Originally Posted by PowerPuncher
If you thought Macklin was ahead going into the 10th I'd contend you were again pissed watching that fight
Martinez would give Hopkins problems plenty of problems in the first 4 rounds, Vanderpool built up an early lead against Hopkins too.
i agree and i see it as closer than lufcrazy. martinez has plenty of holes in his game but if we look at hopkin's loses on film, they are all to athletically gifted individuals who used physical advantages to either narrowly edge a win (taylor x2, calzaghe) or prevent hopkins technical brilliance from becoming a factor (jones). regardless of whether you feel he won or lost these (I gave taylor both by 2 points, calzaghe by 1) they all troubled him with speed, movement and workrate. martinez has the qualities to put on at least a respectable showing against hopkins