Several weeks from his 52nd birthday, fight legend Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2-2 NC, 32 KOs) returns to face young, hungry contender Jose Smith at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
HBO BOXING® ENDS THE YEAR WITH A HISTORIC FIGHT WHEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®: BERNARD HOPKINS VS. JOE SMITH, JR. AND JOSEPH DIAZ, JR. VS. HORACIO GARCIA AND OLEKSANDR USYK VS. THABISO MCHUNU IS SEEN SATURDAY, DEC. 17
Fight legend Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO), who will turn 52 in January, faces Joe Smith (22-1, 18 KO) on December 17 in what will likely be the former's last hurrah in the ring.
On Saturday night, boxing superstar Andre Ward surgically took apart Sullivan Barrera en route to coasting to a comfortable unanimous decision win.
In November, following his one-sided loss to Sergey Kovalev, then 50 year old fight legend Bernard Hopkins shocked the boxing world when he stated he wanted to face the sport's most destructive fighter, pound-for-pound, in his proverbial 'last hurrah.''
Since losing to Sergey Kovalev in November 2014, 51 year old fight legend Bernard Hopkins has called out the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Carl Froch and James DeGale, and insisted the loss wouldn't serve as his final fight.
Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KO) vs Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KO) should it happen this year, would undoubtedly be one of the biggest events in boxing in 2016.
In their much-ballyhooed fight less than three weeks away, former 2-time welterweight titilist Andre Berto (30-3, 23KOs) will take on WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs) on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.