Again the oldest fighter to ever win a major world belt, Bernard Hopkins has ‘only 5 more years’ in the squared circle

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Bernard Hopkins has knocked Father Time onto Queer Street.

Bernard Hopkins unanimously outscored Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud to earn the IBF light heavyweight title and, again, become the oldest fighter to ever win a major world belt on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A former two-weight world champion, and reformed ex-convict, Hopkins (53-6-3-2, 32 KOs) broke his own feat by overwhelming Cloud (24-1, 19 KOs).

“I won’t be around long,” said Hopkins, 48, who safeguarded his middleweight crown a record 20 straight times from 1995 through 2005. “Maybe only 5 more years.”

Despite being a quasi geriatric, “The Executioner” remains a defensive virtuoso with an insatiable appetite for winning.

An active prizefighting legend, there is no telling what Bernard Hopkins will manage to accomplish in the squared circle with “only 5 more years.”

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