Hopkins dominates Ornelas
Bernard Hopkins did his part.
The ageless future hall of famer easily outpointed a game, but overmatched Enrique Ornelas on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, which would’ve set up a long-awaited rematch with Roy Jones Jr. in March.
The problem was that earlier in the day Jones was knocked out in the first round by Danny Green in Sydney, Australia, spoiling the pending matchup.
Now, it’s anyone’s guess which direction Hopkins – who turns 45 next month – will turn for his next fight.
He said he’d like to fight former cruiserweight David Haye for a share of the heavyweight title the Briton took from Nikolai Valuev on Nov. 7.
And while that seems like a longshot, it doesn’t seem all that farfetched after his performance on Wednesday.
Ornelas (29-6, 19 knockouts) gave Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) some trouble early in the fight but the more-skillful and experienced older man took over and dominated most of the fight. He was rewarded with scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 120-109.