News | Nov 06 2014

Bernard Hopkins: I’m fighting Sergey Kovalev because it’s important to fight the best

The 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins fights on with his legacy at the forefront of his mind

BOXING legend BERNARD HOPKINS insists the reason he chose to fight feared knockout artist  SERGEY KOVALEV is because he only wants to take on the very best. The reigning WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion faces the Russian ace and current WBO champion Kovalev in a mouth-watering unification clash this weekend, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Taking place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Philadelphian veteran, who is remarkably just two months shy of his 50th birthday, says he is from an era where the best fight the best.

“I want the best. Hagler fought the best. Ray Leonard fought the best. The Alis of the world, they fought the best. I’m from the era where I fought the best and that’s important to me,” said Hopkins.