After Going to Prison Like Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins Admits to Joe Rogan About Being a Disciple of Boxing Legends’ Philosophy- “I Don’t Always Have To…”

In the world of podcasts, few hosts possess the ability to draw out the deepest insights from combat sports legends like Joe Rogan does. His platform, the JRE podcast, has become a haven for fans seeking to explore the minds of their favorite fighters. During Episode #148, the legendary Bernard Hopkins graced the podcast. There, he offered a glimpse into his remarkable personal and professional journey.

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Bernard Hopkins, affectionately known as ‘The Executioner’ and ‘B-Hop,’ is a true icon in the world of boxing. In his 25-year-long career, Hopkins has achieved numerous accolades. This included holding multiple world championships simultaneously in two weight classes. Also, his story is one of triumph, resilience, and transformation.

Bernard Hopkins talks about ‘The Art of War’


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During the JRE MMA Show #148, Bernard Hopkins unveiled a secret weapon that has guided him through the ups and downs of his storied career: ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu. He spoke passionately about how this ancient text has been a constant companion. According to the boxing legend, it helped him navigate life’s challenges. Hopkins remarked, “I am always in fight mode, but I don’t always have to fight.”

Further, he went on to challenge everyone to explore these timeless teachings. “The Art of War, Sun Tzu, I challenge everyone to get one of those teaching books and go through them every now and then,” he said. Also, the former boxing champ emphasized their relevance in contemporary life. Sun Tzu’s strategies have served as a cornerstone in Bernard Hopkins’ approach to boxing.

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“The Art of War’ has always been a guideline for me, when I say always, most of my adult career. I say from 23 to now, I started pro at 25.” Intriguingly, Bernard Hopkins shares a common thread with another boxing legend, Mike Tyson. Both men have experienced prison time, a chapter in their lives that profoundly shaped their perspectives. Moreover, Tyson is also a disciple of ‘The Art of War’.

What Bernard Hopkins thinks about Terence Crawford vs. Canelo Alvarez


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In another recent interview, Hopkins also offered his insights on the highly anticipated matchup between Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez. He boldly stated, “He (Crawford) has a legitimate chance. He has an 85-plus [percent] chance to beat Canelo.” This assessment is a testament to Crawford’s skills and mindset.

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Hopkins emphasized Crawford isn’t entering the ring to prove something to others, a pitfall that can sometimes work in favor of opponents like Canelo Alvarez. “He is not going to prove something, which will fall into Canelo’s hands”.


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It’s a perspective rooted in wisdom, reminding us of the mental aspect of combat sports. Do you agree with this? Also, what did you think of Hopkins’ appearance at the JRE podcast? Comment down below.

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