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Old 03-15-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Back in 1995 how would of Bernard Hopkins vs Terry Norris went?

Both were world champions hopkins was a good bit away from hitting his prime, norris was just past his prime. How would of this went if terry went up looking to become a champion in another weight?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:30 AM
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Norris's chin was shaky enough at 154. I highly, highly question his durability at middleweight, especially since Hopkins was generally more aggressive back then.

Hopkins stops him.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:33 AM
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Hopkins would've stopped Norris, Norris had a shaky chin and I think was too small for 160, he just looked naturally too small for the weight in his fights there which put him in a pretty bad predicament, he was struggling to make 154 but was too small for 160.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:03 PM
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Norris was too small imo, not to mention he was a bit of a hot head who would probably play right into Hopkins hands once Hopkins started fouling him etc, i reckon Hopkins would catch upto him and KO him, Norris was exciting and a good Boxer with speed of hand and foot but he was not disciplined and did have a shaky chin.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:31 PM
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There was a time Hopkins said in an interview after a title defence, that he would be willing to drop to 154 for a money fight. He had just weighed in at 157 for the fight.

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:26 PM
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Both were world champions hopkins was a good bit away from hitting his prime, norris was just past his prime. How would of this went if terry went up looking to become a champion in another weight?
Norris is my boy, but his simply too small to fight at mw, Hopkins by ko within 6 rounds
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