Originally Posted by Francis75
I agree a little bit with what Lefty is saying regarding Bernard Hopkins. Yes the fight was rubbish and Roy looked terribly shot to me but Bhop is incredible for 45 yrs of age. He is still an elite high quality fighter who would give any of the top fighters around his weight (Kessler, Bute, Dawson, Ward, Abraham etc etc ) a real good run for their money. He would win some and lose some. If you can't appreciate how skilled/crafty/smart he is in the ring then i wonder how well you understand the skill of boxing. The guy is an absolute legend of the sport and still has it to a certain degree.
Bhop was never really going to stop Roy. I didn't think so and predicted a wide points win. His game plan has not been to try and stop opponents since the late 1990's when age started to creep up on him. He didn't go out and try and stop Tito or Oscar either although the stoppage eventually came in those fights.
Great post....i feel the same way