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Bernard Hopkins: The Alien Wants To Fight King Floyd Mayweather


This Saturday, Bernard Hopkins takes on Karo Murat in the main event of a triple-header live on Showtime. In a conversation with AHH’s co-founder Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur for KnockoutNation.com, B-Hop talked about another potential fight on the horizon – one with a future Hall of Famer. 

“I want to fight the King.” – Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KOs) is a lot of things, but liar, he is not. The Philly-bred warrior has prided himself on being the truth incarnate and speaks on it in its various forms. Most recently, the nearly 50-year-old phenom has rechristened himself “The Alien,” completely dumping his old moniker “The Executioner.” But, as a warrior down for any challenge, B-Hop is resolute in calling Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. to the gladiator circle as the OG is set to fight Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 knockouts) on Saturday live from Atlantic City. The bout – televised on Showtime – will likely be another notch Bernard’s belt, which is already chock full of holes. KnockoutNation.com got with “The Alien” and broke down why a pugilist dance with Floyd Mayweather is great for the sport, but also why it may not happen. Deeper, he discusses the “cold war” in boxing, which stops bigger fights and why he’s no longer an executioner.

Knockout Nation: You’ve been wearing this alien mask. What does that represent to you?

Bernard Hopkins: This represents to me, that I’ve been diagnosed and told, by some very educated people, by doctors of the world, that through running all the tests and all the things they do with 48-year-old people, that mine [body] is 20 years younger, and that I’m an alien. And as they said, thee alien. But, I don’t believe in aliens. I believe in spirits., but “what are you talking about?” I talked to a few people and I tell them I’m going to drop “The Executioner” name. And they say “Why?” And I say, “I can’t say I’m something that I’m not.” But, I didn’t know [I was an alien] or I would have had my name as “The Alien” when I first started. I’m of the world, but I’m not from the world.

Knockout Nation: Speaking of aliens, your boy Floyd Mayweather is getting older, but he’s still at the top of his game too. You mentioned…

Bernard Hopkins: Nah, nah…unless he admit it…these aliens got rules. They’re not allowed to say who’s alien. I can give you a hint, there’s a few aliens in boxing. There’s only a few aliens in boxing, but there’s aliens everywhere. We’ll look at that as two aliens fighting each other.

Knockout Nation: Do you still want to fight Floyd?

Bernard Hopkins: I want to fight anybody that’s the best. Everybody wants to fight Floyd Mayweather, but I want to fight him for other reasons. Some want to fight him to see if they can compete and some want to fight him thinking they can win. But, its not whether or not I want to fight him, but its who’s he gonna fight that people will pay to see? You gotta understand, I’m a promoter so I’m trying to help a situation to sell something for people who ain’t buying.

Knockout Nation: Right.

Bernard Hopkins: You ever heard that saying: “You’re too good for your own good?”

Knockout Nation: Yep.

“You think they care about the sport? They care about the dollars.”

Bernard Hopkins: Who do you think honestly – take the old man (himself) out of the question – who do you think in their 20’s can beat Floyd Mayweather.

Knockout Nation: (Silence)

Bernard Hopkins: You can’t bring a checker board to a chess game. Its not there, buddy. And aliens know each other too. You take a 48-year-old and you take a 37-year old, that’s 80 years of experience and its Leonard and Hagler all over again. (Bernard then goes at length into a conversation he had with bosses and boxing, including the head of CBS, about fighting Floyd at 160 in May of 2014) Don’t say anything to me if you ain’t serious. Especially when it comes to (fighting Floyd), because I take challenges.

Click here to read the rest of the interview on KnockoutNation.com.

  • John Q. Public

    I don’t even llike Floyd but come on… his old ass just want the check, he knows he would lose this one

    • I don’t think so.

      Bernard Pop’Kins is a great fighter!

      Possibly the only one capable of beating Floyd.

      At 160lbs, I think it’s a mis match in favor of Pop’Kins.

      160lbs is new for Floyd, but not Pop’Kins & no one else in the sport can “out box” Floyd, not saying that Pop’Kins can, but he has a better chance than anyone else.

  • Good Look to Chuck “Jigsaw” CreekMur bringing us this article!

    #MadPropz!

  • CPI fromSteele/Fenkall/Puritan

    He is a counter puncher and would give Floyd because he wouldn’t chase Floyd and can really hurt Floyd to the body. I think Floyd will not take this fight because as a great tactician he knows when he could lose and as Old as B Hop is and depite the name change he is an executioner. This would be a draw or Floyds first Lost…

    • golder1

      B Hop being a counter puncher is not the reason it would be a tough fight for Floyd, its his size. B Hop would be more than 30 lbs heavier than Floyd. Size advantage would make fight difficult for Floyd

  • cromthelaughinggod7

    That is too heavy for Floyd but I am a fan of the sport and B Hop hits very very hard I mean Oscar was crying when he got hit by him and TKO’d with a body shot. He put many down with just body shots “many”! Floyd is just to quick for B hop floyd would not be able to take a body shot from him but he will stick and move but B hop would catch on if he had the speed it would be different. It would be a match for a younger Bernard vs Floyd but Still floyd winning. B hop is a a dam good fighter an alien is right! One of my favorites!

  • RSG

    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe, and he doesn’t believe in another life form…not one…? I can see not knowing, but believing against it? The only “Alien” I don’t believe in, is him.

  • Pierre Elliott

    B HOP TALKIN THAT REAL. ONLY DUDES WHO FIGHT AND KNOW THE BATTLE FLOW KNOW,… AND PEOPLE ARE NOT AGING AS THEY DID IN THE PAST.

    CALL B OLD IF YOU WANT TO, BUT HE GONNA KNOCK THAT NGGA OUT.
    AND TRUST ME, ALL OF YOU WILL BE 48 YEARS OLD.

    WILL YOU BE IN HIS SHAPE WHEN YOU GET THERE?
    IF YOU GET THERE..?

  • Uncle P

    It’s a No win for both fighters. If B-Hop wins, people will say… ”Oh B-Hop was just too powerful and naturally a much bigger fighter than Floyd”.. mismatch. If Money wins, people will say, This fight happened 10 years too late, because B-Hop was too slow and old to handle Floyd Mayweather’s speed and defense.

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