May 22, 2011

Likely So Bernard Hopkins Oldest Boxing World Champion


Montreal] Bernard Hopkins the opportunity to become the oldest world champion in boxing history on Saturday (21 / 5) when the boxer to win the battle against Canadian Jean Pascal for the light heavyweight title fight version of the World Boxing Council (WBC) in Montreal.

Hopkins is 46 years old 126 days when he stepped into the ring to do battle re-equilibration following the controversial results in December last year which makes equipment to be world champion Pascal at the time.

That means Hopkins 24 days older than the U.S. heavyweight legend George Foreman when he took the ring to defend IBF heavyweight title against the version of the German boxer Axel Schulz in 1995 by winning numbers.

Foreman became the oldest boxer to capture a world title when he beat compatriot Michael Moorer KO boxer in three minutes two seconds into the round-10 for the IBF heavyweight title Capping and WBA on November 5, 1994.

"It was a very meaningful thing for me to break the record as the oldest boxer will be a champion, and I dedicate this victory is not just for athletes gaek world of boxing, but also for all the athletes gaek sports anywhere," said Hopkins.

"I will go to the ring on Saturday night and will battle it out for the sake of all athletes gaek it. I was living proof that life does not end at age 40 of an athlete," said Hopkins.

"That made me more motivated is the desire to prove to the young lion that the lion is the ruler of this ancient wilderness of this," Hopkins yelled excitedly.

Hopkins who has a 51-5 match record with two balanced revenue and 32 knockout wins, sinister athwart the middle class for 10 years before losing to Jermain Taylor in 2005 when he was 40 years old.

Since then Hopkins managed to conquer the big names in world boxing, such as Antonio Tarver, Winky Wright, Roy Jones and the boxer who previously unbeaten Kelly Pavlik, but in 2008 he lost the number of left-handed Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe.
"This is not only important to the world of boxing history, this is the history of the sport, history is being painted today," said promoter Oscar de la Hoya, a former world champion in six different classes. If Hopkins wins to enter the ranks of a rare athlete in the world.

Jack Nicklaus became the world champion of golf for the eighteenth time in 46 years of age in 1986, the oldest person ever to wear the green jacket at Augusta National, while Willie Shoemaker became the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in 1986 at age 54.

Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer won 16 games the best team to lead the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Baseball Championships in 2009, he typed 45 years old, while the U.S. racing legend Richard Petty race to remain competitive until retirement at age 47 years.

U.S. Athletes George Blanda became the oldest player in NFL history at age 48, while the world ice hockey legend Gordie Howe was still able to become champions in the final round of the NHL in 1980 at the age of 52 years.

Among the fighters, Hopkins aligned with U.S. boxing legend Archie Moore, who scored a record 131 times in 219 times KO his professional career, most recently when it has reached 47 years.

Foreman, who is now 62 years old, Hopkins estimate will be meng-KO Pascal in the struggle. [Ant/L-9]

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