Posted On:12/04/2005 12:11am
Taylor edges Hopkins!
By Mike Sloan and Victor Perea at ringside
It was hardly scintillating, but Jermain Taylor (25-0, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins (46-4-1, 32 KOs) to retain his WBC/WBA/WBO middleweight world championship Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. A lot of posing early on, but Taylor seemed slightly better. As the fight progressed, Taylor became more and more in control. Like their first fight, the tide began to turn around round seven Hopkins as began to have more success by pressing the action more. The action picked up in round eleven as both traded hard shots with Taylor getting the better of it. Both fighters had their moments in the twelfth. All three judges scored it 115-113 for Taylor.
Sunday, December 4 2005
Posted On:12/04/2005 12:49am
maybe a new middle wieght king in the making,
sure impressive taking out an old lion by desion, was Taylor the one that beat Roy Jones jr
Posted On:12/04/2005 12:19pm
Style: MT (no, not "empty")
Not that impressive, margin of victory was 1 round. Tarver and Johnson beat RJJ.
DO NOT LISTEN TO ME
Posted On:12/04/2005 1:18pm
Style: Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling
I scored it dead even, but I guess they're better at doing it than me.
The PPV analyst's card matched up pretty much round for round with mines which made me think it was going to be a draw or a split, but not an unnanimous.
Posted On:12/04/2005 3:45pm
Style: Hapkido & TKD
Weak sauce fight. It's sad to see Hopkins lose his title and the rematch without ever having been hurt or put in serious trouble by Taylor. Hopkins wasn't busy enough early and it cost him, again. I was hoping for a BH knockout, but Taylor earned this one. Close fight, but I agreed that Hopkins had done too little too late, just as he did in July.
Posted On:12/11/2005 1:19am
Man, sounds like a great fight and I missed it.
Posted On:12/12/2005 7:05pm
Style: Short Fist Boxing
I heard it was a pretty boring fight. Too bad about Hopkins...
" If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
Posted On:12/12/2005 10:35pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Hopkins actually managed to hurt Taylor in I think it was round 10 or 11. He hit him with a good left hook.
I think the first fight was a draw, and the second fight wasn't much of a championship fight. Taylor did not impress me and he needed to impress me since he is supposedly the best up and coming Middleweight.
I think Winky would pick apart Taylor and I would love to see them fight ;P Too bad no one wants Winky :P
I'll make one when I can find one I like.
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