Originally Posted by Larry.X.
I like Sergio but i dont think a man who keeps his hands down by his waist can beat Hopkins....But Sergio did show a good inside game against Chavez
ever heard of Roy Jones Jr?
Martinez isn't as quick as Jones was but he is certainly at his best, quicker than any version of Hopkins, in terms of hands and feet and reflexes. Having said that, Hopkins quick step in and use of short, sharp punches could seriously harm Martinez. He'd have to take a hell of a lot of punches but then again, Hopkins would have to deal with Martinez's power. The advantage is obviously with Hopkins, his experience, size, skill and better resume make him a favourite, but only slightly.
From what I've been hearing of Hopkins he seems jealous of Martinez and is probably looking for one last massive payday. The old nut job even wanted a fight with Haye