Bernard Hopkins vs Dariusz Michalczewski At 175

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Bernard Hopkins vs Dariusz Michalczewski At 175

  1. Hopkins By PTS

  2. Hopkins By KO/TKO

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  3. Draw

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  4. Michalczewski By PTS

  5. Michalczewski By KO/TKO

  1. sas6789

    sas6789 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2011
  2. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    Id have to go with Tiger on points. Bhop was at his best at 160.
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  3. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2019
    I think the Tiger gets him but Bhop would have definitely made it interesting
  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    I'm going against what others have said and i think Hopkins wins a decision, no disrespect to Michalczewski but i always thought he was kind of overrated. He didn't really "wow" me when i watched him fight, a solid champion but for me not special despite his many title defences.

    I also thought he was kind of lucky against Hall and Rocchigiani in their first meetings, Rocchigiani was winning the fight. And i remember Michalczweksi cheated and took advantage of a situation. And Hall was giving him a war and the referee stopped the fight prematurely, maybe i'm forgetting somethings because i've only seen those fights once, and it's been years since i've seen them but that's how i remember it.

    But yeah i think Hopkins can outbox him and win a decision.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2022
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    On the surface, DM seems like the logical choice. But this is B-Hop we’re talking about.. if I got a nickel for every time I thought he was going to lose and was proven wrong I’d be richer than he is..:
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  6. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Again I think that jab of Dm is going to cause havoc for Hopkins.
    It isn't a light jab its as hard as a right-hand on some occasions and DM has a pretty weird sense of timing with it and also doubles up on it alot.
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  7. zadfrak

    zadfrak Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    And the accuracy and follow up punches after the jab. He threw perfect uppercuts with both hands. nasty left hooks to the head and body in a sport where a guy usually can only do one well. Nice right hand. So accurate with anything he threw and just did not seem to miss much and hit air. and that perfect extension on his punches--especially that jab. Not good at all for an old fighter's reflexes.

    And Bernard's punches are going to do nothing to this guy and he is going to walk through them. Just way too much pressure and Hopkins does not want a fight 3 minutes per round bout anyway--especially at lh. Bernard wants a guy that falls for feints and does not throw consistent combos, especially with the ability to move their feet. A guy with minimal footwork and is easy to read with a moderate work ethic is far far more suitable for Hopkins.
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  8. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
  9. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    BHOP completely neutralizes him. I have seen people say that DN's work rate and volume would trouble BHOP and I just don't see it especially after BHOP's performances against guys like Pavlik and Cloud who were heavy handed volume guys. I could just see DN getting countered all day and being frustrated by BHOP's sublime footwork and angles.
  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
  11. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012