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Old 07-26-2007, 01:59 PM   #54
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Default Re: Mavin Hagler Eats Bernard Hopkins

Neither of these fighters would be able to dominate one another for any extended period of time. Hagler may have had more physical talent at his very best, but I'd give peak Hopkins the edge in terms of ring generalship, and, yes, in terms of versatility as well. Because they both possessed excellent chins, and had superb stamina, we can be fairly certain that this goes the distance. We can also be fairly certain that many of the rounds would be tightly contested, with little to choose between either of them.

Hopkins, at his best, was good enough to give anyone hell. That includes Hagler. However, I think Hagler's style, in general, would enable him to steal enough of the close rounds to emerge with a close, highly contested decision.
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