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D-MARV
Yep, I read this!

Anyone who thinks BHop is a bad person should read this article!
Lil-lightsout
WOW!!! That article gave me chills a couple times. Kind of makes me realize to appreciate life more.
KookedKrack
QUOTE(Lil-lightsout @ Nov 3 2008, 04:02 PM) [snapback]409176[/snapback]
WOW!!! That article gave me chills a couple times. Kind of makes me realize to appreciate life more.



yea me too .....that was a strong kid tho that bone pain is no fucking joke man
caneman
I kinda seen it! Great story & it shows the kinda guy he really is! Here's the one I read!


Bernard Fernandez: Hopkins' biggest fan gets final wish before succumbing to cancer

By Bernard Fernandez
Philadelphia Daily News

Daily News Sports Writer
IT COULDN'T be a coincidence, could it?

It couldn't possibly be a coincidence that an 18-year-old Bernard Hopkins fan, given no more than 2 weeks to live (nearly 3 months ago), could withstand the ravages of a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer long enough to see his hero's dominant performance in defeating Kelly Pavlik on Oct. 18.

Michael and Renee Negler, parents of Shaun Negler, who passed away in his sleep last Thursday, are convinced that the younger of their two sons willed himself to stay alive long enough to share one last moment with the fighter with whom he had become so very close.

Blind in his left eye, in near-constant pain and barely able to move, Shaun Negler remained awake and in good spirits throughout Hopkins' pay-per-view bout with Pavlik, even making the Hopkins' signature crossed forearm "X" signal at the television screen before the bell for the first round sounded.

Shaun's parents, who live in the Parkwood section of Northeast Philadelphia, choked back their own emotions long enough to videotape his final moments of happiness, which they expect to show to Hopkins later.

"Shaun was alert and awake throughout the fight," Renee told me. "At 1 o'clock [Sunday morning], we took him upstairs. When we went back later, he had sort of slipped away. He never really regained consciousness."

"I will always believe that he held on as long as he did because of Bernard Hopkins," Michael added. "He refused to give in to death until he saw Bernard fight one more time."

The improbable story of Shaun Negler was detailed in this space on April 22. He was an amateur boxer who had been Hopkins' self-described "No. 1 fan" for almost as long as he could remember. But it was his failing health that finally brought him into contact with the longtime former middleweight champion.

After his left leg was amputated below the knee on Sept. 28, 2006, Shaun asked whether there was any way a meeting with Hopkins could be arranged. B-Hop visited him at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and was so touched by Shaun's courage that he presented him with an expensive, limited-edition "Executioner" watch.

Their relationship was expanded upon when the Make-a-Wish Foundation selected Shaun as a recipient for the sort of dream fulfillment the organization provides for seriously ill or dying children. And what Shaun wanted was to be at ringside for Hopkins' April 19 bout with Joe Calzaghe at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Shaun and his family - Michael, Renee, brother Mike Jr. and sister Brittany - were flown to Vegas, all-expenses paid, where they met with Hopkins in his hotel suite for more than an hour.

That very well might have been that, except that Shaun's cancer, which had been in remission, returned a few months later and began voraciously eating away at his body, if not his spirit. Michael contacted me to see whether Hopkins might speak to his son just one more time.

But B-Hop did better than that. He showed up at a Negler family gathering for 5 hours, even allowing Shaun to drive his $150,000 Bentley for a short distance.

They became text-messaging buddies, so much so that Hopkins, without fanfare, dedicated his fight with Pavlik in Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall to the kid he called "the bravest person I've ever known" and "like my own son."

"If you told somebody Shaun's story, they wouldn't believe it," Hopkins said. "But whatever you believe in, whomever you bow your head to, his life is proof that we should never question God."

Hopkins doesn't. Getting to know Shaun, he said, "is proof to me that we can touch people that we don't even know, and they can touch you right back. Shaun Negler is my inspiration. He should be an inspiration to all of us."

Shaun's "Executioner" watch, his proudest possession, has been given to Mike Jr., but in Shaun's casket will be placed the gloves and hand wraps Hopkins wore for the Pavlik bout. Hopkins also will serve as a pallbearer for tomorrow morning's funeral at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.

"Having something of mine that will be with Shaun forever means a lot," Hopkins said. "I think about him every day. He was my biggest fan. And you know what? I'm his biggest fan, now and always."

Renee Negler insisted Shaun did not succumb to the disease that ultimately claimed his life. He just wasn't able to outlast it indefinitely.

"As far as I'm concerned, Shaun beat cancer," she said. "Cancer did not beat him." *

Send e-mail to fernanb@phillynews.com.
Mean Mister Mustard
To counter balance all these articles about how good Bernard is why doesn't someone post the article from that scary looking website that talked about how Bernard raped people in jail?
caneman
QUOTE(woooooo @ Nov 3 2008, 03:13 PM) [snapback]409172[/snapback]



I actually teared up some after reading that! cray.gif
ROLL DEEP
QUOTE(Mean Mister Mustard @ Nov 3 2008, 04:50 PM) [snapback]409183[/snapback]
To counter balance all these articles about how good Bernard is why doesn't someone post the article from that scary looking website that talked about how Bernard raped people in jail?



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What stories are these?
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
I wonder if that's partially the reason HardNard was so emotional after the fight?
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(ROLL DEEP @ Nov 3 2008, 06:13 PM) [snapback]409193[/snapback]
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What stories are these?


After the Zaghe fight someone had posted the link. I found the link but the story isn't there anymore.
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(caneman @ Nov 3 2008, 04:55 PM) [snapback]409186[/snapback]
I actually teared up some after reading that! cray.gif

Wipe those tears off on those buns in your sig..hahahaha..

B-Hop is a good guy NOW but wasn't at all earlier in life..I really like how B-Hop has changed his whole life around,I've done the same exact thing..Even though none of us have met,you and all the people who've known me that knew the shit I got involved in all would or have said I've done a 180..My mom especially..I tell a lot of people boxing saved my life..I was already down a bad path but boxing straightened me out..College and boxing keep me busy soo I have no time to do the kinda bullshit I did before even if I wanted to..
Method
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After the Zaghe fight someone had posted the link. I found the link but the story isn't there anymore.


That article was a hoax, bro.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE(Method @ Nov 3 2008, 08:33 PM) [snapback]409208[/snapback]
That article was a hoax, bro.


There's still a couple of legit sites around carrying stories about it. Although without Hopkins' verification obviously.

Heck 8 years in the slammer who knows what went down.

I'm pleased he stayed with 'the executioner' though, I very much doubt 'soapy' would've struck too much fear into the hearts of opponents. LOL.
BigG
Very touching read....that was really nice of BHOP to get know his fan and have his gloves/handwraps buried with him. Losing someone to cancer is very hard because the patient really suffers.
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(Method @ Nov 3 2008, 08:33 PM) [snapback]409208[/snapback]
That article was a hoax, bro.


Still, it was somewhat unintentionally funny. I mean the article went from Hopkins and then to describing how big black guys with 12 inch dicks forced themselves on weaker prisoners. The article was all over the place. “Hey, remember that day I gave you some chocolate? Well, you gots to give me the bootyhole for that, [EXPLETIVE]. Sex me up mothafucka.”
King Eugene
Hopkins is a good dude just like a lot of other atheletes and well known figures in the world. Every good story doesn't get published.

MMM you's one crazy dude. LOL after that touching story you bring up how Hopkins raped people in the pin. And I thought he was only in there for 5 years? Anyway...I man cant have a glory hour with some type of negativity!
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 3 2008, 09:42 PM) [snapback]409217[/snapback]
Hopkins is a good dude just like a lot of other atheletes and well known figures in the world. Every good story doesn't get published.

MMM you's one crazy dude. LOL after that touching story you bring up how Hopkins raped people in the pin. And I thought he was only in there for 5 years? Anyway...I man cant have a glory hour with some type of negativity!


I was just trying to lighten the mood because the prison article was so wacky. It didn't offer any evidence apart from some anonymous testimonials. But yeah when Hopkins wants to he can be a good dude.
Method
Except there was an article out today that said Hop was getting sued by a sports therapist for $35K worth of unpaid massages.

LOL.

Just when you thought it was safe to applaud Hopkins the humanitarian.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE(Mean Mister Mustard @ Nov 3 2008, 09:45 PM) [snapback]409218[/snapback]
I was just trying to lighten the mood because the prison article was so wacky. It didn't offer any evidence apart from some anonymous testimonials. But yeah when Hopkins wants to he can be a good dude.


Oh come on MMM didn't you read the quotes from 'crusty an' and 'spanky!'

Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(Method @ Nov 3 2008, 09:51 PM) [snapback]409220[/snapback]
Except there was an article out today that said Hop was getting sued by a sports therapist for $35K worth of unpaid massages.

LOL.

Just when you thought it was safe to applaud Hopkins the humanitarian.


I think the worst thing done recently by a fighter was Mayweather stealing DLH's gym bag. You just don't do that to a man.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE(Mean Mister Mustard @ Nov 3 2008, 09:54 PM) [snapback]409222[/snapback]
I think the worst thing done recently by a fighter was Mayweather stealing DLH's gym bag. You just don't do that to a man.


Oscar was most upset because he was scared of what Floyd would find in there.
Big Slim Sweet
What about Verno Phillips stealing JC Candelo's dog and putting the moves on his wife? Can't get much lower than that.
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(the ollie reed fan club @ Nov 3 2008, 09:58 PM) [snapback]409225[/snapback]
Oscar was most upset because he was scared of what Floyd would find in there.


HAHAHA.
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(Big Slim @ Nov 3 2008, 10:02 PM) [snapback]409227[/snapback]
What about Verno Phillips stealing JC Candelo's dog and putting the moves on his wife? Can't get much lower than that.


Candelo should have payed up the dough he owed.

How about Joppy throwing weights at some pugs in his gym? Or was it a hatchet he used? I can't remember.

Spaking or raping, I remember back in the Btalk days there was an interview with Robert Allen and he said he wanted to rape Joppy. WTF?
Big Slim Sweet
QUOTE(Mean Mister Mustard @ Nov 3 2008, 11:04 PM) [snapback]409229[/snapback]
Candelo should have payed up the dough he owed.

How about Joppy throwing weights at some pugs in his gym? Or was it a hatchet he used? I can't remember.

Spaking or raping, I remember back in the Btalk days there was an interview with Robert Allen and he said he wanted to rape Joppy. WTF?

Yeah but still. Stealing a man's dog? LOL. You just don't do that.

Wasn't it DeMarcus Corley that Joppy threw the weight at? They had some dust-up in the gym I recall after Corley referenced Joppy being a coke head in an article.

Zab Judah also suckered Corley in a nightclub I think.
Mean Mister Mustard
QUOTE(Big Slim @ Nov 3 2008, 10:10 PM) [snapback]409231[/snapback]
Yeah but still. Stealing a man's dog? LOL. You just don't do that.

Wasn't it DeMarcus Corley that Joppy threw the weight at? They had some dust-up in the gym I recall after Corley referenced Joppy being a coke head in an article.

Zab Judah also suckered Corley in a nightclub I think.


Not sure about the Joppy incident but yeah Zab clocked Corley after the Hopkins-Hakkar fight I believe. Corley said that Zab threw a punch and then jumped behind his brothers.
JonnyBlaze
We don't even know if those pics of DLH were real..I also don't think his wife would stay with him if she thought they were real..It sucks you guys keep bringing that shit up cause I like DLH..
JonnyBlaze
I just wish DLH would pick better fights for himself these days..Floyd was a legit opponent and would be to anyone but Pac-man seems like a joke fight..We might all be wrong come fight night if Pac-man is the same guy he was at the lower weight which I think is unlikely but still could be possible..I see Pac-man probably getting KO'd though even though I hope not..
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(Big Slim @ Nov 3 2008, 10:10 PM) [snapback]409231[/snapback]
Yeah but still. Stealing a man's dog? LOL. You just don't do that.

Wasn't it DeMarcus Corley that Joppy threw the weight at? They had some dust-up in the gym I recall after Corley referenced Joppy being a coke head in an article.

Zab Judah also suckered Corley in a nightclub I think.

I heard Joppy had a hatchet..
BigG
It wasnt Joppy that had a hatchet, it was O'Neill Bell.
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 3 2008, 10:39 PM) [snapback]409236[/snapback]
It wasnt Joppy that had a hatchet, it was O'Neill Bell.

Good call!!!
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Nov 3 2008, 10:30 PM) [snapback]409233[/snapback]
We don't even know if those pics of DLH were real..I also don't think his wife would stay with him if she thought they were real..It sucks you guys keep bringing that shit up cause I like DLH..


And why don't you think his wife would stay with mulit millionaire world famous superstar athelete Oscar de la Hoya?

Sure some of those pictures looked badly photoshopped but damn Blaze you've gotta admit they were kinda funny.
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(the ollie reed fan club @ Nov 3 2008, 10:46 PM) [snapback]409240[/snapback]
And why don't you think his wife would stay with mulit millionaire world famous superstar athelete Oscar de la Hoya?

Sure some of those pictures looked badly photoshopped but damn Blaze you've gotta admit they were kinda funny.

You said the thing I was thinking everyone was going to say after I pressed add reply..I don't think his wife would stay with him if it was real..Who'd want a crossdressing boxer as a husband??hahahaha..Hell,if they were real,why not leave and get half his money if they agreed on that when they got married(who knows)..

I will not lie about the pics being funny..They are but I feel bad for him if anything for having that happen to him..Yet,what can you expect from people these days,they want to be famous and want to bring down the famous people..It's retarded..I just think he gets bashed to much for them when I don't even think it is him..I never brought this up before but this will never be left alone..He isn't gay and I don't thinkhe is cheating on his wife..I don't know for sure but I highly doubt it..
King Eugene
LMAO...what the heck do you get out of stealing a mans dog? I would have been one pissed dude if somebody would have stole my dog. I loved my baby! Hell I even took him to a photoshoot with me once. LOL
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Nov 3 2008, 11:04 PM) [snapback]409243[/snapback]
You said the thing I was thinking everyone was going to say after I pressed add reply..I don't think his wife would stay with him if it was real..Who'd want a crossdressing boxer as a husband??hahahaha..Hell,if they were real,why not leave and get half his money if they agreed on that when they got married(who knows)..

I will not lie about the pics being funny..They are but I feel bad for him if anything for having that happen to him..Yet,what can you expect from people these days,they want to be famous and want to bring down the famous people..It's retarded..I just think he gets bashed to much for them when I don't even think it is him..I never brought this up before but this will never be left alone..He isn't gay and I don't thinkhe is cheating on his wife..I don't know for sure but I highly doubt it..


Johhny before we turn this back to boxing from what i understand dressing up in woman's gear doesn't necssarily make them gay.

Dennis Rodman anyone?

The cheating on his wife part. Well he did admit meeting the chick for some drinks, He did admit that much and she was kinda hot. All I'll say on the matter is many years ago I worked in a five star hotel in London and on countless occasions you'd see many many famous people who on the surface had supposedly happy marriages in hotel rooms with women whom were not their wives. On that score anything is possible.

Now lets get back to important stuff like boxers chucking things at each other.

Didn't Ibeabuchi go crazy on one of his gym partners just before going plain crazy?




BigG
Joppy did have some drama with Teddy Reid though apparnetly Teddy Reid handled him in sparring and Joppy threw a barbel at him after sparring lol

BGv2.0
QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 3 2008, 10:42 PM) [snapback]409217[/snapback]
Anyway...I man cant have a glory hour with some type of negativity!


Are you sure you did not mean.....GLORY HOLE???

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I'm sorry I just could not resist!
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 3 2008, 11:29 PM) [snapback]409252[/snapback]
LMAO...what the heck do you get out of stealing a mans dog? I would have been one pissed dude if somebody would have stole my dog. I loved my baby! Hell I even took him to a photoshoot with me once. LOL

I think if someone stole my dog I would possibly kill them..No one fucks with any of my animals..

What is it that you do 3King3??I'm wonderin..
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(the ollie reed fan club @ Nov 3 2008, 11:30 PM) [snapback]409254[/snapback]
Johhny before we turn this back to boxing from what i understand dressing up in woman's gear doesn't necssarily make them gay.

Dennis Rodman anyone?

The cheating on his wife part. Well he did admit meeting the chick for some drinks, He did admit that much and she was kinda hot. All I'll say on the matter is many years ago I worked in a five star hotel in London and on countless occasions you'd see many many famous people who on the surface had supposedly happy marriages in hotel rooms with women whom were not their wives. On that score anything is possible.

Now lets get back to important stuff like boxers chucking things at each other.

Didn't Ibeabuchi go crazy on one of his gym partners just before going plain crazy?

You're right about celebs sneaking behind their wives back and messing with other chicks for sure..It was just my opinion about DLH though..If you dress up in girls clothes I will call you gay and mean it..That's some sick shit..

About Joppy,that dude is crazy..He always has a weird look on his face..haha..I wonder what Reid did to Joppy after having him throw a barbell at him..Bet he wanted to take the gloves off real bad..

JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 3 2008, 11:29 PM) [snapback]409252[/snapback]

By the way 3king3,that's a really dope dog you got..How old is he??I like the white spot on his nose..
King Eugene
QUOTE(BGv2.0 @ Nov 4 2008, 02:47 AM) [snapback]409273[/snapback]
Are you sure you did not mean.....GLORY HOLE???

