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mgrover
post Feb 12 2013, 10:47 AM
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The clear favorite for this is Mayweather, has it all the man realistically is at the top of everything in the sport, well more or less. But is there anyone that can rival him? Not quite sure how far to stretch this era of boxing really. I mean the era is obviously ending
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post Feb 12 2013, 07:10 PM
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Bringing up Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko is another story here. I mean B-Hop, as great as he is, he's just way too dirty and way too boring for me. Mayweather is undefeated, pound for pound but fighting the best of the best in his class and the long lay offs from fight to fight is something to be argued about. The Klitschkos on the other hand fought everyone, hell they're forced to fight mandatories now since no one is rising up worthy enough of beating them.


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post Feb 12 2013, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (pimpfighterROQ @ Feb 12 2013, 07:10 PM) *
Bringing up Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko is another story here. I mean B-Hop, as great as he is, he's just way too dirty and way too boring for me. Mayweather is undefeated, pound for pound but fighting the best of the best in his class and the long lay offs from fight to fight is something to be argued about. The Klitschkos on the other hand fought everyone, hell they're forced to fight mandatories now since no one is rising up worthy enough of beating them.



I get so tired of hearing this too boring crap, his fights with Pascal were exciting, his bout with KP was exciting, with Felix exciting, both his bouts with Echols were scorchers, he dominated Joppy in a one-sided whuppin. I could go on and on listing Hopkins' fights where he wasn't boring but just to be objective I will list what I thought was his boring fights even though it still takes two to tango:

1st fight with Taylor (some may say their 2nd fight was no barn-burner either, Hakkar, he ran the entire fight>>>literally, Eastman, the last bout with Allen but he was playing it safe trying to get the DLH fight but honestly that is about it. If you have more or thought more of his fights were boring then that can easily be argued depending on whether or not you favor Boxing (the art of hitting without getting hit) vs Brawling (fighting, bleeding with little regard for defense and applying the true boxing trade).

Some people favor Brawlers and those that do will not like Hopkins, he is a technician on defense and offense and picks and choses wisely when to attack and when to defend. I can respect either, the Boxer or the Brawler but in order to truly appreciate a fighter like Hopkins you have to really know what a true Master Boxer is (and that is Hopkins).

I wouldn't even bother mentioning Vitali or Vlad, all they fought and beat is mostly the next Bum of the Month Club or fighters that were past their best though they have dominated the division they still don't warrant being considered or even mentioned in the same breath as Hopkins and Floyd.
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- mgrover   Best of the Era   Feb 12 2013, 10:47 AM
- - mitukczuk   It may be an overplayed tune, but Money Mayweather...   Feb 12 2013, 01:21 PM
- - daprofessor   the only other person i can think of that comes cl...   Feb 12 2013, 02:50 PM
|- - mitukczuk   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 12 2013, 03:50 P...   Feb 12 2013, 02:58 PM
||- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Feb 12 2013, 02:58 PM)...   Feb 12 2013, 04:22 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 12 2013, 07:50 P...   Feb 12 2013, 03:38 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 12 2013, 03:38 PM) I...   Feb 12 2013, 04:23 PM
- - Jovi   My personal favorite is Mayweather, aside from his...   Feb 12 2013, 04:32 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   [size="5"][/size]QUOTE (Jovi @ Feb ...   Feb 12 2013, 05:03 PM
||- - daprofessor   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Feb 12 2013, 06:03 PM)...   Feb 12 2013, 06:52 PM
||- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 12 2013, 06:52 P...   Feb 12 2013, 07:35 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Jovi @ Feb 12 2013, 05:32 PM) My p...   Feb 12 2013, 06:46 PM
- - mgrover   What about someone like Vitali? Sure he hasn't...   Feb 12 2013, 07:02 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 12 2013, 08:02 PM) W...   Feb 12 2013, 07:33 PM
- - pimpfighterROQ   Bringing up Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko is anoth...   Feb 12 2013, 07:10 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (pimpfighterROQ @ Feb 12 2013, 07:1...   Feb 12 2013, 07:46 PM
- - mrchitown   It's between Hopkins and Mayweather. Though I ...   Feb 12 2013, 09:48 PM
- - The Original MrFactor   Hopkins. he's done more after 40 than Mayweat...   Feb 13 2013, 01:22 AM
- - checkleft   To me guys like bhop an mayweather are obvious cho...   Feb 13 2013, 04:53 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (checkleft @ Feb 13 2013, 04:53 AM)...   Feb 13 2013, 10:19 AM
- - mgrover   See every time I'd like to give it to Hopkins,...   Feb 13 2013, 05:24 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 13 2013, 06:24 AM) S...   Feb 13 2013, 02:10 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 13 2013, 07:10 P...   Feb 13 2013, 03:28 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 13 2013, 03:28 PM) I...   Feb 13 2013, 07:31 PM
|- - The Original MrFactor   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 13 2013, 07:31 P...   Feb 13 2013, 07:39 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 12 2013, 02:50 P...   Feb 13 2013, 12:05 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 13 2013, 01:05 PM) I...   Feb 13 2013, 02:11 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 13 2013, 02:11 P...   Feb 13 2013, 08:53 PM
- - Dolimite   Isn't that what makes Floyd special is that he...   Feb 13 2013, 09:54 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 13 2013, 08:54 PM) ...   Feb 14 2013, 12:09 AM
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|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 14 2013, 06:18 AM) ...   Feb 14 2013, 07:28 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 14 2013, 05:28 PM)...   Feb 14 2013, 08:20 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 14 2013, 07:20 PM) ...   Feb 15 2013, 12:18 AM
- - daprofessor   AI broke? i heard about TO's problems.   Feb 15 2013, 08:26 PM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Feb 15 2013, 05:26 P...   Feb 15 2013, 09:59 PM
- - neophyte7   mayweather has no losses but a strong case can be ...   Feb 16 2013, 03:37 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Feb 16 2013, 08:37 PM)...   Feb 16 2013, 04:24 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 16 2013, 04:24 PM) T...   Feb 17 2013, 12:42 AM
|- - Dolimite   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Feb 16 2013, 10:42 PM)...   Feb 17 2013, 11:51 AM
- - wolterb   I think it is easy to name 5 fighters of this era ...   Feb 18 2013, 12:36 PM
- - The Original MrFactor   The first parameter that should be set is when is ...   Feb 18 2013, 05:38 PM
- - wolterb   ^good point...i think that is a great question and...   Feb 18 2013, 05:41 PM
- - wolterb   my knee jerk answer is that 25 years would equate ...   Feb 18 2013, 05:43 PM
|- - The Original MrFactor   QUOTE (wolterb @ Feb 18 2013, 05:43 PM) m...   Feb 18 2013, 06:13 PM
- - sduck   Really good points for Hopkins...when you list the...   Feb 22 2013, 06:53 AM


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