The rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson was probably as stupid as their first fight. The rematch took place Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey and at age 47, Hopkins is finally done.
From the opening bell Bernard Hopkins was playing dirty and kept using his head towards the 29-year-old Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) and succeeded in opening a huge deep cut near his left eye. Luckily Dawson had the best cut man in his corner, Rafael Garcia, who is also Floyd Mayweather’s cut man, was able to stop the bleeding.
“My head is hurting from all the head-butts,” Dawson said after the fight. “I’ve got to give him a lot of credit. He’s a future Hall of Famer, he’s a hell of a fighter but he’s a dirty fighter. But if you can get through 12 rounds with him, you can get through anything.”
At the end, Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs) lost his light heavyweight title to Chad Dawson by majority decision. Of course being the cry baby he is, Hopkins left the ring without giving Max Kellerman a post-fight interview as he was upset on the decision.
I have personally met Hopkins and being around the media, Hopkins is always complaining like a big baby. I don’t understand how he thinks by landing 106 punches from 400 thrown (according to Compubox) he was suppose to win, oh… wait maybe his technique of ramming you with his head and then holding for the entire scheduled 12 rounds was going to help him win. Hopkins should man up and give credit to Chad Dawson.
Dawson, now a two-time champ at 175 pounds, mentioned a potential fight with super middleweight champion Andre Ward. “I can make 168,” he said. “I’m just looking for a big fight.”
A fight between Chad Dawson vs. Andre Ward would be a fight I would love to see.
What is your opinion on Bernard Hopkins performance?