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 Last update:  1/22/2013       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Bernard Hopkins: I Will Retire Don King With Cloud Victory
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Former champion Bernard Hopkins, 48-years-old, is hoping to accomplish two things on March 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. He wants to defeat IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud in order to break his own record as being the oldest man to capture a world title. And he wants to send one of his rivals, promoter Don King, into retirement.

Hopkins, who at one time was promoted by King, had a bad falling out with the veteran promoter following the 2001 middleweight tournament final - which saw Hopkins stop Felix Trinidad in the twelfth round to unify the WBC/IBF/WBA titles.  

"Don and I are alumni of the sport.  He helped build my career.  At the end of the day, everyone he threw in front of me helped secure my legacy in the middleweight division.  I am at least 15-0 against him.  He really helped me without even knowing it," Hopkins said.

"After I beat Cloud, Don King will have to pawn his jacket [to make money], and that jacket is just as old as me. [King's] empire is on [Cloud's] shoulders. [Cloud is] the last horse.  There's no one left in the stable. [Don,] enjoy your day because after March 9, there will be a big celebration of your long lasting promotional legacy as I send you into retirement."

Tags: Tavoris Cloud , Don King , Bernard Hopkins , Hopkins-Cloud , Hopkins vs. Cloud


 

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comment by LacedUp, on 01-23-2013
Bernard will win over cloud.

comment by deuce_drop, on 01-23-2013
REMEMBER, King always had it out for Hopkins, so much so, he vowed to keep Hopkins from getting any TV Airtime, which he was successful for a good stretch until it was abundantly clear Hopkins wasn't going anywhere, because he kept on WINNING! This would make it awesome for Hopkins to get this ...

comment by BetterCallSaul, on 01-23-2013
[QUOTE=v.cassiusali@ya]what if cloud dominate him like calzaghe did?[/QUOTE] Daggum - 3 - 2 - 1 ...

comment by LacedUp, on 01-23-2013
[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel]B.Hop is my all-time fav fighter..so the way I defend him on here may come across as being bias...but I'm VERY honest when it comes to him...he LOST to Dawson...no questions, I felt like he lost the second Taylor fight but won the first fight...I felt like he beat Joe but coul...

comment by Mr. Philadel, on 01-23-2013
[QUOTE=Andrew5550]What.. That's the dumbest thing i've ever read. Just because I have a different opinion than you doesn't mean i'm biased. [U]Like the other fella "Mr Philidelp" or whatever it was - He has a straight honest opinion about bhop?[/U] I have absolutely nothing against him, he's a le...

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