Bernard Hopkins

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Calzaghe Edges Hopkins in Split Decision

After being knocked down 70 seconds in, Pride of Wales outpunches veteran

(Newser) - Joe Calzaghe didn't stop punching after a terrible start against Bernard Hopkins, and now the Pride of Wales is the best light heavyweight in the world. Calzaghe won a split decision last night, desperately rallying in the final rounds against his cagey 43-year-old opponent to remain unbeaten. Hopkins (48-5-1)  knocked... More »

At 42, Hopkins Is Still Champ

Light heavyweight steps out of retirement to defend his title

(Newser) - A 42-year-old Bernard Hopkins successfully defended his light heavyweight title against Winky Wright last night, taking the Vegas bout in a unanimous decision. It was a grueling return for Hopkins, who'd retired last year after grabbing the crown from Antonio Tarver. Though warned for one too many accidental head butts,... More »

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