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Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Instead, he's going the distance to give old age a tremendous fight. Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. "This is an opportunity for me to represent the 40-and-up club," Hopkins said. "People at that age are very much alive in this world and they are backing me. "I have a chance to do something very special."

Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49

Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest world champion at age 49, isn't getting knocked out by Father Time just yet. Instead, he's going the distance to give old age a tremendous fight. Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan. "This is an opportunity for me to represent the 40-and-up club," Hopkins said. "People at that age are very much alive in this world and they are backing me. "I have a chance to do something very special."

Boxing: Ageless Hopkins seeks undisputed crown at 49

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. Hopkins, who turned 49 on January 15, defended his International Boxing Federation title three months ago with a unanimous decision over German Karo Murat. Next on the Hopkins' hit list is World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov, a Kazakhstan fighter who is 14-1 with nine knockouts, in a unification bout likely coming in March or April.

Ageless Hopkins retains light heavyweight crown

(Reuters) - American Bernard Hopkins, already the oldest world champion in boxing history, improved on that milestone by retaining the IBF light heavyweight crown with a unanimous decision win over Germany's Karo Murat in Atlantic City on Saturday. Hopkins (54-6-2), who turns 49 in January, took control in the second half of the bout against an opponent 18 years his junior.

Boxing: Ageless Hopkins dominates Murat

Bernard Hopkins, already the oldest fighter to win a major world title, retained his International Boxing Federation light heavyweight belt with a unanimous decision over Karo Murat on Saturday. Murat, a German of Armenian descent, was the more active fighter early on, but the 48-year-old Hopkins showed he was willing and able to go toe-to-toe with his 30-year-old foe. Two ringside judges scored the 12-round bout at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall 119-108 for Hopkins, while a third saw it 117-110 for the US champion who improved to 54-6-2 with 32 knockouts.

Boxing: Hopkins becomes oldest to win major title

Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world championship Saturday, breaking his own record by beating Tavoris Cloud at the age of 48. Hopkins scored a unanimous 12-round decision to dethrone Cloud, who is 17 years his junior, for the International Boxing Federation's light-heavyweight title and beat his own record. "The 40 and up club still rules," Hopkins said. "I got a history. I got a history of destroying young champions and you never seen them again."

Boxing: Hopkins becomes oldest to win major title

Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world championship here Saturday, breaking his own record by beating Tavoris Cloud at the age of 48. Hopkins scored a unanimous 12-round decision to dethrone Cloud, who is 17 years his junior, for the International Boxing Federation's light heavyweight title and beat his own record. "The 40 and up club still rules," Hopkins said. "I got a history. I got a history of destroying young champions and you never seen them again."

Boxing: Hopkins eyes history in Cloud challenge

Bernard Hopkins will try to make history again as he aims to break his own record for being the oldest fighter to win a major world title when he faces unbeaten Tavoris Cloud for a light heavyweight crown on Saturday. The all-American showdown for Cloud's International Boxing Federation throne pits the 31-year-old champion, making his fifth title defense, against a boxer old enough to be his father. "I'm not counting age. Everybody else is counting it," said 48-year-old Hopkins, who has won only one of his past four bouts.
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