There's nothing worse than hearing casual boxing fans say "that's boxing for you." That's exactly what comes from the bizarre ending to last night's Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson pay-per-view fight.
After tying up, Hopkins was shoved to the ground by Dawson. the 46-year-old hit the canvas hard and complained that his left shoulder had popped (2:50 mark). When the WBC light heavyweight champ explained that his shoulder would keep him from continuing, referee Pat Russell stopped the fight and ruled it a TKO victory for Dawson.
Even though Dawson won, he was livid that Hopkins bailed from the fight in his estimation. The Hopkins couldn't understand why the fight wasn't ruled a no contest. That was impossible because Russell didn't tab Dawson's actions a foul.