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Old 03-10-2013, 12:26 AM   #46
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:31 AM   #47
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Good. Now turn that sad emoticon upside down, buddy. You're alive in the era in which Bernard Hopkins is boxing. This is a most joyous thing.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:05 AM   #48
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Beating Cloud proved what? That he can beat unskilled slow fighter who are 30 years old but still have 20 or so bouts? Nothing impressive at all. George Foreman beat Shannon Briggs who is much better fighter when he was 48 too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:07 AM   #49
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Beating Cloud proved what? That he can beat unskilled slow fighter who are 30 years old but still have 20 or so bouts? Nothing impressive at all. George Foreman beat Shannon Briggs who is much better fighter when he was 48 too.
Well, only Campillo has done it, so it can't be that easy, and Bernard made it look easy. Didn't even go down, unlike Gabriel.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #50
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No, not by a long-shot. Methuselah who died at the ripe old age of 969 , was fighting
with his wife about having children or not just before he passed away.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:14 AM   #51
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Beating Cloud proved what? That he can beat unskilled slow fighter who are 30 years old but still have 20 or so bouts? Nothing impressive at all. George Foreman beat Shannon Briggs who is much better fighter when he was 48 too.
Yeah, Foreman managed something similar so it must not be all that impressive. I mean, if Foreman can do something like that, anybody can, right? It's not like George was a freak or anything.


Cloud has skills. He may be poor by the standard of the world level, but he is at the standard all the same.
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Yeah, Foreman managed something similar so it must not be all that impressive. I mean, if Foreman can do something like that, anybody can, right? It's not like George was a freak or anything.


Cloud has skills. He may be poor by the standard of the world level, but he is at the standard all the same.
Old Archie beat some good fighters and some shit fighters.

Fact of the matter is, you don't reach the level Cloud did without some chops. He can box, and he can punch. If it were that easy, more guys would do. Given he's one of like, 600 in history, its still impressive.

At 48 years old, you ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BEAT FIGHTERS LIKE THAT.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:19 AM   #53
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Not to take anything away from Bernard, he's kinda lucky the LHW division is pretty weak right now.

46-47-48 years old Hop would not have been able to beat the young guns in the greater eras.
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Beating Cloud proved what? That he can beat unskilled slow fighter who are 30 years old but still have 20 or so bouts? Nothing impressive at all. George Foreman beat Shannon Briggs who is much better fighter when he was 48 too.
Briggs would knock Cloud out! So, suck it, Cobra!
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:28 AM   #56
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He is definitely in the conversation.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:29 AM   #57
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Most other 'best old fighters' usually bank on their power to stay relevant at those advanced years.

It's pretty amazing that Hopkins does it through technical prowess instead.

That said, Victor Galindez would have retired him in his 30's
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Briggs would knock Cloud out! So, suck it, Cobra!
Take away Shannon's dreads and you've depleted him of any and all superpowers. That's the key. Most people don't know that, ya see? Cloud would never figure that out, he's screwed, but B-Hop would know because B-HOP KNOWS ALL!

So it is actually you who is the one who is doing the sucking of it! haha!

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Most other 'best old fighters' usually bank on their power to stay relevant at those advanced years.

It's pretty amazing that Hopkins does it through technical prowess instead.

That said, Victor Galindez would have retired him in his 30's
Obviously. Hopkins is a smart man though.


He would not have fought Galindez at this point.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:36 AM   #60
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Most other 'best old fighters' usually bank on their power to stay relevant at those advanced years.

It's pretty amazing that Hopkins does it through technical prowess instead.
This is a good point.
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