Bernard Hopkins unanimously outscored Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud to earn the IBF light heavyweight title and, again, become the oldest fighter to ever win a major world belt on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A former two-weight world champion and reformed ex-convict, Hopkins (53-6-3-2, 32 KOs) broke his own feat by overwhelming over Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs).
"I won't be around long," said Hopkins, 48, who safeguarded his middleweight championship a record 20 straight times from 1995 through 2005. "Maybe only five more years."
Despite being a quasi-geriatric, “The Executioner” remains a defensive virtuoso with an insatiable appetite for winning.
An active prizefighting legend, there is no telling what Bernard Hopkins will manage to accomplish in the squared circle with “only five more years."