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Who Wins Hopkins vs. Cloud?
Who Wins This Fight?
Hopkins by Dec (Close) [ 6 ] ** [46.15%]
Hopkins by Dec (Wide) [ 1 ] ** [7.69%]
Cloud by Dec (Close) [ 3 ] ** [23.08%]
Cloud by Dec (Wide) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Hopkins by TKO/KO [ 1 ] ** [7.69%]
Cloud by TKO/KO [ 2 ] ** [15.38%]
Draw [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
DQ (Indicate Loser in Response) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Total Votes: 13
  
Jack 1000
post Mar 3 2013, 02:54 PM
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Another Title Fight for Bernard Hopkins, this time it's Hopkins vs. Cloud for Cloud's IBF Light-Heavyweight Title. Most of us remember Cloud as getting the shit beaten out of him by Gabriel Campillo on a Don King show, only for King's fighter to get a terrible decision win. Cloud still owes Campillo a rematch, but that's beside the point.

I am not impressed with Cloud, he has power, but can be hit, and Bernard will rough him up and make him work, but King's fighter will get the close rounds, and maybe some rounds that aren't close anyway in a lot of mauling grabbing, ugly shit from Hopkins, who has resorted to dirty fighting and fouling more and more to extend his legacy. Bernard will probably lose around 115-113, 117-110 and 116-112 unanimously, call everybody racist, and storm of like a spoiled child to his dressing room like a kid who just got told he can't have the last piece of cake before supper. This fight will be boring and ugly, at least on paper.

Also,, bashing King's fighters historically does not give a fighter justice on the scorecards. However, I have a feeling that the decision will be fair. Hopkins just not doing enough, and the need by fighting ugly in spots to make it competitive.

Or, does Executioner pull a rabbit out of his ass one last time and give us a Pascal II type performance? The fight on which Bernard should have retired and could have gone out highly respected and praised. When Bernard wins, he can be good guy.

Boring fight? Average to OK fight? Or something more? Can Bernard create excitment again?

Jack
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mitukczuk
post Mar 8 2013, 04:08 PM
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The only thing that saddens me is that there is nothing in for Cloud. I don't particularly like him but there realy is nothing for him if he wins the fight. BHop is old. He is competitive, a legend but old and doesn't bear anything else than a name...again...old name. Tavoris is expected to beat him. If he doesn't his career is at stake, if he does beat Bhop, he beat an old man. I really don't see why he agreed to fight him.

The fight itself will look like the Bhop/Pascal I as many people here have already predicted. Young lion will try to chase and muscle out the old king of the jungle who himself still has some tricks up his sleeve. But I don't know.....I like Bhop and I will be rooting for him (We can't forget about this man rewriting history) hoping the fight will be watchable without any Hopkins/Jones II bullshit. Either way, Hopkins will make it competitive enough to make the public and more importantly himself believe he still can fight. He will not retire unless KO a la Pacman occurs.

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- Jack 1000   Cloud vs. Hopkins-Preview (Who Wins? Vote in The Poll!)   Mar 3 2013, 02:54 PM
- - mgrover   I thought Hopkins would take it tbh. If he can con...   Mar 3 2013, 06:02 PM
- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 3 2013, 02:54 PM) ...   Mar 3 2013, 09:43 PM
- - mrchitown   Cloud better get ready for his first L. Even thoug...   Mar 4 2013, 12:04 AM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 3 2013, 11:04 PM) ...   Mar 4 2013, 12:14 AM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 3 2013, 11:14 PM) ...   Mar 4 2013, 07:22 PM
- - The Original MrFactor   Cloud d12. The spawn of Marvin Gaye is ready to be...   Mar 4 2013, 05:52 PM
- - Cshel86   Now, if only Cloud could avoid a jab to save his l...   Mar 5 2013, 12:42 PM
- - Plah   I say Hopkins.. 8 rounds to 4, with several of tho...   Mar 5 2013, 07:41 PM
- - bnoles4life   Cloud, at least I'm hoping. BHop just doesn...   Mar 6 2013, 05:51 AM
- - Jack 1000   WOW! Bleacher Report picks CLOUD by TKO 10...   Mar 6 2013, 04:27 PM
- - daprofessor   cloud is going to be the first person to ever stop...   Mar 6 2013, 05:37 PM
- - daprofessor   didn't bhop do this for the dawson fight too?   Mar 6 2013, 08:08 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 6 2013, 05:37 PM...   Mar 7 2013, 12:44 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Mar 7 2013, 12:44 AM) ...   Mar 7 2013, 04:13 PM
- - Plah   I just don't see Cloud beating, much less stop...   Mar 7 2013, 09:33 AM
- - Cshel86   I honestly see this as a 40/40/20 bout. 40% in Hop...   Mar 7 2013, 01:35 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 7 2013, 12:35 PM) I ...   Mar 7 2013, 02:05 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 7 2013, 01:35 PM) I ...   Mar 7 2013, 04:16 PM
- - mitukczuk   The only thing that saddens me is that there is no...   Mar 8 2013, 04:08 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Mar 8 2013, 05:08 PM) ...   Mar 8 2013, 05:15 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 7 2013, 04:16 PM...   Mar 8 2013, 04:58 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 8 2013, 05:15 PM...   Mar 8 2013, 07:50 PM
- - daprofessor   bhop whispered these words to cloud.... "He ...   Mar 8 2013, 09:48 PM
- - neophyte7   Cloud seems to be over confident and underestimati...   Mar 8 2013, 10:11 PM
- - jdubbya33   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 3 2013, 11:54 AM) ...   Mar 9 2013, 02:09 PM
- - Dolimite   I have yet to see Cloud fight so this will be my f...   Mar 9 2013, 02:31 PM


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