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Sergey Kovalev Defeats 49-year-old Bernard...

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Sergey Kovalev defeats 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins to win IBF and WBA title

Looking and fighting like a 49-year-old, Hopkins was easily beaten to the punch and overwhelmed by the hard-punching Kovalev, dropping a unanimous decision and barely holding on to survive the 12th round Saturday in a light heavyweight unification bout at Boardwalk Hall before an announced crowd of 8,545.

BY Mitch Abramson
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Atlantic City — Bernard Hopkins finally acted his age. The oldest fighter to ever win a world title, Hopkins rode a wave of popularity as he entered his title fight with Sergey Kovalev on Saturday just two months and seven days shy of his 50th birthday. Facing a younger and supposedly stronger opponent, Hopkins could usually be counted on to use his guile and toughness to offset those strengths.

But this time was different.

Looking and fighting like a 49-year-old, Hopkins was easily beaten to the punch and overwhelmed by the hard-punching Kovalev, dropping a unanimous decision and barely holding on to survive the 12th round....

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