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Dog-day random thoughts

Updated: August 22, 2007, 2:29 PM ET
By Dan Rafael
Random thoughts in the dog days of August …

• I was quite pleased to see that the Nevada State Athletic Commission fined Bernard Hopkins $200,000 last week for his uncalled for and potentially very dangerous shove of Winky Wright during the weigh in for their July 21 fight. Frankly, I think it would have sent an even greater message had the commission kept the full 10 percent -- $300,000 -- that it held on fight night from Hopkins' $3 million purse. Hopkins, of course, complained about the severity of the fine, but what he needs to realize is that he placed everyone on the stage during the weigh in, including me, in danger.

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