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Old 12-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #16
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I truly think that the inverse psychology and inverse descrimination is highly misleading in this case cause it all has to do with how the descriminator hits the descriminated. When Bernard says he won't lose to a caucasian person, he's talking about the pride he has in his african-american roots and the physical/pugilistic aspects associated with that ethnicity. If Calzaghe would say that concerning being beaten by a coloured person, it would probably have a social impact in the sphere of racism. It has to do with boxing and fighters, not just with persons - obviously there is descrimination towards caucasians in Africa and it is equally wrong to descrimination towards other races in the Northern Hemisphere... Bernard is just saying that to have Joey C gun-shy but it can hardly happen, folks... If one could not make out skin colours due to some visual disturbance, I would say Joey is the black athlete, folks - he's flashy, he's unpredictable, he's a beautiful boxing specimen and of course, he's cool.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:45 AM   #17
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You will find the one about being popular in America from the ESB interview archives (I at least saw it via a post on the forum)..but I'll post it quote by quote just to see you get humilated

but here's a taster of the stupidity that has come form Calzaghe:

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Calzaghe has a big mouth.He really thinks his that good.His fared well by being in a division that for so long was just rank mediocre.Fortunately for him his had a coming of age of late with his wins over an overrated Jeff and his win over Kessler.Solid wins yes.The type of wins to propel him to ATG status a resounding NO.Joes longevity as a champ is unparalled he knows this and this is mainly his bargaining chip.His a good fighter but not great.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:57 AM   #18
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Very stupid comment...

You can tell hes a tool though..

Him, Mosley and Oscar must love each other...
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:58 AM   #19
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If it had been the other way with Calzaghe saying he'll never lose to a black man there would be outrage by the media.

Do you think Hopkins is lucky to get away with a blatant racist remark?
He also said he'd never lose to a kid from Arkansas.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:09 PM   #20
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Please lets this shit die. This topic was discussed ad nauseam over 3 days ago. Some of you guys on this board are some whiny bitches... This is boxing, not politics, dont expect fighters to be "PC" when trying to hype a fight
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:15 PM   #21
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I don't believe he is racist either, but it was a ****ing stupid thing to say.

I agree

Goddamn!! hatton looks ****ed up in your pic!
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #22
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I would make no sense for Calzaghe to say "I'll never lose to a black guy". He's undefeated. His goal is not to lose to anyone, regardless of color. Hopkins on the other hand, has been defeated by a black fighter. So now his goal has shifted to not losing to anyone who is white(there really aren't any Spanish or Asian fighters in his weight class).
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:44 PM   #23
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Double standards aside, I think Hopkins doomed himself to a loss with that comment. It was a very ignorant thing to say
He didn't doom himself...he would lose reguardless of weather he made the statement or not... I agree it was a stupid thing to say...I'm shock he didn't know any better or doesn't care...
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:01 PM   #24
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Whats really funny,is he says that shit the same week,a white europeon(wlad) is looking to build a gym for poor street kids in america,that kind of shows the difference in class
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #25
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It probably is just hyping the fight, but at the same time I wouldnt be surprised if it wasnt, and I wouldnt really care either.

I went to middle/high school hearing the same type of comments all the time. Typical thug like comments.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #26
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It IS possible to hype up a fight without offending an entire race in the process.

If Hopkins can't manage that then he must be retarded. I thought he was supposed to be some kind of great talker? Surely he could find another way to promote the fight if he's so smart & witty?

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:26 PM   #27
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White people against Bernard Hopkins!!

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:27 PM   #28
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It's racist. Oh well. Let it go.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #29
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I really don't have a problem with it if it gets the fight made

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #30
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Take it with a pinch of salt, it was a stupid thing to say but I doubt it was said with real conviction, its just one of many dodgy things that can get said in order to hype a potential fight.

The way fighters talk about each other AFTER a fight is the most important thing IMO
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