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neophyte7
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 10 2013, 12:06 AM) *
i know to average eyes it looks like bhops doesn't do much...but the things he does are so subtle...and definitely not easy. to stand in the pocket facing a bull of a fighter and neutralize him the way he did...is not easy at all and it's amazing. his understanding of distance, angles, strengths, weaknesses....he is showing you very basic things and he does them in an excellent fashion. there's a reason cloud didn't go in swinging non stop. there's a reason his output numbers went down. that reason is bernard hopkins.




YEAP
BigFightFan
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:04 AM) *
You sound like a hater lmao

It was impressive the way Bernard controlled the ring and schooled the young champion; but the overall fight was pretty lack luster. Decent fight, but mostly boring
mrchitown
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 9 2013, 11:10 PM) *
It was impressive the way Bernard controlled the ring and schooled the young champion; but the overall fight was pretty lack luster. Decent fight, but mostly boring


You sir, have just summed up a Bernard Hopkins fight lol
Musashi100
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 9 2013, 11:04 PM) *
You sound like a hater lmao

stop using the word "hater", it dismissive and overused.
mrchitown
QUOTE (Musashi100 @ Mar 9 2013, 11:14 PM) *
stop using the word "hater", it dismissive and overused.


you tellin me what to do lol. What if I don't stop? Then what?

You come in a thread about the man's fights and comment but yet you don't like him and never have but you say it wasn't that impressive like you can do it. That's my interpretation of a hater. Do with that what you will but I say what I want Hater
Cshel86
HBO sounds real butthurt about the Mayweather move. Of course I'm watching the Fight Game...not sure why, but the shit is on.
BigFightFan
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:20 AM) *
you tellin me what to do lol. What if I don't stop? Then what?

You come in a thread about the man's fights and comment but yet you don't like him and never have but you say it wasn't that impressive like you can do it. That's my interpretation of a hater. Do with that what you will but I say what I want Hater

Ohh shit! More action after the fight, Chitown vs Musa
aTYpicalTYrant
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 12:24 AM) *
HBO sounds real butthurt about the Mayweather move. Of course I'm watching the Fight Game...not sure why, but the shit is on.


They were really pressed to dismiss what has been said and clarify what is "really" going on. Lol
Fuck em. Competition is a good thing. I think I'm bout to watch some Arrested Development anyway.
ROME
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 12:26 AM) *
Ohh shit! More action after the fight, Chitown vs Musa


LMFBAO!!!
mrchitown
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 9 2013, 11:26 PM) *
Ohh shit! More action after the fight, Chitown vs Musa


Nah it aint that lol. But aint nobody gon tell me how to talk or what to say. Where da f*ck they do that at?
mrchitown
Tarver talking trash on twitter and Malinaggi and Thurman were supposedly arguing at the post fight presser. I hope somebody got video of that
Cshel86
QUOTE (aTYpicalTYrant @ Mar 10 2013, 12:28 AM) *
They were really pressed to dismiss what has been said and clarify what is "really" going on. Lol
Fuck em. Competition is a good thing. I think I'm bout to watch some Arrested Development anyway.

laugh.gif

Fuck it! I'll watch Road house for the millionth time.
Cshel86
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:33 AM) *
Tarver talking trash on twitter and Malinaggi and Thurman were supposedly arguing at the post fight presser. I hope somebody got video of that

MAN...yall should see the recent Malignaggi video from boxingscene...dude went off!

And what tha fuck does Tarver have to say? Where has that mofo been all this time? Pauile took some shots at Thurman in that interview. I need to find the video that I can actually post on the board, it was WILD!
checkleft
School on a Saturday. Hopkins is nice

Anybody know Wtf he said to ward? Haha for someone who just put on a clinic sounds like he wants no piece of Andre
BigFightFan
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 12:24 AM) *
HBO sounds real butthurt about the Mayweather move. Of course I'm watching the Fight Game...not sure why, but the shit is on.

IMHO HBO has lost some key pieces with Mayweather being the major one. Take tonight's fight for example: the commentary sucked. With Merchant stepping away and Stewart passing its different.
mrchitown
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 9 2013, 11:37 PM) *
MAN...yall should see the recent Malignaggi video from boxingscene...dude went off!

And what tha fuck does Tarver have to say? Where has that mofo been all this time? Pauile took some shots at Thurman in that interview. I need to find the video that I can actually post on the board, it was WILD!


