Hopkins-Wright presser quotes


Hopkins-Wright presser quotes

B-Hop: "Winky's a twinkie"

Press Release: (May 15, 2007)… Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright held a press conference in New York on Tuesday, to announce "Coming to Fight" July 21, as part of a five-city press tour with following stops in Tampa, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.   


On taking on the challenge of a tough fight in Bernard Hopkins…
"I'll never back down. I've never been scared, and I'll never be scared. I'll always come to fight. I didn't pick this fight with Bernard, Bernard picked me. 

"Till the day I hang up my gloves, I come to fight and I come to win.

"All you (Bernard) are is a boogeyman. And after July 21, the Boogey man will rest. Nobody's got to be scared of the Boogey man anymore." 


What this fight means to you…
"History shows you're only as good as your last fight.  And look at my last fight. I crushed Antonio Tarver.

"I'm in this game because I know I can do it."

On strategy against Wright…
"I've got it all. I'm a chameleon, I've got everything.  You try to come at me, I'll Sugar Ray Robinson you.   Winky's style is directly in your face, but not that night. He's going to come at me but I won't be there. I'm an illusion.. 

"I guarantee you won't see Winky Wright after July 21. They talk it but I talk it and I walk it. I'm 42 years old and I'm going to whoop his ass. Doubt me? Check my record.

"It's 2007, I'm 42 years old and I can't wait for you to get your ass whooped by a 42 year old.

Prediction for July 21…
"Come July 21, Winky Wright will be no more. Anyone who's got something against Winky, no worries, as of July 21 Winky Wright is over. 

Final thoughts…
"All you (Winky) are is a Twinkie. Winky's a Twinkie."

Hopkins vs. Wright "Coming to Fight" is for Hopkins' [world] light heavyweight championship and will take place Saturday, July 21 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Winky Promotions.   HBO Pay-Per-View will televise the fight live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.