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Old 04-29-2012, 08:03 AM   #16
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Hopkins beats them all.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:12 AM   #17
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #18
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I think people are being very sympathetic towards Hopkins...he was truly awful again last night with his head being his best weapon. Anyone with a bit of skill and who can fight at and maintain a high tempo will beat him.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #19
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Current crop? Two light heavies?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #20
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I think people are being very sympathetic towards Hopkins...he was truly awful again last night with his head being his best weapon. Anyone with a bit of skill and who can fight at and maintain a high tempo will beat him.
How d'you think he'd fare in a third bout with Pascal based on last night? Repeat of last time or has he faded that little bit more that Pascal could take it?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #21
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Beats them all.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #22
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Has Hopkins really not knocked anyone out since 2001???

*edit* course he ko'ed Oscar in '04, the commentary team said 01 last night and I thought it was a bit of a long time but 8 years still a while
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #23
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Has Hopkins really not knocked anyone out since 2001???
Knocked out De La Hoya in 2004.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #24
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I don't think any of the current light heavys beat him at the minute. He's just too crafty with too much experience for the likes of cleverly at the minute. Even though he got beat last night he still didn't take any punishment and is a very hard guy to land clean on.

He'd make the uk guys fight his fight at his pace and it prob wouldn't be that good to watch. Still sell shit loads of tickets though!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #25
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If he boxes on, I think the Cleverly fight can 100% be made now.

It suits everybody and would do massive numbers at the Mill stad.
Without a belt I don't think the BBBoC would sanction Hopkins to fight.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #26
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Cleverly would be a decent fight. Hopkins will sneak in that lead hook all night but Cleverly has a decent chin and is daft enough to fight inside with him.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #27
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Without a belt I don't think the BBBoC would sanction Hopkins to fight.
Really? Why not?

Clev's best asset is his workrate and that seems to be the way to beat Hopkins now - I'd give him a good chance, absolutely.

I think Bellew would have to KO him which is a massive ask. Clev's strengths match with Hopkins weaknesses - you can't say the same for Bellew.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #28
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Really? Why not?

Clev's best asset is his workrate and that seems to be the way to beat Hopkins now - I'd give him a good chance, absolutely.

I think Bellew would have to KO him which is a massive ask. Clev's strengths match with Hopkins weaknesses - you can't say the same for Bellew.
Yeah Cleverly has the engine to win but he did post missing for long spells in the Mohammedi fight because he couldn't land. Has me developed enough to keep on track against the slipping and spoiling master?

Tony v Hopkins in Liverpool would be nuts. Talk about chalk and cheese for opponents. One minute you have target practice on MacIntosh, then you are in with B-Hop!
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #29
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Headbutts the shite out of all of them, except the Bomber
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:20 AM   #30
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Cleverly's best asset is work rate, he'd put rounds in the bag easily and has the chin to take Hopkins punches.
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