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 Last update:  10/5/2011       Read more by Mitch Abramson         
   
Hopkins Responds To Dawson's 'Dirty Fighter' Claims
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By Mitch Abramson
 
Bernard Hopkins responded to allegations by Chad Dawson that he’s a dirty fighter during a conference call on Wednesday to hype their Oct. 15 fight. Hopkins basically dismissed the notion that he got to where is by fighting dirty. Dawson made the complaint during a previous conference call.

“Dirty fighter?” Hopkins said. “I’ve been called worst names than that. I feel like I’m a fighter who built a legacy of winning and showing my craft from A to Z. You don’t get mentioned as a dirty fighter and get to the Hall of Fame  when you’re a dirty fighter.”

Hopkins explained away Dawson’s comments by suggesting that Dawson is already whining about Hopkins’ tactics before the fight has even take place.

“To me it sounds like he’s already complaining and we haven’t even thrown a punch yet,” Hopkins said. “That’s the difference between a veteran and a rookie. He’s trying to put it out there that I’m a dirty fighter. I believe that I’m a fighter who goes in there to win. I don’t have to be dirty to win.”

At the same time, Hopkins admitted that “all fighters are dirty” given the incredible physical and competitive nature of the sport. Hopkins said that no matter what people think of the way he fights, there’s a referee present to enforce the rules and that Dawson can always attempt to fight dirty back if he feels so inclined.

“When you’re in a fight, things may happen by accident,” Hopkins went on. “[But] I’m going to embarrass another young gun of the boxing world and I’m going to prove that I’m not better but that I’m different.”

Mitch Abramson covers boxing for the New York Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

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



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comment by Pin Galarga, on 10-07-2011
Translation: "YEAH! I'M DIRTY! SO WHAT!

comment by edgarg, on 10-07-2011
[QUOTE=edgarg]I think "Fireman" Jim Flynn must have been the dirtiest. The old video plainly shows him with Johnson holding him behind his arms and he's deliberately butting Johnson time after time, but Johnson holds on. They were really tough in those days. The ref cautioned him but he didn't st...

comment by edgarg, on 10-07-2011
[QUOTE=jnapoli85]B-Hop is one of if the dirtiest fighters to ever lace up a pair of boxing gloves PERIOD[/QUOTE] I think "Fireman" Jim Flynn must have been the dirtiest. The old video plainly shows him with Johnson holding him behind his arms and he's deliberately butting Johnson time after time,...

comment by Brother Jay, on 10-06-2011
Agreed. BHOP and Holyfield were two of the dirtiest boxers in history. These guys use intentional headbutts, low blows, and they hold while they hit. They are notorius for being dirty. This is nothing new in the boxing community. Both have been labeled warriors as well, but sometimes they ...

comment by ИATAS, on 10-06-2011
at least he's smart with his dirtiness. Rarely ever does he get docked a point for anything so you know he does it right. Not like Victor Ortiz with that amateurish headbutt. So damn obvious and stupid.

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