QUOTE (Method @ Sep 8 2009, 06:55 PM)
You admit your comment was backhanded and then accuse me of being irrational. LOL. That's pretty funny. If you can prove anywhere where 'm completely off base, and irrational, I'll stand corrected, and admit it. Until then, I disagree. Prove me wrong.
My original comment
backhanded .... and you
blindly loyal to Hopkins to the point where it's at least possible that your judgement is a bit cloudy. Those two facts are not mutually exclusive.
As far as my proof of the second point, all I can say is that Dawson is very clearly the most credible opponent for Hopkins right now - and for some reason the fight hasn't happened. The easy answer is that there isn't enough money in the fight to make it worth Hopkins' while, but if that's the case why did he fight Tarver or Winky? Because I'd assume that the money wouldn't be much different with Dawson given the fact that most of the revenue would come from HBO (who I feel confident would love to put that fight on) and given my assumption that Hopkins would get the overwhelming lion's share of that purse. The only other fight on the horizon for Hopkins right now that would clearly be a bigger money fight for him would be Roy. And if he's not going to fight Roy, then why, at his age, did Hopkins allow Dawson to grant Johnson a rematch (a righteous rematch in every way) instead of pushing forward on a fight that I feel certain Dawson would kill for? The only answer I can come up with is that Bernard doesn't like the style matchup. Do you have a better reason?
Until I have a better explanation as to why Dawson-Hopkins hasn't happened, I'm going to assume that Hopkins is either waiting for one last big payday with Roy, or that he is ducking the younger fighter who throws punches in combinations.
And if this was any other fighter other than Hopkins, I think you would agree with me 100% because it's the most rational conclusion.