Ranking The Best Fighters In The World
Light Heavyweight 51 5 2 (32)
Last Year s Ranking: 4
Status Report: If you gave the old man no shot against Pascal, you don t know Bernard Hopkins. When will you learn? Okay, so he looked awful and dispirited against Roy Jones (W 12). He was better against Enrique Ornelas (W 10) but downright nasty against Pascal (D 12), chasing the Canadian all over the ring over the fight s second half and almost breaking him in half with body punches. This guy is the baddest 45 year old on the planet.
Future: Forget about a rematch with Pascal; he ll never get it. Who does that leave? How about IBF belt holder Tavoris Cloud? Wouldn t that be fun?