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Old 11-24-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Bernard Hopkins - How great?

What Bernard Hopkins is currently doing/accomplishing, how historically great is it really?

47 years old and damn near the top of his division.




* Not to mention, he's only fighting 10-20 pounds above the early stages of his career. Him not blowing up to a slob of a heavyweight is great in itself, IMO.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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def an atg top 4-5 middleweight ever ya feel me pimp
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:36 AM   #3
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PED's bro.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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PED's bro.
b-hop wasnt on peds homeslice
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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he is a hard one to rate. He is great, yet he was not top 30 ATG.. A very solid fighter..
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #6
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I'd put him around 30 on an ATG list...
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #7
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Achieved greatness as a mw and is achieving furthe greatness as a 40+ lhw.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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Below Calzaghe
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #9
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Was it his stunning win over Jeff Lacy or Mikkel Kessler that made you think he's greater than Hopkins?
No,his dominance of a cheating cunt Hopkins in the ring.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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115-113 is hardly dominant, now is it?
If he had tried fighting instead of cheating it would have been much clearer on the cards. He should have been disqualified.
Absolute disgrace that he got away with it.
Calzaghe beat him with brittle hands too. True great.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #11
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Atg.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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Top 50, I'd say. He was definitely great, and one of the smartest boxers I've ever seen. His craftiness and ring IQ was astounding. Has wins over De La Hoya, Trinidad, Tarver, Pavlik, Pascal, Johnson, Wright, Joppy, etc.
His masterclass against Pavlik at 43 years old really helps his legacy, I think.

Great all-round fighter.

You continue to give me threads excellent feedback. Thank you!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #13
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Really great.

I'd have him inside the top 40.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #14
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Really great.

I'd have him inside the top 40.
about where i have him
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