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Who will win the match?

  • Kelly Pavlik

    Votes: 15 62.5%
  • Bernard Hopkins

    Votes: 9 37.5%
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:D Golden Boy-Top Rank made matchup

10/18 at Atlantic City, NJ

Title at stake not yet announced if any.

What are your predictions? :eek:
 

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:D Golden Boy-Top Rank made matchup

10/18 at Atlantic City, NJ

Title at stake not yet announced if any.

What are your predictions? :eek:
At least Calzaghe was comparable in age. Pavlik is much younger, is hard to permanently put down with a lucky flurry, and Hopkins is now even older than he was against Calzaghe. I don't see how he stands a chance.
 

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Pav is the favorite, but I'll never bet against B-Hop...you just never know...
 

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Hopkins is a wily vet who still has a gallon or so left in his tank but he's clearly on his last leg and on his way out, but Kelly is a young, hungry warrior just entering his prime who presses the action and has serious power. Some say it's not one punch power, but I tend to disagree. His workrate will put Hopkins' economic output to shame and I think with the constant pressure he will do the unthinkable and break down the defensive wizard's defenses. I think Kelly will be stronger at light heavy and I don't believe he will lose any velocity on his punches. He's also quickly improving defensively. I believe Hopkins will not only be knocked down for the first time in ages, but out for the first time in his career. An appropriate execution of the old man and his career.
 

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Bernard Hopkins winning by a brutal KO.............nah just kidding :laugh:. I say Hopkins by a close decision or maybe SD. But I won't be surprised if it went the other way. I don't see a KO happening though.
 

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as in, Pavlik is KO'ed by B-hop or B-Hop KO's Pavlik, which one?

Just kidding, there both the same. Seriously, the calzaghe fight gave an indication that even though Bhop is one of hte greatest fighters who ever graced the ring, and for the longest time possible beat the effects of time and the deficits of old age, he cannot put up the type of offense to stop Pavlik. Bhop won't get any uglier in this fight, b/c his head isn't gonna get hit, but he won't win.

I like Pavlik in this one, I would have loved to see a 5-10 younger B-hop against him though.
 

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no offense but you have andy lee as you favorite prospect. He's been a dud (pun intended as John Duddy is Irish as well) in his last 2 fights.

What will Bhop hit Pavlik with to take him out? Bhop in his prime would have shown up Calzaghe, but he couldn't put that smaller man down...
 

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Unless Pavlik hits the air most of the night, Bernard will have a tough time getting a decision. Perhaps Bernard figures out how to cut Pavlik's output in half. If he does, he wins.
 

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I Will Be Ringside Section 13!

IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ONE, IT WILL BE MY FIRST FIGHT WHERE IM ACTUALLY RINGSIDE! I'LL BE WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. WE SAW PAVLIK DISMANTLE GARY LOCKETT, I MEAN GARY WHO?? LOL!! IM VERY EXCITED, AS ITS A COOL VENUE ALONG THE BEACH IN NEW JERSEY AT THE CASINO'S. PAVLIK'S MAKES THIS SPORT REPUTABLE, RESPECTABLE, INTRIGUING, AND FUN TO WATCH. THE TRINIDAD'S, DE LA HOYA'S, SHANE MOSLEY'S, ETC, OF THE SPORT ARE TOO FAR AND FEW THESE DAYS! WE NEED MORE TRUE BOXERS LIKE PAVLIK!!!

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE SPORT OF BOXING--- SAT NIGHT IS GOING TO BE ONE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY * AS LONG AS HOPKINS DOESNT HOLD THE WHOLE TIME!

TEAM PAVLIK!

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IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ONE, IT WILL BE MY FIRST FIGHT WHERE IM ACTUALLY RINGSIDE! I'LL BE WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. WE SAW PAVLIK DISMANTLE GARY LOCKETT, I MEAN GARY WHO?? LOL!! IM VERY EXCITED, AS ITS A COOL VENUE ALONG THE BEACH IN NEW JERSEY AT THE CASINO'S. PAVLIK'S MAKES THIS SPORT REPUTABLE, RESPECTABLE, INTRIGUING, AND FUN TO WATCH. THE TRINIDAD'S, DE LA HOYA'S, SHANE MOSLEY'S, ETC, OF THE SPORT ARE TOO FAR AND FEW THESE DAYS! WE NEED MORE TRUE BOXERS LIKE PAVLIK!!!

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE SPORT OF BOXING--- SAT NIGHT IS GOING TO BE ONE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY * AS LONG AS HOPKINS DOESNT HOLD THE WHOLE TIME!

TEAM PAVLIK!

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Uhhhh, was this a promotional advertisement?

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THIS IS A TOUGH ONE TO CALL! IT COULD GO EITHER WAY, I WILL HAVE TO SAY HOPKINS BY MID ROUND KNOCKOUT OR PAVLIK MY SPLIT DECISION. I CAN'T SEE PAVLIK KNOCKING OUT KOPKINS HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST CHINS IN THE BUSINESS, FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN PAVLIK MIGHT HAVE A TESTY CHIN. SHOULD BE ALOT OF HOLDING BUT SOME GREAT ACTION.:thumbsup:
BY THE WAY IS IT ON PPV OR REGUALR HBO.
 

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THIS IS A TOUGH ONE TO CALL! IT COULD GO EITHER WAY, I WILL HAVE TO SAY HOPKINS BY MID ROUND KNOCKOUT OR PAVLIK MY SPLIT DECISION. I CAN'T SEE PAVLIK KNOCKING OUT KOPKINS HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST CHINS IN THE BUSINESS, FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN PAVLIK MIGHT HAVE A TESTY CHIN. SHOULD BE ALOT OF HOLDING BUT SOME GREAT ACTION.:thumbsup:
BY THE WAY IS IT ON PPV OR REGUALR HBO.
HBO PPV, and I agree that this is going to be a good fight
 

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How many hours until the fight? (I mean CET) I'm finnish and I don't know too much about eastern standard times etc... It's going to be a great fight for sure! I would like B-Hop to win but I think Pavlik will be too strong for Hopkins. My first post by the way... Hi Everyone :p
 

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How many hours until the fight? (I mean CET) I'm finnish and I don't know too much about eastern standard times etc... It's going to be a great fight for sure! I would like B-Hop to win but I think Pavlik will be too strong for Hopkins. My first post by the way... Hi Everyone :p
Welcome to the site dude. Pavlik and Hopkins will get into the ring at about 4am British time. Which will be 5am your time bud :thumbsup::thumbsup:.
 
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