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Hopkins should have quit after Pascal and becoming oldest champ

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#1 MAHDI

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

Bernard Hopkins at 46 put on a awesome display of guts getting up off the deck in fight one against Pascal. He landed a tremendous amount of straight right hands on him in both fights. Pascal has not been the same since his two wars with the old man. Had Hopkins walked away after becoming oldest champ he would be a boxing immortal in my view.. The Joe Smith KO regardless to what some may admit tarnishes his legacy... Pascal who seems shot is that way in great part due to Hopkins taking alot out of him in those bouts.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

I agree, however, it's just too damn tempting to let it go...especially when the champions weren't as strong. He kinda picked on fighters for the latter part of his career, instead of packing it in. 

 

Think about it though, had he beaten Dawson in the rematch, he probably (probably being the operative word here) would've been undisputed champ at 175....but the Dawson loss slowed it down. I'm not sure how he would've faired against Stevenson either. 

 

He still came back and beat Cloud and Shumenov to become unified champ...so, I believe he should've cut his losses and stopped there. 


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:16 PM

he shuda stopped after kovalev. him getting koed was left a bad taste in our mouths here in philly



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

he shuda stopped after kovalev. him getting koed was left a bad taste in our mouths here in philly

That and the Eagles' record on the road last year...


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

That and the Eagles' record on the road last year...

 

my screen is cracked i cant read this sorry


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

 

my screen is cracked i cant read this sorry

:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Sam Bradford and his sleeves cost y'all the division. 



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 06:27 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Sam Bradford and his sleeves cost y'all the division. 

 

that was 2015, sammy sleeves aint taking nobody to the promised land anyway. hes a deer in headlights



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

For the record, those two knockdowns in the first Hopkins/Pascal fight and their face-off before the rematch will go down as hilarious highlight reel shit! 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

yeah it was. hopkins had the punch stats mounted on his wall and called pascal a 5 round fighter



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:42 PM

I think Hopkins was using that miracle drug for a few years to turn back the clock. I think that in his last fight he went in without it. Woulda been nice to see him go out on top.






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