Originally Posted by JimmyShimmy
Hagler did what he did very well, but he did not do everything. He did not have the ability to solve the greater puzzles. Everyone always says that Hagler had an 'off night' when he fought Duran. He had an off night because Duran showed up who could feint and move well but did not have the strength to pull it off.
Haglerís boxing ability was decent, but has lately been over glorified. He out boxed a lot of 'out-boxables' if you catch my drift. When did Hagler ever dissect a technician?
Hopkins has the tools - the strength, the inside ability, and he'd use the possum tactics to frustrate Hagler to a UD.
Tho short, this is one of the finer posts i have seen in my time here. No smoke, no mirrors, just plain hard hitting simple stuff.