Former undisputed world middleweight king Bernard Hopkins will attempt to defy logic once again when the oldest recognised champion of all time looks to add another year to his record.
Two-weight world title holder Hopkins, who turns 48 next week, claimed the record when defeating Jean Pascal in May 2011 for the WBC light-heavyweight title, overthrowing ‘Big’ George Foreman’s long-standing feat.
Philly-based Hopkins was then dethroned by ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson less than a year later following a no-contest decision the first time around and was conspicuous by his absence until this recent announcement to prolong his career further.
‘The Executioner’ is now all set to attempt to end IBF champion Tavoris Cloud’s solid 24-fight undefeated record at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and break his own record by another eleven months.
Cloud also turns a year older in the coming days, although at 31, is still young enough to be Hopkins’ son and is proof yet again that ‘B-Hop’ is not afraid to mix it with the prime athletes in his division as he continues to astound with his presence as a pro fighter in his twilight years.