07-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Everybody is on JT in this one, but who has this kid fought? Nobody. I'm not a huge fan of X and although he doesn't have KO power, he is a methodical genius in the ring. In his biggest fights, he has overwhelmed his opposition. Downsides, he is old, he looked horrible against Eastman for the first 5 rounds (he usually starts slowly however). Odds have been dropping, but I'm tempted to take Hopkins to win by decision in this one. Not sold on Taylor's stock and he may get TKO'd in this step up in class. -150ish is not a bad price on Hopkins. He may age in the ring though as we've seen in the past few months with older champions. Tough one to call.