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Bernard Hopkins fan photo request

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THE RING is in the process of collating fan photos of legendary two-weight world champion Bernard Hopkins with his fans and we could really use your help. If you have any pictures, could you please forward them to [email protected].

Hopkins, known as “The Executioner”, began his career all the way back in 1988 and will fight for the very last time on Dec. 17, when he faces dangerous light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. at the Forum in Inglewood, California.


Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pro Debut: October 1988

Record: 55-7-2 (32 KOs)

Major titles: IBF middleweight (1995-2005), WBC middleweight (2001-2005), WBA/ RING middleweight (2001-2005), RING light heavyweight (2006-2008), WBC light heavyweight (2011-2012), IBF light heavyweight (2013-2014), WBA light heavyweight (2014).

Key victories: Segundo Mercado (IBF middleweight title) TKO7, 1995; Keith Holmes (unifies WBC title) UD12, 2001; Felix Trinidad (arguably a career-best victory to add WBA and RING titles) TKO12, 2001; Oscar De La Hoya (adds WBO title to emerge as undisputed champion) KO9, 2004; Antonio Tarver (jumps two weight classes to become linear/ RING light heavyweight champion) UD12, 2006; Kelly Pavlik (dominates prefight favorite) UD12, 2008; Jean Pascal (becomes oldest man ever to win a world title) UD12, 2011; Tavoris Cloud (defeats unbeaten light heavyweight titleholder to eclipse prior record) UD12, 2013; Beibut Shumenov (unifies light heavyweight titles with yet another dominant performance).


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