Friday, April 11, 2008

Hopkins holds media day in LA

-Courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2008) - North Philly native and Ring Magazine light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins opened the doors of his training camp in Pasadena, California Thursday and showed the media a sample of his rigorous training schedule.

“I think that saying I can manipulate my opponents is an insult to my abilities and takes away from them too," Hop
kins said. "I feel you should just look at my professionalism and know that I have been able to master the sport of boxing and hone the skills I have been able to develop, mold and maintain. The only thing that I am going to get in his head is this left and right hand.

“Basically I know what I am doing and no one can take that away from me.

“I don’t have a college degree but I have an education in life. I am a graduate of life.

“When you see me on April 19, you will once again say—how does he do it?

“The only difference I feel from now and several years ago is that I have more gray hairs in my beard and my running time is a little later—Instead of running at 5am, I now go at 6:30am.

“I brought in Mackie because all I hear about is how Joe throws 1000 punches around. I’m not crazy. I getting ready for those 1000 punches a round and have to ready to hit him 1000 times too.

“But let me ask you something, all they say is 1000 punches a round but they never say anything else about those punches.”

Hopkins takes on Joe Calzaghe on Saturday, April 19 from the Planet Hollywood Ring in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions

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