Hopkins to continue fighting

Former WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has vowed to continue fighting after losing his title to Chad Dawson on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

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Bad Chad ends Hopkins’ reign

Chad Dawson earned a majority decision in his rematch with veteran Bernard Hopkins to claim the WBC light-heavyweight title in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

The rematch was no classic, but Dawson won out with his methodical approach to taking on the willy old veteran and controlled the majority of the fight to take it 117-111 on two scorecards, while the final card crazily had it 114-114.

Cleverly and Bellew call Hopkins vs Dawson II

Two men guaranteed to be tuning in to this evening’s blockbuster WBC world light-heavyweight clash between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson are Frank Warren Promotion’s brace of world class 175-pounders, WBO king Nathan Cleverly and British champ Tony Bellew.

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Hopkins and Dawson face off at weigh-in

Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson stepped on the scales yesterday to weigh in for their WBC light-heavyweight grudge match in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

And with B-Hop having refused to participate in a face off at their previous media events it was the first time the fighters went eyeball to eyeball since their controversial meeting in October last year.

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Hopkins: ‘I’m the last of a dying breed’

Ring veteran Bernard Hopkins was defiant about maintaining his status as the oldest world champion in boxing ahead of his WBC light-heavyweight title defence against Chad Dawson this weekend.

The 47-year-old future Hall of Famer told a media roundtable that he was the ‘last of a dying breed’ as he prepared to face a man 18-years his junior in a contest many are not giving him a chance in.

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Dawson: ‘B-Hop didn’t want to fight me’

Chad Dawson says Bernard Hopkins didn’t want to be in the ring with him in the first fight and is using that as a confidence booster as he prepares to challenge the veteran once again for his WBC light-heavyweight strap.

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Schaefer wants to make Hopkins vs Cleverly

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s chances of a showdown in the UK with American great Bernard Hopkins have been given a boost by Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

Cleverly’s promoter Frank Warren and Schaefer, who promotes Hopkins, met in London last week to announce a big output deal for TV subscription channel BoxNation.

Hopkins vs Dawson II press conference pics

WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and challenger Chad Dawson came face to face at yet another press conference yesterday, but this time to announce their April 28 rematch in Atlantic City.

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Hopkins vs Dawson II set for April 28 in Atlantic City

WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and challenger Chad Dawson will meet in a rematch on April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, confirmed the fighter’s promoters on Wednesday night.

Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer, Hopkins' promoter, and Gary Shaw, who promotes Dawson, came to terms as they faced a Friday afternoon deadline for a WBC-ordered purse bid in the mandatory fight.

Hopkins: ‘Dawson fight not TV friendly’

WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has thrown doubt on his mandated rematch with Chad Dawson claiming the contest is not his best option economically.

Hopkins and Dawson were ordered to fight a rematch after their first clash ended controversially when B-hop picked up a shoulder injury from being thrown to the canvas by ‘Bad’ Chad.

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