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Hopkins: Pascal Rematch About History, Not Redemption

Bernard Hopkins aims to prove life isn't over at 40 by becoming the oldest fighter ever to win a major world title on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia superstar meets Jean Pascal in Canada with the WBC light-heavyweight crown on the line.

Hopkins will be 46 years, four months and six days old when he enters the ring in Montreal - 192 days older than George Foreman when he famously beat Michael Moorer to become heavyweight king back in November 1994.

B-Hop has plenty of reasons to be confident going into Saturday's rematch after his first meeting with Pascal ended in a controversial draw last December.

Hopkins was down twice early in that fight, but fought back brilliantly to school his younger opponent in trademark fashion and was unlucky not to get the decision in the eyes of many pundits and experts.

"I am going to go out there on Saturday night and fight for all of the old guys out there," he said.

"I am living proof that life isn't over at 40. I am leading by example to show that you can continue to do what you love well into your forties. My motivation is to get in that ring and prove to the young lion that the old lion still rules the jungle."

While Foreman may be the man currently hold the title of boxing's most golden of oldies, Hopkins has another former great in his mind ahead of Saturday night's bout.

"This fight is more about history than redemption," he said.

"I want to be known as the modern-day Archie Moore. Moore also went up to Montreal when he was over the age of 40, faced a younger hometown favorite (Yvon Durrelle) and knocked him out. It means more to me to break the age record and prove that I am representing not just the older fighters, but older athletes in any sport."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by southpaw_07 on 05-18-2011

:peeright: Hopkins [IMG]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/1276767/gyi0060076652.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Pullcounter on 05-18-2011

[FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=3]look... as long as hopkins doesn't get knocked down again, hopkins should win by decisin. pascal ain't got shiit after 4 rounds. he runs like a b!tch and fights in spurts.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Comment by Lac'em up on 05-18-2011

Why the heck is Hopkins still fighting? He is ancient material and he is extremely boring to watch.

Comment by Clyde Barrow on 05-18-2011

Can't see Pascal doing any better this time than he did the last time. If anything, Hopkins will be the one who draws confidence from the first fight. Pascal isn't much of a hitter, but just because he did manage…

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