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Old 01-24-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think he should retire. His last fight with Dawson showed that he must choose his opponents very carefully.

At 47, Hopkins knows end finally near - Other sports- NBC Sports (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/46075381/ns/sports-other_sports/ - broken link)
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I think he should retire. His last fight with Dawson showed that he must choose his opponents very carefully.

At 47, Hopkins knows end finally near - Other sports- NBC Sports (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/46075381/ns/sports-other_sports/ - broken link)
I agree
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I agree
Guy had a heck of a career. He really took it into age. No one can go on forever.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: :~)
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Hopkins style bored me in his prime and now its even worse. Offense is not in his game plan. Though I think he is the greatest defensive champion of all time. Just think if he punched.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Looks like he'll have one more fight, he just agreed to a rematch with Dawson in April.

Hopkins-Dawson rematch set for April 28 in Atlantic City)
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Hopkins is some kind of special. Surefire Hall Of Famer. Hope this is his last fight and I hope he goes out by knocking Dawson out.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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BHop isn't a knockout fighter especially at this stage of his career. It wouldn't surprise me if he did upset the up and coming "Bad" Chad Dawson though. Hopkins is no fool. If he agreed to rematch, there must be some weakness in Chad's game that he feels that he can exploit.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Dawson isn't a complete fighter. He's only slightly more versatile than Pavlik, which isn't saying much. I'm guessing this will be a 12 round snoozer with some typical Hopkins drama somewhere along the way.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Hopkins style bored me in his prime and now its even worse. Offense is not in his game plan. Though I think he is the greatest defensive champion of all time. Just think if he punched.
Hopkins is a fighter who can get into his opponents head before and during the fight.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Guy had a heck of a career. He really took it into age. No one can go on forever.
Absolutely..I feel his discipline and year-'round adherence to conditioning really helped and prolonged his longevity.
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