Bernard Hopkins vs. Steve Frank

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1996-01-27 : Bernard Hopkins 159 lbs beat Steve Frank 160 lbs by TKO at 0:24 in round 1 of 12


- Frank, down once, was stopped in twenty-four seconds
- This is the fastest knockout ever in an IBF title bout, and second fastest in a middleweight title bout.
- Frank was last minute substitute for Joe Lipsey

- Frank was ranked #9 IBF Middleweight contender.

Preceded by:
Hopkins vs. Mercado II
IBF Middleweight Title Fight
# 26
Succeeded by:
Hopkins vs. Lipsey