Hopkins calls out 'laid-back' Dawson
NEW YORK -- When Bernard Hopkins picked Antonio Tarver apart for 12 rounds in June 2006 to become IBO light heavyweight champion, he vowed to call it quits.
Hopkins was certain he had accomplished everything a boxer could in the ring. There was nothing left for him to prove.
But Hopkins is a perfectionist. And after a few months of reflection, he concluded there was a blemish on his ledger:
For all the success he had achieved, primarily at middleweight, Hopkins had a reputation as ...
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