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Old 02-20-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

Well, he's 43 right now. Just two years down the road and he'll be 45 too.


What I mean is, regardless of what happens against JoeCal(preferably a win), if Hops doesn't retire, he stands a good chance of beating the record Big George set as the oldest man to win a world title. He did it by beating Moorer at age 45.


Hops doesn't need to be 46, just surpass the months or days and he'll have the record.


Do any of you thinks it'll be possible with Hops physique and conditioning. And which weight class would a appropriate?
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

I think he will beat Joe (everyone called me crazy about the Trinidad AND Tarver fights too )

and yes he could but he wont...he'll retire after the Joe fight or shortly there after.

he could win a title at any weight around 168 and I would make him a favorate over Pavlik right now.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Hopkins will lose to RJJ if he is unfortunate enough to face him.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

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Well, he's 43 right now. Just two years down the road and he'll be 45 too.


What I mean is, regardless of what happens against JoeCal(preferably a win), if Hops doesn't retire, he stands a good chance of beating the record Big George set as the oldest man to win a world title. He did it by beating Moorer at age 45.


Hops doesn't need to be 46, just surpass the months or days and he'll have the record.


Do any of you thinks it'll be possible with Hops physique and conditioning. And which weight class would a appropriate?
At which weight class?

Does you STUPID ASS realize that at 45 Foreman is not gonna try to kill himself losing weight to fight at lower weight class than Heavy weight?
. . . that is if . . . he'll ever fight again.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

When I read the thread title I wondered if Hopkins was bringing out his own grilling appliance but alas, no. It's a shame.

Sticking to the food topic, I would like to draw attention to yesterday's ESPN interview. The following question & answer amused me:

Interviewer: You're a vegetarian, right?
Hopkins: No. I had a chicken sandwich this morning.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

In today's world anything is possible. There might be some weak ass WBO champ out there that he could take on but I don't think that it would carry the same significance as big George's
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

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At which weight class?

Does you STUPID ASS realize that at 45 Foreman is not gonna try to kill himself losing weight to fight at lower weight class than Heavy weight?
. . . that is if . . . he'll ever fight again.
Well done
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:54 PM   #8
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At which weight class?

Does you STUPID ASS realize that at 45 Foreman is not gonna try to kill himself losing weight to fight at lower weight class than Heavy weight?
. . . that is if . . . he'll ever fight again.
Please help me out here. It's hard to tell whehter you are an idiot or you are joking. Which is it?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:55 PM   #9
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Hopkins is nearly shot at 43.. at 45 he will be completely shot and his marketability will be very low, so he'll retire. I think after Calzaghe destroys him, Hopkins will take one last winnable fight and retire.

Foreman was a very rare situation where he only succeeded because he had great power and his opponent had a weak chin. Hopkins can't score KO against any LHW champion.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:31 AM   #10
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Default Re: Could Hopkins challenge the Foreman "45"?

Bringing this up.

I guess my question was already answered way beck in the pascal win.

Just to show as well that when you ask a legit question, some smart ass idiot comes in showing that he DKSAB.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #11
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #12
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Yes I think he can.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #13
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #14
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Good bump Shane
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #15
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Hopkins is nearly shot at 43.. at 45 he will be completely shot and his marketability will be very low, so he'll retire. I think after Calzaghe destroys him, Hopkins will take one last winnable fight and retire.

Foreman was a very rare situation where he only succeeded because he had great power and his opponent had a weak chin. Hopkins can't score KO against any LHW champion.
Wise sage you are
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