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Teddy Atlas & Bernard Hopkins Debate Jean Pascal’s Ability 5/27/11 [VIDEO]

While a lot of media and fans have been lauding Hopkins' effort, Atlas pointed out to B-Hop that at 46 years old, he was in with the "right opponent" to achieve the victory; a Pascal fighting in spots with no consistent pressure or technique.

“I feel sorry for them because there’s a 46-year-old athlete out there taking advantage of them…”

Bernard Hopkins made an appearance this past Friday (May 27) on ESPN to discuss his big title win over Jean Pascal. While a lot of media and fans have been lauding Hopkins’ effort, Atlas pointed out to B-Hop that at 46 years old, he was in with the “right opponent” to achieve the victory; a Pascal fighting in spots with no consistent pressure or technique. Of course, B-Hop disagreed and felt it was his strategy that made Pascal fight his fight. In my opinion, it was a combination of both with much more credit to Hopkins’ skill. It’s no secret that B-Hop jumped at the opportunity to fight Pascal after delaying the a potential Dawson fight (a trickier matchup) for over a year. But Hopkins will make that right by revealing he’ll fight Dawson in one of his next two fights before retiring. Nice, respectful debate from both men.

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