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Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:46 pm
Edited on: May 11, 2011 3:06 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bernard Hopkins is one of boxing’s all-time greatest fighters (and perhaps the best middleweight in history). But he’s certainly not an effective ambassador for the sport.

Which he proved yet again Tuesday when promoting his May 21 fight against Jean Pascal in which Hopkins will try to become the oldest-ever world champion in any weight class.

For some reason, Hopkins had a hankering to talk about Redskins QB Donovan McNabb, and it wasn’t in very complimentary terms. In fact, this was more of a Rush Limbaugh-style rant.

Hopkins basically said McNabb isn’t a black man in the same way Hopkins is a black man. Or Terrell Owens and Michael Vick are black men, for that matter.

Said Hopkins, via the Phillynews.com: “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”

As an example, he brought up the Eagles trade of McNabb to Washington.

"Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed?” Because McNabb is the guy in the house, while everybody else is on the field,” Hopkins said. “He's the one who got the extra coat. The extra servings. 'You're our boy.’ He thought he was one of them."

Clearly, Hopkins is referring to slavery and plantations and Uncle Tom’s. And it’s not the first time Hopkins has gone off on a racial rant – he also said Joe Calzaghe couldn’t beat him because Calzaghe is a white guy (for the record, Calzaghe won a split decision against Hopkins in 2008).

"McNabb? Great. Skills? Throw the ball? Great,” Hopkins said. “But there was something missing. Vick? He understands. And T.O. - same cloth."

That said, Hopkins said that he WOULD allow McNabb to watch his kids. So, McNabb has that going for him.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:44 am
 

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Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

And not all Rush haters are ignorant liars, but it seems that you've got an awfully good jump on that distinction.

First, Rush Limbaugh was NOT on Fox (is that your Fox-hating also coming through?)  He was on ESPN.

Second, Rush never made any "racist blasts" against McNabb.  He clearly stated that the PRESS was giving McNabb
     positive coverage because they wanted to see a black quarterback do well.  (You may have noticed a similar
     trend during the 2008 election, if you were paying attention).

Please provide ANY proof that Limbaugh made ANY racist attacks on McNabb.  I've been looking for years, and I can't find any.



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

McNabb has been a great quarterback for a long time and a great person off the field. So Hopkins wants all black men to be thugs? Great job Bernard! You have successfully proven a black man sterotype.



Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

There are two idiots here: Hopkins and Katzowitz. Hopkins for the obvious and Katzowitz for mentioning Rush Limbaugh. He probably never listens to anything Rush says in context, but just does what the rest of the media does and takes quotes out of context or reacts to what somebody "says" Rush said. Rush is not a racist, he has many close friends of all ethnicities including many current and former NFL players who are huge fans of his. Hopkins on the other hand is your typical black racist. 



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 11:37 am
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Hilarious....wheres the NAACP outrage here? If a white man said this they would be calling for his head....This is a prime example of the black man holding the black man down not the white man 



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:45 am
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Why mention Rush here. He did not say it. He lost his gig at espn by saying less that this clown did. But why bring rush in into it?


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