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Hopkins says he wants to fight again. One more fight against either Maskaev, RJJ or Calzaghe. He really wants Maskaev but if a deal is not done with Maskaev by Thanksgiving weekend then he would look to fight RJJ or Calzaghe at light heavy weight. Why cant the man leave his legacy alone?
 

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I guess if you've been competing most of your life its kind of hard to let it go. Especially if you have nothing to do with your spare time. If he fights Roy Jones what weight will they do it at? I'm guessing probably light heavy? Might prove interesting to see Hopkins get his revenge on Roy.
 

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A fight vs. Roy Jones would be his Swan Song, that's for sure. There is good history there, and lots of people would want to see this, despite it being 4-5 years too late.

Calzaghe would be the most exciting fight. It would be hard for me to predict a winner in a Hop/Calzaghe fight. Fast hands/high output vs. timing/tactical/defensive fighter?

Maskeav would be brutal, but I think Hop could beat him.
 

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is everyone forgeting the two borefests hop had with taylor?? im not reading too much into hop's win over tarver who i think is a very overated fighter, hop should beat him everyday of the week and twice on sunday even at his worst. lets say the hop of 5 years ago fought the present day taylor i would say it could have been as wide as 120-108 for hop, this is the reason i would say calzaghe would do to him much the same as he did to lacy, this fight could have been great 6 years ago. i will say that a present day hop beats a present day rjj quite easily and hop v maskaev would be much the same as rjj v ruiz with the smaller man coming out on top.
 

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is everyone forgeting the two borefests hop had with taylor?? im not reading too much into hop's win over tarver who i think is a very overated fighter, hop should beat him everyday of the week and twice on sunday even at his worst. lets say the hop of 5 years ago fought the present day taylor i would say it could have been as wide as 120-108 for hop, this is the reason i would say calzaghe would do to him much the same as he did to lacy, this fight could have been great 6 years ago. i will say that a present day hop beats a present day rjj quite easily and hop v maskaev would be much the same as rjj v ruiz with the smaller man coming out on top.
Keeping in mind, of course, that Hop of today and of 5 years ago, does VERY well against people who stand there and try to hit him, a la Trinidad. Taylor was gun-shy and didn't throw a lot. Hopkins has good presence in the ring, and that is something a lot of his opponents have underestimated. The best fight would be against Joe. Picking a winner, with all respect to Joe's skills, would be a hard thing to do. Lacy is no Hopkins, that's for sure. Hopkins has been hit before, and hit hard and won't fold under that pressure, either.
 
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