Ali attends Joe Frazier's funeral

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Former two-time heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier was remembered at a Philadelphia funeral Monday attended by his greatest opponent, Muhammad Ali.

Hopkins sets record with win over Pascal

MONTREAL, May 22 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to ever win a title Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Jean Pascal in a light-heavyweight bout in Montreal.

Calzaghe retires from boxing undefeated

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Former super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe retired from boxing Thursday with an unblemished 46-0 career record.

Calzaghe's hand injury postpones fight

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- Undefeated Englishman Joe Calzaghe injured his right hand training for his scheduled Sept. 20 bout with Roy Jones Jr., postponing the fight.

Hopkins overwhelms Tarver in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 11 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins pounded reigning champion Antonio Tarver Saturday night in an IBO light-heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Hopkins challenges Tarver on Saturday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 9 (UPI) -- Antonio Tarver will defend his IBO light-heavyweight belt against Bernard Hopkins Saturday night in Atlantic City, N.J.

De La Hoya wins title fight in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- After a 20-month layoff, Oscar De La Hoya got a sixth-round technical knockout of Ricardo Mayorga Saturday night to capture the WBC super welter-weight title.

Hopkins seeks to have decision vacated

LAS VEGAS, July 20 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins went to court Wednesday to overturn his 12-round split decision loss to Jermain Taylor last Saturday in their middle-weight title bout.

Hopkins loses bout and title to Taylor

LAS VEGAS, July 17 (UPI) -- Longtime middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins lost his title to Jermain Taylor in a 12-round split decision.

Felix Trinidad says he's done again

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 16 (UPI) -- Former junior middleweight champion Felix Trinidad is retiring from boxing following his Saturday night pounding by middleweight Winky Wright.

Taylor strong in latest boxing poll

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor were ranked Nos. 1 and 3 among middleweights in the latest boxing writers' poll released Tuesday.

Bernard Hopkins knocks out De La Hoya

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Bernard Hopkins knocked out Oscar De La Hoya with a body shot in the ninth round Saturday in Las Vegas making him the middleweight champion of the world.

McCain to seek pardon for boxer Johnson

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is leading an effort to win a posthumous presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black U.S. heavyweight champion.

Mexico's Barerra KOs Paulie Ayala in 10th

CARSON, Calif., June 19 (UPI) -- Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera knocked out Paulie Ayala in the 10th round of a pivotal featherweight fight in California Saturday night.
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Bernard Hopkins
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)

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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