Originally Posted by ecto55
Dick Tiger beats Hopkins
He's physically stronger, handspeed is comparable, he's tougher and more rugged, fought in an better era and against better competition than Hopkins etc etc.
Hopkins is getting pumped up by some posters for his boxing acumen...as shown against Tarver, Pascal, Tito trinidad and Pavlic
...but in no way does Hopkins have the 'real' old school boxing guile of say a Joey Giardello (YES- I'm disagreeing with Max Kellerman's assertions of Hopkins 'old school' skills).
If Tiger can split four fights with Giardello, he can outhustle Hopkins over the shortened 12.
People need to rnote that Hopkins isn't the second coming of Archie Moore or any other oldtime shark, he's a goldfish would could box among an era of tadpoles who can't.
I would be rooting for this to happen, and yes, Tiger was a lot stronger than Hopkins. like i said, Hopkins would have to move more and be more honest with his output to be able to outpoint Dick Tiger.
True also is your assertion that Tiger's opposition was better than Hopkin's. And also true that Tiger was better than the guys that Hopkins beat. Anyway, i'd be for Tiger all night long.
Maybe my post was wrong.