QUOTE(JohnnyG @ Jul 21 2007, 05:06 PM) [snapback]350016[/snapback]
I got Winky by UD. He will simply outwork Bernard.
Just curious as to what you've seen out of Winky that would ever lead you to believe he'd beat ANYONE off of workrate, especially a late-fight master like Hopkins. Winky has always had a tendancy to fade late into a fight, harkening back to his early days against guys like Julio Cesar Vasquez, on down to his fight with Fernando Vargas, who was able to secure a victory after coming on hard in the championship rounds. This has been a constant problem in Winky's career, and something he hasn't been able to improve, even when the outcome is hanging in the balance, ala his fight with Jermain Taylor.
No sir. If Winky wins this fight, it won't be off of work-rate. The only way I see a Wright victory is if Winky builds up a large enough lead early in the fight that he can coast in the later rounds to a MD or SD. However, I've seen nothing out of Hopkins that leads me to believe that he'll simply piss away the early rounds through inactivity as he did against Jermain Taylor. As I said before, Hopkins has looked great at this higher weight and I fully expect him to put it on the Wankster from the opening bell to the final one.