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Wily vets still pack a punch

Don't tell Shane Mosley to act his age. Or Bernard Hopkins. Or any hard-nosed vet the boxing fraternity has written off over the years, for that matter. The old guard isn't going anywhere.

Originally Published: January 25, 2009
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Saturday was photo shoot day, when HBO brought its new generation of stars to Tinseltown to publicize the next wave of boxing's champions.

Alfredo Angulo was there, as was James Kirkland. So too were Victor Ortiz, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Chad Dawson and Chris Arreola.

Turning the spotlight on a new generation is laudable. But there's one small problem.

The old generation isn't ready to leave the stage yet. Not by a long shot.

What Bernard ...

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