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Bernard Hopkins boxer

Bernard Hopkins image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1988-10-11
Born 1965-01-15
Nationality USA
Residence Hockessin, Delaware, USA
bouts
67
won
55
lost
8
draw
2
bouts
67
won
55
lost
8
draw
2
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1988-10-11
Born 1965-01-15
Nationality USA
Residence Hockessin, Delaware, USA

Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He is one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, having held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2011 to 2012.Hopkins first became a world champion by winning the IBF middleweight title in 1995. He would go on to compile 20 defenses, which remained a record for the weight class until 2018. In 2001 he successfully unified the middleweight division by defeating Félix Trinidad to win the WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal titles. A victory over Oscar De La Hoya for the WBO title in 2004 cemented Hopkins' status as undisputed champion, while also making him the first male boxer to simultaneously hold world titles by all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. In 2001, Hopkins was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2011, The Ring ranked Hopkins as third on their list of the "10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years." As of March 2019, he is ranked by BoxRec as the eleventh greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound.

Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He is one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, having held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2011 to 2012.Hopkins first became a world champion by winning the IBF middleweight title in 1995. He would go on to compile 20 defenses, which remained a record for the weight class until 2018. In 2001 he successfully unified the middleweight division by defeating Félix Trinidad to win the WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal titles. A victory over Oscar De La Hoya for the WBO title in 2004 cemented Hopkins' status as undisputed champion, while also making him the first male boxer to simultaneously hold world titles by all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. In 2001, Hopkins was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2011, The Ring ranked Hopkins as third on their list of the "10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years." As of March 2019, he is ranked by BoxRec as the eleventh greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 17, 2016 Joe Smith Jr WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood LOSS
KO
Nov. 8, 2014 Sergey Kovalev WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 19, 2014 Beibut Shumenov WWWWWW DC Armory, Washington WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 26, 2013 Karo Murat WLWWDW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 2013 Tavoris Cloud WWWWWW Barclays Center, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
April 28, 2012 Chad Dawson WWWLW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 15, 2011 Chad Dawson WWWWLW Staples Center, Los Angeles
NC
May 21, 2011 Jean Pascal WWWWWD Bell Centre, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 2010 Jean Pascal LWWWWW Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City DRAW
Majority decision
April 3, 2010 Roy Jones Jr WWLWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 2009 Enrique Ornelas LWWWLW Liacouras Center, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 2008 Kelly Pavlik WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 19, 2008 Joe Calzaghe WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas LOSS
Split-decision
July 21, 2007 Ronald Wright WWWWDW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 10, 2006 Antonio Tarver WLWLWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

NBA Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 2005 Jermain Taylor WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 16, 2005 Jermain Taylor WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: George Martinez)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 19, 2005 Howard Eastman WWWWWW Staples Center, Los Angeles International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Robert Mack)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 2004 Oscar De La Hoya WWWWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: York Van Nixon)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Middleweight

WIN
KO
June 5, 2004 Robert Allen WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Rodolfo Fortich)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 2003 William Joppy WWWLWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 29, 2003 Morrade Hakkar WWWWLW Spectrum, Philadelphia International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 2, 2002 Carl Daniels DWWWWW Sovereign Center, Reading International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Aurelio Fiengo)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 29, 2001 Felix Trinidad WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight

(supervisor: Gonzalo Lopez Silvero)World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 2001 Keith Holmes LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 2000 Antwun Echols WWWLWW Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 2000 Syd Vanderpool WWWWWW Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1999 Antwun Echols WWWWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 6, 1999 Robert Allen WWWWW Convention Center, Washington International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1998 Robert Allen LWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight


NC
Jan. 31, 1998 Simon Brown LWWLWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1997 Andrew Council WWLWWL Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro WIN
Unanimous decision
July 20, 1997 Glen Johnson WWWWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1997 John David Jackson WLWWWL Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 16, 1996 William Bo James LWWWLW Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1996 Joe Lipsey WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1996 Steve Frank LWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1995 Segundo Mercado WWWWWD US Air Arena, Landover vacant International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1994 Segundo Mercado WWWWWW Coliseo General Rumiñahui, Quito vacant International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

DRAW
Split-decision
May 17, 1994 Lupe Aquino WWWWLW Merv Griffin's Resorts, Atlantic City USBA Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1994 Melvin Wynn LLWWDL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1993 Wendell Hall WLWWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 1993 Roy Ritchie WWWDWD Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1993 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW RFK Stadium, Washington vacant International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1993 Gilbert Baptist LLWWWL McNichols Sports Arena, Denver USBA Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1992 Wayne Powell WWWWDW Merv Griffin's Resorts, Atlantic City vacant USBA Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1992 Eric Rhinehart LLLWLW Outdoor Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Aug. 28, 1992 James Stokes LWWWWL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 21, 1992 Anibal Miranda DLLLLL Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Points
April 3, 1992 Randy Smith WLWWLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1992 Dennis Milton WWWWWL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 13, 1991 Willie Kemp LLLWWL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1991 David McCluskey LLLLLL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 23, 1991 Ralph Moncrief WLLLWL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1991 Danny Mitchell LLLLLL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1991 Pedro Marquez WLWWWL Aspen Hotel, Parsippany WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 1991 Steve Langley WWLLLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1991 Richard Quiles LLWLLL National Guard Armory, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 1990 Mike Sapp LLLLLL Lee County Civic Center, Fort Myers WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 20, 1990 Darrin Oliver LWLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1990 Percy Harris WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 30, 1990 Khalif Shabazz LWWLLL Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 31, 1990 Jouvin Mercado LW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1990 Eddie Tyler WLLLLL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 1990 Keith Gray Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1990 Greg Paige WL Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 1988 Clinton Mitchell Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Majority decision