Bernard Hopkins Became the Oldest Boxing Champion Ever Last Night

Congrats, B-Hop!

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With his win by unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud, Bernard Hopkins made history at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. At 48, Hopkins became the IBF Light Heavyweight champion and topped his own record as the oldest boxer to win a major title, which stood at 46 years old.

Following his victorious bout, Hopkins said, “It’s a lot of victories that I had over the years, but this one means more because I am older. And 50 is around the corner."

So, Hopkins making history at the half century mark isn't out the question, huh?    

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[via ABC News]

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