Boxing: Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
Published on Apr 21, 2014 6:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Bernard Hopkins, boxing's ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown.
Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision on Saturday, April 19, 2014, over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown.
"The only thing I want to know before I leave this game is that I gave it all," Hopkins said.
"It's another page. Every page is history. Money is great but history is something you can't get rid of."
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