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yeah i seen a b-hop interview on kotv last night and he said he wants 3 more fights at 175, he mensioned rjj, calzaghe and tarvers names.
 

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hopkins is the knda fight thats made for rjj hopkins wont attack and go for the ko he will try to out manover rjj and outbox him. i still think roy's good enough to hang with all the stylests but dont think his leg speed is there to avoid the brawlers. id pick rjj to win a 12 round ud in this fight he has more skill speed and pop but is the heart still there. :dunno:
 

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hopkins is the knda fight thats made for rjj hopkins wont attack and go for the ko he will try to out manover rjj and outbox him. i still think roy's good enough to hang with all the stylests but dont think his leg speed is there to avoid the brawlers. id pick rjj to win a 12 round ud in this fight he has more skill speed and pop but is the heart still there. :dunno:
Roy lost all of his heart, Hopkins still has his which may be the difference.
 

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none of these 2 guy's are anywhere near as good as they were 5 years ago, lets not forget that hopkins just lost 2 fights to jermain taylor ( i thought they shared them ) who aint exsactly the best fighter in the world, damn he's not even the best middleweight. hopkins win over tarver was good for him but lets be honest tarver never showed up for that fight and to be honest ive never realy rated him highly anyway, tarver caught roy cold as did johnson which was wrong for his encore after tarver but roy showed the skill's were still there against prince badi wateverhisnamesis and even took a few in the first round. roy's reflexes arent what they were and hopkins leg speed is gone this fight could be closer than people think and roy has the advantage of schooling hop before.
 

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Hmmm you might be right Tommy but I value Hopkins win over Tarver more than RJJ's win over Prince badi whateverhisnameis. Just the fact that we dont know his name hurts his credibility. Even though Hopkins lost those two fights to Taylor(people can argue this all they want but there are 2 L's on his record) he still looked good in them. Roy has looked bad in his past couple of fights. I didn't see him get knocked out but I saw him fight Tarver the third time and he looked pretty pitiful.

Bill is right RJJ has lost his heart. I remember in the third Tarver fight his trainer told him in the last round to just go out and finish the fight. He was going to lose but instead of fight for the win he just wanted to go out awake. That to me shows his heart is out of the game.
 

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i thought hopkins looked terible twice against taylor, he couldn't get out the way of the punches taylor was throwing, that wasn't the same fighter who beat tito and oscar that was a shell of that guy, rjj is a p4p alltime great and i think his lay off done him good.
 

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B-Hop will win a close UD maybe 116 111 something like that. Roy is done. If he couldnt focus on the fights against his biggest rival and his worst enemy (Tarver) then why would he focus for a fight with B-Hop?
 

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B-Hop will win a close UD maybe 116 111 something like that. Roy is done. If he couldnt focus on the fights against his biggest rival and his worst enemy (Tarver) then why would he focus for a fight with B-Hop?
It may have something to do with his ego. Anyone who talks about themselves in the third person has problems. Roy got taken out by his own mental game.

I'd rather see Hop fight Calzaghe.
 

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I'd rather see B-Hop stay retied. He went out the way he should have, just like Jordan did but he came back a shell of himself and B-Hop might make the same mistake.
 
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