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Bernard Hopkins Throws One Final Punch at Father Time

Future Hall of Fame boxer Bernard Hopkins considers himself a man of his word. But there is one promise he didn’t keep. Years back, the 28-year veteran promised his late mother, Shirley, that he would quit the prize ring after he turned 40.

He was only about a decade off.

In May 2011, and four years shy of the half-century mark, Hopkins bested Jean Pascal to win the WBC light heavyweight world title, eclipsing George Foreman’s record as the oldest boxer to win a world championship. In 2014, and then 49, Hopkins broke his own mark by snatching the WBA and IBF championship belts from Beibut Shumenov...

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