Bernard Hopkins has finally settled his differences with rival Roy Jones Saturday night by winning a 12-round unanimous decision at he Events Center of Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After waiting for 17 long years for a rematch with the boxer who ruined his first shot at a world championship crown, Bernard Hopkins has finally exacted revenge by beating Roy Jones via a unanimous decision in Las Vegas Nevada.
Bernard Hopkins, who was born in 1965 in Philadelphia is the oldest man to ever hold the middleweight championship in professional boxing. He is known for his ten year reign as middleweight world champion in which he successfully defended his title a record 20 times.
In the end, Hopkins, who has retained a good deal of his skills, easily outboxed Jones, who is a shell of what he was, to win a lopsided decision and avenge Jones’ unanimous-decision victory in 1993. The real losers were those masochists who watched the fight on one of boxing’s worst nights in recent memory. At least Hopkins tried. The older man took the fight to his younger foe, picking his spots to land solid punches to the head and body throughout the night. It’s no wonder that he won by scores of 117-110, 117-110 and 118-109.
The lean crowd seems to have been shortchanged as the fight was reminiscent of the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey match which some fans said was one of the most boring and lopsided fights in recent boxing history. There were plenty of posturing by both fighters but their punches were few and less damaging.
There were no knock downs or powerful punches that caused major damage to both boxers. Hopkins who was brought to the hospital after the fight for routine check up said:“It was definitely worth it. I was sweet revenge,” Asked if it's time to call it quits, he said: “I’ll go back and talk to my team,” .
“Then if we decide to call it a day, we’ll call it a day.”
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )