1996-03-16 Bernard Hopkins w rsc 4 Joe Lipsey, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1996-03-16 Bernard Hopkins w rsc 4 Joe Lipsey, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Mitch Halpern. Following two well contested rounds, Hopkins (160) having had his right eye damaged in the second by a southpaw left swung in by the unbeaten Lipsey (158), he picked up the pace in the third when banging in several hurtful punches. The fourth round saw Hopkins pressing again, and after staggering Lipsey with a left-right a straight right put the challenger down on his side. Having seen enough, with ten seconds of the session remaining the referee stopped the fight without even picking up the count.