Tarver was tweeting a bit before the fight, discrediting Hopkins and saying he's disrespectful for this that and the third. Then he sent a tweet out saying that he wants a rematch with Hopkins and that he's dropping back down to get all his titles back.

I think he's delusional, I don't know who he beats at 175 right now
mrchitown
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 9 2013, 11:42 PM) *
IMHO HBO has lost some key pieces with Mayweather being the major one. Take tonight's fight for example: the commentary sucked. With Merchant stepping away and Stewart passing its different.


I definitely missed Emmanuel's gifted insight tonight

And I saw a clip of the end of the convo between Hopkins and Cloud both were being disrespectful to one another but I still can't tell who initiated it

And did anybody watch the fight game?
Cshel86
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 12:42 AM) *
IMHO HBO has lost some key pieces with Mayweather being the major one. Take tonight's fight for example: the commentary sucked. With Merchant stepping away and Stewart passing its different.

True

They need to make the most of Chavez, who does draw a substantial amount of viewers. Broner will be there, but he needs to be careful about jumping weight classes, like he's about to do with this Malignaggi fight.

The commentary wasn't the worst, but it wasn't the best. Ward is getting better, maybe he just needs more experience. If you've heard him talk boxing before, he knows his stuff...he just needs to find a better way to blend in with the HBO cast.

The Original MrFactor
Ouch!!! The Old Bastard singes me again... Glad I didnt bet money. Actually a pretty damn good display of footwork and timing by Hopkins. He may be able to keep it going until he's in his 50's. He just beat the brakes off a young cat tonite.... Whenever i count him out he wins!
aTYpicalTYrant
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:45 AM) *
Tarver was tweeting a bit before the fight, discrediting Hopkins and saying he's disrespectful for this that and the third. Then he sent a tweet out saying that he wants a rematch with Hopkins and that he's dropping back down to get all his titles back.

I think he's delusional, I don't know who he beats at 175 right now


He must ingest his PED through his nostrils..... Lol
Didn't he get fired on his day off? GTFOH Tarver!
Cshel86
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:45 AM) *
Tarver was tweeting a bit before the fight, discrediting Hopkins and saying he's disrespectful for this that and the third. Then he sent a tweet out saying that he wants a rematch with Hopkins and that he's dropping back down to get all his titles back.

I think he's delusional, I don't know who he beats at 175 right now

Fuck Tarver! Until he decides to make a decent statement about those shitty PEDs that he took. Until then, he needs to STFU. As fat as that mofo is nowadays, aint no way in hell he can drop down to 175. If he can pass a drug test after smoking crack for a few weeks, then I'll believe him.

QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:46 AM) *
I definitely missed Emmanuel's gifted insight tonight

And I saw a clip of the end of the convo between Hopkins and Cloud both were being disrespectful to one another but I still can't tell who initiated it

And did anybody watch the fight game?

I watched the Fight Game...you didn't miss anything but a butthurt songcry and a need for direction from a new star.
Cshel86
QUOTE (aTYpicalTYrant @ Mar 10 2013, 12:49 AM) *
Didn't he get fired on his day off? GTFOH Tarver!

Did he get caught stealing boxes or something???
mrchitown
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 9 2013, 11:51 PM) *
Fuck Tarver! Until he decides to make a decent statement about those shitty PEDs that he took. Until then, he needs to STFU. As fat as that mofo is nowadays, aint no way in hell he can drop down to 175. If he can pass a drug test after smoking crack for a few weeks, then I'll believe him.


I watched the Fight Game...you didn't miss anything but a butthurt songcry and a need for direction from a new star.


Yeah he did get fired on his day off. I wonder if it was on a Friday too lol

That's what pisses me off about Tarver right now, he has NEVER came out and spoke on the situation. And if he did I didn't hear about it. He needs to be trying to clear his name instead of tweeting pictures of him and RJJ fighting and begging for a fight that he can't win against Bernard
Cshel86
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 12:57 AM) *
Yeah he did get fired on his day off. I wonder if it was on a Friday too lol

That's what pisses me off about Tarver right now, he has NEVER came out and spoke on the situation. And if he did I didn't hear about it. He needs to be trying to clear his name instead of tweeting pictures of him and RJJ fighting and begging for a fight that he can't win against Bernard

