MSM vs BHop

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by robert ungurean, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Matt vs Bernard.
    15 rds @ 175 same day weight in
    Who and why
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  2. Indefatigable

    Indefatigable Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 6, 2021
    That bum bernard is hurt early, losing & fakes injury in the 4th round.
  3. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    175 is Saad's territory. Bernard was older and whilst still savy and tough he fought only in spurts at 175. Saad's long constant jab and right hand will make Bernard very cautious. Bernard will try to box and move, he cant stay in front of Saad too long. Saad fought all styles and he did very well against a smooth operator like John Conteh. At 175 Hopkins doesn't have those types of legs nor the movement of Conteh who exerted a lot of energy, he's sound defensively and that chin, no one stops Bhop early. To be fair, at 175 Bhop clinched so much, he really took liberal advantage of the rules and could have be penalised many times. Bhops victories over Pascal were great from an achievement perspective but in this matchup Saad had constant pressure unlike Pascal who relies on 2-3 wild flurries a round to do damage.
    Saad UD, he loses early rounds but on his strength and pressure he pulls away. Probably an ugly fight, with Saad pressuring but not really landing clean but is in control.
  4. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Love Saad but I'm going with BHOP by UD.
  5. Seamus

    Seamus Devotee of the Little Red Book Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    The Mainstream Media is undefeated. Sorry, B-Hop.
  6. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Saad by clear decision, or possibly late stoppage. Saad won't fall for any of Bernard's bull****. And, he will hurt Bernard a lot more than Chad Dawson did.
  7. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    That Bum would pound your pink hole till it was bloody respect the Hop.
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    Honestly I think Saad would be too much of a brute for Bernard.
  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    Hopkins will win some rounds and have some cute moments, but a prime Saad was anything but cute, and I can't see Hopkins hurting Matthew . Bernard would have a difficult time surviving to hear the judges give Saad a UD.
  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    Remember Matthew Saad Muhammad took some heavy artillery from Marvin Johnson to win the title, meaning that was a very big obstacle to overcome. Bernard Hopkins is a very quick, well schooled fighter. I see an early lead by Hopkins, good counterpunching, but as we all know in Saad's past he withstood adversity. Way different fight from the Johnson affair. Saad's aggressiveness and perseverance spells victory for him, Saad wears down Bernard to cause a stoppage in round 12 of a very interesting bout.
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  11. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    You mean the same Bernard Hopkins who made a career out of one on one combat at the highest level? I get you’re doing the Morlocks crap but that was pretty weak.
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