Bernard Hopkins Defies Age, Logic, and Reason to Become Oldest Major Champion in Boxing History
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Bernard Hopkins did it again this past Saturday night.
The legendary boxer, now 48 years old, upset undefeated Tavoris Cloud in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to win the IBF Light Heavyweight Championship. The title win makes him the oldest fighter to win a major professional title.
Hopkins didn't make it hard for the judges. He completely and utterly dominated the 31-year-old Cloud over the course of 12 rounds en route to a Unanimous Decision victory.
Saturday's win improved his overall record to 54-6-2 with 32 of those wins coming by way of knockout. He's in his 25th year as a professional fighter, but after the fight, he didn't show any indication of retiring anytime soon. He even made overtures that he'd continue to fight until he turns 50.
Last December, Playbook 360's Dhani Jones got to work out with Hopkins and got his thoughts on his career and what it was like to train with the stars of Bellator MMA. Check out the full episode in the video below.
|Up Close with Bernard Hopkins|
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