Bernard Hopkins speaks on Joe Calzaghe, Felix Tito Trinidad, Antonio Tarver and more
By Johnny Benz (April 7, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Bernard Hopkins is excited about his April 19th fight date with Joe Calzaghe. Hopkins faces Calzaghe at the Planet Hollywood Ring in Las Vegas and the fight will be shown live by HBO. At a recent teleconference with the media to help hype the bout, Hopkins discussed the importance of the fight and admitted that his next challenge will surpass his victory over Antonio Tarver.

Hopkins told the press on hand: "This fight here surpasses Tarver fight because Tarver had flaws. He
had a loss before. Tarver – Tarver it was unique because it was history because Ray Robinson couldn't pull off what I pulled off. That's the unique thing about it but this one – this one is a little bit more spicy."

Hopkins compared his next fight with Calzaghe with the fight he had against Felix "Tito" Trinidad and Blaine Johnson, stating: "This one is a little bit more spicy. It's another undefeated fighter like a Felix Trinidad. It's another undefeated fighter like a guy I fought named Blaine Johnson and nobody even talks about when he's 30 and 0 and I knocked him out. You know you don't even hear that. That means to me some media don't even talk about that fight."

Hopkins added: "But I say that at the end of the day my worst critics will have to pay homage to my legacy."

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