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  HBO: Boxing: Fighters: Bio: BERNARD HOPKINS
From 1990 to 1992, Bernard Hopkins put his heart and soul into his work with Fisher in the gym, and the results were visible when he stepped into the ring, as he scored 19 consecutive victories over that period.
It was during this year that Hopkins threw his hat in the ring to compete in a four-man tournament to determine an undisputed middleweight champion.
Yet while Hopkins is admirably preparing for life after boxing, there is still work to be done inside the ring, and like a fine wine, the 40-year-old is getting better with age, something he owes to his Spartan work ethic and clean living philosophy.
www.hbo.com /boxing/fighters/hopkins_bernard/bio.html   (1308 words)

  StellarTV-boxing: Bernard Hopkins - biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bernard was a 3-1 underdog going into the fight, but gave a brilliant performance, he kept Trinidad off-balance with lateral movement and staggered him late in the 2nd round.
Bernard staggered Echols in the 10th, rocked him with a series of punches, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:42 of the round.
Bernard landed a right uppercut in the 4th that froze Lipsey in his tracks, and scored a knockdown with a four-punch combination that left Lipsey in a daze on the canvas.
www.stellartv.com /Hopkins-bio.html   (1315 words)

 Antonio Tarver vs. Bernard Hopkins Preview
Hopkins is a future Hall of Famer, however, at 41 one can only imagine that his best days as a boxer are behind him, nevertheless, he steps up in weight two classes, to face a slick moving southpaw 15 pounds bigger with slightly younger wheels.
Hopkins was still trying to unload when Nady actually blocked the last punch with his forearm while trying to administer justice and decorum.
Hopkins tried to force the issue but he ate a sharp right uppercut to the mouth, as Taylor ducked under the champion's attack.
www.boxingtimes.com /previews/2006/060610tarver_hopkins.html   (3411 words)

 Canadastar Boxing: Bernard Hopkins Profile and Bio
The story of Bernard Hopkins begins 40 years ago on the tough streets of Northern Philadelphia, where a young man did what he felt he needed to do to survive in the face of daily life.
From 1990 to 1992, Bernard Hopkins put his heart and soul into his work with Fisher in the gym, and the results were visible when he stepped into the ring, as he scored 19 consecutive victories over that period.
Hopkins' reign came to a controversial end in July 2005 when he was upset via a 12-round split decision against unbeaten former U.S. Olympian, Jermain Taylor.
www.canadastarboxing.com /Fighters/bernard-hopkins-profile.htm   (1191 words)

 Bernard Hopkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernard Hopkins (born January 15, 1965) —nicknamed The Executioner— is a professional boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarded by experts to be one of the best middleweight fighters of all time.
Bernard Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Raymond Rosen housing projects and later in Germantown, where he got involved in crime and gang activity at a young age.
Hopkins has begun initial consultations with Mackie Shilstone, the revered sports fitness expert, to determine whether or not it would be feasible for Hopkins to build a heavyweight physique capable of competing with the much larger Maskaev [5].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bernard_Hopkins   (2016 words)

 The Life History of Bernard Hopkins.
Hopkins grew up on the mean streets of Philadelphia; one of eight children, four boys and four girls, born to Bernard Hopkins, Sr.
Hopkins was released from prison in 1989 with nine years of parole facing him.
Bernard has been with her every step of the way, driving her to and from each of the chemotherapy sessions that ended this past April.
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 Jermain Taylor vs. Bernard Hopkins II
Hopkins finally found his rhythm in the 10th, and he jolted Taylor several times, however, he was unable to maintain his attack and his one-shot at a time tactics never fully allowed him to dominate his title defense.
Hopkins simply wasted too many of the early rounds feeling out his opponent and Taylor made him pay by racking up an early lead and then surviving the Executioner's late heavy artillery.
He fought a very smart fight in his first bout with Hopkins and the question is will he be able to maintain his discipline and dominate the early going with a shotgun left jab before pulling the trigger on his wicked right hand.
www.boxingtimes.com /previews/2005/051203taylor_hopkins2.html   (2827 words)

