PHILADELPHIA Living legend and former two-division world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7 2, 32 KOs) was recognized today by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney with an honorary ceremonial Liberty Bell to commemorate his final career fight against Joe Smith, Jr. for the WBC International Light Heavyweight Championship set for Saturday, December 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, joined Hopkins and Mayor Kenney to celebrate the former’s legendary career that spans four decades.
Following the presentation with Mayor Kenney, Hopkins hosted a media workout in Philadelphia at Joe Hand Boxing Gym ahead of his “Final 1” 12-round fight with Joe Smith, Jr. for the WBC International Light Heavyweight Championship set for Saturday, December 17 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Hopkins was joined by his head trainer John David Jackson and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya at Joe Hand Boxing Gym for the media workout. Below are select photos from today’s events in Philadelphia.
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