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Old 08-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Brutal or boring ?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Frustratingly awesome.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
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Technically brilliant and extremely exciting in a tactical way for true fans of the sweet science...

extremely boring to the casual fan....you know the ones who think gatti vs ward is a masterpeice between 2 top notch boxers.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #5
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I think it would get exciting toward the end because either one would be trying to catch up or both would be trying to break away.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:44 AM   #6
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Great fight to watch on the science side...I like Monzon to wear down B-Hop and win a close UD
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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Great fight to watch on the science side...I like Monzon to wear down B-Hop and win a close UD
..that's the way I see it.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
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I see Hopkins being too much and winning a decision ...
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:34 AM   #9
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Hopkins is a great, great fighter.

But with Monzon, you had this guy who was just so proficient and perfect in the way he fought.....this is just completely unpredictable....but my gut says Monzon
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:42 AM   #10
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Technically brilliant and extremely exciting in a tactical way for true fans of the sweet science...

extremely boring to the casual fan....you know the ones who think gatti vs ward is a masterpeice between 2 top notch boxers.
The great "casual fight fan". The nuances of boxing are too much for them.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:38 AM   #11
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great bout, Monzon was so strong on inside, guys who tried to get in on him said it was like being grabbed by guy with steel arms. I'd pick Monzon in close fight. If anyone scored ko, it would be Monzon. I saw him once, live, will never forget it. He had a right hand that seemed to land so fast, like it was thrown with so little effort, lands so fast, and explodes on guys face. I only saw Hopkins live once too, but in fight he won easy, so it was tough to judge him as much, but I go with Monzon .
Pound for pound, only right hand landed so amazingly was Duran, but Monzon did it so smooth it looked like slow motion in a way. I just wish he had fought in United States more.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:40 AM   #12
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Why the scorn for Gatti-Ward??

It's one of the best fights I've ever seen and proof positive that you don't need two great fighters to produce a great fight.

This fight embodies what makes boxing great imo.

As to the thread since one of them is Bernard Hopkins and the other is Carlos Monzon then it would be shit to watch.

Both are too proficient in every way to be exposed by the other and both are brilliant at making mid fight adjustments to exploit/remedy a flaw.

I reckon they would nullify each other for an extremely close decision either way.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:56 AM   #13
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Monzon by boring UD. Hopkins can't hurt him. If he tries to get closer, Monzon will tie him up.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:38 AM   #14
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Both boring and brutal. Starts off boring until about round 8 when Monzon's superiority well and truly starts to come through. Then the brutality begins

Different level of fighters
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Brutal or boring ?
Both.
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