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Bernard Hopkins Bids To Defy Father Time B...

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Bernard Hopkins bids to defy Father Time but Sergey Kovalev stands in his way
  • Bernard Hopkins is already the oldest world champion in history
  • Victory over Sergey Kovalev will see him reign at the age of 50
  • But the Russian has devastating power, as Nathan Cleverly can attest
  • Ricky Hatton and Kostya Tszyu met for the first time in nine years
By Jeff Powell for the Daily Mail  

Bernard Hopkins was born nine years before the Rumble in the Jungle, the 40th anniversary of which Muhammad Ali and George Foreman celebrated last week.

Hopkins took time out from a fledgling career of mugging grown-ups and being stabbed three times himself in the crime-ridden streets of Philadelphia to watch film of the legalised fist fight beamed into US cinemas from distant Zaire.

Just eight troubled years after Ali famously knocked out the hitherto indestructible Foreman, Hopkins was sentenced to 18 years in jail for nine felony convictions....

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