Bernard Hopkins http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38333/all en Boxing: Hopkins eyes history in Cloud challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/boxing-hopkins-eyes-history-cloud-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/boxing-hopkins-eyes-history-cloud-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776742 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins becomes oldest to win major title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-win-major-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-win-major-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778622 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins becomes oldest to win major title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-win-major-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/boxing-hopkins-becomes-oldest-win-major-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Entertainment Human Interest Sports AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778657 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ageless Hopkins dominates Murat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131027/boxing-ageless-hopkins-dominates-murat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131027/boxing-ageless-hopkins-dominates-murat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5971967 at http://www.globalpost.com Ageless Hopkins retains light heavyweight crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131027/ageless-hopkins-retains-light-heavyweight-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131027/ageless-hopkins-retains-light-heavyweight-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:31:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5972016 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Ageless Hopkins seeks undisputed crown at 49 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/boxing-ageless-hopkins-seeks-undisputed-crown-at-49 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Hopkins, who turned 49 on January 15, defended his International Boxing Federation title three months ago with a unanimous decision over German Karo Murat.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/boxing-ageless-hopkins-seeks-undisputed-crown-at-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Human Interest Sports AFP Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:32:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052668 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>"I have a chance to do something very special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:02:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125059 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Hopkins putting Father Time on the ropes at 49 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>Hopkins, the International Boxing Federation light-heavyweight champion, risks his world title Saturday against World Boxing Association champion Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>"I have a chance to do something very special."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/boxing-hopkins-putting-father-time-the-ropes-at-49-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bernard Hopkins Bernard Hopkins Boxers Boxing Sports AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:02:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125060 at http://www.globalpost.com