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Old 10-26-2011, 03:19 PM   #76
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Herol Graham would have beaten both Hopkins, Eubank, Benn, Collins.
The only one out of that bunch that I would pick Graham to beat is Collins. The rest either knock him out or bully him.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #77
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Bernard Hopkins had 20-21 defences of his Middleweight World Champion..?

Chris Euabnk had 20 constitutive World Title Fights, from Middleweight to Super-middle..?

Who on earth did Bernard Hopkins beat him his championship reign, that matches up to Nigel Benn, Michael Watson...?

Chris Eubank would of beaten Bernard Hopkins. Bernard Hopkins resume is overrated! Chris Eubank hit harder than Bernard Hopkins, his speed..? he was marginally faster than Bernard Hopkins out foot and of hand. And he was by far tougher than Bernard Hopkins, what type of punishment is Bernard Hopkins gonna dish out....? That Chris Eubank would of not been able to take, and fight through.

Nigel Benn, Michael Watson, are better fighters than anybody! ANYBODY!!! Bernard Hopkins has EVER beaten during his middleweight career.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #78
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The only one out of that bunch that I would pick Graham to beat is Collins. The rest either knock him out or bully him.
We are not agreeing much tonight , I think Graham is so underated and beats Benn , Collins and would give Hopkins nightmares.

Hopkins struggles with fast fighters .
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Take this quote and put in big letters at the top of the main forum page. It's horse**** like this that gives ESB a bad name. No mention of Trinidad or unifying the whole f*ckin division?

I know I know! Trinidad was a natural welter, that's the official ESB comeback, genius! I take it Aaron Pryor is over rated for having signature wins over Arguello? How about Hagler being over rated for beating up Duran and Hearns?

TOTAL HORSE ****!

In answer to the OP. Eubank gives most fighters a nightmare on his A Game but he didn't beat a fighter on Hopkins' level in his entire career.
I agree with you to an extent. I think the problem is people remember there were a lot of talent in the middleweight era of the 90's like. Nigel Benn,Gerald McClellan, Julian Jackson, James Toney, Mike Nunn, Reggie Johnson, Steve Collins, Micheal Watson etc... And Hopkins by passed all of them except Roy Jones in a lost. Hopkins resume does lack and his level of comp could have been much better. Hops did benefit from waiting to all those talents went up in weight and then dominated the WW's years later. Even in the MW tourny i always questioned why Hops didn't fight Joppy when he was the WBA champ.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #80
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It's you that started berating fighters who have victories over smaller men you ****in plank? You've contradicted yourself so many times it's actually confusing you now!
there is no contadiction egghead, its not that trinidad was lighter, its the fact that trinidad was
- a lower level fighter than hearns
- less suited to middleweight than hearns
- got his head completely boxed off by winky wright at middleweight confirming that he didn't belong with the best at middleweight, whilst hearns proved himself at 160, 168, 175 showing how suited he was to fighting at higher weights

comprende?



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Hopkins, as a 3-1 underdog, scored a "good" victory over Tito who was in the Pound for Pound top three, undefeated across three weights and regarded as an All Time Great. How ****in generous of you
thats shows how **** people thought hopkins was, that a fighter that had already been knocked down 7 times at 140, already been beaten by oscar (robbed), and went into the fight favourite because he had beaten william joppy - whoopie-do, who the **** as joppy ever beat, name joppys 5 best victories?

we got to see how great trinidad was v winky wright

you must really rate calzaghes win over lacy considering lacy was favourite and 20 out of 22 american boxing writers voted lacy to win



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You just can't admit that Hopkins win over Trinidad was of the same importance because you can't ****in stand him. It ain't hard to figure out! You hate the guy and it clouds your judgement to the point where you are willing to talk bags of **** that don't even make sense!
i won't admit that hopkins win over trinidad was of the same importance as haglers win over hearns because it wasn't - simple as that for the following reasons
- hearns natural size and body frame was suited to putting on weight and going up through the divisions
- hearns was an elite level middleweight before and after he lost to hagler after hagler
- after hagler, hearns went on to win a middleweight title, a title at 168 and a title at 175 showing his undoubted calibre for fighting at heavier weights.


start a poll in the general if you think it was of the same importance


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Old 10-26-2011, 03:31 PM   #81
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Bernard Hopkins had 20-21 defences of his Middleweight World Champion..?