 FOX Sports - Boxing - Bernard Hopkins' place in history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now that Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins has won the light-heavyweight title against Antonio Tarver, and done so impressively at the advanced age of forty-one, perhaps it's time to assess his place in middleweight history, especially now that he is retired.
What hurt Hopkins the most in rating him were the relative infrequency of his fights compared to other all time greats, and the fact that he fought in one of the divisions weakest eras.
Bernard Hopkins — Best of a weak era, but at the age of forty-one, he was able to show us just how great he really was by stepping up in class and soundly whipping Antonio Tarver for the light heavyweight title.
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 Bernard Hopkins: Part Two- The CEO
More on that hill later, but at the time Bouie Fisher filed suit against Hopkins, it appeared to all that the thinking man’s champion, the maverick, had outthought himself, had made one move on the chess board too many, and was now stuck in a corner with no way out.
Hopkins and Fisher eventually reconciled without going to court, and Bouie was back after Sloan Harrison manned the corner for the champion’s March 2003 defense against Morrade Hakkar – another fight for which Hopkins drew ridicule as the fighter that threw away the winning lottery ticket.
So Hopkins kept winning, beating William Joppy in December of last year, and people again started to warm to "The Executioner" as a fighter, hoping that a marquee matchup could be made to showcase him or expose him against one of the best in the world.
www.maxboxing.com /Gerbasi/Gerbasi080304.asp   (3323 words)

 ESPN.com: SPORTSNATION - Chat-11877(Insider)
On Wednesday, Bernard Hopkins will stop by to discuss his upcoming light heavyweight bout with Antonio Tarver on Saturday, June 10 (9 p.m.
Hopkins (46-4-1, 32 KO), who has said he will retire after the bout, will be attempting to go out in style.
Bernard Hopkins: I think the advantage is not the extra weight but the experience and lifestyle.
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 Make Some Space Sugar Ray, Here Comes Bernard Hopkins | TheSweetScience.com Boxing
Bernard Hopkins 12-round unanimous decision victory over light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver nailed his claim as one of the best middleweights and pound-for-pound boxers of all time.
Hopkins, 41, whose hero is Robinson, proved his ability as a master boxer with a near flawless strategy that immediately was unveiled when the bell rang for the first round.
But once the fight began it was obvious that Hopkins was much quicker and more experienced as he landed right leads, moved quickly side-to-side and counterattacked with abandon.
www.thesweetscience.com /boxing-article/3936/make-space-sugar-ray-here-comes-bernard-hopkins   (1582 words)

 Bernard Hopkins Tickets - Bernard Hopkins Ticket Broker
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Bernard Hopkins wants to go out on top and still talking
That's one reason why Hopkins has been able to fight at 160 pounds the last 15 years when most boxers would have eaten their way out of the middleweight division.
Unfortunately for Hopkins, that discipline is paired with a stubbornness – some say paranoia – that for years prevented him from taking advantage of his position as the best middleweight of his time.
Hopkins will turn 41 next month, a time when most fighters in Las Vegas trade the gloves in for a fork and knife at the casino buffet.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20051201-0025-box-timdahlberg.html   (831 words)

 Bernard Hopkins goes up to 175 for Tarver fight, his last   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hopkins (46-4-1) calls it his homage to former middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson.
Hopkins, who got his start in boxing in prison, will end his pro career right where he started it.
He sees Hopkins as a retirement-ready relic: Earlier this week, he gave him a gift-wrapped rocking chair at a news conference in New York.
www.cbc.ca /cp/sports/060608/s060884.html   (656 words)

 USATODAY.com - Challenges nothing new to champ Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hopkins is expected to sign and steer the careers of young East Coast fighters, many from his boxing-rich hometown.
Hopkins has recently been in a war of words with Lou DiBella — his former adviser and now Taylor's promoter — stemming from a defamation lawsuit DiBella filed against Hopkins.
Hopkins handpicked this fight as the first of two, and possibly three, big pay-per-view fights that will allow him a chance to go out with a bang.
www.usatoday.com /sports/boxing/2005-07-14-hopkins-challenges_x.htm   (1744 words)

 Marcel Cerdan vs. Bernard Hopkins - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board
Cerdan was a better fighter than Bernard-but Bernard had the physical advantages in height and reach.
Bernard won many fights to be sure, but I always looked at how he won and against who he won them against.
If Hopkins was restricted to a "Fight's off" not even an ounce permitted over same day weigh in 160 and another weigh in that night not an ounce permitted over 166 then Cerdan wins.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /cbzforum/showthread.php?t=304   (639 words)

 BERNARD HOPKINS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The last time Bernard Hopkins wanted a little gold chain and some money in his pocket, he and a couple of friends jumped a guy they happened to pass in the street.
Hopkins was a 17-year-old junior at Germantown High School in Philadelphia.
Despite success in his first six defenses, his rise to fame and riches was slow by a lack of marquee opponents and a nasty lawsuit against his former promoter, which he won.
www.insideboxing.com /Featured_pieces/bernard_hopkins.htm   (1173 words)

