QUOTE (Mean Mister Mustard @ Aug 22 2010, 01:38 PM)
That's it right there. Pascal is fast but he makes a lot of mistakes. This guy is not Joe Calzaghe where he'll be pressing Hopkins for every minute of every round. Hell, he's not even Jermain Taylor who had a jab to keep Hopkins out of range. Call me crazy but even though Hopkins pulled out some "bitch" moves in the Jones fight, I didn't really see him get hit with many clean punches. His reflexes are still damn good so that he can avoid some of those lunging amateur Pascal shots.
Yup. All day long. Pascal's shit is wide ass loosey goosey and the motherfucker GASSES quick (as loosey goosey as CalSlappy was with not landing, at least he could bamboozle by missing for a complete 3 minutes of 12 rounds, when he wasnt being countered and walked into traps).
Pascal seems to me the boxing equivalent of an aspiring Olympic swimmer who solely trains by power-lifting. Muscle don't float, holmes, and you are a far fucking cry from a prime Roy Jones.
Hype we did loosely discuss weeks ago and you did mention. And I agree with your commentary after the aforementioned post I quoted above. Hopkins WILL beat Pascal, and I even think he won't get jobbed on the cards because he won't be as paralyzed as Chad was (for whatever reason). I think Chad had to have been fucking distracted with all the shit going on outside the ring. I mean, w that shady fucker James Prince, and falling out w his parents...I have no clue cuz I could really give fuck all, but it seems like Chad had a "somewhat mo' money mo' problems" issue...getting $30K from Prince to pay back $300K? Ill take that payout all day long. See, UNLIKE Pretty Boy Floyd, I could SEE where Chad would want to refuse to fight to make more money because it seemed EVERYONE had a piece of his ass - Prince got 10%, the trainer got 10%, someone else got something, and Chad was left w like 50% of whatever, and the good ol gov't takes 35% of that...so fuck it...let me shed the sand bags so this balloon can fly high.
...and now Chad suddenly BACK w Prince? He needed the fucking money and probably signed an even deadlier deal w the proverbial devil.'
But back to the lesson at hand...Hops gonna beat that cat Pascal. It's not gonna matter to me P4P at all, because I already consider him among the best, and this is what they are supposed to do. Judging Hopkins on the Roy fight is just like judging him off of Wink - always gonna be a bad styles thing. Ex was gonna get Jones' ass any which way, and if he hammed the rabbit punches up to make sure he had the ref/judges on point you can bet your ass that paranoid prison yard motherfucker was gonna make sure they didnt try to resurrect Roy one more time to make some more $ off of him w a win over Nard. I put nothing past Bernard - the dude used to run around the prison yard talking aloud to nobody just to make the crazy fuckers think he was an absolute nutjob. We all know that shit. Man, I saw that paranoid cat pulling crumpled money out of his sock to pay a tab at the Sport Cafe in Miami Beach after we watched Tarver/Jones I (after he's a millionaire a few times over) . BOXING IS THAT DUDE:S LIFESTYLE. That's ALL he knows. That dude takes NOTHING for granted. When you are rotten to the core like he was on the come up and you have that "by any means necessary" or "its either gonna be me or you and it aint gonna be me" mentality, you do whatever. Like DMX says, "When you starvin you eat whatever's there/C'mon/You know the code in the street/'Whatever's fair'".
I just hope this fucking fight gets made and I hope that Snags is another 5-1 dawg again so I can ring the register one last time on this slept on cat. I have never rang the register better as a gambler in boxing than I did on a Hopkins underdawg fight...Trinidad, Tarver, and ESPECIALLY Pavlik.
People have been bashing Hopkins on the age front SINCE HE WAS 36....BEFORE THE FUCKING MIDDLEWEIGHT UNIFICATION.
People just fed up throwing their hands up wanting to see him just go away is like asking for fucking chess to be uninvented and Bobby Fisher to have never been born.
I wanna see Ex get his ass kicked....retired in the ring...as his ending, because I guarandamntee IF it happens, you will see that motherfucker step up and be a man about it...for all his antics and hood rat shit....cat is a boxing artist...and I think that legacy eclipses the predated legacy of strong-armed mugger or thugs.
If Pascal is the man, please, once and for all, step up and whup this man's ass. I'll call for the retirement party. Fuck, I'll pay for fighthype to "ding dong the witch is dead" the shit...but have it be CONCLUSIVE.
When he gets Pascal take that overrated fucker Bute out or call out Haye again. HE beats Bute easy...Cloud easy...Johnson same way as he did....those three styles nothing fancy to solve. Cloud did nothing special against Johnson (yet he stands at the podium swolled up claiming to be the new Bernard Hopkins...hahahaha....when did you ever see Hopkins lumped up period, let alone at the podium proclaiming greatness beneath a sea of swollen flesh)... and Hopkins STILL owns Glenncoffe in sparring just like he did in their first fight. Ain't nothing changed - styles, boys...styles.
Haye wont fight Hopkins...Roy Jones bamboozling and making a fool of John Ruiz will forever prevent a guy like Hopkins moving up and getting a dope deal to fight Haye, as Haye has ZERO to gain and EVERYTHING TO LOSE fighting Hopkins. When Haye laughs off the Hopkins challenge, as he easily will be able to do - and get away with, Ex should either fight Bute or fight James Toney (cuz I'd pay $100 for a 6 month promo of that fight - combined w the actual fight itself).
Anyway, fuck you JD, for your stance. After all of the NY Jet shit being jammed down our throats. I mean...I would think you'd want to see an ass whupin too.
"Fighters don't retire from the ring...the ring retire fighters. When it looks like I cant do it no more, and I'm gettin my ass handed to me, I'll walk. How I'm gonna walk away from the ring when I'm still kickin everybody's ass...and I STILL can't get a fight. Listen to me - 'Fighter's don't retire from the ring. The ring retires fighters". - Bernard Hopkins in camp on video as he preps to turn Joppy into a bobble-head doll and some dipshit reporter asks him "when are you gonna retire...I dont wanna see you hurt".
I want to see it happen in the ring. Aint seen it yet. Fuck, man. Someone knock him the fuck down...better yet, rock his cagey fucking ass, and I might sway...but Naaz is right, Bernards got wraps, etc older than some of these young cats on the come up that are already derailing.
Let me go finish wack-ass Red Dead since JD enlightened me to the fact that the shitty game isnt over when it turns into "Little House on the Prairie" at the end and you stand over your parents grave.
PS - Fitzie, no surprise, but P4P .gif...hottest shit since that sexy bitch in Sentral's sig/avvy.