Bernard Hopkins wants to face Golovkin for $50k17 july 2015, 13:26
Former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs), 50, is interested fighting the undefeated WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports citing Boxingscene.com.
Years after his middleweight victories, the American boxer moved to the light heavyweight division and won the WBC and WBA titles. Now, Hopkins wants to have one last fight before finishing his boxing career.
"I was the middleweight terror for twelve years of my career. You have guys turning down $2 million dollars not to fight this guy. I would have fought him for $50 thousand back then, because I wanted to show that I was the best fighter in my weight division," Hopkins said.
"The only guy out there that nobody wants to fight, that I see, between 160 and 169 is Triple G. Oscar (de la Hoya) called out Triple G, so now they are going "now Bernard is calling out Triple G" and someone will try to talk me out of it. It has to be weight situation on both sides, but it's good to see a middleweight guy Triple G dominating like I was dominating back then. But if I was going to fight anybody out there, where I had to be on my A-game, it would be that fight," Hopkins said.
On April 19, 2014, Hopkins defeated another Kazakhstani boxer Beibut Shumenov capturing WBA Super World, IBF World and International Boxing Association light heavyweight titles.
By Gyuzel Kamalova