Originally Posted by NORGARD4HUMNLIF
hopkins was a good fighter coming up but he did not reach his prime until his 30s. margarito is a man who has slowly gotten better and better over his 14 year career and he is now entering his 30s and hes looking unbeatable. hes in his prime now and i can see margarito terrorizing the welterweight division for another 10 years if anyone is man enough to fight him.
He was Hopkins years back, when he was the best fighter in the division and avoided by many. And just like Hopkins, people think he got better as he got older simply because they never watched them in their primes.
Antonio Margarito was an absolute monster 3-5 years ago, when he was beating on guys like Lujan, Cintron (the first time), Six Heads etc. I believe that while he's gotten craftier, he's slowed some. Go get the fights.
Same with Hopkins. B-Hop was in his prime from ages 30-33, battering the likes of Glen Johnson, Syd Vanderpool, Andrew Council, etc. It just took longer for them to get noticed.