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Winky Wright Doesn't Buy It - Bernard Hopkins Quit!

By Chris LaBate

Former undisputed junior middleweight champion Ronald "Winky" Wright is not buying Bernard Hopkins' side of the story, where the veteran claims to have been pleading with the referee to continue fighting on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chad Dawson (31-1, 18KOs) stopped 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. Because there was no foul involved, Russell ruled the fight in favor of Dawson and made him the TKO winner. 

After the fight was over, Hopkins told reporters that he wanted to continue fighting and still could have won with only one arm. He blamed the referee for stopping the contest early. Wright, who Dawson's team brought in to assist trainer John Scully, told reporters "Bernard Hopkins quit."

Wright was branded as a "loser" by Hopkins in the pre-fight hype. The two boxers have held a rivalry since their 2007 clash, where Hopkins won a twelve round unanimous decision. Wright has always accused Hopkins of using dirty tactics, especially head butts, to win their fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 10-17-2011

Shoulder or no, and now it's injured, not dislocated, he still QUIT!!! He should have @ least tried to continue but hopkins learned well fro DLH who quit vs him, on the floor...got up as soon as he heard 10...

Comment by lawtonv9 on 10-17-2011

[QUOTE=lopez36;11301667]Of course he quit. Who injures a shoulder Landing on his butt then rolling back and of All places on a mat? He quit...he saw He couldn't hit Dawson and just quit[/Qyeah like cintron vs williams too when cintron couldn't…

Comment by Ringlife on 10-16-2011

We don't really know if Hopkins got hurt or not but if he didn't than he looked for a way out of this fight and he took it. I saw Dawson beating him in both rounds I want to see…

Comment by bravocharly on 10-16-2011

How could a very experienced fighter like BHop fall like that? Even if one of his legs was encumbered with a arm of Dawson, he still had a leg and two arms with which to balanced himself. Even an ordinary…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-16-2011

[QUOTE=JimmyMcNulty;11302720]Cleverley and Bellew have nothing to fear from Dawson. That's how unbelievably low i rate that piece of ****.[/QUOTE] What about Cloud, do Cleverly and Bellow have anything to fear from him ?

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