Originally Posted by knockout artist
By the way, if Hopkins and Jones had rematched in 2002 at 168, do you think it would have been much different to their first fight?
I think it would have been the same kind of score... 116-112 across the board for Jones.. But it may have looked a little different... Both were much smarter, with slightly slower work rates. Hopkins was a bit of a slow starter at that point..
I think Roy would have done enough in the first 8 or 9 rounds, though highly competitive, would be able to cruise the last few rounds. Probably would have been a stinker to the average fight fan, but took a true appreciator of the sweet science to enjoy.
Shame it didn't happen, would have been a classic chess match.