Originally Posted by lora
Martinez could certainly give lot of trouble to the older middleweight Hopkins circa DLH-Taylor fights, but that Hop is not a great middleweight anymore.Even though i'm not a fan of the ancient light-heavy version either, that weightjump gave him a new lease of life for a while....the version that closed out his middleweight days was Hopkins at his lowest level since being a novice.At times it was like watching weight drained latter reign Eubank during some of his lesser performances...
Better to look at mid-late nineties Hopkins against Martinez.
the hopkins of the lipsey fight then? more athletic, little less crafty. certainly a much more entertaining fight. that right hand lead was still present which would likely be his best weapon against sergio