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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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Due to demand for tickets for "Once and For All: Hopkins vs. Dawson" at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, nearly 1,300 additional tickets have opened for sale so more fans can experience the intense rivalry between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson in person and see Seth Mitchell and Chazz Witherspoon square off in a heavyweight battle.
With Bernard Hopkins returning to arms next weekend, Andrew Harrison looks back at the Philadelphian’s middleweight championship reign -- a fantastic run but a record breaking one? A great bumper sticker once noted that during a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. And while Big Brother should not concern itself with murmurings of a rebellion...
Chad Dawson (30-1-0 17 KOs), who many consider the best light heavyweight in boxing today, is scheduled to square off with Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2 32 KOs) in a re match of their controversial no contest fight from last October. The fight was stopped after Hopkins, 47, suffered an injured shoulder after being tossed to the [...]