good read. frank warren just rips into all his fighters when they leave him. hes the same with hatton and he rips into haye too cos he beat bigmac. he pissed me off warren , everytime i read his column in the sun hes just having a go a his ex fighters
he was also 42 years old and clearly showed signs of slowing down, especially in the winky fight.
Actually his strategy was the correct one - when you're over 40 years old and your fighting a guy that throws over 100 punches per round your only chance really is to try to slow down your opponent. How can that be done? By clinching, by being "negative" etc. It nearly worked too but hopkins was clearly near empty during the final rounds.
Like I said before - a guy over 40 years old vs a guy with a tremendous output will almost always lose based on output alone, unless of course there is a KO.
So I don't understand why hopkins should lose any credit here. Age obviously played a factor in the fight.