Hopkins, the former middleweight champion, has repeatedly bashed McNabb for years for a variety of perceived grievances. Hopkins says McNabb, the former Eagles quarterback, doesn’t have heart or wasn’t tough like other NFL players because he had a privileged upbringing.
McNabb and his agent have decided to counterpunch. Agent Fletcher Smith released a statement Thursday that says Hopkins’ insinuations about McNabb not being black enough “are dangerous and irresponsible.”
At a workout this week for his upcoming fight, Hopkins said McNabb has “got a suntan. That’s all.”