Originally Posted by Sweet Pea
Hagler was better in every way. Better long range, stronger in close. Better at pretty much everything. Hopkins was crafty and skilled, but not enough to take Hagler off his game.
There is something awkward about fighting Hopkins, as you've said.
I think Hagler could "out-think" himself - I think the prospect of taking on Hopkins could worry him. I also think it's possible
that Hopkins could get under Hagler's skin in the ring and before they got into the ring - Hopkins is on a different plane, mentally in my opinion. I really think Hagler could find himself unseated a bit.
Of course, this suggestion makes some people go absolutley mad, so i've got to acknowledge I could be wrong, such is the depth of feeling of otherwise rational people.
But that is my opinion.
Hopkins UD, 15.