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Boxing-Ageless Hopkins wins light heavyweight title at 48

March 10 (Reuters) - Ageless American Bernard Hopkins bettered his own record as the oldest man to win a world boxing title on Saturday, claiming the IBF light heavyweight crown with a convincing victory against an opponent 17 years his junior. The 48-year-old boxer claimed a unanimous decision against Tavoris Cloud, winning 116-112, 116-112, and 117-111 on the judges' cards at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday night to eclipse his 2011 WBC light heavyweight title victory over Jean Pascal at the age of 46.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Boxing: Hopkins makes boxing history at 48

Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major world championship, breaking his own record Saturday by beating Tavoris Cloud at the age of 48. Hopkins scored a unanimous decision to dethrone the 31-year-old Cloud for the International Boxing Federation's light heavyweight title and beat his own record. Hopkins was 46 in 2011 when he beat Canada's Jean Pascal to win the World Boxing Council light-heavyweight crown. gph/rcw
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