Saturday night the Showtime network will provide us fight fans with the final major fight of 2010.
With so many last minute exciting matches that made us rethink our fight of the year vote, this fight will probably not be one of them.
Why you may ask? Well we do have one young, hungry, exciting fighter who many have been calling a green, slower version of Roy Jones—Canadian light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal defending his titles.
But he's doing so against the much older, slower Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins is one of the, if not the most, boring fighters of our generation.
At the Amir Khan/Marcos Maidana fight I had the honor of talking and debating with some of the sport's most legendary journalists and experts and they started talking about Hopkins
The consensus was clear that we all thought Hopkins was horrendously boring and also somehow makes any fighter he faces—no matter how flashy or exciting—boring as well.
Just days after the Pascal/Hopkins tickets went on sale they were nearly sold out, but it is without a doubt that this was due to the drawing power of hometown hero Pascal.
Hopkins, despite his impressive winning streak, never was a draw.
There is saying that styles make fights, but I always said styles also sell tickets, put asses in seats, and sell pay per views. Hopkins does not have the style to do any of that.
I will not disturb you with explaining in full detail just how boring Hopkins is but when I complained to my doctor that I had insomnia he prescribed me the full career DVD set of Bernard Hopkins and after 3 rounds I was cured.
Can Pascal be the one to finally retire the most boring fighter of our time once and for all?
Pascal must win as many of the early rounds as possible as Hopkins will turns it up towards the end of the fight, if he's still around.
The concern will surround Pascal's stamina towards the later rounds where Hopkins expertise would have an advantage.
Nevertheless it seems as though Hopkins must knock-out Pascal to win.
Why would Hopkins take this fight in Quebec?
Maybe he saw something in Pascal that he thought was a real weakness in the Dawson fight?
Maybe he just wants one final pay day?
Can Pascal beat Hopkins especially at this stage of the veterans career and in his own backyard? —Yes.
Can he beat him so bad that he finally convinces the most boring fighter of our time to retire that is the question that needs to be answered come Saturday night.
Just like hip hop music needed Canadian rapper Drake to save the game from being boring and dead, we also need this Canadian champion Pascal to rid us of the most boring fighter still currently in the sport.
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