Boxing Roundtable: Time for Hopkins to hang up his gloves?
Two attractive opponents jump to mind. The first is undefeated light heavyweight
The other is Adamek, whom Hopkins called out earlier this year. Adamek, who defends his title against journeyman
Immediately after the Maidana fight, there was talk that
Many folks are writing off Ortiz for turning his back on Maidana and quitting after he no longer believed he could win the fight, but his body language -- once he started moving backwards instead of forward -- reflected this acquiescence one or two rounds prior. By the fifth round, it was too late: His approach from the opening bell made the outcome a foregone conclusion. I simply chalk the whole thing up to immaturity and remain hopeful about Ortiz's promising future. You lost the fight, Victor, just don't lose the lesson.
Even for the cream of the past three decades, he'd be no walk in the park. But I think that Wlad would be undone by the aggression and the general skill level of the heavyweights of the '70s, '90s and, to a certain extent the '90s. Unlike the
The 1970s? I see them lining up to take Wlad's titles:
Point is, perceptions change.
That said, I count nine fighters from the '70s, '80s and '90s among my top 20 heavies of all-time: Ali, Holmes, Foreman, Frazier, Holyfield, Lewis,
For that reason, I'd hang the yellow danger triangle on
In 2014, when