Boxing

Bernard Hopkins: ‘Thank you to Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin for respecting the division that made me’

Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) hosted the final press conference ahead of their showdown on Saturday, Sept. 16 presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View® at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

One man who knows what it takes to dominate the middleweight division is Golden Boy Promotions Business Partner Bernard Hopkins.  Hopkins, who was on top of the middleweight division for many years, holds the record for consecutive title defenses(20) in the division. Hopkins gave thanks to Alvarez and Golovkin on Wednesday night:

“The middleweight division goes all the way back. I thought about this fight when I got here yesterday. The fight that really stands out to me in comparison to Canelo-Golovkin, with the danger in the first couple of rounds, is Marvin Hagler and John Mugabi. One thing, however, is that history doesn’t always repeat itself. Thank you to Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin for respecting the division that made me,” Hopkins said.

If this fight lives up to the hype, we could have a classic on Saturday night!

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

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