QUOTE (mrchitown @ Sep 11 2011, 07:30 PM)
Exactly! Dawson's mental focus has been suspect in the past. He has too many distractions by training at home, and he's only magnified the issue by getting ridof Steward. And I..like you thought Chad is the one to give Bernard trouble in the ring. But now I think he's going to have an uphill battle facing a tough and game Hopkins on October 15th
hopkins is a sick fighter. i like him in and outta the ring...and, i think he did win both pascal bouts; but, i feel like he does not have the wind anymore to win consistent fights...unless his opponents keep showing up and throwing way too many punches
pascal is just weird, i think you can tell he is not totally in mental control of himself...to the point where if he kept cool - he could beat hopkins. but jean gets so worked up emotionally that he ends up over-punching and losing air, somethin that bernard is fuckin great at exploiting.
it seems like chad might have the same problem, except he just draws blanks from time to time. i imagine switchin trainers all the time couldn't help that. who knows though
i do think that eventually, if hopkins keeps fighting, hes gonna get a loss. i thought both pascal fights were close. it was fun watchin hopkins, he def put on a good performance. but it did seem like he was gettin tired at times