Ray Flores Talks Hopkins Farewell – Last night’s HBO Boxing main event between Bernard Hopkins and Joe Smith Jr was billed as the last fight for Hopkins, the legendary 51 year old future Hall of Famer. The end was agonizing, as after a close fight over the first seven rounds, Smith seemed to gain confidence in the eighth round and when he trapped Hopkins in the corner, he threw a flurry that resulted in Hopkins falling out of the ring. Hopkins would not be able to continue. Considering Hopkins started his career with a loss back in 1988 and that last night he was also on the losing end, it should perhaps be looked at as fitting bookends to a career that has no real comparison.
Ray Flores Talks Hopkins Farewell
In this latest TBC report we are joined by our ‘road warrior” analyst Ray Flores to get into the details and the fallout from last night’s Hopkins vs Smith Jr HBO feature fight. Flores attended Joe Smith Jr’s breakout fight this past June where he defeated highly regarded contender Andrzej Fonfara via first round KO and part of the discussion also surrounds what is next for Joe Smith Jr.
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