Is Hopkins the greatest fighter in terms of longevity?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Webbiano, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. mckay_89

    mckay_89 Haw you! Full Member

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    Threads like this exemplify why the Classic pisses me off. If you think Moore is the better choice thats absolutely fine, but try and justify your reasons by telling us what you like about the stuff Archie did rather than pick holes in the stuff Hopkins has done, especially when you're making up bollocks about how Hopkins has cherrypicked. Pascal was number 1 in the division when they fought, Dawson was the number one contender, Cloud was a top 5 guy. Who should he have fought if he wasn't 'cherrypicking'?
     
  2. gilad

    gilad Active Member Full Member

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    Does the win over Murat (limited, but legitimate top 10 fighter) 3 months shy of age 49 (!) change anything in the Hopkins-Moore comparison?
    In my book, if Hopkins at 49 manages to beat Shumenov (I think this will be his next fight), he will secure his place as the best old fighter ever.
     
  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He already has secured that spot. The only thing that could screw it up is if he fails a peds test.
     
  4. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    BHop definitely merits inclusion in that conversation.
     
  5. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Archie is one followed by Hopkins and Foreman.
     
  6. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    everything was thought out with Hopkins, even his exact plans on how to have a fight tactic. A brilliant tactician. Probably the best that way, in a different way than Ray Leonard, but similar.. Ray knew he had to go through Benitez, Duran, Hearns and Hagler. Hopkins thought lesser level if there is one, but a similar mindset.. Neither guy took great chances if the could lose, but they knew what they could and could not do.