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Old 04-03-2009, 09:32 PM   #16
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #17
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I had forgotten about the Wright fight, because it was a fight I'd like to forget.

Yeah, the Wright fight was tougher than the Echols fights. The first Echols fight I thought was actually tougher for Hopkins if you're not including shoulder slams.
Also agree, in the 10th or 11th antwun rocked hopkins good, stunned him.

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I thought Hopkins clearly outclassed Winky and made him look amatuerish at times as Winky simply couldn't get his jab to land.
Agreed i thought he won clearly, i remember some people at the bar believing that winky won
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #18
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I misread the thread too but he asked out of the fights Hopkins WON. He lost to Calzaghe so it doesn't count.
I think he was trying to make a statement about the state of that fight basically.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:02 PM   #19
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Whats wrong with saying Calzaghe?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:03 PM   #20
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Whats wrong with saying Calzaghe?

Because Hops didnt win..
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:41 PM   #21
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #22
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Can't be Mercado becasue that was a draw. The rematch that Hopkins won wasn't his hardest fight.

Back in 1993, a tough kid from California named Gilbert Baptist gave Hopkins a very tough night for 12 rounds. One judge only had Hopkins ahead 115-112. And truthfully, I felt it was a fight that could have gone either way. Very competitive.

He also gave Terry Norris a very tough fight in 1988.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #23
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Taylor 1 because Hopkins really won
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:45 PM   #24
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My friend met Hopkins in California one time and asked him the same question .. Hopkins said Echols was his toughest fight.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #25
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I thought Hopkins was winning the 2nd Echols fight handily before he stopped him, but the rough nature of that fight may have made it the hardest fight he won - body slams and all. Most of his wins were rather one-sided performances, so if it's based on who was most competitive in a loss to him, it's probably Winky, who was a bit difficult to figure out at first, but didn't really give Hopkins what I would call a 'hard' fight.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:50 PM   #26
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My friend met Hopkins in California one time and asked him the same question .. Hopkins said Echols was his toughest fight.
It had that appearance.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:01 AM   #27
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Imo it was Echols. Segundo Mercado put Hop down one time legitimately with the other being more of a bad call...but that fight wound up a draw, not a win for Hop. So going by saying that Hop won, I'd go with Echols. Hop dominated that fight, but he showed his chin and true skills against a very tough prime Echols.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #28
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Whats wrong with saying Calzaghe?
Read the thread title, and get back to us. To the guy that said Taylor...read the thread title and get back to us.
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