He tried to speak out about the PEDs, but it was a bunch of moot....so it doesn't even count. That mofo was in the ring looking like hershey bar in the Kayode fight...all fat and flabby and shit. laugh.gif
mrchitown
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 12:09 AM) *
He tried to speak out about the PEDs, but it was a bunch of moot....so it doesn't even count. That mofo was in the ring looking like hershey bar in the Kayode fight...all fat and flabby and shit. laugh.gif


lol for the life of me I don't understand how you take the stuff and then look like you've never competed before
mitukczuk
Goddamn, that old SOB really did it?!!! Can't wait to see the fight - of course I fell asleep at midnight!

This is an exceptional accomplishment across all sports!

Edit: Ok, just finished watching the fight (don't you just love the internet?)! And...what else can one say...BHop took it. No BS, no close cards...just a good fight and a legendary Hopkins strenghtening his status in the boxing world. The man is just born to fight against all odds and win.

Edit II: Love this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFDXGucrTqE
BigFightFan
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Mar 10 2013, 02:46 AM) *
Goddamn, that old SOB really did it?!!! Can't wait to see the fight - of course I fell asleep at midnight!

This is an exceptional accomplishment across all sports!

Edit: Ok, just finished watching the fight (don't you just love the internet?)! And...what else can one say...BHop took it. No BS, no close cards...just a good fight and a legendary Hopkins strenghtening his status in the boxing world. The man is just born to fight against all odds and win.

Edit II: Love this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFDXGucrTqE

Why does he have to carry on about king after the fight? Asshole move by Hopkins
mgrover
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 01:13 PM) *
Why does he have to carry on about king after the fight? Asshole move by Hopkins


meh hes old enough to deserve bragging rights, especially since people thought he was going to get stopped?? haha
mitukczuk
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 09:13 AM) *
Why does he have to carry on about king after the fight? Asshole move by Hopkins


I am actually happy that he did it. King really is a scumbag of boxing. Right behind Arum. They both did so much for the sport but their greed has gradually overwhelmed them.

The sport of boxing needs people to speak up. And promoters need it twice as much imo.
Jack 1000
I accidentally recorded the HBO Latino version for this fight! And at first it was like Shit! But in the end, sort of glad I missed the pom-pom shaking commentary that is typical of HBO.

115-113 or 7-5 Hopkins. MUCH closer than what some had. I think both did well. In fact, after 10 rounds I had it 5-5, with Hopkins closing the show strong in the last two rounds. Surprised Harold gave the 12th to Cloud. Hopkins just did a little more in spurts to win close, but clear. Cloud could have maybe gotten a draw on a biased card if he would have done more bullying. I thought it was going to be dirty and rough, but the ref took good control early. Hopkins deserved this win and the judges 117-110, 116-112 were very good. I thought 117-110 for Hopkins was a little too wide.

Jack
wolterb
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 08:13 AM) *
Why does he have to carry on about king after the fight? Asshole move by Hopkins


lol don king is a snake imo but i get what ya mean
mitukczuk
QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 10 2013, 01:27 PM) *
I accidentally recorded the HBO Latino version for this fight! And at first it was like Shit! But in the end, sort of glad I missed the pom-pom shaking commentary that is typical of HBO.

115-113 or 7-5 Hopkins. MUCH closer than what some had. I think both did well. In fact, after 10 rounds I had it 5-5, with Hopkins closing the show strong in the last two rounds. Surprised Harold gave the 12th to Cloud. Hopkins just did a little more in spurts to win close, but clear. Cloud could have maybe gotten a draw on a biased card if he would have done more bullying. I thought it was going to be dirty and rough, but the ref took good control early. Hopkins deserved this win and the judges 117-110, 116-112 were very good. I thought 117-110 for Hopkins was a little too wide.

Jack


I have never seen this ref before if I am not mistaken...and he did a good job for sure! I had it 116-112. Very surprised by Cloud not punching - the way he fought after that cut should have been his game plan for the whole night. But there is something about Hopkins that makes you think I guess.....
Jack 1000
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Mar 10 2013, 01:01 PM) *
I have never seen this ref before if I am not mistaken...and he did a good job for sure! I had it 116-112. Very surprised by Cloud not punching - the way he fought after that cut should have been his game plan for the whole night. But there is something about Hopkins that makes you think I guess.....


