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Old 10-18-2019, 07:34 PM #45
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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"
technically we're both right and wrong. He was signed to Dibella, but also dealing with King. I don't know the contract details, but it was messy when he broke up with Dibella(remember him mentioning his brother) who had Jermaine Taylor that was supposed to be the next great thing and his split with King was bad too. But he definitely was dealing with king long before Tito moved up to mw.
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