Hopkins will not retire after controversial fight




PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernard Hopkins says he will not retire because of an injured shoulder and a controversial call that cost him his WBC light heavyweight championship.

Hopkins was scheduled to have an MRI later Monday on his injured left shoulder.

Hopkins lost the bout to Chad Dawson in bizarre fashion on Saturday night. Referee Pat Russell ruled there was no foul when Dawson dumped Hopkins to the canvas. The belt was awarded to Dawson via TKO and Hopkins dislocated the joint connecting his collarbone and shoulder blade.

Hopkins says he's going to fight again because, "I'm still the champion."

The 46-year-old Hopkins called for instant replay in boxing to help avoid in the future these types of tough calls.