Found October 16, 2011 on
For the second time in 29 days, a tirelessly promoted boxing event ended swiftly and in controversy when Chad Dawson defeated Bernard Hopkins by technical knockout on Saturday night. The swift end in round two of the light heavyweight bout brought to mind the events of Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz in September, when Mayweather dropped a defenseless Ortiz after Ortiz pinned Mayweather into a corner and head-butted him. Anyone who paid for both fights is now more than $100 poorer and probably saw less than 10 minutes of actual, quality boxing. That's what irks Philadelphia Inquirer writer Don Steinberg. "Both of...

Hopkins will not retire after controversial fight

Bernard Hopkins says he will not retire because of an injured shoulder and a controversial call that cost him his WBC light heavyweight championship. Hopkins was scheduled to have an MRI later Monday on his injured left shoulder. Hopkins lost the bout to Chad Dawson in bizarre fashion on Saturday night. Referee Pat Russell ruled there was no foul when Dawson dumped Hopkins to the...

Hopkins faces Dawson in latest age-defying feat

Bernard Hopkins defied serious odds 23 years ago when he left Graterford State Penitentiary and never went back. Since then, he has thwarted all conventional wisdom about athletes and aging with a thriving boxing career into the back side of his 40s. If Hopkins can figure out a way to beat Chad Dawson, the Executioner has topped himself one more time. The 46-year-old Hopkins (52...

Controversey at Staples Center for Hopkins Dawson TKO

Last Night at Staples Center, Bernard Hopkins Defended the Ring/WBC light heavyweight title against Number 1 Contender Chad Dawson. The Fight started around 12:15 AM EST on HBO Pay Per View, in round 1 Both Hopkins and Dawson were feeling each other out and it was a even 1st round, the 2nd round is where [...]

Dawson stops Hopkins after TKO

Bernard Hopkins was stopped for the first time in his career in bizarre fashion Saturday night, unable to continue after Chad Dawson lifted him and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round.

Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson: Photo Gallery

Fight Hub TV was live and reporting in Los Angeles as Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson fought for one round before a weird stoppage crowned Chad Dawson the new champion. All images shot by Freddy Sosa

This 36-Second Lady Fight Should Suffice For Those Unwilling To Pay For Hopkins/Dawson Tonight

This here fracas is titled "GIRLS FIGHT TILL THE FINISH!!!!!!!!" but unless "TILL THE FINISH!!!!!!!!" means "until one decides it's time to sashay back inside," this really doesn't make the first lick of sense. Same way I feel about paying $59.95 when I can just watch Bernard Hopkins beat Chad Dawson next week...

The Flyers Are Spending Too Much Time Killing Penalties

It was an LA Confidential of sorts on Saturday night when two guys faced off on opposite ends of the country with something to prove. Mike Richards versus the Flyers and Bernard Hopkins versus a youthful Chad Dawson. Who would have expected that Hopkins would receive the first TKO of his career at [...]
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