JOE SMITH, JR., Light Heavyweight Contender: “It’s a privilege to be on this card. To take on a legend like Bernard is an opportunity I would have never expected. That said, come fight night, that won’t matter because it’ll just be me and him in the ring. My team and I have been training to take on any of the styles Bernard may bring. I’m excited for the night to come, and I’m ready to put on a great show.”
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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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