Found April 19, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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Bernard Hopkins is being eerily quiet in the lead up to his rematch with Chad Dawson. There are a few things that could mean... Perhaps the future Hall of Famer and legendary controversy concoctor is focused to the point where he doesn't feel he needs to hype himself up. There is a precedent for this and incidentally, it was the last time "The Executioner" graced Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. In the lead up to his fight against then-middleweight champion and heavily-favored Kelly Pavlik in 2008, Hopkins had nary a word to say about the Youngstown youngster. He seemed to hold a curious respect for the fighter who was on the cusp of being the superstar face of boxing for Middle America to embrace. Hopkins didn't have a bad word to say about the hard-working slugger. In retrospect, knowing what actually happened in the ring back on that night in the autumn of '08, it seems like Hopkins knew the devastation he was about to unfurl upon poor Kelly's career....
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