Hopkins Sees Pacquiao Breaking His Record
Fighting until the age of 51, Bernard Hopkins easily sees current welterweight champion and 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao fighting past a half-century of life.
“Pacquiao probably will break my record and fight way into his 50’s,” Hopkins said to ES News.
“Because he lives right, he’s got good bounce in his legs, he got a good spirit. He looks energetic, he looks like he can handle anybody out there that’s younger than him.”
Pacquiao may end up looking to unifying his WBA welterweight title with the WBC and IBF titles held by the winner of this month’s Errol Spence and Shawn Porter unification fight.
“Ain’t too many people grabbin’ Pacquiao and use him as a big name to extend or put credibility on (their) record, Manny now is probably ducked by a lot of young fighters,” Hopkins said.
Pacquiao has been rumored to want a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, with the latter confirming talks for an exhibition in Tokyo later this year. When asked about how a sequel of the record-breaking 2015 would go down, Hopkins is not looking for a different ending.
“I don’t think anything is gonna happen different than the first fight,” Hopkins said.
Report: Boxing Scene