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Old 10-16-2019, 10:19 AM #43
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Originally Posted by buddyr View Post
Hopkins was on King promoted cards long before then. Joe Lipsey fight was on Tyson vs Bruno 2nd fight(which Christy Martin stole the show that led to Sports Illustrated cover). You don't Remember Hopkins vs Allen II when he went off on Jim Gray about Don King, but when King gets beside him , he acts like he was talking about someone else? And Hopkins was a champion before Joppy. They were champions at the same time.
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Read the article and stop spreading misinformation on the internet. Here is a portion:

Hopkins, an ex-convict, was a maverick middleweight champion who spent years railing against a boxing industry he felt too heavily favored promoters financially, and felt that fighters were exploited. He had sued two previous promoters, Butch Lewis and Dan Goossen.
Although DiBella was in the process of leaving HBO and signing several 2000 U.S. Olympians -- including Taylor -- under the terms of his exit package from the network, he made Hopkins his first high-profile signing.
They seemed perfect for each other, both intent on reforming the system.
DiBella seemed to be able to get through to the stubborn Hopkins, finally arranging for his entry into promoter Don King's middleweight championship unification series in 2001. The move guaranteed Hopkins seven-figure paydays after never having earned more than about $500,000 for a fight.

As I told you Hopkins had no prior contractual affiliation with King and had to sign with King to unify and get the fights vs the other guys no different than the bull**** Haymon/PBC are doing to Crawford. Yet if you bring up King doing the same its "naw PBC/Haymon different"
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