Gary Shaw: Hopkins Should Refund The Fans' Money

by Chris Labate

Staples Center, Los Angeles - Saturday's HBO Pay-Per-View left a lot of fans screaming robbery. For the second consecutive HBO Pay-Per-View, thousands of boxing fans spent their hard-earned money to watch a controversial early ending to a main event. Chad Dawson (31-1, 18KOs) stopped Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) in the second round to capture the WBC light heavyweight title. Hopkins, citing a shoulder injury, was unable to continue.

Hopkins suffered the injury after lunging in with a punch. As he lunged in, Hopkins was leaning over Dawson's body, which forced the challenger to use his shoulder to push Hopkins off. The 46-year-old veteran fell to the canvas and advised the referee that he suffered a left shoulder injury.

Fans who paid $54.99 for the pay-per-view - want their money back. Dawson's promoter, Gary Shaw, believes Hopkins should pay the piper.

"Let Bernard take his paycheck and refund it to everybody. We came to fight," said Shaw. "What I really feel is Bernard is old, and he gave it all he could for as long as he could. He beat Pascal, but there was no way he could have beaten Chad."

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

No refund here I wasn't going to spend my money on this PPV I just had a feeling. It sucks for all the people that did or went to the fight I did watch the whole card at my buddy…

Comment by Jack Napier on 10-16-2011

anyone who bought that PPV deserved to get robbed DeMarco-Linares was good, but not enough to make up for Hop-Chad

Comment by cupocity303 on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=drool;11301286]Welcome to boxingscene forums, where the fighter is as good as the last round he fought. Bernard went from living legend, a guy who is a marvel that fights all comers.. to he's a fake, piece of sh!t dirty fighter.…

Comment by drool on 10-16-2011

Welcome to boxingscene forums, where the fighter is as good as the last round he fought. Bernard went from living legend, a guy who is a marvel that fights all comers.. to he's a fake, piece of sh!t dirty fighter.…

Comment by Truth on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;11300821]Slam? That was an obvious shove. [B]Some people are acting as if Chad sidewalk slammed Bernard or did the Tombstone pile driver.[/B] He simply used force to shove Bernard off his back.[/QUOTE] That really made me laugh out loud. :D…

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