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Bernard Hopkins Turns 49, Wants "Cold War" To End

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Current IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins turns 49-years-old today.

As the oldest champion in any major sport and one year shy of 50, Hopkins makes his own birthday wish, and provides some sage advice for his sport, young fighters coming up and the 40 and over crowd, a particular group of fans he enjoys fighting on for as his long and illustrious career continues. Here are those wishes on this very special birthday:

Hopkins' biggest birthday wish:

"My birthday wish is to be the undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world. I want big fights in 2014.

"I want to fight twice this year. I know I can do it and be victorious."

Wish for the sport of boxing in the coming year:

 "I want the 'cold war' to end in boxing. Everybody in boxing should do what's right for the sport and its fans."

Advice for young fighters:

"Young fighters should pay their dues and continue to train and learn their craft before they call themselves superstars."

Advice for the 40 and over crowd:

"A body that's moving is alive, a body that's still is dead. Be conscious of what you put in your body. Continue to be active and move your body."

Advice for young people everywhere:

"Young people have to learn from the mistakes and bad decisions of others and make sure they don't repeat them."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cupocity303 on 01-15-2014

[SIZE="3"]He said that he wants to retire before the age 50 but I hope he pushes past it.[/SIZE]

Comment by APBrooklyn on 01-15-2014

BHop is the man - Hes still very intimidating to other fighters. Can he face Kovalev or Stevenson though? I wouldn't mind Froch moving up and facing BHop or Ward of course.

Comment by jaded on 01-15-2014

I believe it was after the Traver fight in 2006 when he said jokingly that he felt he could fight until he was 50...at the time even he didn't take himself seriously when he said it and look how things…

Comment by richardt on 01-15-2014

Ageless wonder! He should become a trainer and then go off and become a promoter outside of GBP. He could excel at all three.

Comment by ddangerous on 01-15-2014

49 and still whooping world class ass. Amazing. :notworthy

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