hit them again

A boxing tragic's look at the world of boxing. No hidden agendas, no cash for comment, just my opinion, for what it's worth, of the greatest sport there is. Oh yeah, and i can't fight for shit!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hopkins V Taylor

Well, in only a couple of hours Bernard Hopkins faces young lion Jermain Taylor in yet his millionth defence of the middleweight crown. Whent he fight was first announced i ddin't even pay that much attention - it was a money spinner after all, Taylor is far too young and inexperienced to be facing the greatest p4p fighter on the planet right now - but then Kostya lost and i realised once again that nothing is certain in boxing. I still think Bernard will win but i wouldn't be surprised if Taylor managed to upset him. But hell, Hopkins is a professional, he takes nothing for granted and he is still despite his age, in his prime. I don't believe Taylor is quite ready to step up but who else is there anyway? (Interesting to note that only a couple of years ago Kostya said that Hatton wasn't ready and to wait a year or two - he must hate it when he's right!) Hopkins won't blow Taylor out of the water - he's too cautious for that - but he will give the kid a boxing lesson. Some of the fans will probably be bored but i'm bettting the afficionados amongst us will see a display of pure boxing skill. (And i hope i'm right this time because lately i just can't pick a winner - i'm even having trouble picking my nose)


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