Montell Griffin: “I think Bernard Hopkins will be biting off more than he can chew with Beibut Shumenov.”

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Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing former light heavyweight champion, Montell Griffin. A variety of topics were discussed which included; how Roy Jones looks at this stage of his career and whether he should retire, drugs in the sport of boxing, his thoughts on Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, his assessment on whether Adrien Broner should have gone after the rematch with Marcos Maidana, his view of the light heavyweight division, and much more so please join in and listen to what Montell Griffin had to say.

TOPICS

Possible mega bout between Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew moving up to cruiserweight

Drugs in the sport of boxing

Mayweather and Pacquiao’s future

Klitschko’s reign as champions

Lennox Lewis career

And much more

Quotes

“Everybody wants to see Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev the fight will create a lot of action, excitement and I’m sure will not go the distance.”

“The kid is very long, very strong, fast and he can punch. I think Bernard Hopkins will be biting off more than he can chew with Beibut Shurmenov.”

“I think Roy Jones should retire, he’s put together a hall of fame career. Boxing is a very dangerous game, I have seen him hurt a few times he’s had a few bad loses, I saw his fight in Russia and it looked like his legs were gone, in my opinion he should retire.”

“Everybody wants to see Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.”

“There are a lot of reason’s involved, Floyd won’t do business with Bob Arum and maybe Floyd Mayweather’s camp figure Pacquiao will give Mayweather some problems.”

“Amir Khan has impressed no one, he got knocked out by Danny Garcia at 140.You have got so many other guys Mayweather could of fought besides Khan, guys like Manny Pacquiao and Provodnikov. Picking Khan is strictly business for Floyd.”

“The Floyd Mayweather-Amir Khan fight is not a fight I will be excited to see.”

“It’s time for Deontay Wilder to step up make a move. Chris Arreola would be a good fight for him.”

“The Klitschko’s never had the Mike Tyson the Riddick Bowe; I think that really hurt their careers.”

“Broner didn’t walk away, he didn’t quit. This fight will either make him or break him.”

“If I was managing Broner’s career I would make him drop down to 140 and grow into a weight class.”

“I heard stories about Broner’s partying and his drinking. Broner needs to stay focused on boxing, maybe that loss will wake him up get him back to business.”

It was indeed a pleasure talking to former light heavyweight champion Montell Griffin, I hope you enjoyed this interview and a special thanks to Montell for his time.

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21 Responses to "Montell Griffin: “I think Bernard Hopkins will be biting off more than he can chew with Beibut Shumenov.”"
  1. Jepoy says:

    Meanwhile in fighthype:

    Floydiots: “they dont need to fight, Pacquiao dont deserve to fight mayweather.”

  2. nognog says:

    i think your opinion are honest god bliss you andy

  3. ton says:

    You know what? Pacquiao is definitely on Floyd’s menu.
    it’s just that he is schedules at the last of the list of 6 opponents Showtime dealt with Mayweather.
    To feed Mayweather Pacquiao right now will be detrimental to Showtime’s interests, and Mayweather’s,
    because to lose to Pacquiao means that Mayweather’s remaining fighrts will not generate that much revenue and result in Showtime’s shouldering the $300 6-fight contract with Mayweather.
    The deal is for Mayweather to win ALL 6 fights, and Pacquiao can derail that plan if executed right away.

  4. tony says:

    Robert Brown let me give you an English lesson. Stop saying “could of”. It’s “could have”! Can’t believe you’re a writer!
    http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/could-have-could-of.html

  5. harvoxpoge says:

    $300 6-fight contract with Mayweather can be easily done with Pacquiao …..If not they can do a trilogy….

  6. If floyd wants business then he should fight manny pacquiao after his may fight because floydy can fight 3 or 4 or 5 times with pacquiao to suffice his contract with Showtime and that’s big money for both floyd and Showtime, right?

    • jess says:

      Flod Jr has his own concept concept of sports of boxing. Fight only those he knows will not give him problems on the ring. Sad to say Pacquiao is one of the few who can give Floyd a good beating. Pacquiao has fast hands, can throw big punches at many different angles, he has power in both hands, has stamina and had better winning mode than Floyd had when it comes to common opponents such as Hatton, DL Hoya, Cotto & Mosley.

  7. Barok says:

    Do the Khan fight and let Showtime suffer a financial disaster. Fans should boycott all Floyd’s fight to make the Pacman fight happen.

  8. Ammeh says:

    Pacquiao said that he is not pursuing the fight with mayweather. It’s good for him. Let floyd handpick his fight and let’s wait and see if it will generate big profit for showtime. Maybe next time it will be showtime who will beg to let floyd fight Pacman.

  9. Boycott says:

    Surely i will boycott flodys next fight and im encouraging others too for floydy to see that he really needs pacquiao figth. He is so arrogant.

  10. grammar boy says:

    The editor of this website and this writer should be fired.
    How the heck can you write in a publis forum with a s*hitty grammar?

  11. Nick says:

    Mayweather-Kahn will be a snooze fest. Media should perssure Floyd to fight Manny. There is no reason why he should not fight Manny as he said Manny is a “has been”.

  12. Nick says:

    Floyd called Manny a desperate dog. Manny alluded that Floyd is a running dog with his tail in between his legs. That is a clear insult to Floyd and if he does not take up the challenge, then Showtime should dump him.

  13. gorio says:

    bwa ha ha ha!…nice one Nick that’s true floyd is just a running dog with his tail between his legs.

  14. torres says:

    mayweather is just a coward gay

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