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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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Bernard Hopkins unanimously outscored Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud to earn the IBF light heavyweight title and, again, become the oldest fighter to ever win a major world belt on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. A former two-weight world champion and reformed ex-convict, Hopkins (53-6-3-2, 32 KOs) broke his own feat by overwhelming over Cloud (24-1, 19...
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to ever win a major world boxing title after he scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to win the IBF light-heavyweight title at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.
The frisky 48-year-old Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KOs) pulled out a collection of tricks from his three decades of experience to school the 31-year-old Cloud (24-1,...
Bernard Hopkins has another belt around his waist and a slice of boxing history to his name. He just might not have another bout.
The oldest boxer to win a major title, the 48-year-old Hopkins said he could retire a champion if he's no longer inspired and the right bout doesn't materialize.
''If I'm not motivated, and the competition is not there, if it'...
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship.
The 48-year-old Hopkins broke the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011.
Hopkins improved to 53-6-2 in the main event of an eight-fight card at...
Bernard Hopkins is Champ once again breaking his old record that he set to become the oldest Champion at the age of 48 years old. They say you can not teach an old dog new tricks, but when the dog’s name is Bernard Hopkins he needs no tricks because he already mastered them all. Hopkins [...]
Bernard Hopkins broke his own record on Saturday evening at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, as he defeated IBF titleholder Tavoris Cloud via unanimous decision in an HBO televised fight. He once again became the oldest champion in boxing's long and storied history, erasing his old record from when he had defeated Jean Pascal.
Credit: Ed Mulholland / HBO
Hopkins vs Cloud weigh in
NEW YORK CITY - - Boos greeted Tavoris Cloud as he began his ringwalk into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. East Coast legend Bernard Hopkins enjoyed a much warmer welcome to New York, one of his most famous stomping grounds.
Greeted like a hero, the 48 year old Hopkins (53-6-2, 32 KO) came out in Executioner’s mask, swathed in a purple robe with a large “X” on his back...
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Bernard Hopkins may be one of Philadelphia’s native sons, but you would have thought otherwise after hearing the roaring chants of “B HOP” that rained down on the 48 year-old fighter on Saturday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The crowd of 12,293 wasn’t shy about showing their support for the “The Executioner” as they watched Hopkins make history once again...
Bernard Hopkins has never been a taciturn figure, so that he would crow loudly over taking Tavoris Cloud's IBF belt and pushing his own record as boxing's oldest world champion forward a notch isn't surprising. However, only boxing fans with long memories and a keen interest in the sport might have understood why he was boasting about "putting Don King out of business...
Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/hopkins-defeats-cloud-to-become-oldest-champ
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