Originally Posted by rusak
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.
I used to think that but a long time training partner of Hopkins' has said he didn't rise much over 165.
Tiger of course struggled to squeeze himself inside 160lbs quite a lot.
I hate to say it but I agree with Tywin's assessment. Hopkins via close decision, although Tiger would have his moments, he's just too much of a plodder to have consistent spells of success.
I thought the Giadello series was closer than Tywin did though. Out of those that I've seen I saw Tiger winning two of 'em.