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Hopkins guest for Francisco Vargas and Miguel Berchelt

LIVING LEGEND’S SPECIAL APPEARANCE IS FIRST SINCE HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE RING LAST MONTH LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2017) – Former two-division world champion and living legend Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will serve as the VIP guest for the dynamic Saturday, January 28th HBO Boxing After Dark®doubleheader at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino headlined by the […]

Joe Smith Jr: The man who retired Bernard Hopkins

By Yannis Mihanos: If history teaches us something is mistakes that people do and how to do our best to avoid them. The trick to best retirement is to retire when people still need you. Look for example Floyd Mayweather Jr, he is more than a year retired and people still cannot stop thinking about […]

Joe Smith Jr’s promoter sees Adonis Stevenson as a possibility

By Jim Dower: #2 WBC Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) has seen his boxing stock rise to the top overnight since his upset 8th round knockout win over the old warhorse Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) last Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. With the big victory over the 51-year-old Hopkins, Smith’s […]

Hopkins vs. Smith Jr. averages 934K viewers on HBO

By Allan Fox: Last Saturday’s fight between 51-year-old aging star Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) and #2 WBC light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) brought in good viewing numbers on HBO Boxing. The fight averaged 934,000 viewers with a peak of 1,035 viewers, according to RingTV. This is excellent news for Golden […]

Richardson glad Hopkins didn’t get hurt in knockout loss

By Eric Baldwin: Bernard Hopkins’ former trainer Naazim Richardson was happy that B-Hop didn’t get hurt last Saturday night in his 8th round TKO loss to Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) in their fight on HBO from the Forum in Inglewood, California. Somehow, Hopkins slide out of the ring in round 8 after taking […]

Joe Smith knocks Bernard Hopkins out of ring

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. became the first fighter to knock out the legend Bernard Hopkins as he knocked Hopkins completely out of the ring with a vicious 4 punch combination in the 8th round. Hopkins was unable to beat the 20 count administered by referee Jack Reiss constituting a knockout win by Smith Jr. […]

Hopkins’ right ankle was hurting him too much to continue

By Jeff Aranow: After getting knocked out of the ring in the 8th, Bernard Hopkins would have climbed back in the ring last night to continue fighting against Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) if he hadn’t injured his right ankle during the fall. Hopkins, 52, says his ankle hurt too much for him to […]

Hopkins says Smith Jr. threw him out of the ring

By Jeff Aranow: Bernard Hopkins firmly believes that he was tossed out of the ring last Saturday night in his 8th round TKO loss to #2 WBC light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) despite there being no evidence to back up what the 51-year-old boxing great was saying. Hopkins was counted out […]

Joe Smith, Jr. defeats Bernard Hopkins in the “final 1”

Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) retained his WBC International Light Heavyweight Title with a technical knockout victory after sending Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) through the ropes in the eighth round. Hopkins was unable to get back into the ring after sustaining an injury to his ankle, and the fight was stopped […]

Joe Smith Jr. vs. Bernard Hopkins – Results

By Eric Baldwin: #2 WBC light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) knocked out the 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) in the 8th round on Saturday night to end B-Hop’s long 28-year-old pro career at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The 27-year-old Smith Jr. struggled through the first seven rounds with the […]

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