I think Cloud's mistake that cost him was he tried too much to be like Hopkins and out-think him when like we said he should have been bullying more. By bulling more, Hopkins would not have time to think and set his traps for less experianced Cloud. When you get Bernard thinking, you are never gonna out smart him, you have to physically outwork him, and even that is a challenge, because Hopkins will still most of the time, do a great job defensively.

Jack
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 01:09 AM) *
Well said Professor. Many claim to love boxing but don't appreciate "the sweet science". And Bernard exemplifies that


so many who follow the sport...and even participate in it on the highest levels don't know shit about boxing. roger mayweather was right. laugh.gif
daprofessor
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 01:24 AM) *
HBO sounds real butthurt about the Mayweather move. Of course I'm watching the Fight Game...not sure why, but the shit is on.


extremely butt hurt. they took shots at a few ppl including paulie malignaggi. oh how the mighty have fallen... laugh.gif
daprofessor
QUOTE (aTYpicalTYrant @ Mar 10 2013, 01:28 AM) *
They were really pressed to dismiss what has been said and clarify what is "really" going on. Lol
Fuck em. Competition is a good thing. I think I'm bout to watch some Arrested Development anyway.


hbo invested so much in sucking pacquiao's dick....they basically treated floyd like shit the whole time letting merchant ask bullshit questions and stuff....floyd bounces. what did they expect?


daprofessor
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 01:37 AM) *
MAN...yall should see the recent Malignaggi video from boxingscene...dude went off!

And what tha fuck does Tarver have to say? Where has that mofo been all this time? Pauile took some shots at Thurman in that interview. I need to find the video that I can actually post on the board, it was WILD!


great interview. that just made me like that dude more. paulie pulled no punches and kept it very real. nothing he said was a lie.
daprofessor
QUOTE (checkleft @ Mar 10 2013, 01:41 AM) *
School on a Saturday. Hopkins is nice

Anybody know Wtf he said to ward? Haha for someone who just put on a clinic sounds like he wants no piece of Andre


he's already said he would never fight him. he knows ward has the better feet.
daprofessor
QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Mar 10 2013, 01:42 AM) *
IMHO HBO has lost some key pieces with Mayweather being the major one. Take tonight's fight for example: the commentary sucked. With Merchant stepping away and Stewart passing its different.


steward passing was the only real loss. they would suck much less if lampley retired and they stopped trying to force feed the public their guy.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 01:45 AM) *
Tarver was tweeting a bit before the fight, discrediting Hopkins and saying he's disrespectful for this that and the third. Then he sent a tweet out saying that he wants a rematch with Hopkins and that he's dropping back down to get all his titles back.

I think he's delusional, I don't know who he beats at 175 right now


i like tarver. i thought he beat the african cat. it's too bad he tested positive. he really shot himself in the foot with that. his commentary was good too.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 01:46 AM) *
I definitely missed Emmanuel's gifted insight tonight

And I saw a clip of the end of the convo between Hopkins and Cloud both were being disrespectful to one another but I still can't tell who initiated it

And did anybody watch the fight game?


they're getting really desperate when they bring a guy like iole to drive one of their points. the show sucked as usual. i really wish they would stop with the nonito donaire bullshit. stop trying to push his vada testing. when he gets rid of the drug dealer, i'll buy into the bullshit. also, what has this guy done to be rated above marquez??? i love ward, but what has he done to be rated above marquez??? i can see floyd, bhop then marquez. i never gave much credence to p4p lists. they're all speculative at best.
daprofessor
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Mar 10 2013, 01:47 AM) *
True

They need to make the most of Chavez, who does draw a substantial amount of viewers. Broner will be there, but he needs to be careful about jumping weight classes, like he's about to do with this Malignaggi fight.

