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Sergey Kovalev Runs The Table, Routs 49-ye...

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Sergey Kovalev runs the table, routs 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins

By Kevin Iole


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- So many times, Bernard Hopkins was able to defy time, and logic, and win fights he had no business winning.
On Saturday, though, the magic ran out.

Hopkins' dream of holding a world title belt at age 50 ended ingloriously, as he had to summon all his heart, will and mettle not to go down in the final round as Kovalev looked to put an exclamation point on his victory. All three judges gave Kovalev all 12 rounds. Lawrence Layton scored it 120-106, while Carlos Ortiz Jr. and Clark Sammartino scored it 120-107. Yahoo Sports gave Hopkins the seventh and scored it 119-108 for Kovalev.

Promoter Kathy Duva was beaming and repeating, "He outboxed the boxer," after Kovalev's impressive performance. "I was so eerily calm," she said. "The only thing I was nervous about was that I wasn't nervous."...

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