Found March 13, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
Bernard Hopkins has released an official statement in which he addresses his next potential opponent, following his triumphant performance over Tavoris Cloud, and the continuing bolstering of his status as one of the best over-40 fighters of all-time. Take a look at what Hopkins has to say about who he could be fighting next below. Credit: Will Hart - HBO There are numerous champions that have been calling me out after my historic victory on Saturday Night. I am aware that I have a mandatory obligation under the IBF guidelines to fight Karo Murat, the mandatory challenger.  Out of respect to the IBF, it is my intention to honor my commitment to the mandatory challenger at this stage of the game just as I have done throughout my twenty-five year career, namely, through twenty straight defenses of the middleweight title. However, the fans, including, my supporters, have made it very clear that at this point of my career, they want the Executioner in big fights.  In fact, 12,300 fans...

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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...

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom name new boxer puppy Bernard Hopkins

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Top 5 boxers over the age of 40 in history

The Top 5 "Over 40" Fighters of All-Time Bernard Hopkins’ technical schooling of Tavoris Cloud, a reigning titleholder who was more than 17 years his junior, was significant.  I was among those who figured Cloud, with Father Time in his corner vs. B-Hop, would be too much for the ageless “Executioner”. However, it appears Father Time apparently has as much trouble...
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