Chris Euabnk had 20 constitutive World Title Fights, from Middleweight to Super-middle..?

Who on earth did Bernard Hopkins beat him his championship reign, that matches up to Nigel Benn, Michael Watson...?

Chris Eubank would of beaten Bernard Hopkins. Bernard Hopkins resume is overrated! Chris Eubank hit harder than Bernard Hopkins, his speed..? he was marginally faster than Bernard Hopkins out foot and of hand. And he was by far tougher than Bernard Hopkins, what type of punishment is Bernard Hopkins gonna dish out....? That Chris Eubank would of not been able to take, and fight through.

Nigel Benn, Michael Watson, are better fighters than anybody! ANYBODY!!! Bernard Hopkins has EVER beaten during his middleweight career.
Benn and Watson being better than anyone on Hopkins' 160 resume does not translate to Eubank beating Hopkins head to head.

Hopkins is technically superior and he was a busier fighter in his early days at 160lbs. He was a level above Eubank and that's the reality.

Having said that I respect your opinion!
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:49 PM   #82
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It's just your avatar that's funny given your prior arguments!

ok so we can agree, that i haven't tried to build up victories over duran and mugabi - good

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And Trinidad, who ended up fighting at light heavyweight, wasn't?!
so who were trinidads best victories at 160 or above?

put a poll up in the general asking "was trinidad suited to fighting at 175?"


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What win did Tommy have at 160 that made him elite level, prior to Hagler? Just curious?!

that maybe you first decent point of the entire day


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Hearns actually won a light heavyweight title before he won the middleweight title but none of this matter, bro. You know why? Because he is and will always be, according to you, a ****in welterweight!!
no because hearns not only proved himself at 147, 154, he proved himself at 160, 168, and 175 - you see the difference between hearns and trinidad? - comprende?


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I just looked in the mirror and said "I'm an egghead 100 times!" and put it on YouTube for all to see!
cool story, add the bit about me turning your fragile egghead into scrambled eggs and you might make it big on youtube
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #83
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Briscoe,Monroe are better then anyone Hopkins fought at Middle.

Hamsho was very strong and had a great chin and had some great wins-just couldn't get pass Hagler.

Its just no comparison really.Different time that had ALOT more talented boxers then Hopkins era.I mean look:

Hamsho twice Rober Allen ...3 times
Unbeaten John Mugabi Joe Lipsy

Thomas Hearns Oscar De La Hoya
Alan Minter John David Jackson
Tony Sibson Simon Brown
Juan Roldan Glen Johnson
Vito Antuofermo Felix Triadad
Willie Monroe Carl Daniels
Benny Briscoe

Now who fought the better competion?Not to mention that the majority of Hopkins title defenses are just plain ****.Was there a need for Hopkins vs Allen 3?What did Simon Brown do at middle to deserve a shot at Hopkins?
Im telling you Hagler would have dominated Hopkins-different league.
What does Hopkins do better then Hagler-maybe headbutt?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:52 PM   #84
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Of course Eubank's style and ability would cause Hopkins or anybody problems. He was awkward, unorthodox - gloves held together at stomach height, relying on uncanny reflexes, smooth upper body movement and either six-inch shots or out-of-distance punches, flashy flurries or freaky flexibility. He just wasn't normal!

