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    HOPKINS: "The Film Doesn't Lie, Pascal Lost The Fight"

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    Quebec City, CAN (December 20)...Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins knew going to Quebec, Canada could prove fatal for a history-making victory over Jean Pascal if the fight was close. In fact he knew this from his own experience when, almost 16 years to the date of Saturday night’s robbery,he received a similar verdict in Quito, Ecuador on December 17, 1994 when he battledSegundo Mercado toa similar draw decision for his first-ever title challenge.

    The outcry from that fightled to an immediate rematch between Hopkins and Mercado, which took place April 29, 1995, less than five months from the original fight. With fight stats from Saturday night clearly in his favor, as well as the majority ofmedia reports and fan outcry backing Hopkins’ assessment of theoutcome, a rematch between Hopkins and Pascal should be scheduled immediately.
    "I knew if they could theytake it from me they would and now that I have had the chance to review the fight on tape, I clearly know I won that fight," said Hopkins. "Jean Pascal, his corner and all of the Canadians in the arena and on television know I won the fight too. The crowd was loud in the beginning but the silence was deafening as Idominated Pascal from the middle rounds all the way to the end of the fight.After thelast round Pascal wentback to his corner with his headand hands down. I am sure he is stillhanging hishead today to think he let a 45-year old man beat him up the way I did. If I were him, Iwould want to redeem myself and my reputation immediately after what happenedSaturday night."
    For Hopkins it was a brillant performance infront of a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada as well as for the millions watching on SHOWTIME® in the United States, on pay-per-view in Canada and around the world. Complementing his argument for an immediate rematch are the statistics behind the bout which reflect the pure genius of Hopkins’ intense execution of his own game plan and his destruction of Pascal’s.Hopkins threw a total of 445 punches, of which he landed 141 power shots, more than 50% of the 270 he threw. Pascal threw 100less punches than Hopkins with 353 total shots, butlanding only 85 ofthe 196 power shots he threw.
    "Again it is crazy to think thata 45-year-old fighter like myself threw and landed more punches than this so-called young gun, thecurrent championand still I am not given the win," said Hopkins. "Watch the tape.The poor guy was running scared, winded and backing up from round six and on.He seemed to just beholding on for dear life. Buthe knows what happen in there and he has to live with it too.The film doesn’t lie butI bet he doesn’t even watch the tape so he, and all his people around him, can tell him something other than the truth. He lost the fight."
    Hopkins continued. "The whole thing is bad for boxing, bad for Pascal and especially bad for Canada. Pascal knows he should do the right thing andfight me as soon as tomorrow."
    16 years earlier Hopkins got his rematch and convincingly defeated the Ecuadorian to capture his first middleweight world champion.
    "Pascal is a hard punching, a young gun you gave it his all Saturday night," said Hopkins. "But he is 18 years younger than me and that speaks for itself.Itshowed Saturday night too by just getting a draw, which everyone knows is really a loss, against a 45 year old man. If this guy has a backbone and wants to walk around with his any kind of dignity and self-worth, the only thing he can do is fight me again. If that was me I know that is the only way I could really live with myself."

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    Radam G

    "The Film doesn't lie," but the minds and mouths do. The made-up minds of haters will choke the commonsense, sight and reality out of them. The lying mouths release the tongues that are so full of so many lie bumps that they looks like alligators intoxicated by smelly spit and high on bad breath trying to chop down on gnats and flies. I'm reminded of how some people say that you cannot tell how great a fighter was by looking at him on film. To THAT, I say BULL___! Ole B-Hoppy is spot on. There will be many haters who will never watch the tape of Pascal-Hopkins, because they want to be in self-denial for all times and pass it down for generations immemorial. Holla!

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    Hey, was the first knockdown not a righteous shot. I have to re-watch, but I think it was a legal blow. ---EMike

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    The shot was definitely behind the head

    But in fairness, there was no intent on Pascal's part to do anything but throw a legit shot. The only place it could have landed...given Bernard's position and the arc of the punch was behind the head. No penalty should have be given to Pascal ... but had the ref seen the split second shot, I think he might have NOT called it a KD.

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    EM, I'm begginning to like this new look

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    I am going to keep playing with this until my wife calls me.....something nice

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    Nope! That first knock down was a rabbit punch. Partly B-Hoppy's fault, because he slid inside Pascal left hook and Pascal caught him in the back of the head instead of clinching or letting B-Hop throw a short right hand, which ole B-Hoppy eventually got going and made Pascal become unbraved about check and/or lead hooking. Holla!

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    When it happened I thought it was a legit knockdown. I need to see it again.

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    doesn't matter

    it was not a legal blow that caused the first round knockdown. however, even scoring it as

    one bhop still dominated rounds 4 and on. on the belgiums scorecard he scored round 10 a draw, a round in which, if you watch, as i have, 8 times now, 8, 4 sound on, 4 sound off, bhop clearly, clearly won it decisively, even staggering pascal on two easily viewable occassions of 145 and 103 in that round. we need a new scoring system. how about 10 judges instead of 3, and an instant replay with rescoring to get it right. ya, sad

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    I watched, and re-watched, and re-watched again that first knockdown shot. It looks to me to be a legal shot. It most assuredly is not definitively an illegal punch. And Fe'Roz, SO GLAD you are coming around. Who do we have to drag in here? Who's missing? Did BSug make it in?

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