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Old 07-07-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Bernard Hopkins vs Mike Mccallum

Two old school boxers in a head to head match-up.Who wins and why?
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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Hopkins by a clear UD 9-3 - 10-2 rounds for hopkins
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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Hopkins by a clear UD 9-3 - 10-2 rounds for hopkins
No problems with your opinion, but not sure Hopkins had the tools to clearly beat McCallum by scores of 118-110/117-111.

The only claim for Hopkins clearly beating McCallum in anyway shape or form, knockout. And that aint happening, make no mistake about it. McCallum arguably had a better chin than anyone Hopkins has fought to date.

I pick Hopkins to pull out a decision 115-113.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:01 PM   #4
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In agreement with Robbi here.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:21 AM   #5
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Two old school boxers in a head to head match-up.Who wins and why?
McCallum is the more skilled imo but Hopkins is naturally bigger and stronger so Id go with him by Dec.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bernard Hopkins vs Mike Mccallum

McCallum was clearly not at his prime when fighting Watson, Graham, and Toney at 160lbs.

But he was a damn finely tuned and accomplished middleweight who performed extremely well in the divison, with many observers having him outpointing Toney.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:59 AM   #7
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Hopkins was a touch bigger, a touch stronger, more comfortable at 160. Plus I think he is a little more technically correct. Plus he is naturally more tricky and I think this may lure McCallum into Bernards fight rather than vica versa.

I'd say Hopkins UD!
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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This is not to disrespect B-Hop in any way, but I am intractably predjuiced in favor of boxers with a 15 round pedigree, which B-Hop lacks, through no fault of his own. Nonetheless, Mike does have a championship rounds background (15 complete against Mannion, 13 against Minchillo), and available tale of the tape measurements indicate that Mike has a reach advantage on Hopkins as well. Taking into account the fine performer B-Hop is, I see the outcome as being:

McCallum SD 15 Hopkins
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:01 PM   #9
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X could do 15 no problem. X is one of the modern fighters who I have no doubt could do 15. He wouldn't suddenly just get tired in the 13th round.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:46 PM   #10
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X could do 15 no problem. X is one of the modern fighters who I have no doubt could do 15. He wouldn't suddenly just get tired in the 13th round.
Hence, my SD posit. (If the 15 round limit had never been abolished, B-Hop's current record would stand at 51-2.) Even Duran respects X.
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