By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Fonfara
IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KO) went to Brooklyn to see with his own eyes what the competition in his division is all about. Watching Bernard Hopkins beating Tavoris Cloud from the ringside seats in Barclays Center, the 25-year-old was not impressed. “I wanted to see them both fighting live, so I decided to fly from Chicago and watch Hopkins and Cloud in Brooklyn. Not impressed. I thought that Cloud would win, impose his will and just move Hopkins around. He didn’t do that at all, was very predictable, attacking the same way from round one to round twelve.
“It was not an exciting fight. Especially the beginning. The first three or four rounds were just boring. Hopkins won all the middle rounds, Cloud was trying to do something late in the fight, but he was to systematic, his punches didn’t scare B-Hop at all. Yes, Tavoris connected a couple of times, but every time he did Hopkins just hit him back. The difference between me and those two fighters is simple – I have power. You don’t just shrug off my punches like nothing happened. This would be the difference if I would fight them,” stated “Polish Prince,” who attended event wearing a special T-shirt proclaiming that he could defeat both Hopkins and Cloud in one night.