LIVE BLOG HOPKINS V. DAWSON

Robert PecchioContributor IIIOctober 15, 2011

11:55 Hopkins makes his way to the ring. Steward says, "I've never picked against Bernard Hopkins"

12:00 Ring announcements.


ROUND 1 Hopkins Pretty slow fight so far, as expected. Crowd pretty quiet not a lot of action, a pace favoring Hopkins. Dawson throws a few combos but not much lands.

ROUND 2 Hopkins is TACKLED BY Dawson. Time out is called. Hopkins is not getting up!!!
BOOS REIGN DOWN ON THE SQUARE!!

FIGHT IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!


Referee says no foul. TKO called and Chad Dawson becomes LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.

TKO. Hopkins can't get up due to his shoulder injury.

Kellerman "this should not be a TKO. This should be a no-decision because of an injury caused by a non-boxing move."

DAWSON:
"I needed room so I shouldered him." "Hopkins is faking." "He ain't no gangsta he woulda fought like a man." "He disappointed a lot of fans."

"This SHOWS WHY HE DIDN'T WANT TO FIGHT ME"

"I WANT PASCAL. I WANT TO REVENGE THAT LOSS."

He doesn't want a rematch.

HOPKINS:
"I wanted to continue with one arm."

"Today, is what makes boxing wrong."

"Should have been a no-contest. He picked me up."