Hopkins Outboxes Wright

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Updated: July 21, 2007
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Winky Wright had not lost a fight in his last 13 fights, in fact he had not lost since December 1999, over seven years. Tonight, he tasted defeat for the first time since then as he lost a unanimous decision to “The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins.

Hopkins (48-4-1, 32 KOs) came out of retirement for this fight to fight the 35 year-old Wright (51-4-1). Now at the age of 42, Hopkins’ retirement last year came after 21 consecutive middleweight title defenses, then moving up a weight to light heavyweight where he beat the champion Antonio Tarver.

It was a pretty action packed fight, both fighters took turns pressing the action with Wright starting strong and Hopkins finishing well. Both showed why they are considered some of the best defensive and counter fighters of all time. Wright began to bleed over his left eye in the third round due to an accidental headbutt and Hopkins targeted it for the rest of the fight. After the fight Wright said:

“I won the fight. It was a dirty fight. He was head-butting all day. I still want to fight the best. I thought I won the fight, but it was a close fight.”

Compubox numbers:
Wright landed 167 of 618 shots
Hopkins landed 152 of 640 punches

Judges Scorecards:
Glenn Throwbridge: 117-111 for Hopkins
Dave Moretti: 117-111 for Hopkins
Glenn Hamada: 116-112 for Hopkins

3 Comments

  1. Adrian Tapia

    July 21, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Wright's a good boxer, but Hopkins definitely has his card.

    Good to see Hopkins out of retirement.

  2. Joe

    July 22, 2007 at 4:19 am

    I was going to buy the fight but it was $50 and I didn't even know any of the undercards. So I'm not about to pay 50 bucks for this, but I heard it was a pretty good fight.

  3. adam

    August 6, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    what re u guys doing watching boxing…its old and boring….watch mma (ufc, pride) i used to watch kick boxing, now nothing but mma…..

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