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.
No he is not. Hopkins longevity comes from his ring generalship and good defense.
Margarito has been taking blows for a living for the last 10 years. How long can he keep doing that and be effective with the high workrate he wears his opponents out with. He doesn't have a Mike Tyson knockout punch so coming in and knocking guys out in a round is out of question.
I say Margarito will start fading in the next 3 years tops, specially if he doesn't move up to 154. A 5'11 guy entering his 30's can't be draining himself to 147 for too much longer. Just ask Vernon Forrest.