(Above: What Karo Murat should’ve done to Bernard Hopkins, or Steve Smoger; via)
At the age of Abe Vigoda-years-old, Bernard Hopkins continues to crotch-kick the Grim Reaper — in the ring, anyway. Some loved his showing against Karo Murat, some hated it, and some were perplexed by the subpar handling of the action by the usually solid (if not very good) referee Steve Smoger. But even the hating-est of the Bernard Hopkins haters will reluctantly offer up a “Well, for his age…” concession. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor take a stab at answering the question plaguing boxing fans the world over since last Saturday night: should Bernard Hopkins scale back on the shuffleboard, on account of his trick hip?
There are other matters to discuss, like what size army could’ve been marched through the cut that Gabe Rosado incurred against Peter Quillin, or how many more wins Deontay Wilder needs to be considered this week’s Heavyweight That Opened On A Showtime Card Of The Week, etc. Also, there’s an issue of Gennady Golovkin vs. Curtis Stevens to hold a geiger counter to.