Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hopkins on chess

Not Phil, as you might expect, but Bernard Hopkins, the 49-year old World Light-Heavyweight champion from the USA, who compared boxing to chess in a recent interview.   He said, "Chess is a game where you have to use the right pieces and the right moves depending on the set-up, thinking four or five moves ahead.   And only certain fighters, who I'm struggling to count on the fingers of one hand, already know what they're going to do four or five punches ahead.   The jab is the pawn, but you've also got your bishop, your rook, your knight and, of course, your king and your queen.   To survive in the world of boxing, in the world of corporate America or on the streets, it's all about strategy."

You can see the full interview here.


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