Hopkins Rips Opponent: “You’re Common! I’m Special!”
Bernard Hopkins is on one final mission to prove he still has his old magic. Ahead of his final fight, "B-Hop" showed that he can still captivate a crowd, as he gave a captivating speech at the pre-fight press conference. While musing on his own lengthy career, Hopkins threw some shade at his young opponent.
Joe Smith Jr., 27, is a 22-1 boxer known for his knockout power, but he’s never been on this kind of stage before. Hopkins, 51, was sure to remind Smith just how inexperienced he was, criticizing the puncher’s resume and his prediction of a knockout.
"You won’t be special come Saturday," Hopkins told his young opponent. "You will stay common."
Watch Hopkins’ speech and insults towards Smith here, via Fight Hub TV: