IT MUST HAPPEN WITHIN ONE YEAR!!!!!!
Both fighters CANNOT afford to wait each other out for two+ years (like Leonard did Hagler). Both are aging fighters, and skills will diminish.
After seeing Bernard Hopkins put grapefruits on both sides of Joppy's jaw, he has solidified himself as the most dominant middleweight since Marvin Hagler. Everyone up in Club 200 Fifth in Brooklyn was talking about the possibility of Hopkins v. DeLaHoya. Yes, I know DeLaHoya has a reach advantage.
This may be the fist non-heavyweight $100 million fight (the Leonard-Hagler of this generation). But it must happen before the end of 2004 or it won't happen at all.
On another note, did I see the best defensive performance in about 15 years (Cory Spinks over Mayorga) or what???? Spinks has everything in a fighter (speed, defense, reflexes). But one problem. In order to hold those belts, he needs to have some pop in those punches. Absolutely no offense. Glad to see old uncle Michael and daddy Leon (What it look like???? Freaky deeky!!!!).
[ December 14, 2003, 12:42 AM: Message edited by: Fletch ]
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