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Bernard Hopkins wins unification bout over Beibut Shumenov at age 49

Bernard Hopkins at US Capitol talking about Brain Health in 2014 (photo by Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)

Bernard Hopkins is amazing and keeps on setting records by winning championships at his age.

At 49 years old, he is the oldest boxer to in history to win a world championship, Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout on Saturday night with a 12-round split decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan at the Washington, D.C. Armory.

Hopkins won by split decision with scores of 113-114, 116-111 and 116-111.

Hopkins in 65 fights has a record of 55 wins, 32 TKO’s, 6 losses, 2 draws and 2 no contests. Shumenov, who is 30, has a record in just 16 fights of 14 wins, 9 TKO’s and 2 losses.

Hopkins was already the IBF champion and with the win he adds Shumenov’s WBA and IBA titles as well.

After starting the fight off slow, Hopkins took control and was the decisive winner, throwing 383 punches and connecting on 49 percent while Shumenov threw 608 punches and landed 20 percent.

The crowd response after the announcement drew several boos eventhough media reports said it was pro-Hopkins.

The only knockdown in the fight occurred in the 11th round when Hopkins floored Shumenov  with a right overhand.



“The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins readies to defend IBF title at 48

Bernard Hopkins in 2010 (photo by Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)

Bernard Hopkins will be defending his IBF light heavyweight boxing title against Karo Murat on July 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The 48-year-old Hopkins has a record of 53-6-2 with 32 knockouts. He is a minority partner in Golden Boy Promotions.

The 29-year-old Murat, who is from Iraq, primarily fights in Europe, is 25-1-1.


Hopkins retains WBC boxing title after appeal


Bernard Hopkins in May 2010 at DeWalt Power Tools Fight Night Club (By Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)

Bernard Hopkins, known as “The Executioner”, has regained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title after WBC officials made a key ruling that his loss to Chad Dawson should have been called a technical draw.

After the fight last Saturday, Hopkins quickly filed an appeal with the California boxing authorities over the outcome of the fight where Dawson was given a technical knockout in the second round.

The fight ended on a controversial note when Dawson grabbed Hopkins leg when he was leaning, lifted him up and slammed the boxer to the canvas.

The 46-year-old Hopkins, who has been a pro boxer for 23 years, suffered a dislocation of his left shoulder and collarbone joint and could not continue the bout. Referee Pat Russell gave the win to Dawson by TKO instead of giving him a foul which is the rule on such a move.

The WBC board of governors, reviewing Hopkins appeal, looked at the video of the fight and the post-fight medical records, a declared unanimously a Technical Draw on the fight. With that ruling, Hopkins will retain the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.

Hopkins career record is 52-6.


Info compiled from the WBC, Radio & TV news

Hopkins becomes oldest major boxing champion in history


Bernard Hopkins at Dewalt Power Tools Fight Night Club 2010 (photo by Akira Kouchiyama via wikipedia commons)“The Executioner” of boxing, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world championship, when he defeated Jean Pascal in a unanimous decision for the WBC light heavyweight title.

Hopkins, at 46 years old and a record of 52-5-2, is the oldest fight to win a major world belt since George Foreman in 1994 when he won the heavyweight title.

Pascal (26-2-1) and 28 years old, was making his fifth title defense in front of his hometown fans in Montreal.


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Hopkins gets revenge, beats Jones after 17-year wait

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“The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins finally got the revenge he had been wanting for 17 years, beating Roy Jones, Jr in a rematch boxing match at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two of their generation’s greatest boxers just might be ended their careers together Saturday night in Las Vegas hospitals after such a grueling fight.

Hopkins won a unanimous decision in this long-delayed rematch with the 41-year-old Jones, avenging his loss in the famed champions’ first bout in 1993.

Both fighters often showed glimpses of their former selves, the 45-year-old Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) dominated nearly every round of the light heavyweight fight filled with tactics and a mutual hatred and dislike for one another.

With his fifth win in six fights since 2005, Bernard Hopkins settled an old score against Jones (54-7), who beat him by a clear-cut decision on May 22, 1993, when both fighters were still on the brink of  outstanding careers.

Despite his advancing age, Hopkins has continued to win but Jones has now lost six of his last 11 fights, while falling quickly from his platform of being the most dominant fighter of the 1990′s.

Judges Don Trella and Glenn Trowbridge scored it 117-110 for Hopkins. Dave Moretti scored it 118-109 for Hopkins. The Associated Press scored it 119-108 and 11 of 12 rounds in favor of Hopkins.

No matter the outcome, everybody in boxing associated with the fight,  said both fighters need to retire before the get hurt seriously from eroding skills.