IMHO Hagler win such a hypothetical fight 90+ times out of a hundred.
Hagler for me was probably THE all time great middleweight alongside Sugar Ray Robinson.
I also think that the generation of fighters that Hagler had for opposition were far superior to that which Hopkins faced.
All opinions though isn't it and no one can be right or wrong no matter how much they might demand that they are:laugh::thumbsup:
A) You are talking about Sugar Ray leonard, bare that in mind. IMHO Leonard also beats Hopkins hands down, even at middleweight which wasn't Leonards best weight.I'm not so sure , I wouldn't bet on the Hagler who couldn't catch a Ray Leonard against the Hopkins who boxed circles around Tito......
I seen the fight many times and while I agree Hagler may have won the fight thecnically but got rob, he looked terrible, he was having a bad night, you could make a case that he might have over trained and was just plain out flat that night.A) You are talking about Sugar Ray leonard, bare that in mind. IMHO Leonard also beats Hopkins hands down, even at middleweight which wasn't Leonards best weight.
B) Hagler won the fight against Leonard by a good two or even three rounds, the judging in that fight was really poor. The idea that Leonard just danced around Hagler bears no truth with most people (least the ones I have spoken to). In that fight the judges were FAR too enamoured with Leonard's flurries in the last 60 seconds of many rounds, Hagler hit with far more scoring punches.
That is how I see it anyway...if you watched the Hagler Leonard fight live as I did and differ then fine, but if you are commenting on what was reported then I would say it is wide of the mark..