Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bernard Hopkins Becomes Oldest To Win Title

He won the WBC light heavyweight title from Jean Pascal at the age of 46.

Hopkins (52-5-2) broke the age record set by George Foreman in a heavyweight title victory over Michael Moorer in 1994. Hopkins won at 46 years, 4 months, 6 days. Foreman was 45 years, 10 months.

He won the WBC, IBO and The Ring magazine titles from the 28-year-old Pascal (26-2-1), the Montreal fighter in front of 17,560 at the Bell Centre in his home town.

"He's a great champion. He has great defense and a lot of tricks. I was a young champion," Pascal said of Hopkins in the ring afterward. "These two fights will help take me to the next level. I learned a lot from Bernard and his style."

The bout was a rematch of their Dec. 18 draw in Quebec City.

"I won't retire until I'm 50," Hopkins said.

And for a guy who was doing push-ups in the ring in the seventh round, the HQ doesn't doubt it... one bit...

Here's the short version with FOSG Adnan Virk
((HT: ESPN/HBO Sports))

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

It’s unbelievable at his age he can still fight like that and became the oldest champion. He’s really a strong guy. He never get old yet as he show it now.