Originally Posted by tobkhan
Again re-writing history? He won 4 on all three cards. You donīt buy in it? Well, you donīt have to. Iīm just stating facts.
Taylor doesnīt have a fragile chin, you will see when he beats Pavlik. And your Hopkins has no punch bs doesnīt become more true by repeating it.
Right, none. And what great mw did Hagler beat? Right, none.
Why didn't Hopkins step up the pressure earlier? he could have made it closer and with him being the champion would probably have held his title. But he dug too deep a hole for himself and even the judges couldn't bail him out.
Merchant asked Roy "what is he waiting for" and Roy told him he was waiting to get him out with one punch but then Larry replied Hopkins has never ben enough of a hitter to win like that.
Again I ask where is that adaptability people say he has? I didn't see the rematch but I have to think Jermaine whipped him worse the second time.
And you still can't say Bernard beat another great middleweight while Hagler beat them on a regular basis. Harold Lederman's scorecard was more accurate than the official judges as always. I too gave him three rounds against the gifted, albeit one handed and weight drained, Jones jr.
X is a notable middleweight though not nearly a great one. He's just one of those guys who's good for a long time.