It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Bernard Hopkins is less then a month away from facing Oscar De La Hoya on September 18, 2004, a bout where Hopkins is a heavy favorite to win. BoxingScene posed the question to Bernard with respect to this fight being the new age version of Hagler-Leonard.
BoxingScene: Experts are calling this fight the next version of Hagler-Leonard, do you feel that this fight is the next Hagler-Leonard?
Hopkins: The experts are comparing this fight to Leonard-Hagler because they are looking for any way for Oscar De La Hoya to beat me. They are hoping that I lose this fight. Oscar De La Hoya doesnt fight like Sugar Ray Leonard and I dont fight like Marvin Hagler. This is not Hagler-Leonard, this is Hopkins-De La Hoya.
Hopkins is under the impression that if he doesnt knock De La Hoya out, the judges are looking to rob him of the decision.