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Hopkins Eyes Cleverly, Plans To End Career Before 50

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (53-6-2, 32KOs) is not planning to fight for another two years. The 48-year-old boxer made history once again on Saturday night when he broke his own record of being the oldest boxer to capture a major world title, when he secured a twelve round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

One possible option that Hopkins mentioned in a fight with WBO champion Nathan Cleverly of the UK.

"I won't go until I'm 50. I can't do it. My thing is - me, Richard [Schaefer] and my team, we will sit and we will talk. I have to be in LA next month, in April for three days, and we will sit and talk. You have a good fighter out there in England. The O2 Center is a real big  [venue]. There are some 168-pounders out there. I'm here to stay but not until I'm 50. I'm a jokester sometimes, but I will tell everybody right now that I will not be in there at 50-years-old," Hopkins said 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 03-11-2013

Just left out the word "continue". I was like what the heck is grandpa thinking until I read the article.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 03-11-2013

He said the same thing about fighting past 40. Won't be surprised to see a 51 year old Hopkins fighting for a title.

Comment by ddangerous on 03-11-2013

[QUOTE=S. Saddler 1310;13131441]i'd love a Hopkins-Cleverly fight. i do want to see Hopkins fight just once at age 50 before hanging them up, though, but only if it's in a legitimate title fight. less than two years away now, so…

Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 03-11-2013

i'd love a Hopkins-Cleverly fight. i do want to see Hopkins fight just once at age 50 before hanging them up, though, but only if it's in a legitimate title fight. less than two years away now, so it seems…

Comment by HangOver on 03-11-2013

Cleverly who?, don't fight Andre Ward, I mean Andre Ward is just an overrated Champion that BHOP would school right? :dunno:

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