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Old 01-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question What Is Bernard Hopkins Boxing Style

Been trying to find out, he seems to counterpunch a lot but I haven"t seen many of his fights so I can't call him a counterpuncher straight off the mark without knowing how he fought in other fights. In boxing you have the following styles...

Outside fighter
Inside fighter
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What style would you class Hopkins as ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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If you were to give him a label, it would probably be spoiler.
Carlos Molina should be included under the same category.

Spoiler would cover every label and include heavy intential fouls, grabbing, and holding and disruption techniques.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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His a boxer that can to a bit of everything.

But he's ****ing boring as ****.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: What Is Bernard Hopkins Boxing Style

He has no label, it's why he's one of the best ever.

Any style you can think of, Nard has executed it during his career.

At a push, he's a defensively orientated Boxer Puncher during his prime.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Slick, black and old.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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If you were to give him a label, it would probably be spoiler.
Carlos Molina should be included under the same category.

Spoiler would cover every label and include heavy intential fouls, grabbing, and holding and disruption techniques.
Spoiler, anti-boxer who fights not to lose decisively when facing someone on a similar level rather than actually trying to win.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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Ambush-fighter. His style has almost always been based around leading opponents into little ambushes all over the ring.

Versatile fighter though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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I'd call him a boxer. Does everything textbook with a layer of veteran improvisation on top. He can box at range, he can pressure & lead or counter, he can box laterally and take away the angle for ambush fighters, or he can become an ambush fighter himself, he can fight inside, he can fight with his shoulder low or a peekaboo guard, he can spoil and grapple, he can fight off the ropes or control the center for entire fights. The consummate boxer.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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Just watched another two of his fights and a few "highlights" videos. For me he's a boxer puncher. Can box on.the outside, on the inside, he can counter well and is defensively sound.

Would most of you agree with boxer-puncher ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #10
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Butt ugly. But effective.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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He was a knockout artist, a long time ago in a galaxy far away.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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Spoiler, anti-boxer who fights not to lose decisively when facing someone on a similar level rather than actually trying to win.
When exactly did this apply? I suppose the closest your bullshit description of him gets is the Dawson fight and he was ****ing ancient for that one and didn't exactly fare terrible either. Last time I checked, he went toe to toe with hard-hitting LHW Pascal.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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He's always been a counter puncher from early on. He's extremely cagey, and he's got that old school cagey Philly style. Very smart , very dirty type fighter, who knows what he can get away with and push those limits. not a risk taker, just trying to pull out the W, while absorbing the least amount of damage.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
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Super Negative
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #15
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ask Jean Pascal:

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