BERNARD HOPKINS, all 48 years of him, wants to fight Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. Said he'd even drop down to 160 pounds to do it.
Problem is, Mayweather is not comfortable fighting above 147 pounds. His fight with Canelo Alvarez over the weekend was only his third above that weight.
"Floyd, his skills are so out there that he can risk going up to 160," Hopkins told Sports Illustrated. "It isn't the weight that is going to win the fight, it's the skills. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The only guy who is going to beat a guy like Floyd Mayweather is a master chess player. And who is the master chess player? I'll go back to 160. It's the biggest old [man] fight. Everyone from the nursing home will be watching."