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Bernard Hopkins workout in Las Vegas
World light heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins appears for a public workout at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on April 15, 2008. Hopkins defends his title against Joe Calzaghe of Wales on April 19th. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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Bernard Hopkins Jr, known as the Executioner (born January 15, 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American boxer. He is a former Undisputed World Middleweight Champion, and the first fighter to retain all 4 world titles of each major boxing sanctioning body, plus the Ring Magazine belt, in the same fight. Having defended a world middleweight title for a record 20 times, he is considered one of the greatest middleweights of all time. He is the oldest boxer ever to win a world title, when at age 46, he defeated Jean Pascal on May 22, 2011 by unanimous decision, breaking the record previously held by George Foreman.

Currently, Hopkins is the WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion.

In addition to being an active boxer, he is also a minority partner with Golden Boy Promotions.

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