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.
You think Hopkins was 160 in the ring? Here's a clue, Oscar de la friggin Hoya was about 165 against Mayweather. Hopkins is a light heavyweight who squeezed into 160. Hopkins has faced much bigger guys than Tiger and no has been able to ragdoll him.