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50-0 versus 50 years old?


That's the scenario Bernard Hopkins is hoping for as he lobbies for a fight with Floyd Mayweather.


“After I become light heavyweight champion again, if there's one big fight out there and I think '50-50', he gets 50 wins, I turn 50, that'd be huge at 165, 170 pounds,” he said.


Hopkins has stated he could cut down to the super middleweight limit “real good, real comfortably.”


Nonetheless, there is no guarantee Hopkins gets past Adonis Stevenson who has been steamrolling opposition.


“I would love to do that (Mayweather), but let me get past Stevenson, because you know he can punch.”


But the big money is with Mayweather.


“He wants to pass Marciano. He wants to get to 50 and I am 50. That would be huge.”


Mayweather has remained silent on this one. The match-up is intriguing but the fight itself would make for a dull chess match. Floyd Sr would most likely not co-sign on this fight and encourage his son to seek safer and more lucrative options.


Hopkins isn't that far removed from a loss to Chad Dawson. “Bad Chad” is now an afterthought now that he's been knocked out by Stevenson (and Andre Ward) but his public profile gained no real traction after beating the old man Hopkins...Mayweather's brain trust will weigh their options on this one and my guess is that they'll take a pass seeing there is no real status or legacy enhancement to be gained by fighting Hopkins.





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