Bernard Hopkins

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*World Middleweight Title (2002-2005)
 
*World Middleweight Title (2002-2005)
 
*World Light Heavyweight Title (2006-2008, 2011-2012)
 
*World Light Heavyweight Title (2006-2008, 2011-2012)
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== Career Factoids ==
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*Has a record of 24-3-2, 2NC (13 KOs) in World Title fights.
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*Has a record of 16-5-1 1NC (6 KOs) against former or current world titleists.
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**Won against [[Lupe Aquino]], [[John David Jackson]], [[Glen Johnson]], [[Simon Brown]], [[Keith Holmes]], [[Felix Trinidad]], [[Carl Daniels]], [[William Joppy]], [[Oscar De La Hoya]], [[Antonio Tarver]], [[Ronald (Winky) Wright]], [[Kelly Pavlik]], [[Roy Jones Jr.]], [[Jean Pascal]], [[Tavoris Cloud]], [[Beibut Shumenov]].
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**Lost against [[Roy Jones Jr.]], [[Jermain Taylor]] (x2), [[Joe Calzaghe]], [[Chad Dawson]].
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**Drew against [[Jean Pascal]].
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**No Contest against [[Chad Dawson]].
  
 
== Awards and Other Achievements ==
 
== Awards and Other Achievements ==
*Named 2001 "Fighter of the Year" by [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|the BWAA]], [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring]], and [[WBHOF: Fighter of the Year|the World Boxing Hall of Fame]]
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*Named 2001 "Fighter of the Year" by [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|the BWAA]], [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring]], and [[WBHOF: Fighter of the Year|the World Boxing Hall of Fame]].
*Longest reign as World Middleweight Champion (10 years, 2 months, and 17 days), surpassing [[Tommy Ryan]]
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*Longest reign as World Middleweight Champion (10 years, 2 months, and 17 days), surpassing [[Tommy Ryan]].
*Most title defenses as World Middleweight Champion (20), surpassing [[Carlos Monzon]]
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*Most title defenses as World Middleweight Champion (20), surpassing [[Carlos Monzon]].
*Oldest fighter in history to hold the World Middleweight Championship (40 years, 7 months, and 1 day), surpassing [[Sugar Ray Robinson]]
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*Oldest fighter ever to hold the World Middleweight Championship (40 years, 6 months, and 1 day), surpassing [[Sugar Ray Robinson]].
*Oldest fighter in history to hold the World Light Heavyweight Championship (47 years, 4 months, and 13 days), surpassing [[Archie Moore]]
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*Became the oldest fighter ever to win a world championship (48 years, 1 month, and 22 days) when he defeated [[Tavoris Cloud]] to win the [[IBF]] Light Heavyweight Championship on March 9, 2013. He surpassed his own record (46 years, 4 months, and 6 days), which he set when he defeated [[Jean Pascal]] to win the [[WBC]] Light Heavyweight Championship on May 11, 2011. The previous record holder was [[George Foreman]]. Hopkins also became the oldest fighter ever to hold the World Light Heavyweight Championship, surpassing [[Archie Moore]].
*Oldest fighter in history to win a world championship (46 years, 5 months, and 6 days), surpassing [[George Foreman]].
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Latest revision as of 07:00, 28 June 2014

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Name: Bernard Hopkins
Alias: The Executioner / The Alien
Birth Name: Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr
Born: 1965-01-15 (Age:49)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 1″   /   185cm
Reach: 75″   /   191cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Bouie Fisher and Nazim Richardson
Bernard Hopkins Gallery

Contents

[edit] Minor and Regional Titles

  • USBA Middleweight Title (1992-1994)
  • IBO Light Heavyweight Title (2006, 2011)

[edit] The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Middleweight Title (2002-2005)
  • World Light Heavyweight Title (2006-2008, 2011-2012)

[edit] Career Factoids

[edit] Awards and Other Achievements

  • Named 2001 "Fighter of the Year" by the BWAA, The Ring, and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
  • Longest reign as World Middleweight Champion (10 years, 2 months, and 17 days), surpassing Tommy Ryan.
  • Most title defenses as World Middleweight Champion (20), surpassing Carlos Monzon.
  • Oldest fighter ever to hold the World Middleweight Championship (40 years, 6 months, and 1 day), surpassing Sugar Ray Robinson.
  • Became the oldest fighter ever to win a world championship (48 years, 1 month, and 22 days) when he defeated Tavoris Cloud to win the IBF Light Heavyweight Championship on March 9, 2013. He surpassed his own record (46 years, 4 months, and 6 days), which he set when he defeated Jean Pascal to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship on May 11, 2011. The previous record holder was George Foreman. Hopkins also became the oldest fighter ever to hold the World Light Heavyweight Championship, surpassing Archie Moore.


Preceded by:
Roy Jones Jr.
Vacated
IBF Middleweight Champion
1995 Apr 29 – 2005 Jul 16
Succeeded by:
Jermain Taylor
Preceded by:
Keith Holmes
WBC Middleweight Champion
2001 Apr 14 – 2005 Jul 16
Succeeded by:
Jermain Taylor
Preceded by:
Felix Trinidad
Lost bid for Super Championship
WBA Middleweight Champion
2001 Sep 29 – 2005 Jul 16
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Jermain Taylor
Super Champion
Preceded by:
Oscar De La Hoya
WBO Middleweight Champion
2004 Sep 18 – 2005 Jul 16
Succeeded by:
Jermain Taylor
Preceded by:
Jean Pascal
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
2011 May 21 – 2012 Apr 28
Succeeded by:
Chad Dawson
Preceded by:
Tavoris Cloud
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
2013 Mar 9 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Beibut Shumenov
Super Champion
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
2014 Apr 19 – present
Unified Champion
Succeeded by:


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