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Old 09-18-2007, 02:52 PM   #31
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How can ya'll disrespect Hopkins this much?

Clearly, he doesn't need speed or power to dominate his opponents. He uses angles, and his gameplan is to take away the best weapon his opponent offers him.

Isn't Dawson also a Southpaw?
If HOPS is supposed to be the man at LH he needs to start acting like it!

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Old 09-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #32
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If HOPS is supposed to be the man at LH he needs to start acting like it!
What should he do next?
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:54 PM   #33
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What should he do next?
Um fight a Lightheavy.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:55 PM   #34
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How can ya'll disrespect Hopkins this much?

Clearly, he doesn't need speed or power to dominate his opponents. He uses angles, and his gameplan is to take away the best weapon his opponent offers him.

Isn't Dawson also a Southpaw?
Angles against guys who are in his age range, have slown down and have lower work rates. It's not disrespect, its the reality of the situation.

Even Steward pointed out after the Wright-Hopkins fight that neither could hang with the young guns anymore.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:56 PM   #35
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God damnitt.. I was about to buy tickets to this too. ****, now we have to wait even longer for the Diaconu hype to end. This is the worst month in boxing ever.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:56 PM   #36
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That's really too bad.

WBA champ Stipe Drews was supposed to face Dawson for the right to become Adamek's mandatory last year, but pulled out against Bad Chad...three times!

Adamek was man enough to face Chad and we saw Chad shine in a very good fight for the fans.

But now Diaconu pulls out. Dawson is so good in the ring it is hurting him outside of it.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:57 PM   #37
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Um fight a Lightheavy.
You have a point, but even if that is the case, I'd rather see him fight the winner of Calzaghe-Kessler, or Pavlik.

I'm not saying that Pavlik is necessarily going to win, although I may be leaning towards him. I'm not sure yet, but I don't want to see him fight Taylor again.

Shit, maybe Hopkins should try to fight Dawson.

Those fights won't be made for a long time, so **** it.

This is especially true since Dawson doesn't have an opponent anymore.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #38
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How can ya'll disrespect Hopkins this much?

Clearly, he doesn't need speed or power to dominate his opponents. He uses angles, and his gameplan is to take away the best weapon his opponent offers him.

Isn't Dawson also a Southpaw?
Agreed across the board.

Dawson, I believe, has the potential to become a truly great fighter. But favoring him against a crafty vet like Hopkins?

I don't know about that.

After all, Hopkins has this uncanny ability of making his opponents fight his fight, and I reckon he'd show the young buck a thing or two he's never before encountered.

Plus, I'm not convinced that Hopkins couldn't stop Dawson.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #39
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You have a point, but even if that is the case, I'd rather see him fight the winner of Calzaghe-Kessler, or Pavlik.

I'm not saying that Pavlik is necessarily going to win, although I may be leaning towards him. I'm not sure yet, but I don't want to see him fight Taylor again.

Shit, maybe Hopkins should try to fight Dawson.

Those fights won't be made for a long time, so **** it.

This is especially true since Dawson doesn't have an opponent anymore.
Good fights that i wouldnt mind seeing also.The problem is that he isnt proving anything as the man at LH by taking these fights.

Im not fooled by the "Ring" belt in this division...it means NOTHING more than them wanting the "most popular" fighters holding there belt.
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Angles against guys who are in his age range, have slown down and have lower work rates. It's not disrespect, its the reality of the situation.

Even Steward pointed out after the Wright-Hopkins fight that neither could hang with the young guns anymore.
You can say that, but Hopkins doesn't need to be fast.

He uses rough tactics and clinching to break his opponents down. Then he takes away what they use best.

The only one that looked slow for that Winky fight was Winky, but I think that had a lot to do with him too far removed from his optimal weight class, (154, 160?).

Besides, that was a slow paced fight dominated by clinching.
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You can say that, but Hopkins doesn't need to be fast.

He uses rough tactics and clinching to break his opponents down. Then he takes away what they use best.

The only one that looked slow for that Winky fight was Winky, but I think that had a lot to do with him too far removed from his optimal weight class, (154, 160?).

Besides, that was a slow paced fight dominated by clinching.
Hopkins has had a low workrate since the Taylor fights. He uses rough tactics, but Dawson is 6'3 and doesn't have to get close enough to him to hit him for Hops to employ that as a strategy.

Hopkins has never been fast, but he doesn't fight fast opponents very often and I feel that they trouble him.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:05 PM   #42
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The LHW Championship is vacant IMO.

Hopkins is very carefully crafting his run at LH while fighting NOn LH's.

Erdei's Lineal status has been gone for a while.He rarely fights and when he does it is against complete NOBODIES.From what i have read also he should have lost 2 Garay twice.
True.
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