Joe did well to move up and just about beat a 43 year old, although arguably a loss too so perhaps not. Scrappy fight, with Joe lowblowing Hopkins to survive his early knockdown and probably knockout loss, and hopkins fouling and tricking after his gas tank stopped him outpointing joe. Joe was very wise to wait till hopkins was losing fights and had lost some of his tank, since he now had a much better gas tank than the 43 year old so could scrape back the win late on from the edge of defeat. Had he fought hopkins when he was prime, the fight would have continued with hopkins outboxing joe and joe unable to capitalise on hopkins gassing. old Hopkins, though unable to beat the true LHW champions like Dawson and Kovalev, still had enough to beat the fringe champs so its a good win for joe regardless.