The Rivals: Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. II

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The Rivals: Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. II
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Average: 1.1 (7 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Location: 
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Referee: 

Official Judging
Dave Moretti 118 - 109
Glenn Trowbridge 117 - 110
Don Trella 117 - 110

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Fight Notes: 

A sad fight where not a single punch of note was landed through twelve rounds. The fight was lucky to do the 130,000-150,000 buys on PPV that it garnered.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Bernard Hopkins
                                                                    
10
10
10
10
9.58
10
10
9.94
9.11
9.41
10
9.88
Roy Jones Jr.
                                                                    
9.05
9
9.05
9
9.47
8.05
9.05
9.05
9.88
9.64
9
9.11


Fan Cards: The Rivals: Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones Jr. II


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
110


scorecard by AUMONIER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
109


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
10
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
110


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
109


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
109


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
109


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
111


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
110


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
10
9
9
8
10
10
10
10
9
9
112


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
116
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
10
9
10
111


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
119
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
109


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
119
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
108


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
116
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
9
10
10
9
10
111


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
109


scorecard by 667SAUL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
BERNARD HOPKINS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
118
ROY JONES JR.
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
10
10
9
9
109




Comments

rorschach's picture

This rematch should have been fought years earlier.

what_is_the_default_password's picture

A stink-fest with a stank worse than a garbage dump. Featuring two old farts, I mean faded legends, no I mean old farts after all, making a mockery out of their profession.

I have no idea why I ever decided to watch and score this fight. It was bland like their first one, but at least their first match had an air of legitimacy around it. What do we see in this fight? Roy Jones Jr with his impotent feints, yea his feints were still there but he had long lost the explosive athleticism to make his feints appear dangerous. Hopkins with his master-class acting, we get it Mr Hopkins, rabbit punches are unsportsmanlike and bad, so why did you rabbit-punch Mr Jones??

Bernard Hopkins really proved nothing we did not already know, we all know he aged infinitely better than Jones and obviously it showed in this fight. It was a sad sight to see the badly faded Jones being headbutted, low-blowed and rabbit-punched by Hopkins without repercussions in this fight.

The only thing remotely rewarding about watching this fight is seeing Hopkins being rabbit-punched by Jones and Hopkins cowering on the ground. Live by the foul, die by the foul. But then again, if I wanted this sort of manufactured, maudlin stunt I would have watched pro-wrestling.

What is entertaining about this fight? Anything but the fight itself. Roberto Duran in the seats waving and smiling at the camera (quite obviously this fight did not earn his attention). Evander Holyfield was in the seats too, staring with a 'wtf am I watching' face. Sugar Ray Leonard commentating this fight as a "very interesting fight", with a voice so dry my throat felt parched upon hearing it. Simply hearing the ringside commentators desperately trying to use all sorts of buzzwords like 'drama' and 'emotional' to spin the fight as something it was not was more entertaining than the fight itself.

Okay, actually writing this criticism is the most entertaining thing about this fight! It was a cathartic moment to give this fight a one-star rating.

'Sad' is a generous way to describe this fight, I think 'wretched' is a more appropriate word.

Looking at this lackluster fight retrospectively sevens years after it ended: old fart Hopkins went on to become the oldest world champion in boxing history and kindly retired after falling through the ropes in an ill-advised comeback bout, meanwhile old fart Jones fought a bunch of nobody and lost a few more fights by knockout and yet he refused to retire. Sometimes the way the boxing world is...is simply so twisted that I wanted to laugh but only tears came out.