Bernard Hopkins


Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Christy Martin: Ranking three classes of the International Boxing Hall of Fame

The International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony is usually celebrated the second weekend in June in Canastota, New York. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IBHOF was forced to cancel its events in 2020 and 2021. This weekend, however, three classes of inductees will get their place at the Hall, including Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins, Christy Martin and Laila Ali, among others.
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Bernard Hopkins Expects Canelo To "Smash" Dmitry Bivol

For years, former world champion Bernard Hopkins - as a partner in Golden Boy Promotions - had promoted Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. Canelo parted ways with Golden Boy in 2020. Hopkins will be an interested observer this Saturday, when Canelo returns to the light heavyweight division to challenge WBA...
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Bernard Hopkins On Canelo’s Chances Against Bivol: “He Smashes Him”

Make no mistake about it, Bernard Hopkins, the legendary former multi division champion, has no problem speaking his mind. And he certainly let his thoughts be known loud and clear in a recent chat with FightHube. “He smashes him,” Hopkins said of Canelo Alvarez’ fight this Cinco de Mayo Weekend with WBA light heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol. “Mashed potatoes all over the place. Another smash event. He smashes him.” As far as Hopkins is concerned, people will tune in simply to see if Canelo has lost a step or if he is continuing along his stellar career path.
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From the Archive: Bernard Hopkins – Just Deserts

Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of The Ring. BERNARD HOPKINS ONCE WAS OVERSHADOWED BY OTHERS BUT HAS OUTLASTED HIS RIVALS TO CLAIM BIG PAYDAYS AND UNIVERSAL RESPECT. More so than most, Glen Johnson understands what it is that spurs Bernard Hopkins to keep...
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Bernard Hopkins: “I Didn’t Even Know Who Caleb Plant Was, He Basically Got His Ass Whopped”

Making history usually comes with shocked faces and incredulously raised eyebrows but for Bernard Hopkins, there was nothing out of the ordinary about it. This past weekend, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Canelo Alvarez navigated tricky waters against Caleb Plant to become the first super middleweight champion of all time. Though Plant was a considerable betting underdog, he performed well early on.
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Bernard Hopkins: “Canelo Can Already Compete Up To Cruiserweight”

Canelo Alvarez knows exactly what it feels like to compete in the light heavyweight division. The pound-for-pound star made his lone trip to the weight class in November of 2019 and produced the results he was looking for, scoring an 11th round stoppage win over former titlist, Sergey Kovalev. Despite...
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Bernard Hopkins Wants To See Danny Garcia Face Brian Castano Next

Bernard Hopkins can’t help but gush over the skillset of Danny Garcia. The newly inducted Hall of Famer has sat back and watched for years as his fellow Philadelphian has gone on to pick up big wins and capture numerous world titles. While Garcia remains one of the top names...