Originally Posted by ushvinder
Id say hes on par with hagler, people are really overrating hagler's win over duran. This is the same duran that was shutout by benitez and lost to kirkland laing not too long ago, hopkins win over trinidad is clearly better. Sure hagler beat better opposition at middleweight, but hagler never moved up. Hagler is much closer to hopkins than he is to duran/leonard on my all time lists.
Neither would've Hopkins if it meant having to fight Spinks and the like. Plus Hagler wasn't really a big middleweight anyway.