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Old 07-21-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Hopkins Wright, where dose the winner stand historicaly?

To what extent is the winners legacy enhanced?
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hopkins Wright, where dose the winner stand historicaly?

Personally I think the win would mean a lot more for Winky than Hopkins. Hopkins to me rose a couple of notches with his win over Tarver, but beating the likes of ODH and Winky to me are less impressive, given the size differences. For me I don't really see any upside for a Hop win, only downside if he losses, which was the exact opposite in the Tarver fight, where he had no downside if he lost and only upside by winning.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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Both greatly, and a loss wont hurt Hopkins as much as Wright but not badly.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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Hopkins legacy is already sealed.

He's way past his prime now and if Wright loses it likely just says more about him than any sudden new-found prowess on Hops part.
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #5
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Let's wait and see how each man looks first.

If either man looks bad, nothing in their legacies will be enhanced.

I'm actually expecting both guys to look bad, but funnily enough that may make for a more interesting fight, as there should be more openings for both to exploit.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:16 AM   #6
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Well, B-Hop has proven he's a better more clever and technically efficient fighter. Wright couldn't adjust to his tactics, and just kept wasting his time in close, where he needed to create space between himself and Hop. Taylor and DLH got the space they needed (fighting from distance), Wright didn't.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:35 AM   #7
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I would say Hopkins is knocking on the door of Greatness. Give it 15/20 years and I think we will get a definitive answer as to if he is Great.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:43 AM   #8
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His two losses to Taylor still look bad.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:49 AM   #9
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His two losses to Taylor still look bad.
Hence the reason you need 20 years or so before you can judge. Taylor may become a phenom himself (unlikely I know); and if Taylor did, the close defeats would not seem so bad...
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Hence the reason you need 20 years or so before you can judge. Taylor may become a phenom himself (unlikely I know); and if Taylor did, the close defeats would not seem so bad...

Fair enough. But Taylor's doesn't have the look of an all-time great, at least not yet.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:13 AM   #11
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Who is the most boring fighter of all time?
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:15 AM   #12
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Hopkins just beat a top 5 P4P fighter. It doesn't what goes down, he left with the W. When you are 42 years old and arguably the best P4P fighter in the world, you are pretty much one of the baddest men on the planet.

Hopkins is forging a legacy that will put him down as one of the very greatest fighters boxing has ever seen.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:18 AM   #13
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Hopkins just beat a top 5 P4P fighter. It doesn't what goes down, he left with the W. When you are 42 years old and arguably the best P4P fighter in the world, you are pretty much one of the baddest men on the planet.

Hopkins is forging a legacy that will put him down as one of the very greatest fighters boxing has ever seen.
Only names Trinidad, Oscar and Winky all naturally smaller than him.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:21 AM   #14
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I would say Hopkins is knocking on the door of Greatness. Give it 15/20 years and I think we will get a definitive answer as to if he is Great.

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