MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.
ATLANTIC CITY - It was the most lopsided defeat of Bernard Hopkins' career. The judges at Boardwalk Hall failed to award the 49-year-old a single round in Saturday's unanimous-decision loss to Sergey Kovalev. Hopkins threw 390 fewer punches than the Russian slugger. And none of his attacks seemed to inflict much pain.
Bernard Hopkins dug into the pocket of his sweatshirt, grabbed a small, alien trinket, and placed it on the table. The news conference to promote the light-heavyweight title fight Saturday against Sergey Kovalev was in full swing. But Hopkins did not seem interested enough to listen.