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what he said ^^^^^
Originally Posted by boxingwizard
hopkins was analyzing dawson, but dawson was also analyzing hopkins. Hopkins for most of the fight was fighting off his back-foot. Eventually dawson would have nailed hopkins in the later rounds. It's really not fair to dawson to fight someone who can be shot overnight, yet nuthuggers still think highly of him. Hopkins is nowhere near his prime, like he was 10 years ago. Roy jones makes a good point of hopkins of being a bottom-feeder. I've noticed hopkins started slipping in 2005 when he fought howard eastman. So hopkins has been past it for the last six years, and he's also been selectively picking his opponents. He wouldn't fight someone like bute, or even ward, but he was forced to fight dawson. Hopkins is good but not as good as some people think.
Oh and dawson wasn't knocked down, he slipped the punch and hopkins immediately grabbed his arm. That's what caused dawson's glove to touch the canvas.