Jones vs Hopkins II – Boxing BlogapaloozaApril 3rd, 2010 at 9:13 pm by Cary Chow under FOX10 Sports, Uncategorized
A text poll said that 62% of viewers said that BH won the fight. I would like to know how’s in the 38% that thought RJJ pulled it off. They know less about boxing than I do about sewing. Speaking of which, I have this button on a shirt that needs to be fixed up. I learned how to sew in Home Ec in 7th grade, but my memory apparently is not serving me well. I took that class as an opportunity to meet girls. The problem was, I was a big dork so I didn’t get anywhere.
BH is the official winner by unanimous decision. Official scorecard: 118-109, 117-110., 117-110. The two fighters shared a few words after the fight. In the post fight montage, there are very few good RJJ moments. Throughout the whole fight, RJJ just looked lackadaisical. He didn’t seem focused, after many of the clenches, he would keep smiling as if playing to the crowd. The problem was, he wasn’t winning.
Joe’s thoughts: Jones gaves his all, and even though Hopkins is older, Jones showed his age in the fight.
I concur. After the fight, the announcer asked RJJ whether or not he wanted to keep fighting. I couldn’t hear exactly what he said, but he did allude to possibilities of retirement. He also shouted a sweet, “P-Cola in the house!!!” P-Cola definitely in the house.
Hope you all enjoyed this. Even though Roy wasn’t victorious, you still rule on the Gulf Coast, buddy!
RJJ’s trailing the cards, he’s got to let loose like this is round 3 in “The Contender” (the old Stallone reality boxing show – which was totally underrated!) Both these guys seemed tired, BH more so because he seemed to have exerted more energy. RJJ is still bouncing, but he needs a KO to pull off a W. 20 seconds left, BH keeps clenching. RJJ can’t get a clean shot. 5-4-3-2-1. It’s over. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
Sorry! Internet problems! We’re back in Round 11. What we missed was a Roy “low blow” that sent Hopkins to the floor. The announcer says it could be BH trying to buy some conditioning time. A cut over RJJ’s eye has opened up from a BH head butt. This fight has been called a chess match. I wonder who would win a fight between Kasparaov and Fischer. Or Fisher vs Deep Blue? Or Deep Blue vs the IPad? You know who’s good at chess? Renee Dials. True fact. All the rounds in between, Joe and I have the 10th round to RJJ, all the rest to BH. Joe: BH 10-9. Chow: BH 10-9.
The excitement has built dramatically from the last round. Both boxers seemed to have gained an extra step. This was like Round 11 in Rocky IV – simply a brief part of a montage. Nothing that needs to be mentioned in isolation. Emotions are definitely riding though. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
At 1:15 mark, BH with barrage of bit hits. Looked like some shook up RJJ a bit. We al konw how fast RJJ is, but at 45, BH is looking lightning quick. Maybe working out with Shaq and Oscar De La Hoya helped. With about 10 seconds left in the round, RJJ smacked BH in the back of the head near the ropes, BH fell to the ground. Not a legal hit. Hops immediately grabbed the back of his head, went to his knees in a corner. RJJ is smiling, laughing about it. The hit didn’t look too bad, but the fight has been briefly stopped. Doctor has come into the ring to examine. BH definitely mad now, and he’s coming out swinging, After 4-5 minute delay, BH came back and unleashed fury on RJJ. BH looking like he was a character from Street Fighter 2, fighting a guy from pong. After the bell rang, the fighters continued to swing – even as ref stepped in. Someone in Roy’s corner even stepped into the ring and approached BH’s corner, but he quickly thought better and returned. Exciting round. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9. However, neither of us know if points will be deducted for RJJ’s head hit.
Yeah buddy! That’s what I’m talking about 2:10 RJJ with nice head shot to BH. But Hops not pleased with being hit, comes back with an aggressive barrage of body shots. After landing his one nice shot, Jones let out a sneaky smile, only to get smacked on the back of the head by BH. Come on Roy! Task at hand! Joe: Jones 10-9. Chow: Jones 10-9.
Wondering if Roy’s landed a punch yet. Seems like he hasn’t thrown many – and certainly not landed many. Seems like Roy’s waiting for something huge, but that’s not coming around. As a viewer, I’m also waiting for RJJ to come uip big like Tom Hanks in 1988. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
RJJ looking to clench quite a bit. Looking a little apprehensive. These guys are such pros that this fight appears very technical. Hopkins nails Roy with a few hits. RJJ not looking to punch at all. Hopkins on the aggressive more. At 1 min mark, RJJ going with interesting two hands up approach. I’m not a technician – have no idea what that does, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
Jones dropping his left arm quite a bit. Guys still dancing mostly. Jones with a wild miss at 1:16 mark. Under a min, Hopkins lands two quick head shots. A right hand sends RJJ to the ropes. Roy cut under left eye. RJJ looking very defensive so far. Joe: Hopkins 10-9. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
Both boxers patiently waiting and circling for most of the round. At the 2-miniute mark (each round is 3 min), Hopkins with a small flury of punches. Roy not swinging too much. Both guys just feeling each other out. Joe’s scorecard: Jones 10-9 round 1. Chow: Hopkins 10-9.
Hopkins – the Executioner – is wearing his traditional hooded mask as he walks to the ring. Dude’s peripheral vision has got to be terrible. He can see less than Batman before Bruce Wayne asked Lucious Fox to redesign the batsuit.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – 10:27 pm
Fighters montage is getting going. Michael Buffer about to pump his pipes! It’s fight time!!
You know what is one of the best parts of the fight? The boxers walk to the ring. I always think of the Simpsons when Homer walks down the ring to face the Mike Tyson-lookalike, to the classic War song “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” Awesomeness.
Joe Emer’s prediction: Hopkins in round 8. But “Sconnie” – as Joe is known on the streets – wants readers to know he’s an adamant RJJ supporter. That being said, I’m going with RJJ on a 12-round decision.
Getting pumped for the Roy Jones Jr – Bernard Hopkins rematch. I’ll be posting updates after every round of the fight. So just check in periodically for the latest info on the fight.
Just watched a Terry Crews commercial (he’s the dad on “Everybody Hates Chris” from WNFA) for some sort of body deodorant spray. That guy is crazy ripped.
Anyway, to get psyched into boxing mode, I saw the climatic fight from “Rocky III” the other night. I find it arguable that Clubber Lang took a dive in round 3. He was clearly wailing on Rocky, and combined with Rocko’s absurdly poor defense, his punches landed with much more efficiency and brutality. This pains me to say, but Rocky’s win could be because Lang made a bet to make some good dollars on the side. So much money, in fact, that he would be able to retire and not challenge Rocky for a rematch. Lang would most likely have dominated Balboa in fight number three. I would also be interested in an Ivan Drago-Clubber Lang fight. Who wouldn’t pay to see that? That’s got to rank as one of the top movie fights that never existed.