Originally Posted by JMP
McClellan didn't have the boxing skill to hang with Hopkins. His only chance is to get Hopkins out of there within the first few rounds and that's unlikely with Hopkins' defense, craftiness, and chin. Once Hopkins figures out McClellan's movements and timing, he'd take control. McClellan, aside from power and toughness (the former being aided by him boiling down from 200 pounds), never impressed me.
Hopkins and Toney are pure old school and HUGE punchers like McClellan are tailor made for them. Both are very hard to catch cleanly and both can take a direct hit, so McClellan is toast head to head IMO.