The commentary wasn't the worst, but it wasn't the best. Ward is getting better, maybe he just needs more experience. If you've heard him talk boxing before, he knows his stuff...he just needs to find a better way to blend in with the HBO cast.



they just need to get rid of the rest of them dipshits. i can listen to ward without the other ass clowns.
daprofessor
QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Mar 10 2013, 01:48 AM) *
Ouch!!! The Old Bastard singes me again... Glad I didnt bet money. Actually a pretty damn good display of footwork and timing by Hopkins. He may be able to keep it going until he's in his 50's. He just beat the brakes off a young cat tonite.... Whenever i count him out he wins!


you ain't the only one! laugh.gif
daprofessor
QUOTE (aTYpicalTYrant @ Mar 10 2013, 01:49 AM) *
He must ingest his PED through his nostrils..... Lol
Didn't he get fired on his day off? GTFOH Tarver!


no one will ever forgive him for ktfo'ing rjj. laugh.gif let it go man.
daprofessor
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Mar 10 2013, 02:29 AM) *
lol for the life of me I don't understand how you take the stuff and then look like you've never competed before


it was the same with james toney. laugh.gif

daprofessor
QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Mar 10 2013, 01:27 PM) *
I accidentally recorded the HBO Latino version for this fight! And at first it was like Shit! But in the end, sort of glad I missed the pom-pom shaking commentary that is typical of HBO.

115-113 or 7-5 Hopkins. MUCH closer than what some had. I think both did well. In fact, after 10 rounds I had it 5-5, with Hopkins closing the show strong in the last two rounds. Surprised Harold gave the 12th to Cloud. Hopkins just did a little more in spurts to win close, but clear. Cloud could have maybe gotten a draw on a biased card if he would have done more bullying. I thought it was going to be dirty and rough, but the ref took good control early. Hopkins deserved this win and the judges 117-110, 116-112 were very good. I thought 117-110 for Hopkins was a little too wide.

Jack


i thought cloud would keep forcing exchanges. that's the way to beat the old man. make him work. if you let him rest close to two minutes per round, he's going to beat you.
Franchize
I was going to reply last night but that fight was so dull I fell asleep lol

#1. It's not often I toot my own horn but I called this one. Cloud is tailor made for B-Hop. He's a dumb fighter who relies solely on power punches. He can't make adjustments in the ring. Add to that, he has a new trainer, which means he was inevitably going to come in the ring trying to do something he isn't accustomed to. B-hop picked his dumb ass apart. I was very bored watching this fight and to be honest, it was more because of Cloud. Hopkins isn't the most exciting fighter, but I'm a fan who appreciates the sweet science, so I don't mind the more strategic fights. However, this fight was like watching Mayweather vs Baldomir. After a while, it gets tiresome seeing a guy get peppered and being content with the fact that he won't get KO'd.

#2 Don't know if it was mentioned before, but what about that anal sore soliloquy Lampley's "Fight Game" became. First of all, what happened to to his set? lol Did they decide it isn't worth the money? Secondly, what was with the I hate that I miss you monologue Lampley was dragging on and on? I'm going to start calling him Crampley because he sounded like a whiny girll on her period. Then, he ironically followed his "how dare Mayweather leave" cries with an ovation applauding Nonito Donaire on his stance to clean up the sport. The same shit those clowns said Floyd used as excuses all of a sudden make Donaire a martyr?

#3 What was the huge uproar for between rounds 2 and 3? It damn sure wasn't because of the action in the ring. I just saw everyone looking up and the crowd went crazy.

#4 Robert Guerrero may hold HBO's future on his back. HBO's schedule is looking sketchy going forward and the marquee guys are seemingly making the move to Showtime. When you have to rely on Top Prank fighters to provide a a quality lineup, you're in deep waters. Top Prank and HBO's relationship has been tumultuous to say the least. A Guerrero win could potentially change that though.

#5 Keith Thurman won clearly but Zaveck kind of took the wind right out of his sails. Once cocky, Thurman seemed humbled as hell last night. He got tested and rocked probably more than any other time in his career.

#6 It's almost a shame Andre Ward is such a great fighter because he's going to be an incredible commentator lol. I love how he said, with all due respect, that he didn't want to be on "The Gatti List." lmao
daprofessor
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Mar 10 2013, 02:01 PM) *
I have never seen this ref before if I am not mistaken...and he did a good job for sure! I had it 116-112. Very surprised by Cloud not punching - the way he fought after that cut should have been his game plan for the whole night. But there is something about Hopkins that makes you think I guess.....


he makes you flat out miss...and even when you land, it's not flush. it takes more energy to miss than to land. these guys know that so they become more economical with their punches and bhop takes over because they're much easier to hit.
Jack 1000
QUOTE (Franchize @ Mar 10 2013, 08:35 PM) *
I was going to reply last night but that fight was so dull I fell asleep lol

