Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chad Dawson Livid: That Was a Bitch Move By Hopkins!

By Ryan Burton
 
"The Boxing Lab," which is BoxingScene.com's official audio show, recently welcomed the new WBC light heavyweight champion, "Bad" Chad Dawson. The usually laid back Dawson spewed fire as he commented on Bernard Hopkins' actions in their fight from last Saturday night in Los Angeles. 

After throwing a punch in the second round, Hopkins leaned his body on a hunched over Dawson, and Dawson responded by using his shoulder to push Hopkins off. As a result, Hopkins fell to the canvas. He grabbed his left shoulder and advised the referee that he suffered an injury and could not continue. Because Hopkins could not continue, and there was no intentional foul, Dawson was awarded a TKO victory.
 
Count Dawson amongst those who are skeptical of Hopkins' injury. 

"He's a scared man.  A legend wouldn't go out like that," stated Dawson. 
 
The Connecticut based fighter pointed out that Hopkins fell to the floor in his rematch with Roy Jones in April of last year yet he was able to continue.  He feels that Hopkins took time to rest and then continued with that fight because he knew that Jones was past his prime.
 
"He rolled around on the floor for ten minutes versus Roy and and got his rest and then went back and fought because he knew he wasn't facing the same (prime) Roy and that Roy wasn't going to beat him."
 
Dawson feels that he caught Hopkins off-guard with the aggressiveness that began with the opening bell and continued until the end of the fight.  According to Dawson, he was on his way to showcasing the aggressive performance that fans have been demanding for some time. Dawson went as far as to say that Hopkins realized he wouldn't be able to go twelve rounds and looked for a way out of the fight.
 
"Everyone wants to see me as the aggressor. They call me cautious and I was the aggressive guy," explained Dawson to The Boxing Lab.  "That was a totally different Chad Dawson you saw that night.  Hopkins was running.  How long were that old man's legs going to hold up?  That dude is so little. He is a little baby. He is fragile.  He would of got hurt and he knows it. I would of went in and finished. I chased him for three years.  He knows he didn't want to fight me. That was a bitch move on his part."

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fearlessbong on 10-25-2011

[B]BAD Chad another Fake Champion in the making.....[/B]

Comment by Frankjc81 on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=Ugh!;11317170]at this rate every boxer gets frustrated and it shouldn't mean sht floyd got frustrated by ortiz, wanna know how i know? he sucker punched him and why does frustration have to be followed only by illegal tactics, wouldn't suddenly…

Comment by Frankjc81 on 10-25-2011

Watch the replay dude. Chads grabbing b hops leg to add lift

Comment by Ra Amun Tehuti on 10-20-2011

[QUOTE=Ra Amun Tehuti;11315014]Chad dawson has his astrological mars placement in Libra Mars is at home in Aries, and libra is the opposite of aries. So mars is in detriment in libra. Mars libra people can be very lazy and have…

Comment by Ra Amun Tehuti on 10-20-2011

Idk why people act like as the fight would have gone longer, later on down the line hopkins would pick it up. He was expending a lot of energy moving the first two rounds, he wasnt being followed, chad ws…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (146)
Top Headlines Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights Schaefer Agrees With De La Hoya's Position on Golovkin June Fight Photos: Ringstar Sports Prospects, Schaefer, Roach, Garcia Presser Nonito Donaire Meeting with Promoters, Decision Coming Soon Briedis-Huck Now For Full WBC Title, Bellew Made Emeritus Champ Nacho: Chavez Jr. Will Never Be His Father, But He Can Win Petr Petrov Continues To Grind Hard; Antoine Douglas Gets Win Vincent Feigenbutz To Top May 13 Sauerland Card in Karlsruhe Golovkin's Trainer: Spence is Not Ready, Brook Will Beat Him Christopher Diaz, Olympians Return on Top Rank Card, April 21 Muhammad Ali - New Film Getting Developed, To Drop in 2021
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement