Jim Rome Takes Bernard Hopkins to Task

Yesterday on the "Jim Rome is Burning" show on ESPN, Jim Rome had some remarks for Bernard's comments regarding not being beaten by a "white boy" - of course, Joe Calzaghe. Rome described Bernard as one of the great trash talkers, but thought that he may have made a mistake in insulting Calzaghe in this fashion.

Rome recounted one of Bernard's more famous episodes, where he stomped on the Puerto Rican flag before his showdown with Felix "Tito" Trinidad, and recalled some of his put-downs to Tito's fans.

Rome thinks Bernard's remarks are classless, but beyond that, since Joe is younger and may be stronger and faster, that Bernard may be eating those words in two weeks, and he's going to look extra dumb for saying such things.

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