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Bernard Hopkins: "I am always willing to fight the people that nobody wants to fight"

Hopkins wants boxers to stop ducking people and prove they are as good as they all say, and the 49-year old champ is ready to practice what he preaches.

"To be the best, you fight the best, you prove you're the best by continuing to do what? By continuing to be the best in that division. This is something that I want to make boxing get back to." - Bernard Hopkins

On Saturday, November 8, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins will meet Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev in an exciting light heavyweight unification title bout live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

During the media scrum at the NYC Press Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Hopkins explains why he is always willing to fight the people that no one else wants to and why the best fighters should always fight the best and not avoid fights. He also explains that he has done nothing differently in his training as compared to his other fights, and continues to always look ahead rather than look behind, and says that Kovalev has made one giant mistake - choosing to fight Bernard Hopkins.

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In April, Hopkins defeated Beibut Shumenov to win the WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship, breaking his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world title, which he set in May of 2011 after defeating Jean Pascal at age 46. Kovalev comes off of the third defense of his WBO Light Heavyweight Title on HBO, defeating Blake Caparello by TKO on August 2.