Bernard is clearly taller and more upright, and in the 90s was more of an aggressive attacker than anything else, while Eubank boxed out of a crouch and looked uncomfortable initiating. I would see Hopkins trying to overwhelm Chris, but finding it difficult early doors, probably losing the early rounds, before finding his range, getting his timing down, and working out that long left hooks followed by right hands would be his key to (narrowish points) victory over Eubank.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:22 PM   #85
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ok so we can agree, that i haven't tried to build up victories over duran and mugabi - good



so who were trinidads best victories at 160 or above?

put a poll up in the general asking "was trinidad suited to fighting at 175?"





that maybe you first decent point of the entire day




no because hearns not only proved himself at 147, 154, he proved himself at 160, 168, and 175 - you see the difference between hearns and trinidad? - comprende?




cool story, add the bit about me turning your fragile egghead into scrambled eggs and you might make it big on youtube

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #86
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Could Eubank's unique style have given Hopkins big problems?

I was thinking about this. Eubank has a very unique style of stepping out and finding punches from angles, firing shots off and moving out of range etc Maybe this could have been the kryptonite to Hopkins tendency to come inside, throw/butt and hug.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #87
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I don't see Hopkins beating Rocchigiani at light-heavy. Rocchigiani was a giant Winky Wright! Completely robbed against Maske and Michalczewski.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:10 PM   #88
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calm down cupcake,my intention was not to make you wet yourself..

I think it's ridiculous to completely dismiss a pre Watson II, middleweight Chris Eubank. Eubank was tailored to give the likes of Toney and Hopkins problems due to his own awkward style. The likes of a Nigel Benn would probably have been much easier for those fighters, as they'd have been able to pick him off. But Eubank would have been a lot more tricky. It would be a very technical fight.

For all of Hopkins' talk of being in jail and being tough etc, he has never come across as one of boxing's truly tough men. In many ways he comes across as a bully. Staying in the same division for years when he was the bigger man and bullying journalists are not traits of a tough man. Chris Eubank, for all his eccentric behaviour, was a tough son of a gun in the ring and hated bullies. The earlier version of Eubank would have been tough for anyone. He lost a lot of fire after the second Watson fight. No doubt Hopkins is a very gifted boxer, but this fight would by no means be a foregone conclusion.

hopkins would be jumping out of the ring without the aid of a mills lane this time (see Robert Allen) he would be feigning shoulder injuries left right n centre (see antwun Echols,he was on the floor for almost three and a half minutes I think) i loved watching hopkins get brutalised by bummy segunda mercado and then make a career out of fighting nobodies and ww's.

eubank would clown him.

"dumb****"
Eubank did jab a lot more post-Watson, instead of leading off with leaping right hands. But apart from that, and being bigger (due to weigh-in rules), he was the same.
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calm down cupcake,my intention was not to make you wet yourself..

I think it's ridiculous to completely dismiss a pre Watson II, middleweight Chris Eubank. Eubank was tailored to give the likes of Toney and Hopkins problems due to his own awkward style. The likes of a Nigel Benn would probably have been much easier for those fighters, as they'd have been able to pick him off. But Eubank would have been a lot more tricky. It would be a very technical fight.

For all of Hopkins' talk of being in jail and being tough etc, he has never come across as one of boxing's truly tough men. In many ways he comes across as a bully. Staying in the same division for years when he was the bigger man and bullying journalists are not traits of a tough man. Chris Eubank, for all his eccentric behaviour, was a tough son of a gun in the ring and hated bullies. The earlier version of Eubank would have been tough for anyone. He lost a lot of fire after the second Watson fight. No doubt Hopkins is a very gifted boxer, but this fight would by no means be a foregone conclusion.

hopkins would be jumping out of the ring without the aid of a mills lane this time (see Robert Allen) he would be feigning shoulder injuries left right n centre (see antwun Echols,he was on the floor for almost three and a half minutes I think) i loved watching hopkins get brutalised by bummy segunda mercado and then make a career out of fighting nobodies and ww's.

eubank would clown him.

"dumb****"
have you actually watched the 1st Mercado fight?
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #90
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Silencer/Gained what the fuk was that post about? that was one giant whiny rant. where do you actually support your claim that Eubank would beat Hopkins? have you actually ever watched either fighter?
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