I think if Hopkins comes over, I have to see him fight. I'd definitely get tickets for that one, even if the fight was shit, I'd appreciate being there and seeing the guy.
This is a great fight for all parties involved though, it fits. It works for Hopkins as Lilo just pointed out, it works for Cleverly because his recent fights have been shocking and he still hasn't stepped on the world scene and it's a winnable fight, and it's a fight that can get Warren back on his feet, surprise some people and do repeat business with Hopkins.
Another thing, I retract what I said in the thread that Hopkins has absolutely no chance in beating Cleverly. How the fuck can I even say that? Just watching the interview Chacal posted and he points out so calmly that even he knows how everybody thinks its going to go and how he fights. He'll get outhustled, he'll be outworked, he'll throw one or two punches, he'll clinch a lot. He knows that stuff, he knows himself better than anybody does, I can't dispute that. So for me to say Cleverly will beat Hopkins and that Hopkins has no chance is foolish, and if anything I can take away from the Cloud fight is that Hopkins is one of the most aware fighters on the planet. Not even remotely punch drunk, and when he wins fights, he doesn't scrape by, for the most part he dominates. Its the fights he loses that are mostly scrappy and close affairs, what does that tell you?
edit: Man, looking at his record is fucking astounding too. Look at every one of his wins, it's either a T/KO or a UD. There's no MD there, there's no SD, there's no controversy in any of his wins on the record (someone who may have followed his entire career may be able to say there was a fight he was given, but on the outside looking in, its a crazy stat), and of his losses of 6, only two of those are UD's. When people generally discuss his losses, only one of those UD's was clear; Roy Jones Jr. His other clear loss is Chad Dawson, which was still ruled a MD. It's just crazy, man.