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Old 07-24-2007, 03:01 PM   #42
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Default Re: Mavin Hagler Eats Bernard Hopkins

Regardless of who was better, I think we can say that Hopkins was a poor imitation of Hagler on the image side of things. Hagler had a lot more dignity:

http://www.boxvideos.de/Fotocol/haglercolor.JPG
http://www.blackathlete.net/Images/b..._hopkins67.jpg


http://www.artfullyredone.com/prodim.../large/079.jpg
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/box/...opkins_195.jpg

http://www.marvelousmarvin.com/galle...aining_024.jpg
http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/hopkins1202.jpg

http://www.marvelousmarvin.com/galle...aining_018.jpg
http://www.toprank.com/photo_gallery...Hopkins_t3.jpg

Even mid-action, there is a difference. You'll never catch Hagler in these sort of situations:

http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/733...s-Taylor16.jpg
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/box/...taylor_275.jpg

Look at the difference in their expressions:

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures...insallen04.jpg
http://www.muhammad-ali-boxing.org.u...mmy-Hearns.jpg

I've always thought Hopkins was trying too hard to get people to think he was tough. He was tough, but he wanted everyone to know it, unlike Hagler, who was a much more effortless hardnut:

http://www.fightfarm.com/shop/images/Hagler_cover.bmp
http://shoutfan.com/wp-content/uploa...ardhopkins.jpg

Not that this matters a whole lot, but it's the reason I prefer Hagler.
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