News | Nov 07 2014

Bernard Hopkins: I’m walking a tightrope against Sergey Kovalev without a safety net but I’m going to make it to the other side

Bernard Hopkins is revelling in the danger and discusses his place on the pound-for-pound lists

THE world’s oldest ever world champion  Bernard Hopkins believes that he has no place on boxing’s pound-for-pound list.

The current WBA and IBF light-heavyweight world champion is gearing up to face hard-hitting  Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night on BoxNation in an edge of the seat unification clash, which will also see the Russian’s WBO belt up for grabs.

After rebranding himself as ‘The Alien’, due to his remarkable achievements and having become the oldest ever unified champion at 49 years of age, Hopkins says he doesn’t want to be put on boxing’s ‘pound-for-pound’ list which categorises boxing’s elite.