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Boxer Bernard Hopkins is almost 50, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop doing what he’s good at – beating people up for a living.

The 49-year-old heads to the ring in Atlantic City on November 8 live on HBO to fight Russian light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who is 18 years younger. Hopkins is already in possession of the IBF and WBA light heavyweight belts, but wants to become the oldest world champion in history in any sport.

So what’s his strategy?

“When you’re two months and seven days shy of 50, you can do anything you want,” says Hopkins. “Right now, I’m still having fun whipping these young boys butts and beating them at their own game. I’m really having fun. Fun can be painful sometimes, and this is a dangerous job but I’m really having fun.”

Bernard Hopkins Wants To Make History As Oldest Boxing Champion – But Can He?  was originally published on

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