Hopkins: ‘There’ll never be another like me’
Hopkins, who worked out for the media at a local Montreal gym yesterday, claimed he was a modern-day Archie Moore that could have fought in any era.
‘The word ‘discipline’ speaks volumes about my life and my career. The magic number 46 dictates how long the fire has burned in my belly,’ said Hopkins.
‘I am here today because of genetics, because of talent and mostly because of my good decisions. I think people have started to realize in the last three years or so that this is not normal.
‘When I was in my 30′s, I was considered the “old guy”, which means for the last 10 years, people have been calling me old. Maybe now I should be called “grandpa”.
‘I want to remind people that I am the modern day Archie Moore. I could have fought in any era. George Foreman said that last week on our teleconference.
‘I don’t think there will be another fighter like me who will fight into their 40′s at this level. Times have changed. You see belts changing hands so quickly.
‘Fighters don’t want to do the things they used to do, the things they had to do to win. It is hard for fighters to stick around now. I just don’t see this happening again in the near future.’