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Photos: Hopkins vs Dawson, The Controversial Ending

Staples Center, Los Angeles - Chad Dawson (31-1, 18KOs) stopped Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) in the second round to capture the WBC light heavyweight title. During the second, Hopkins leaned over on Dawson, who used his shoulder to push him off. Hopkins went down near the ropes and told the referee, Pat Russell, that he suffered a shoulder injury and couldn't continue. Because there was no foul involved, Russell ruled the fight in favor of Dawson and made him the TKO winner.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bc2780 on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11300095]Hokins quit..what a "legend"...dawson would have beat him, you could tell that early on...[/QUOTE] I think we all know the type of fighter Hopkins is, there is no way he's gonna quit against a Chad Dawson. Hopkins is no Cintron.…

Comment by tlarry on 10-16-2011

Are you saying freak injuries don't happen in the ring? Are you saying that torn ACL' in fighters knees have never happened, they stepped wrong, and couldn't continue because they could stand or move on it, not resulting from a…

Comment by chaos on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=OG Wenger;11300103]Really? Could you please show me some examples?[/QUOTE] Not enough happened to say would win the fight, but with Dawson throwing him down and having his forearm in his face earlier in the round during a clinch, it appears…

Comment by *OG Wenger* on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11300095]Hokins quit..what a "legend"...dawson would have beat him, [B]you could tell that early on[/B]...[/QUOTE] Really? Could you please show me some examples?

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-16-2011

Hokins quit..what a "legend"...dawson would have beat him, you could tell that early on...

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