About Bernard Hopkins Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Bernard Hopkins is a professional boxer known as the Executioner. Born on January 15, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he is famous for being the first boxer to retain four title belts including the Ring Magazine belt in a single game. He held the middleweight world championship title for ten years. After his crime and wrong deeds filled youth, he converted to Islam and led a devout Muslim life. His boxing skills were discovered in the prison where he was detained for a few crimes and immediately turned professional on October 11, 1988. His debut game was against Clinton Mitchell who defeated him. His first win as a pro was on February 22, 1990 against Greg Paige. However, his first world title fight was on May 22, 1993 in Washington, DC against Roy Jones Jr. He lost in this fight for the IBF middleweight belt by unanimous decision. He was able to win the said title in 1995 when Jones abandoned the belt and Hopkins fought against Segundo Mercado, whom he defeated by a technical knockout. His most recent fight was in April 2010 when he had a rematch with Roy Jones, Jr. And won via unanimous decision in a 12 round fight. Before that, he defeated Enrique Ornelas in 2009 also via decision.
He holds a record of 51 wins which includes 34 knockouts and 17 by decisions and 5 losses in his entire career. He had one draw and one no contest fight.
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