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Golovkin seeks record-tying win against Canelo fill-in

May 01, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The Kazakh puncher targets Bernard Hopkins record for longest title run in middleweight history

PERFECT RECORD. Gennady Golovkin vies to stay undefeated versus Vanes Martirosyan, who took the fight ‘on short notice’ after Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Bernard Hopkins loses by knockout in bizarre farewell bout

Dec 18, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Hopkins is knocked out of the ring by Joe Smith Jr s punches and fails to meet the 20 count claiming he was pushed instead

KNOCKOUT WINNER. Joe Smith Jr, a Long Island native who still holds a job as a construction worker, celebrates after knocking Bernard Hopkins through the ropes and onto the floor. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Bernard Hopkins prepares for one final fight at age 51

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The boxing legend will face Joe Smith Jr who wasn t even alive when Hopkins turned pro this weekend in his final bout

ONE FINAL EXECUTION. Bernard Hopkins, a former undisputed and unified light heavyweight champion, will fight Joe Smith Jr, a New Yorker 24 years his junior. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Bernard Hopkins to fight in farewell bout against Joe Smith in December

Oct 18, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Hopkins 51 a multiple world champion at middleweight and lightheavyweight will climb into the ring for his 65th and final fight at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 17

SWANSONG. Former boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, seen here speaking to visitors outside the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home and Museum on June 9, 2016, will fight one final bout in December. Michael B. Thomas / AFP

Dominant Kovalev overpowers Pascal to retain light heavyweight titles

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:41 PM

WBA WBO IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev drops Jean Pascal in round 3 and stops the Canadian boxer for the first time in his career

Sergey Kovalev (L) holds three of the four major belts at 175 pounds, and could set his targets on another Canadian - WBC titleholder Adonis Stevenson. Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather to dominate Pacquiao after six rounds, says Hopkins

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Mayweather going to fight back when he needs to but after that sixth round it s done

Boxer Bernard Hopkins, seen here showing his trademark "executioner" sign, believes Mayweather will dominate Pacquiao after 6 rounds. Photo by Jack Smith/EPA

Hopkins shows age in lopsided loss to Kovalev

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:07 PM

Bernard Hopkins loses with a lopsided unanimous decision against Sergey Kovalev

OLD MAN DOWN. 50-year-old Bernard Hopkins (R) loses to 31-year-old Sergey Kovalev.Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Bernard Hopkins, 49, set for title unification vs Russian Kovalev

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Bernard Hopkins will take another huge leap in the twilight of his prizefighting career as he is set to unify the light heavyweight titles against Sergey Kovalev

'A CLOCK WITH NO HANDS.' Bernard Hopkins will once again tempt fate by unifying the light heavyweight titles with unbeaten KO artist Sergey Kovalev. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Boxing: Stevenson says he has the power to finish Fonfara quickly

May 23, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Adonis Stevenson will rely on his explosive power and speed when he defends his World Boxing Council light heavyweight world title against Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday

Adonis Stevenson, shown during the Commonwealth Games in 2006 against Samoa's Warren Fuavailili, will defend his light heavyweight championship this weekend. Photo by Emmanuel Dunnand/AFP

Hopkins challenges Floyd Mayweather to '50/50' deal

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Bernard Hopkins boxing s ageless wonder at 49 is daring unbeaten pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown

BIG MONEY SHOWDOWN. Bernard Hopkins (R) has challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) to a showdown between two of the sport's active icons. Photos from EPA

Hopkins outwits Shumenov, age at 49 to unify belts

Apr 20, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Bernard Hopkins the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 49 became the eldest fighter to unify world titles Saturday when he defeated Beibut Shumenov in a light heavyweight showdown

TIMELESS. At 49, Bernard Hopkins is competing at the same level as fighters half his age. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Nearing age 50 Bernard Hopkins is looking to defy time once again facing a fighter who was 5 years old the first time Hopkins stepped into the ring

TIMELESS. At 49, Bernard Hopkins is competing at the same level as fighters half his age. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Boxing: Ageless Bernard Hopkins seeks undisputed crown at 49

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:59 AM

Age defying American fighter Bernard Hopkins already the oldest boxer to win a major title wants a chance to celebrate his 50th birthday next year as the undisputed world light heavyweight champion

TIMELESS. Bernard Hopkins is seeking to unify the light heavyweight title at an age when most boxers are long retired. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

48-year-old Hopkins wins world title

Mar 10, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Bernard Hopkins broke his own record beating Tavoris Cloud via unanimous decision to win the IBF light heavyweight title at 48 years old

Hopkins, 48, goes for world title vs Cloud

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Way beyond his prime at 48 years old Bernard Hopkins aim to rewrite the history books when he goes for the world light heavyweight title