threw me through the ropes, I didn[...]
It is fitting that the end of a twenty-nine year career, since 1988 is in a historic place at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This is something that came as an opportunity to be here. I couldn't tell you that it would be in this arena - it just [...]
This is obviously different than everything I have ever done, because it is the final one. To be able to have the final one in LA, where the city of stars are trying to be stars, however you cut it, it couldn't have been better with the history plac[...]
"I don't want anyone to say Joe Smith Jr. gave me anything - give me an opportunity and give me a door and I'll open it myself,"
"While 'The Alien' may be retired, the 'Executioner' has one fight left, and Joe Smith Jr., is going to find out the hard way how well prepared I am for my final fight,". "A lot of people will focus on my age, the history of my run in the sport, the[...]
"Training at the moment is a good thing and it's something I'm enjoying because I know I'm good at it,"
"Amir can say he's disciplined but he's shown he can forget the plan when the going gets tough,". "He will go back to the guy he is.".
It shows the heart of Amir Khan, a guy that's willing to go up two weight classes, and cross the street to get there. You have to respect that, and you have to take this guy serious. He had to go against the resistance. He had to have been told 'No,[...]
If you want to be great, or dare to be great, you do what Amir Khan has done, and no one is going to blame you if you fail, because you didn't really fail. It's called credibility in boxing. Do you want to be talked about for a minute, or do you wan[...]
You gotta respect a guy who's coming up two weight classes, to take on Canelo Alvarez. You gotta respect - you dare to be great - all the fighters out there who dare to be great: don't talk it, tell whoever's telling you what to do, you're a grown m[...]
Canelo wins by knockout, in the ninth or 10th round.
Amir Khan is always a threat, he's young, he's not been abused or beat up in the ring, (had) multiple wars, he's coming in with the concept of being on the sidelines and wanting the big fights for so long with Floyd Mayweather. He'd been wanting him[...]
This fight is exciting for the division.
"Let's deal with this fight before we start talking about other fights,". "If you spend too much time looking down the street, you'll miss what's right front of you. We want to put Alvarez in with the best and this fight proves that. Oscar [De La Ho[...]
"These guys were putting wear and tear on themselves for your entertainment. Even the winner's career, when it comes to longevity in boxing, is shortened [in fights such as these]."
The knockout against Stieglitz showed he has not lost any of his power, and fans can look forward to seeing the 'Abrahammer' again on November 21.
"In recent fights, Arthur has looked better than ever,'' said Abraham's promoter Kalle Sauerland". "Many people have tried to write him off over the years, but he has consistently delivered, proving himself to be one of the top elite-level fighters [...]
"Here, you have two great warriors in Lucas and Ruslan. The fight was talked about and then it was done, and that is what boxing is all about. We want to start a good vibe in the boxing world."
"Fight fans in England @Carl_Froch is scared of me!!!". "He's a phony @EddieHearn". "@Carl_Froch u r a fraud!! U don't have confidence to fight me? Chavez is easy picking".
The fighters you see right now might not be the pay-per-view fighters of today, but these are the fighters who are fighting for that position and it starts this Saturday.
The tickets for this fight are extremely affordable for the caliber of fighters and of fights. This is an early holiday present from Golden Boy Promotions.
I would like to let everybody know that fights like these are a custom. We are putting on the best fights, the most competitive fights. This is what we want to do. Going into 2015 this is what we will see more of. We will continue to sincerely do t[...]
"Am I going to fight again? That's like asking a woman after an hour of labour to have another kid,". "I was trying to turn things around, until the end. Even in the last round until the bell rang.
"I've got a lot of time to talk about it,". "I will not disclose anything now. At the moment it's 50-50 [whether I fight again] but what I will say is that I've done a lot more than anybody expected me to do in my career.
Kovalev is going to be around for a long time, for as long as he wants to. I've got respect for him, he wants to fight the best, and that's what boxing should be about.
"He fought a great technical fight,". "He used his reach and he used his distance. That was the key to the fight. He definitely has his mechanics, and he has patience and every time he got hit with punches from me, he did the right thing and stepped[...]
But one thing about a puncher is they have a punchers chance. They could be gone till the 11th round then 'pow wow'.
"They are always dangerous but 'The Alien' likes to walk on his tightrope 50 feet in the air, maybe 100, with no safety net but I'm going to make it across the other side,"
"I respect the pound-for-pound list but you have to do another list for me. You have to sit down and think we can't put this man in the top 10 because he's doing something that no one has ever done. 15 years ago my career was meant to have been over[...]
"I have a history of taking fighters undefeated records – starting with the first big name Tito Trinidad. This is something I have a pattern of doing. This isn't just hype talk that's why I haven't got to holler and shout,". "I have a history of tak[...]
To me you got to make a new list and what I'm doing now I'm making a new legacy and a new list. So don't put me on no pound-for-pound list because that would make me human that would make me just like them.
"I feel stretching is so important because when you get older you can't do what you used to do at 19 or 20,". "When you're young you go out and run five miles without stretching at all. When you get older you just don't start that old-school car up [...]