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    Hopkins Does It Again: The Old Master Beats Cloud, UD12


    Bernard Hopkins looked to KO Father Time, or at least clinch and hold him off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. That he did, but not in such a manner as to make it a foregone conclusion that he beat Tavoris Cloud in a 12 round scrap. So went to the scorecards, wondering if the judges would appreciate, truly appreciate, Hopkins' majestic ring generalship. They did: by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 116-112.
    I scored it for Hopkins, still a master pugilist, 8-3-1.
    The six-time champ from Philly Hopkins came in with a 52-6-2 mark, and was 174.4 pounds on Friday. Cloud was 24-0 and 173.8.
    Earl Brown reffed, while John Stewart, John Poturaj and Tom Schreck judged.
    Cloud came in with the IBF light heavy title.
    Golden Boy promoted the event, with Don King, and HBO televised.
    In the first round, Hopkins made Cloud miss, made him wait, made him fight at his preferred pace.
    In the second, Hopkins landed a sharp right and then later Cloud a left while Hopkins was backing up. Hopkins clinched a couple times, made Cloud miss in showy fashion a couple times and maybe won the round.
    In the third, Hopkins again dictated pace and distance. He moved to his right, slowly but surely, and did twitch feints to keep Cloud from starting to throw. He muffled and stuffed Cloud, and again, his ring generalship carried the round.
    In the fourth, Hopkins again did his thing. His sneaky right landed and while Cloud flurried a couple times, he wasn’t fighting the fight he said he would, with heavy volume and pressure. Hopkins sometimes stood tall, sometimes moved; he kept Cloud guessing.
    In the fifth, Hopkins was master of the domain again. Both men landed at least one hard, clean shot, but the master muffled Cloud, made him miss one shot badly…more masterful stuff, but hard to score.
    In the sixth, the doc looked at the cut on Cloud’s left eye. He let it go and Cloud’s volume was better. Hopkins still landed the jab first a few times and shook his head that Cloud wans’t bothering him.
    In the seventh, Hopkins showed that he can be backed into a corner and yet have the other guy where he wants him. He clowned Cloud and the crowd roared. His sneaky gut shots were a thing of beauty to watch.
    In the eighth, Cloud worked harder. Both landed clean rights but Hopkins just wasn’t busy.
    In the ninth, Hopkins boxed Cloud’s tail off. Cloud watched, and waited and Hopkins would launch right when he saw Cloud getting ready to do so.
    In the tenth, Cloud came forward but without true zest or efficiency. A few times Hopkins landed a lead right hand.
    In the 11th, Hopkins might have won the round with his defense.
    In the 12th, Hopkins didn't throw much and maybe gave the round to Cloud, who at least threw.
    We went to the cards.

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    Re: Hopkins Does It Again: The Old Master Beats Cloud, UD12

    B-Hop is BLING-BLING! All y'all haters just must accept that he is special and the game's top ding-a-ling. Enough from me. Hehehe! Holla!

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    Special for sure.
    A true master.
    I feel fortunate and appreciate watching him

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    Danggit! At that age he is still slick and quick and can whup any young d¡©k! On B-Hop, it seems like the old clock just won't tick. He and his Genie Naazim got some type of Fountain of Youth trick. And in each glove, B-Hop has a golden brick. The way he busted open Cloud's eyelids and fudged up dat mug was straight-up sick! Already fighter of the year, B-Hop is the leading PICK! Holla!

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    Gotta give Hopkins his due. Can't wait for Hopkins vs. Ward.

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    fundamentals are the true buiding block in any sport.
    hopkins turns his punches over and makes them sharp and accurate.
    the man is a true professional.
    his feints and constant spacing is phenomenal...
    as is his boxing iq.
    he took some good shots from cloud but he rolled with most of them decreasing their impact....

    i wish i could spend a day with hopkins for a clinic on boxing and health in general

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    Congrats to Hopkins BUT why is he acting like Andre Ward is his brother or somethen it's as obvious a duck as ive ever seen. He always talks about his legacy what better way to cement it then to beat Ward a top 3 p4p fighter gold medal winner who hasn't lost a fight since he was 12 yrs old.
    Last edited by ali; 03-10-2013 at 02:38 AM.

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    Ali

    I think his legacy is already cemented.

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    Your right Amayseng let me say it like this what better way to enhance it.

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    Bowing down to the legend!


    Hopkins wins, another piece of Bernie Campbell dies. Lmfao.

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