Boxing trainer Naazim Richardson has seen many fighters come into the sport and also seen those same boxers leave almost as quickly as they have risen. Bernard Hopkins is the rare exception in the sport and with Naazim’s knowledge and strategy, the two have made history. At the age of 48, Hopkins is the oldest boxing champion ever and is set to return to the ring once again when he faces Karo Murat on October 26th.
In part 2 of my interview with Naazim Richardson, I discuss with him the challenge in front of his fighter, and if he thinks Bernard could overlook the mandatory challenger in front of him. Naazim also speaks on why he thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr would not avoid a Hopkins challenge and breaks down the options out there for boxing’s biggest draw. Additionally Brother Naazim gave his thoughts and prediction for the two biggest fights left in 2013, Marquez vs. Bradley and Pacquiao vs. Rios. Here is what Naazim had to say.
JENNA J:Naazim, Bernard Hopkins has business ahead of him, we can’t even talk about a Mayweather fight until he takes care of his mandatory in Karo Murat. What do you think of Bernard’s upcoming title defense?