47 thoughts on “Bernard Hopkins – what are your thoughts on his HBO Boxing commentary skills?”

  1. Bernard doesn’t follow cues, he coulda respected Philly Ray Robinson, who would have taught master class in beating Dmitry in first fight. BHop can’t even follow his own thoughts , talking into dead ends.

  2. It was interesting when Kellerman asked Bernard to comment on the power of Kovalev v Pascal. 2 minutes of awkward silence. Did he think he was talking to another Bernard or is that how long it takes him to formulate a thought?

  3. I think he is good because he has the ability to break the fights down more specifically. Many people that are watching boxing have no clue what they are seeing to say he is horrible because Bernard is talking with substance about what realistically is happening, and Bernard already has his haters and their opinions and thats ok because thats why Bernard was so good. He always proved people wrong, and I think he is great for the sport full circle.

    1. Precisely. BHop offers excellent insight as to why boxers do certain things under certain conditions, and he is not a kiss-ass, agreeing with everything. Example, when he was asked if Freddie Roach can help Pascal change old habits, he said, “No.”. Then he explained why. Good job, Bernard!

  4. Why does the word “hater” always come up? If you dislike something, it doesn’t mean your a hater. A person who can’t talk shouldn’t be in the talking business is all I’m saying. It has nothing to do with his accomplishments in the ring which of course we’re legendary.

  5. Many great boxers speak poorly. In order to learn the craft you have to decipher what they are saying. This doesn’t mean that their inability to speak and their boxing knowledge are somehow welded together. Paulie Malignaggie was a boxer with a limited skillset but a decent ability to articulate.

  6. Lol!! Haha ,Paulie Malignaggi has a limited skillset as a boxer?!!!!?? Are YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? ? HE WAS AN ELITE AMATEUR AND AN ELITE PRO!!! YES HE DIDN’T HAVE POWER ESPECIALLY AFTER THE HAND INJURIES. BUT CMON

  7. It’s good to have an experienced announcer doing color, but the play by play (punch by punch) by Jim and Max…well they miss a lot of exciting in the moment action, by their unrelated conversations.

  8. Wasn’t very fluent in his speaking being a commentator though fine in an interview. In his defense I haven’t heard him do much commentating. As far as I know the 50 year-old Hopkins has not retired yet putting off his 5 year waiting period to enter the IBHOF.

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