Living legend Bernard Hopkins was last seen inside the squared circle nearly two years ago, when he dropped a lopsided decision in a unification bout with light heavyweight sensation Sergey Kovalev. On December 17, just one month before his 52nd birthday, the aging ring warrior is scheduled to have his farewell retirement bout against 27 year old Joe Smith Jr. Win, lose, or draw, the bout against Smith is being billed as the final chapter … Read Article
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 hard-hitting Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles’ iconic Fabulous … Read Article
Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins (a real legend in an age when the word is over used) will look to exit the sport he helped make great, on December 17th, and, in typical Hopkins style, B-Hop will not face a soft or easy opponent in his swansong. According to the always reliable Michael Woods of NYFights.com, the amazing 51-year-old (Hopkins will turn 52 in January) will face dangerous puncher Joe Smith Jnr just over a week … Read Article
Living legend and guaranteed future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins has not boxed since his heavy points loss to light-heavyweight champ and KO artist Sergey Kovalev. That fight took place in November of 2014 and the amazing 49-year-old (Hopkins hit 50 the following January) used every ounce of his experience, his savvy and his sheer toughness to see it through to the final bell against a man who usually halts his opposition.… Read Article
Feared middleweight star Gennady Golovkin wants a number of things: a fight with middleweight world champ Canelo Alvarez, all four major alphabet titles at 160-pounds (GGG currently holds two of them; the WBA and the IBF, as well as the interim WBC belt) and, further down the road, the record for most successful consecutive middleweight title defences. Currently the record is 20, held by Philadelphian living legend Bernard Hopkins. But Golovkin, in speaking with ESPN.com, … Read Article
Living legend and former middleweight and light-heavyweight king Bernard Hopkins is still planning to have one last big fight before he walks into the sunset and calls time on his career; one of the greatest in modern day history. Talking with members of the media on Thursday in Washington D.C, the 51-year-old future Hall of Famer said he did seriously want to fight feared middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin, but that that fight is now off … Read Article
One can hear the groans, the screams and the pleas already: Gennady Golovkin, the most feared fighter on the planet, against a 50-something Bernard Hopkins, in a genuinely dangerous fight for the former middleweight and light-heavyweight king. “Don’t do it, Champ!” the man on the street bellows. But, as crazy as it sounds, this particular “Dream Fight” (or nightmare, call it what you will) could, possibly, maybe, happen.… Read Article
Legendary 50 year old future Hall of Famer and certified freak of nature, Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32ko), is in talks about a potential 2016 bout with Germany’s WBO super-middleweight champion, Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29ko).
Hopkins has made no secret about wishing to capture a world title at 168 lbs, having previously dominated at 160, as well as claiming world 175 lb honours over the course of his 27 year professional career.… Read Article
Canadian based promoter Yvon Michel has revealed that the IBF have ordered a 175 lbs title eliminator between his fighter, unbeaten Russian puncher Artur Beterbiev and future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins.
IBF #2 Beterbiev was last seen in June, stopping American Alexander Johnson in the 7th round and is thought to be keen on a Thanksgiving date fight in Russia against former amateur rival and WBO/WBA & current IBF champion Sergey Kovalev, although Michel … Read Article
His list of accomplishments as a fighter is long and voluminous, and for many fans, the punishment he sustained last November against “The Krusher” Sergey Kovalev should have been enough for the now 50 year old Bernard Hopkins to say enough is enough – and finally walk away from the ring.
Yet, the future Hall of Famer has insisted to Fox Sports that he still has something left to give;
“Unlike my business partner Oscar … Read Article