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Miguel Cotto Has No Concerns After Hopkins' Vicious KO End

On February 25th, 36-year-old Miguel Cotto is coming back from a 14-month layoff to face a dangerous puncher in James Kirkland. Cotto has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round decision to S...Read More

Hopkins-Smith Averaged 934K Viewers; Peaks at 1.035 Million

Bernard Hopkins' farewell fight against Joe Smith Jr. drew an average of 934,000 viewers for HBO on Saturday night, according to figures released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. The future Hall-of-...Read More

Joe Smith Continues To Overcome Odds, Exceed Expectations

Joe Smith Continues To Overcome Odds, Exceed Expectations

By Thomas Gerbasi - The magic finally ran out for Bernard Hopkins last Saturday night. Whatever hocus pocus the Philadelphia legend used to hypnotize, baffle and then beat younger opponents over the l...Read More

Smith: I Did What Kovalev, Stevenson Couldn’t With KO Victories

Wherever you feel Joe Smith Jr. fits into the light-heavyweight championship picture, it’s indisputable that he has accomplished things Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev did not against common oppon...Read More

"Fighting Words" - Bernard Hopkins: The Ex-Executioner

by David P. Greisman - Bernard Hopkins made a life of accomplishing what people believed he couldn’t and made a career out of achieving what others hadn’t. He was an ex-con who defied the warden who s...Read More

Hopkins Keeping His Word; Says TKO Loss to Smith is Last Fight

Bernard Hopkins obviously wasn’t pleased with how his final fight ended Saturday night. That didn’t change his mind, at least in the immediate aftermath of his technical knockout loss to Joe Smith Jr....Read More

Referee: Bernard Hopkins Went Out From a Legal Punch, No Push

In a fight that Hopkins vowed would be his last, the 27-year-old Smith – who wasn't born when Hopkins launched his career in 1988 – ended proceedings with a series of blows that included one of his pu...Read More

Bernard Hopkins Exits the Only Way

Entering the ring to a personalized version of the Old Blue Eyes standard “My Way,” the great Bernard Hopkins exited it at the end of a powerful combination of punches from a much younger man in Joe S...Read More

Photos: Smith Ends Bernard Hopkins' Career in Brutal Fashion

Hopkins vs. Smith Photo Gallery - The official ruling was that Hopkins sustained an injury when he flew out of the ring, from legal punches, and he was unable to continue. Hopkins complained that Smit...Read More

Joe Smith: I Had To Finish Hopkins, It Was My Career or His

LOS ANGELES - Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) retained his WBC International Light Heavyweight Title with a technical knockout victory after sending Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (55-8-2, 32 KOs) th...Read More

Video: Bernard Hopkins Stands Firm That Joe Smith Pushed Him

Bernard Hopkins talks to press at post presser video - Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight Saturday night. S...Read More

Video: Joe Smith Immediate Reaction To KO Win Over Hopkins

Joe Smith Jr. Video Interview - Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight Saturday night. ...Read More

Video: Bernard Hopkins Immediate Reaction To Smith KO Loss

Bernard Hopkins Interview Video - Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC international light heavyweight title fight Saturday night. Smith used a six-punch...Read More

Hopkins: He Was Fading, I Was Coming On, Pushed Me Out of Ring

Former world champion Bernard Hopkins' long and illustrious career ended in a brutal defeat when the 51-year-old light heavyweight was knocked out of the ring in the eighth round of his final fight in...Read More

Joe Smith Blasts Bernard Hopkins Right Out of The Ring, TKO Win!

Joe Smith Blasts Bernard Hopkins Right Out of The Ring, TKO Win!

By Francisco Salazar - The Forum, Inglewood, California - 27-year-old Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19KOs) knocked out former two division world champion Bernard Hopkins (55-8-2-1, 32KOs), almost 52-years-old ...Read More

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard

Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Smith Scorecard Live - Former two-division world champion and Future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (55-7 2, 32 KOs) and Joe Smith, Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) will bat...Read More

Naazim Richardson: I Hope Hopkins Don't Go Out on His Back

Future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2) will enter the squared circle as a professional fighter tonight at The Forum in Los Angeles, Calif. against Joe Smith (22-1). The fight will headline an H...Read More

Bernard Hopkins-Joe Smith - CompuBox Historical Review

Bernard Hopkins, who avg'd just 16.3 punches thrown per round (5.4 landed) in his loss to Kovalev 25 months ago, avg'd just 37.8 thrown and 12.9 landed in his 14 fights at light heavyweight. Light Hea...Read More

Joe Smith Jr. Highlights He Did VADA Testing, Hopkins Did Not

Joe Smith Jr. didn’t accuse Bernard Hopkins of doing anything shady. Hopkins’ opponent certainly sent a message, though, by retweeting something regarding Hopkins’ failure to enroll in the Voluntary ...Read More

Hopkins: Why is it Time? Nobody's Laughing at Me Anymore

At 51, Bernard Hopkins may have enough Executioner left in him to make it seem like old times again inside the ring. Just about a month before he turns 52, Hopkins will fight on both his word and cont...Read More