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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #31
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Spanish. And yes, that was one of the worst robberies I have ever seen. I had Cloud winning by two or three rounds the most. The rest Campillo took with ease.
Agreed. That was a horrible decision.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #32
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The real question is whether or not Cloud will become discouraged/confused. It's a give-in that BHop will **** with Cloud's head and put him in positions he's never been in, but how will Cloud respond? Unfortunately I think Cloud will respond by saying "**** it", and just start swinging for his life on any part of BHop. At 48 years old, taking those blows on your shoulder and elbow will hurt quite a bit.

BHop will not look good.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #33
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BHOP is way too skilled for cloud. Cloud will land early, get frustrated, huff and puff and then BHOP will pick him apart.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #34
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If B-hop survives the first 3 rounds he will win easily in my opinion. He is much craftier than Cloud
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #35
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I don't know what to expect from Hopkins anymore. Based on his performances since the Jones rematch, I think he's just about shot. It's getting more and more difficult for him to exploit the openings he sees. Dawson is just a bad matchup for the older Hopkins, but even against Pascal, he looked a bit shaky on his legs and looked like a shell of what he used to be. Cloud is unspectacular to say the least, but he's strong, determined, and powerful. With Hopkins' declining stamina, movement, and defensive reflexes, this works in Cloud's favor if he can work his way inside and push the pace.

This is the perfect fight for everybody, Hopkins included, to see where he stands and what he's currently capable of. Anything from a Cloud beat-down to a Hopkins schooling is within the realm of possibility in my mind. I wouldn't be terribly surprised with any outcome (aside from a Hopkins knockout victory).

It's really amazing to think Hopkins is fighting for another title 20 years after he first fought for one. 48 years old....incredible.
what an excellent post.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #36
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It's a very tough fight, especially if Cloud uses Omnislash. Hopkins will be okay if he finds a way to obtain Knights of the Round during his training camp, though.

On a more serious note:

I think Hopkins should have retired years ago -- after the Pavlik fight at the latest. I don't understand why he's risking his health to fight guys in his old age when his legacy is already set in stone. There's no need to keep fighting and take more punches.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:47 PM   #37
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Cloud is a ****ing Caveman. Hopkins will school him, even though B-Hop's nowhere near where he was when he beat Pavlik, Pavlik is much better than Cloud. Cloud is getting schooled, remember what glass jawed Campillo did? iron jawed Hopkins is not going to lose to that one trick pony, he will make it a dirty ugly afair and whup that boy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #38
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Seriously? Cloud is overrated as **** and ima laugh when the old man whoops his ass.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:54 PM   #39
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Hopkins is finished.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #40
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Im not afraid for him, I think he will be competetive, but lose Hopkins style. A contested, ugly fight that sees Cloud outmuscling him, out working him, and edging rounds.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #41
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Don't be
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:15 PM   #42
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If Chad Dawson fought off and out classed Hopkins..I think a very busy and hard hitting Tavoris is going to swarm Hopkins. I dont think it will be a stoppage, but I do not belive Hopkins can win this one. Even with Hopkins ability to continue to defy nature, this will be his last fight at the top echelon.

Tavoris so far has fed off of "old" big names Gonzales, Woods, Johnson etc. and has yet to prove against a young prime contender. But I still think he will take Hopkins.

Discuss...
If Dawson couldn't hit him cloud wont either
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #43
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i'm thinking hopkins schools cloud
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #44
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Johnson was robbed. I was at that fight and cloud looked less than stellar. He better bring more for Hopkins or he is in for a long night.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:34 AM   #45
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isnt Tavoris Cloud the guy who got a lucky win against that guy from SPAIN?
Yup, and he also got lucky against Johnson. Cloud's nothing special IMO...
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