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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
 
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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Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 8:10 pm
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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

lol @ the "black enough" boxer who isn't smart enough to keep his mouth shut.



Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Very interesting that Hopkins equates authentic blackness with thuggery. Most interesting indeed.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

So let me get this straight, according to Hopkins, because McNabb isn't a loud mouth arrogant jack @$$ or convicted felon he isn't "black enough" and here I thought it was the color of your skin that made you black or white, but not how you acted... this clown is why stereo types will never go away. Hopkins needs to hang up the gloves because he is washed up and he has nothing better to do but stir the pot and thats how he hypes his fights up and that isn't working now... Boxing is a dying sport and he will go down with it...



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Man, Bernard Hopkins was a name I revered as 1 of the all time greats in the super middles alongside Mosley/Forrest/De la hoya/Pacquiao etc... but hearing his comments for the first time, man... SMH. I'm at a loss for words on the level of ignorance and stupidity in the above interview.

Should have let your hands do tha talking mate. 

Its sad he will probably be remembered more for his stupid comments than his fighting prowess and exploits in the ring, and that is really sad.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

This is some pretty conclusive evidence that getting pounded in the head repeatedly causes brain damage.  Hopkins seems like a pretty insightful fellow.  



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

Well said Aliens509.  We need more people like yourself and maybe then we wouldn't heave to keep dealing with this garbage!!!!



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

I think it should come to a point where in America, anytime when someone starts bringing up the race or color issue, we should just label that person as racist and ignorant and just move on and not even commenting about it. Some people are using this race /color card because they just want to seek attention so that people will talk more about what he/she said. I think America has come to a point where we have more educated people that don't care anymore about one's race, just like now, no one cares anymore if someone is gay or straight. Imagine if we start calling these people like this, Rush "Racist" Limbaugh and Bernard "Ignorant" Hopkins. If we do that I'm sure these people will think twice about bringing up this race/color issue anymore.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

shouldn't it be KCTC ?



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Boxer Hopkins implies McNabb isn't 'black' enough

you tried talking black and you used and spelled furthermore correctly. . . . .


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