Originally Posted by pturtle
Hopkins was certainly the duck. He called out Roy for the rematch I believe for more exposure.
He wanted a 50/50 with Roy but I thought Roy being p4p king at the time was generous in offering 60/40 to a guy he was more relevant then and already defeated.
Can anyone say B-Hop deserved a 50/50 fight when:
Roy was considered the best fighter in the world at the time
The bigger name and bigger draw.
Already won the first fight.
And Hopkins beating Roy would do much more for him the Roy beating Hopkins again would do for Roy.
Can anyone really say this wasn’t a duck?
hopkins clearly ducked roy by making ridiculous money demands and he did the same thing with calzaghe in '02. it made me laugh when he said he would come up 7lbs if roy would come down 7 lbs. he knew that coming down in weight would be harder and it would drain RJJ.
i don't know what anoys me more - his fanboys saying he takes peoples souls or hopkins trying to make us believe hes an icon of the sport.
fantastic fighter but i don't think hes the ATG some make him out to be.