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Boxing: Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Published on Apr 21, 2014 6:15 AM
Bernard Hopkins (right) of the United States exchanges blows with Beibut Shumenov (left) of the United States during their WBA & IBA Light-heavyweight title fight at the DC Armory in Washington on April 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

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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