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Hopkins is all about business

Updated: June 2, 2004, 2:15 PM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

A year ago, Bernard Hopkins was one of the worst businessmen in boxing. Today, he's Bill Gates.

The middleweight champion of the world is three months away from making the biggest payday of his more than 15-year career in a megafight with Oscar De La Hoya -- provided both win this Saturday night in bouts against Robert Allen and Felix Sturm, respectively.

Yet for Hopkins, it's got to be about more than the money. For someone who has made a career of thumbing his nose at the boxing ...

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