Sergio Martinez vs Bernard Hopkins

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  1. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  2. kirk

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    A young Hopkins stops him, an old Hopkins UDs him, imo.
     
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  3. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What a dream match! Hopkins would have outboxed Martinez at 160. Nobody except Roy Jones could beat prime Hopkins at that weight class even though I prefer Martinez's style which was fun to watch.
     
  4. FROST

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    Martinez speed, unorthodox style and athleticism posed a lot of problems for his contemporaries. But he was no Roy Jones.
    B-HOPs would have beat him by decision, even in 2012-2013 when he was 46 years old. His experience, boxing IQ and eye combined with concrete solid fundamentals would have made him connect more while not getting hit much. It would have nullified a lot of Martinez attributes. And if things got close, Hopkins could always pull out some tricks and made the fight into a stinker and ride home a narrow decision.

    EDIT I just saw it was at MW. Hopkins by clear decision or late stoppage then.
     
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  5. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think I could name a few guys who could beat Hopkins at 160
     
  6. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hopkins
    Cagey style to much for Sergio
     
  7. tinman

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    Hopkins has problems with speed. Martinez wins.
     
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    37 years old Hopkins kills any version of Martinez! No competition
     
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  9. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think Martinez pulls the upset, too.

    He brings a lot to the table Hopkins flat out doesn't like. He may not be Roy, but there's a big difference in speed and athleticism between Sergio and Hopkins nonetheless.

    The younger, more aggressive Hopkins has a better chance even though the older, more cagey Hopkins at 160 was the better overall fighter.
     
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  10. tinman

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    The younger more aggressive Hopkins was harder to beat in my opinion. He only lost to Roy Jones.
     
  11. bluebird

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    Hopkins TKO, easy.

    Martinez is a smaller, way worse version of Calzaghe
     
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  12. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    An extremely awkward unorthodox orthodox Hopkins against a southpaw Martinez

    I can workout if that would’ve been horrible to watch or fotd candidate?
     
  13. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Huge Maravilla fan but I think Hopkins wins unless Sergio can stay outside and outbox Bhop using his speed and footwork. Martinez also had enough pop to keep Bhop honest. Still not sure its enough.
     
  14. CST80

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    Maravilla was too fast, too slick, too southpaw, he dominates Hopkins.
     
  15. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    Hopkins specialized in taking out southpaws bro. It was actually his thing.

    Also, no-one south of 168 dominates the best Hopkins, Roy Jones didn't even dominate a green Hopkins.
     
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