@bhopdaalien “I want the book to be written good. The last thing you remember about a good book is not the beginning, it’s the ending. I look at this as the final icing on the cake or that exclamation point. This is it. You know this is history. “I achieved my first goal of success in the first part of my life. That was rougher than boxing. If you know anything about Bernard Hopkins’ history, if you go into details about the inner city Philadelphia guy, who was in the penitentiary from age 17 to 25, and survived, you’d realize I became champion a long time ago.” “We as humans put limitations on ourselves. When all is said and done, I don’t want to regret what I didn’t do.”
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THE EXECUTIONER RETURNS FOR ‘THE FINAL ONE’
FORMER TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION
AND FUTURE HALL OF FAMER BERNARD HOPKINS TO TAKE ON RISING
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER JOE SMITH, JR.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT THE FABULOUS FORUM IN INGLEWOOD
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
LOS ANGELES – A boxing legend will look to add an exclamation point to end his professional career with the same style, speed and slickness that has defined him in the ring for nearly three decades, as 51-year-old, two-division former world champion and Future Hall of Hamer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) prepares to square off against hard-hitting Light Heavyweight contender Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles’ iconic Fabulous Forum. The bout will take place Saturday, December 17 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.
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