Originally Posted by UnicornGirl
Nobody give Margarito credit for beating Martinez, because Martinez was a third year green fighter.. Hopkins was a third year green fighter when Roy beat him as well.
Yet Hopkins win is always talked about.
Bernard was not quite as inexperienced as Martinez was at the time he fought Roy, but he sure as hell wasn't far off it.
The difference was even though Hopkins went to jail, he still had an amateur career before, and boxed in prison, Jones turned pro the year before Bernard. Martinez started boxing at 22 and had next to no amateur career... But for the most part I agree with you about Floyd and Roy.