 Taylor vs. Bernard Hopkins Betting Odds - Bet Live Boxing Odds
Hopkins and Taylor both have a lot on the line on December 3 and a fighter is never better than when the betting stakes are at their highest.
If Hopkins is slightly more aggressive in the first 2 rounds and then begins to fade back as he did in the first fight he can lure Taylor in and use his inexperience against him.
Bernard Hopkins (46-2-1, 32 KOs) is already assured a place in the Boxing Hall of Fame thanks to his ten-year reign atop the middleweight division and his amazing record.
www.gamblerspalace.com /taylor_vs_bernard_hopkins.html   (899 words)

 BBC SPORT | Boxing | Profile: Bernard Hopkins
Hopkins, like those two boxing legends, is a natural at his weight, combining agility with bone-crushing power.
Hopkins' professional debut in 1988 did not go well - he lost a four-round decision against Clinton Mitchell.
Knocked down twice by the local favourite in Ecuador, Hopkins rallied to earn a draw and a rematch, which he won by seventh-round technical knockout.
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 Bernard Hopkins - Jermain Taylor Update - Boxing - Channel4000.com |
Undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins is facing undefeated Jermain Taylor in a title match at the MGM Grand.
Hopkins connected with a solid left hook early in the fifth round before Taylor received a substantial cut on the left side of his head from an accidental head butt.
Hopkins then landed a solid right-hand counterpunch and, after taking a few jabs from Taylor late in the fifth, taunted his opponent with a little shimmy in the closing seconds of the round.
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 CNNSI.com - More Sports - Bernard Hopkins named in $6 million libel lawsuit - Saturday December 22, 2001 02:43 PM
Posted: Saturday December 22, 2001 2:43 PM Bernard Hopkins won the middleweight title from Felix Trinidad on Sept. 29.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former adviser to middleweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins has accused the boxer in a $6 million libel lawsuit of betraying his trust and confidence.
Hopkins alleged this week in published reports and on a boxing Web site that he paid DiBella to arrange fights for him while DiBella still worked for a cable television network.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /more/news/2001/12/22/hopkins_lawsuit_ap   (291 words)

 Bernard Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bernard Hopkins shocked the world with his 12 round domination of the recognized Light Heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver.
The fight proved Bernard Hopkins is one of the best fighters of all time and he is a absolute lock for the Hall of Fame.
I doubt we will ever see Hopkins in the ring again at 41 years old he has nothing left to prove.
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It is no wonder that in the past, like in the movies where you have the hero and the villain, Hopkins played the role of the villain.
However, ever since that fateful September night, Bernard has visited the Island on various occasions and the people have seen a different kind of man. He's the type of person who gets involved with the people.
Bernard you are 39 years old and still going strong.
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Having protested Cortez twice before, (in Hopkins vs Trinidad and in Hopkins vs Joppy), Bernard now decides that Cortez could be harboring some sort of animosity against him and therefore, he attempts to strong-arm the Commission and the promotion, (strong-arming got him a hefty jail sentence years ago), into eliminating Cortez from this fight.
Bernard Hopkins is not now, nor has he ever been the draw.
Hopkins' insatiable thirst for attention during the Trinidad promotion prompted him to disrespect the Latino fans who -by all accounts- are the lifeline of the sport; the same need for recognition now puts him in what many consider a no win situation.
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 USATODAY.com - Bernard Hopkins' appeal denied   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Bernard Hopkins' appeal of the split decision that cost him his undisputed middleweight championship to Jermain Taylor was denied, Taylor's promoter said.
Taylor defeated Hopkins in their bout in Las Vegas on July 16 with two judges awarding the fight to the challenger and one to Hopkins.
Hopkins appealed the decision to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but David Itskowitch of DiBella Entertainment said Friday at a rally for Taylor that the panel had denied Hopkins' plea.
www.usatoday.com /sports/boxing/2005-07-23-hopkins-appeal-denied_x.htm   (239 words)

 Bernard Hopkins = Pound for Pound Champ
It was surely a victory for Trinidad who was younger and had faced better opposition, but at the end of the day it was Trinidad sitting on the canvas, confused with his face bloody and beaten.
That was the day that boxing found a new pound for pound champion in Bernard Hopkins.
In my opinion De La Hoya was winning the fight early on, but the wise Hopkins picked his spots, started to gain control of the ring and then the famous “Chopped Liver” shot put De La Hoya down and he couldn’t get up.
www.sportsrant.com /bernard-hopkins-pound-pound-champ-a7374.html   (391 words)

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