Date Event
Saturday
Apr 19, 2014
Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov
DC Armory - WashingtonDC

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Bernard Hopkins Background

Bernard Hopkins is a well known American boxer. Born in Pennsylvania he got into boxing quite early in his life. He had a troubled youth and was involved in gang activity in the early years of his life. He was sent to prison on charges of crime. It was during his stint in the prison that he decided to turn around his life. He got back to studies and took his boxing career seriously. Hopkins won the middleweight championship thrice when he was in prison. He debuted as a professional boxer in the Atlantic City against Clinton Mitchell. His second match was against Greg Paige in 1990 which he won. In the years from 1990 to 1992, Hopkins bagged 20 victories without a single loss. In 1993 he lost the world title to Roy Jones Jr.

In 1994 Jones left the middleweight ranks. He bagged the world title in 1995 when he defeated Segundo Mercado. He beat many famous boxers including Glencoffe Johnson, Antwun Echols, John David Jackson and Simon brown. By 2000 he had bagged the IBF title 12 times without a single loss. In 2004 Hopkins faced Oscar de la hoya. He won the middleweight title in the highest paying match of his career. Hopkins later joined "golden boy promotions" which was the promotional film of Oscar de la hoya. He took over the east coast center of the organization as the president.

In July 2005 Hopkins lost his middleweight title to the 26 year old Jermain Taylor. In December 2005 there was a rematch between Taylor and Hopkins where again Taylor won by a disputed decision. In 2006 Hopkins faced the light heavyweight champion of the ring magazine Antonio Tarver. In 2007 Hopkins returned to fight Ronald Wright in a light heavyweight match for the ring magazine's title.