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Bernard Hopkins Attacks: Blasts Dawson, Tarver, Toney!

By Chris LaBate

WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins is blasting everyone in sight. Last Saturday night in Los Angeles, Hopkins was stopped in the second round when a left shoulder injury hindered his ability to continue an ongoing fight with Chad Dawson.

During the second, Hopkins rushed in with a punch and leaned over Dawson, who used his shoulder to push the veteran off. Hopkins fell near the ropes and grabbed his shoulder, and advised the referee that an injury had occurred.

The referee, Pat Russell, issued a ruling that Hopkins' fall was accidental, and awarded the fight to Dawson.

On Wednesday, the WBC reviewed a video of the fight. While Dawson is still technically the winner on record, the WBC's Governing Board issued their own ruling, which labeled Dawson's push as an "intentional foul." The sanctioning body returned the WBC title to Hopkins.  

Several fighters, including Dawson, Winky Wright, IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver, and former three division champion James Toney - believe Hopkins exaggerated his injury and used it as a reason to quit.

Hopkins shot back at some of his critics.

"If you cowards think I'll let you slide from them comments you made...trust me, I got you b*tch ass chumps," Hopkins shouted off.

On Chad Dawson - Yes I want a rematch to prove I am the man. Chad Dawson ain't sh*t but a sucka. Chad talked all that sh*t after the fight was stopped. I hit that hoe with a body shot and I heard the air come out of him.

On James Toney - James Toney talking a lot of sh*t. He's broke, fighting to get some money. I remember when he got the Achilles tendon injury. He fell on the floor crying like a baby. James Toney is a phony. He got his ass beat in UFC by Randy [Couture]. Didn’t he test positive for steroids? He's pimping his name for a check.

On Antonio Tarver - Antonio Tarver talking all that sh*t. The same guy I whooped....[and] begged Buddy McGirt to tell him something so he wouldn’t get knocked out. Tarver, the same cat who will be broke, [and] still fighting to look for a check. Tarver, you can do all the talking you want…I beat your ass...period!! Then you had the nerve to say you would have knocked me out.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NinjaMan! on 10-21-2011

[QUOTE=peter stark;11319008]Gee, I really think this sorry-ass *****h will take on Erdei who will tattoo his aged ass. Hopkins will never get in the ring again with Dawson, who would kill him. Hopkins is full of sh*t.[/QUOTE] Erdei is the…

Comment by apokalips on 10-21-2011

B Hop gonna fight Toney at Cruiser for a belt at some point. To be honest I think Dawson realises Hopkins is a tough target and would have loved to keep the belts without having to fight him properly. They…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 10-21-2011

[QUOTE=webpp;11321589]Agreed. I am down for the rematch, but the Dawson camp won't be. What are they gonna do? Fight Pascal? Neither of them have a belt at this point.[/QUOTE] I would like to see the rematch too, it was too…

Comment by webpp on 10-21-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;11321538]I saw it too, and if after Dawson threw him off Hopkins didn't get hurt it could have been a good move for Dawson because it lets Hopkins know that this isn't going to be so easy to employ those…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 10-21-2011

[QUOTE=webpp;11321491]Well the name of the game is "do what you want but don't get caught". Dawson wasn't prepared for rough fight. [B]Judging from round 2 (which I just watched) BHop was going to rough him up.[/B] Right hand lead +…

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