The American, Bernard Hopkins wrote a new page in his legend in boxing this Saturday. He pushed the limits of the noble art becoming the oldest world champion in boxing.
25 years after his first pro fight, Hopkins was back in the ring in New York for the IBF heavyweight who pitted with fellow patriot Tavoris Cloud 17 years his younger.
Aged 48, Bernard Hopkins won the world title in point, the judges unanimously (117-111, 116-112 and 116-112).
Hopkins “executor” inflicts the same time his first defeat after 24 victories among which 19 before the limit.
The new world heavyweight champion IBF is a customary record of old champion of the noble art. Indeed, he had established his first record in May 2011, winning the WBC title belt world heavyweight against the Canadian Jean Pascal.
He was then aged 46 years 126 days, ranking well in the drawer, the legendary George Foreman, who still had the title of world champion in 45 years.
Hopkins, new IBF world champion heavyweight account since the beginning of his career 53 wins, including 32 before the limit, 6 losses and 2 draws.