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Bernard Hopkins: Floyd Mayweather Would Beat Manny Pacquiao Because He’s Black

Bernard Hopkins, an incredibly talented, highly successful fighter in his own right, believes that an African-American fighter’s style would present a far more difficult challenge than the one Antonio Margarito presented to Manny Pacquiao last weekend. Because of this, Hopkins believes Mayweather would beat Pacquiao were they ever to fight. And as far as a potential fight between these two is concerned, considering the many attempts to nail down a bout between the two, who knows if that will ever happen.

Via ESPN:

“Floyd Mayweather would beat Manny Pacquiao because the styles that African-American fighters — and I mean, black fighters from the streets or the inner cities — would be successful,” said Hopkins, according to Fanhouse.com. “I think Floyd Mayweather would pot-shot Pacquiao and bust him up in between the four-to-five punches that Pacquiao throws and then set him up later on down the line.”

Pacquaio fought and defeated Joshua Clottey of Ghana earlier this year, but Hopkins discounted that win, saying “Clottey is ‘black,’ but not a ‘black boxer’ from the states with a slick style.”

Huh. You know, as someone who is by no means a knowledgeable student of the sweet science by any stretch (among other things), I don’t think I should be talking about this. So I won’t.

Hopkins: Manny Pacquiao beatable [ESPN]