Sunday, September 27, 2009

Roy Jones Jr. And Bernard Hopkins To Fight In Early 2010

Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins have signed a deal to face each other in early 2010, according to ESPN writer, Dan Rafael:

"Sixteen years ago they fought each other and went on and made history in their own way," said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, Hopkins' promoter. "Each one is considered today as ring royalty. That's why I think when those two guys are going to fight it will be to determine who will be king of the ring. We went back and forth for so long, but we finally pulled it off. They both signed and they will fight. It will be a truly historic showdown. A lot of people didn't believe it would ever happen. But guess what? It's going to happen."

Dan Rafael's full column can be read here:

Roy Jones will first have to get past Australian, Danny Green. Roy said he thought about pulling out of the fight with Green, but decided against it, because he already gave his word and signed a contract. Roy will be facing Green in Australia, December 2.

It's good that Jones is keeping his word, but I still think he should cancel his fight with Green, in order to focus attention on Bernard Hopkins. And there is always the possibility that Green upsets Jones. If that happens the fight with Bernard Hopkins will be in jeopardy ; Hopkins wouldn't want to face a Roy Jones Jr. that was knocked out in a previous bout, and I'm sure fans wouldn't be hyped up enough to order the ppv.

Anyway, I'm ecstatic that this fight will finally be made. I feel Roy Jones' style will give Bernard Hopkins enough trouble, even now. I'm picking Jones by UD - if the fight really materializes. Crossing my fingers!

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