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Hopkins: I Destroyed Pavlik and Tarver - Dawson Next?

By Bill Emes

WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32KOs) is ready for battle. He faces mandatory challenger Chad Dawson (30-1, 17KOs) in a rematch on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Hopkins, 47-years-old, is no stranger to being the underdog. Two of his biggest wins, where most experts considered him to be a heavy underdog, took place in Atlantic City.

Hopkins dominated Antonio Tarver in 2006 and then Kelly Pavlik in 2008.

Most expects view Dawson as the logical favorite in the rematch. Hopkins wants everyone to keep in mind how everyone counted him out against Pavlik and Tarver - and how the very same thing could happen on Saturday.

"I was the underdog with Tarver. I was the underdog with Pavlik. I'm not as big of an underdog [against Dawson] as I was in those fights, but I wish I was because my guys want to make money [by betting on me to win]," Hopkins said.

"The other two guys I destroyed because they couldn't get the years from me. That was Antonio Tarver. That was Kelly Pavlik - and [I did the same] to a few other guys who never even got the chance to show that they could become champion because they were ruined, physically and mentally....more mentally and spiritually."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MissDeeCole on 04-28-2012

I could not believe mye eyes when I saw the odds for this fight

Comment by -cupo- on 04-27-2012

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;12049646]Pavlik is a come foward fighter that is what B-Hop thrives in. Tarver is a boxer with low output, but at the time B-Hop fought him he was undefeated against lefties. Hopkins has a problem with fast boxers with…

Comment by Babalu11 on 04-27-2012

I don't think it's gonna happen on this one. Dawson is a guy that can box/ brawl, even though i don't like it when he is too passive. He let Pascal get the lead of that fight.

Comment by tlarry on 04-27-2012

Bhop will embarrass Dawson and he'll be singing the blues after......

Comment by jbpanama on 04-27-2012

B-Hop, was a 4/1 Underdog, to Trinidad 10 years ago... How SWEET it was....Thanks Be-Hop!!!

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