Re: Mavin Hagler Eats Bernard Hopkins
Hopkins fought in a much weaker era of lt heavies than marvin....Can you imagine hop taking a lt heavy strap with spinks and the quality that was around in spinks' reign?
Taking a weak lt heavy champ does not necessarily improve your status as a middle,is nigel benn an atg middle because he also won a super middle title? Hopkins has a style to beat many guys but his resume is lacking and he did not fight the best...The man should have bust a gut to rematch jones,and fight toney,calzaghe,g-man,eubank,jackson or some decent prime lt heavies...He benefited from a relatively poor middleweight scene...At least marvin took on all comers...
And losing twice or being run close by taylor doesnt speak a lot for hoppo does it......? Anybody see even the 1987 marvin losing to taylor twice in a row?
Marvins opposition is also better,nobody on hopkins record would trouble marvin at all except for possibly jones.....You think hoppo easily beats hearns,leonard,duran etc....?