51-year-old Bernard Hopkins is getting in the ring one last time

51-year-old boxing legend Bernard Hopkins is set to enter the ring for one final fight on December 17th against Joe Smith.Hopkins, who is 27 years older than his final opponent, will turn 52 in January. Hopkins fought at least once a year from 1990 to 2014, and he was a world champion as recently as 2014. Hopkins last fought in November of 2014 against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and...
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21 hours ago

Bernard Hopkins says Dec. 17 fight vs Smith is his last

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bernard Hopkins plans to end his three-decade boxing career on Dec. 17 with a light heavyweight bout against Joe Smith Jr. The 51-year-old Hopkins announced his plan Monday for a final fight at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) hasn't fought since November 2014, when Sergey Kovalev took his two light heavyweight title belts with a one...
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Bernard Hopkins, 51 years old, to face Joe Smith on December 17th in final fight of career

A boxing legend will look to add an exclamation point to end his professional career with the same style, speed and slickness that has defined him in the ring for nearly three decades, as 51-year-old, two-division former world champion and Future Hall of Hamer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) prepares to square off against Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 hours ago

Bernard Hopkins to fight Joe Smith Dec. 17 in final fight

The curtain is about to come down on the fabled fighting career of boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, but not before one last hurrah. Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya told Dan Rafael of ESPN on Monday that the 51-year-old Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) will fight 27-year-old Joe Smith (22-1, 18 KOs) on Dec. 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in his final career bout. Hopkins, a former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Shock The World Chronicles: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev At Boardwalk Hall

The Rev attended his first boxing title bout of his life at Boardwalk Hall Saturday night, witnessing greatness in the 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins losing to Sergey Kovalev in a dominating, awe-inspiring match. The post Shock The World Chronicles: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev At Boardwalk Hall appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A defeated Bernard Hopkins still a man for the ages

Bernard Hopkins was defeated in almost every way by Sergey "The Krusher" Kovalev, but Hopkins remains an otherworldly talent and specimen among athletes. The post A Defeated Bernard Hopkins Still A Man For The Ages appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins may retire

Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) says he will think about retirement following what turned out to be the worst loss of his career. Hopkins was walloped by Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs), who united the light heavyweight division via a unanimous decision win Saturday in Atlantic City. The Russian landed nearly three times as many punches as Hopkins, who was overmatched from start...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Who has the better boxing lineup, HBO or Showtime?

It's the holiday season and HBO boxing is outshining Showtime boxing with fight cards that are more likely to deliver exciting fan-friendly fights. The post What To Watch: Who Has The Better Boxing Lineup, HBO Or Showtime? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev, Full Episode

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – With the fight rapidly approaching, cameras follow ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins and Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev. While Hopkins discusses the uniqueness of being a true champion at 49 years of age, Kovalev shares his humble beginnings and gives viewers insight to his personal life. ***** “Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF...
Via BadCulture
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev press conference photos & quotes

Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev held a press conference in New York City and a media roundtable in Philadelphia Tuesday to officially announce their light heavyweight unification bout on Saturday, Nov. 8 taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO. Check out all the photos and quotes from the official opening Hopkins vs. Kovalev press conference...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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