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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 07 Nov 2014

How Bernard Hopkins uses talk of race to turn the spotlight on himself

By Kevin Iole - Yahoo Sports

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – In 1993, a few days before Tommy Morrison defeated George Foreman for the WBO heavyweight title, a longtime boxing official was marveling at the crowd that surrounded Morrison. Foreman was by far the bigger name, but Morrison had attracted a far larger throng of reporters and autograph seekers.

"See that," the official said to me, knowingly, as Morrison made his way through a sea of people who were looking to shake his hand, pat him on the back or simply be in his presence. "Never forget that. There is nothing more valuable in boxing than a white heavyweight champion."

I thought of that conversation several times this week, most recently after chatting with IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins.....

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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 08 Nov 2014

And that's all it was. A selfish "pay attention to me" tactic that continues to set bad examples by encouraging race card abuse.


boxalettice 's Photo boxalettice 08 Nov 2014

hopkins is going out in a stretcher tomorrow night bet that.