I don't react and think off emotions - that gets you in a bad situation.
No one's kicking down the door to fight Bernard Hopkins.
They had to debate whether Joe Frazier should be in the Boxing Hall of Fame or not. I'm making sure that it would be a felony to sit down and debate whether or not Bernard Hopkins deserves to be in the hall of fame.
Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins is an event where actors and actresses will come out, and I give all credit to Oscar for that.
If you read Bernard Hopkins' name in the dictionary, the definition would be 'discipline.'
When you get to a certain age in society, they want to dictate to you when you should pack it in and that you should mentally grab a cane, a box of Depends, Geritol, listen to the oldies, and not eat spicy food after 9 o'clock.
Protect yourself at all times. It's what I talk to school kids and college kids about when I do my seminars. I'm not just talking about in the ring. Protect yourself at all times.
Father Time is whether you're an athlete or not an athlete. Father Time is always around. I think I'm just special.
I would love to play with the Flyers. I got the two front teeth missing, so I can look the part. I'm ready cosmetically. I could fit right in.
I've had a hard life. I smell and sense fear. I didn't get that from Catholic school; I know what fear is.
I like the old school, then I add the new school, and I got a concoction of greatness. I can't miss; you can't miss with that.
Ninety-nine percent of getting over a problem is mental.
My personal feeling is that Bernard Hopkins has never been an industry boy.
I am a proud man and never takes things for granted in my life.
You look at De La Hoya, and you think that he is an actor or a singer. I'd like to rearrange a couple of things on his face so the pretty boy becomes just another boxer.
I have to constantly work on my reflexes and hand-eye coordination. I do a lot of puzzles. I play chess.
When you get older, the first thing that starts to go is reflexes, and reflexes are important for any person, especially an athlete - to react to something in a time when something is going on, and you can't be a second or two behind.
Hand-eye coordination and reflexes is something I work on more than anything.
The worst damage a person - a fighter or even a person that's just everyday living - is shorten your life by your lifestyle.
To me, you can be young in your mind, in the way you think, but if your body don't come with that, then it's wishful thinking.