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 Last update:  12/8/2011       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Bernard Hopkins on Rehab, Dawson Appeal, Targets Bute
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by David P. Greisman

Though he is in Washington, D.C., in a promotional role Golden Boy Promotions is putting on a fight this Saturday between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins also spoke to a group of reporters about himself.

Before being pulled away in another direction, Hopkins talked briefly about his recovery from an injury suffered in his October bout with Chad Dawson, about his appeal to the California State Athletic Commission to overturn what was ruled a technical knockout loss, and about whom hed like to fight once hes healed.

ON HIS INJURY:

Im in rehab. Its 80 percent. Itll be 100 percent by January when I start boxing. I had a slight tear in my rotator cuff. I also had an A/C break that was diagnosed by X-ray in L.A.

[Note: Hopkins injury to the acromioclavicular joint, which connects the collar bone and shoulder blade, was a separation, according to a news release sent out following the fight.]

ON HIS APPEALING THE LOSS TO DAWSON:

I go out next week to the hearing for the request to have the TKO overturned to a no contest. Truthfully, I wanted the DQ, because I believe the foul, and the act behind the foul no remorse was shown. Im hoping, worst-case scenario, that its a no-contest, which I think it shouldve been, based on the rules.

ON WHATS NEXT:

I think theres two major fights next for me. Truthfully, Id like to fight someone that has credibility. Id like to fight [Lucian] Bute.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to fightingwords1@gmail.com

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comment by Spray_resistant, on 12-14-2011
Can't argue with the Bute fight for Hopkins and can see obviously with the money Bute brings in Canada why he would prefer this over a Dawson rematch though I still want to see it.

comment by Forza, on 12-14-2011
Ok first of all bute isn't going to LHW yet he still wants the winner or even possibly the loser of the Super Six Second Bhop needs to rematch dawson before calling anyone else out because that "fight" was straight bull**** and dawson was gonna spark old man out 3rd, tavoris cloud needs a fight...

comment by 4Corners, on 12-14-2011
Bute should fight the Ward-Froch winner first. If Hopkins doesn't retire, which I think he should (he looked like s**t the first ocupel rounds against Chad), he should fight Cleverly or Cloud at 175.

comment by Tiozzo, on 12-08-2011
[QUOTE=SekondzOut]we'll see...get ya points ready to be put where ya mouth is at....IF its made I'll be requesting a HUGE bet from you :cool2:[/QUOTE] awright just remind me when/if it happens

comment by marzblkman, on 12-08-2011
[QUOTE=StrangerInTown]Dawson's lack of sportsmanship is the issue. He threw those PPV dollars away when he tossed B-Hop aside like a wrestler. I won't pay to see Dawson again and that fight will not become an HBO After Dark event. Maybe Showtime would like to take the financial hit. Dawson is...

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