Found April 29, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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Something happened to Bernard Hopkins Saturday on HBO that hasn't happened in nearly 20 years: He lost a fight, and it wasn't all that debatable. Hopkins could debate the majority decision, sure, and apparently left the ring in a huff telling the HBO team that he deserved the victory. One judge, Luis Rivera, had some debate about it with himself and couldn't arrive at the same conclusion as everyone else, giving B-Hop the draw.The end of the 47-year-old's streak of "win 'em all" or "at least make you wonder whether he really deserved to lose 'em" came in the form of 29-year-old Chad Dawson, a fighter whose youth helped him but would've been a difficult out for Hopkins at most any age, what with his combination of speed and skill.All of the things that make Hopkins Hopkins went from lovable/hateable to a touch pathetic this weekend. His typical head butt-laden performance might usually draw the same discussions about whether his fouling...
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