#1. It's not often I toot my own horn but I called this one. Cloud is tailor made for B-Hop. He's a dumb fighter who relies solely on power punches. He can't make adjustments in the ring. Add to that, he has a new trainer, which means he was inevitably going to come in the ring trying to do something he isn't accustomed to. B-hop picked his dumb ass apart. I was very bored watching this fight and to be honest, it was more because of Cloud. Hopkins isn't the most exciting fighter, but I'm a fan who appreciates the sweet science, so I don't mind the more strategic fights. However, this fight was like watching Mayweather vs Baldomir. After a while, it gets tiresome seeing a guy get peppered and being content with the fact that he won't get KO'd.

#2 Don't know if it was mentioned before, but what about that anal sore soliloquy Lampley's "Fight Game" became. First of all, what happened to to his set? lol Did they decide it isn't worth the money? Secondly, what was with the I hate that I miss you monologue Lampley was dragging on and on? I'm going to start calling him Crampley because he sounded like a whiny girll on her period. Then, he ironically followed his "how dare Mayweather leave" cries with an ovation applauding Nonito Donaire on his stance to clean up the sport. The same shit those clowns said Floyd used as excuses all of a sudden make Donaire a martyr?

#3 What was the huge uproar for between rounds 2 and 3? It damn sure wasn't because of the action in the ring. I just saw everyone looking up and the crowd went crazy.

#4 Robert Guerrero may hold HBO's future on his back. HBO's schedule is looking sketchy going forward and the marquee guys are seemingly making the move to Showtime. When you have to rely on Top Prank fighters to provide a a quality lineup, you're in deep waters. Top Prank and HBO's relationship has been tumultuous to say the least. A Guerrero win could potentially change that though.

#5 Keith Thurman won clearly but Zaveck kind of took the wind right out of his sails. Once cocky, Thurman seemed humbled as hell last night. He got tested and rocked probably more than any other time in his career.

#6 It's almost a shame Andre Ward is such a great fighter because he's going to be an incredible commentator lol. I love how he said, with all due respect, that he didn't want to be on "The Gatti List." lmao


Interesting points!

I have been fast-forwarding through most HBO undercards lately because of their predictability. Watch a fighter that HBO wants to pom pom as the next big thing against C+ competition (or worse.) I think HBO should work on undercards and in many cases main events were their in strong doubt as to the winner and said card is producing quality fighters not, "Let's go gs-gs for the HBO guy because management wants it that way.

Considering that Hopkins is 47 years old smf Cloud was good but limited, I found the fight to be more entertaining than other Hopkins fights. But like Max has said, you don't go into Hopkins fights for action, you go in wondering how the hell this guy can keep winning at 47 and look go at this. I am not a fan of Hopkins personality-wise, but what he does when he is on top is still good when it's good and better than average. By Hopkins standards, I was entertained.

I am not a fan of the new graphics and productions at HBO since January. Two many commentators in the booth, two much talking, since I DVR the fights, I almost always go right to the ring intros. Steve Weisfeld being there as a technical adviser or some shit is stupid. Why? The only time I could see him being useful is outside of USA Canada jurisdictions, the United Kingdom were alphabet federation rules would be in effect over unified rules. Other than the WBC 4th and 8th round open scoring rule in effect to the public, or to the corners only, in commissions that may allow it in other countries, he could mention that that rule is in effect, or the three knockdown rule, or the accidental cut from headbutts, so maybe there is something good for which HBO could use Steve Weisfeld. However, it was fine for twenty five years, why add another person now? He's about as good as Showtime putting Joe Cortez in the commentary position when there is no reason for that.

The whole production at HBO is trying for this "new cool hip modern." However it just looks like amateur crap, The new graphics and shit look like the failed "KO Nation" series! I hope for the sake of boxing that HBO can get back to some of the traditional roots of better fights overall. Go back to the classic years of 1996-2000 when HBO produced the original Boxing After Dark under Lou Dibella's leadership. The new production crew seems to lack leadership and experience.

Jack
aTYpicalTYrant
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Mar 10 2013, 08:27 PM) *
no one will ever forgive him for ktfo'ing rjj. laugh.gif let it go man.


That damn fight is the reason why I'll NEVER own a satellite dish. It was storming hard as hell in Maryland. Screen went black and RJJ was laying on the canvas. Wasted PPV.
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