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Old 05-21-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I know there are some who may not think that Bernard is a great fighter but you've gotta give it up for the old man, the legend. Jean Pascal was tailor-made for Hopkins. Yes, he has fast hands and true knockout power, but he had no defense for the straight right and didn't make many adjustments on-the-fly. The ref blew some calls, but all in all I thought it was a pretty entertaining fight especially by Bernard Hopkins standards.

Now he wants to move on to Chad Dawson, which I don't know is a good stylistic matchup for him, and then to Lucian Bute, which would be intriguing imo.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Good win for Hopkins, but no surprise

I applaud Hopkins for beating yet another mediocre opponent at his age. He can "school" these types of fighters each and every time. For his sake, I hope he doesn't stay at the fair too long though. I'd hate to see him on the tail end of the type of surprise shot that changed Roy Jones' future forever courtesy of Tarver.

I wish the US heavyweights would train and be as dedicated as Hopkins. Just a shame watching these sorry, flabby-looking heavyweights bring such shame to a once-great division.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: South FL
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Just goes to show you the hard work and dedication Hopkins has, even at 46 he can keep going for a few years.

He became the oldest champion in boxing history, surpassing George Foreman .
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I applaud Hopkins for beating yet another mediocre opponent at his age. He can "school" these types of fighters each and every time. For his sake, I hope he doesn't stay at the fair too long though. I'd hate to see him on the tail end of the type of surprise shot that changed Roy Jones' future forever courtesy of Tarver.

I wish the US heavyweights would train and be as dedicated as Hopkins. Just a shame watching these sorry, flabby-looking heavyweights bring such shame to a once-great division.
Exactly how I feel. Hopkins deserves a credit for winning a belt at age 46, but he beat a guy who has hardly any boxing skills. It was like watching a crafty boxer fight an MMA fighter in a boxing ring. Plenty of cheap stuff going on between both fighters...hitting behind the back and head, holding, leading with their heads etc. Not a pretty fight at all. But, I give Hopkins credit for being a highly conditioned athlete who takes his training seriously.

On a side note, something has to be done about all those logos on boxing ring canvas. Too many times I've seen fighters lose thier footing on these things, especially when they get wet.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I also think a fight between him and Dawson would be a snooze fest. I fight between Hopkins and Bute will probably end the same as Calzaghe. I think Bute is quick and crafty enough to dominate Hopkins rather easily. The way to beat Hopkins is to take the fight to him and make him work for it. Dawson won't press him that hard and Bernard would have a legimate chance at beating him in an ugly and very boring fight.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just goes to show you the hard work and dedication Hopkins has, even at 46 he can keep going for a few years.

He became the oldest champion in boxing history, surpassing George Foreman .
I certainly agree. Quite an achievement! Kudos to Hopkins!
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: South FL
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I'm also glad that Hopkins won, but it wasn't a very exciting fight, at least for me.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Good fight...I thought is was entertaining, at least more than the ppv fights
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: CLEVELAND OHIO
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Exactly how I feel. Hopkins deserves a credit for winning a belt at age 46, but he beat a guy who has hardly any boxing skills. It was like watching a crafty boxer fight an MMA fighter in a boxing ring. Plenty of cheap stuff going on between both fighters...hitting behind the back and head, holding, leading with their heads etc. Not a pretty fight at all. But, I give Hopkins credit for being a highly conditioned athlete who takes his training seriously.

On a side note, something has to be done about all those logos on boxing ring canvas. Too many times I've seen fighters lose thier footing on these things, especially when they get wet.
The guy he had the fight with was the champ... All credit to b-hop... how do you hand pick a fight when you are fighting the champ... even it he is not that good... If I whoop someones you know what on the street and they cant fight I still want my credit... It wasn't my fault and its not his fault either

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:49 PM
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hopkins vs bute is the fight hopkins could win.. against dawson its tough because dawson has a jab which would bother hopkins IE( Taylor) . either fight would be close Imo i think BUTE is overrated. KEssler would dominate him imo
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