Posted March 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
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The oldest boxer to win a major title, Bernard Hopkins says he could retire a champion. But hanging up the gloves is not the first choice for the 48-year-old Hopkins. He says he would like to keep fighting if the right opponent and network home can be found. Hopkins scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship Saturday night. Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title, breaking the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011. Hopkins said on Sunday he doesn't want to be a ''circus act,'' and won't fight just to fight. Hopkins says if he's no longer motivated and the right bout doesn't materialize, he could finally retire.
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