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 Last update:  4/29/2012       Read more by Osman Rodriguez         
   
Hopkins Claims Robbery: What Did Dawson Do To Win?
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By Osman Rodriguez

Bernard Hopkins is furious. The 47-year-old veteran believes he was robbed on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. He lost a twelve round majority decision, and the WBC light heavyweight title, a rematch with Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs).

The rematch was ugly but it was Dawson who appeared to control most of the action with a busier and accurate pace. Hopkins (52-6-2), however, did not agree with the two judges who scored the fight 117-111 for Dawson. The third had it 114-114.

Hopkins felt the "political odds" were stacked against him. He won his last 15 fights in Atlantic City. 

"What did he do to win that fight?" Hopkins said. "The only way I knew I would win is if I knocked him out. Let the public judge for themselves."

Tags: Bernard Hopkins , Chad Dawson , Hopkins vs Dawson , Hopkins-Dawson


 

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comment by I Love Jesus!, on 05-02-2012
[QUOTE=Easy-E]please post your scorecard. k thanks![/QUOTE] i dont make score cards. there's no point.

comment by Easy-E, on 04-30-2012
well he controlled the ring, controlled the action and landed more punches in more rounds. I have respect for Hopkins, he showed he can be competitive with the best fighter in the division at the age of 47. That being said, he still lost, and clearly.

comment by Easy-E, on 04-30-2012
[QUOTE=Davis40]thats bs if you really been in the ring as a pro then your just being bitter cuz you didn't make it. that fight was all skill, hopkins defense slipping punches and countering/lead rights dawsons positioning to land and doing it on an impossible target. you're full of it. probably t...

comment by I Love Jesus!, on 04-30-2012
[QUOTE=Lac'em up]I've actually been in the ring more than you partner, and if you thought all that holding and rough, dirty tactics was skill, then you dont know shhitt about boxing or you are just too dumb to tell the difference. Fight had no skill in it what so ever.[/QUOTE] thats bs if you...

comment by The Gentleman, on 04-30-2012
Hopkins just needs to call it a career, I truly believe now is the perfect time to do it.

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