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I'm sorry I just could not resist!

LMAO...man you crazy as hell!
King Eugene
QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Nov 4 2008, 03:02 AM) [snapback]409274[/snapback]
I think if someone stole my dog I would possibly kill them..No one fucks with any of my animals..

What is it that you do 3King3??I'm wonderin..

If I caught them one on one, yep yep I'm letting the hands go.

I remember once I had a female friend over and she didnt like dogs. She started talking bad about my dog so I let him jump all over her and watch her scream for about 5 minutes til she finally realized all he wanted to do was just play and the more noise she made the more he was going to play.
caneman
QUOTE(Big Slim @ Nov 3 2008, 10:10 PM) [snapback]409231[/snapback]
Yeah but still. Stealing a man's dog? LOL. You just don't do that.

I promise it would be on if some stole or hard my dog in any way!


QUOTE(JD @ Nov 3 2008, 11:07 PM) [snapback]409244[/snapback]

It was me who called you on it.


QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 3 2008, 11:29 PM) [snapback]409252[/snapback]

LMAO...what the heck do you get out of stealing a mans dog? I would have been one pissed dude if somebody would have stole my dog. I loved my baby! Hell I even took him to a photoshoot with me once. LOL



That is a great looking dog bro! You know I can understand(i guess) someone not liking a dog, but they are missing out...IMO there is no greater love than the one from a good dog! The whole freaking world could think you were the biggest piece of shit there is & you hit that door & that dog still thinks you are the greatest thing alive!
Method
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Before Hopkins left to begin his training camp, the family had a reunion of sorts. All the family and friends were invited over for what was a chance to essentially say goodbye to Shaun.

He was on borrowed time and was expected to live only for a matter of a few days, if not a couple of weeks. Hopkins, who knew of Shaun’s love of cars, attended the outing and brought over his $150,000 Bentley.

But he didn’t just park it. He grabbed Shaun, brought him to the car and put him in the front seat. Then he closed the door and turned on the engine.

Photo Shaun Negler named his pit bull puppy “Champ,” a name suggested by Bernard Hopkins.
(Images courtesy Negler family)

The two were sitting there, the 43-year-old finely tuned athlete and the 18-year-old whose body was ravaged by cancer, blind in one eye, with a leg amputated because of his disease.

“What the hell you doing?” Hopkins said in mock indignation. “Drive!”

And so Negler began to drive.

“I thought he’d take it down to the bottom of the driveway, turn around and come back,” Mike Negler said.

Hopkins, though, knew that wouldn’t fulfill the kid’s dream. He wanted to take the car onto the road. So, again, Hopkins urged him to drive. Shaun hit the accelerator, believing the car to be in drive.

It was in reverse, however, and landed up on a curb, damaging Hopkins’ rims. To this day, the rims are not fixed on the otherwise pristine car, Hopkins’ memory of his now-departed friend.



LOL. You just KNOW Hopkins had to be steamin inside about those rims!
Big Slim Sweet
QUOTE(JonnyBlaze @ Nov 4 2008, 03:07 AM) [snapback]409275[/snapback]
I wonder what Reid did to Joppy after having him throw a barbell at him.

Didn't Reid knock Joppy out once in sparring? If so I assume this had to be related.
Big Slim Sweet
QUOTE(biggeorge89 @ Nov 3 2008, 11:39 PM) [snapback]409236[/snapback]
It wasnt Joppy that had a hatchet, it was O'Neill Bell.

Actually I think it was Trevor Berbick's cousin.
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(3King3 @ Nov 4 2008, 03:22 AM) [snapback]409286[/snapback]
If I caught them one on one, yep yep I'm letting the hands go.

I remember once I had a female friend over and she didnt like dogs. She started talking bad about my dog so I let him jump all over her and watch her scream for about 5 minutes til she finally realized all he wanted to do was just play and the more noise she made the more he was going to play.

haha..That's great..I don't understand how someone couldn't like dogs..
JonnyBlaze
QUOTE(Big Slim @ Nov 4 2008, 11:48 AM) [snapback]409307[/snapback]
Actually I think it was Trevor Berbick's cousin.

Well,both..
STEVENSKI
Man Hopkins took any mans booty in the pen. He would befriend them with chocolates & stuff & then ole snaggle would want a snuggle. Lets make this clear he was always the quarterback not the wide receiver after all he is still a man.
Jack 1000
I saw it. Great article!

Jack
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