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Take a look at the legendary career of the oldest boxer to win a world title. Watch Cloud vs. Hopkins on HBO, March 9 at 9:30 pm ET/PT.
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Hello I'm Jim plant it's been eight years since we at HBO held an official retirement party for Bernard Hopkins in New York. The retirement was put on hold. And in the intervening years Hopkins has had some dramatic victories became the oldest fighter ever to win a recognized championship in the sport. And on March 9 will be fighting once again against rubbed off the worst cloud at the Barkley setter in Brooklyn. You're now in preparation for that Bernard Hopkins greatest hits. September 2000. Eighteenth street just lose weight title defenses Hopkins -- his streak on the line against Oscar Delaware. Billy was the rest of the side began to surface in the middle round. -- -- -- -- -- virtually every now. June 2006. Following back to back decision losses to Jermaine Taylor didn't -- -- class. Challenging Antonio Tarver for a light heavyweight championship we'll talk over the fate was overmatched from the -- Stand in round five. Seizing the moment. Hopkins would let up. How big a favorite. Barber was very. -- invited him like long celebration. -- -- -- Still like 2007. Options when it actually quite a 170 pounds against the -- right up. Right after the punt early and I had but in round three with the defense that we. Ailing the sense of urgency like the game the aggressive. It left pin back right. But Hopkins continued applying pressure to the bottom right to left not. -- right and I'm happy. Look her up against the -- -- a lot. -- out from -- -- -- Was awarded unanimous decision victory. October 2008. The office split decision loss to -- -- obvious talent being undefeated and heavily favored middleweight champion Kelly pavlik. Actually I'm 170 pounds. From the opening bell Hopkins was the aggressor. Okay I happen. Domination continued over Hopkins. He's actually a bit at little round after round he -- increasingly lopsided fight. 2011. 46 year old Bernard half. -- my dog champion. The champion's hometown. Of great George Foreman record as the oldest man to win a championship. Three of boxing. Streak on the line -- I think we're -- find that. October 2011. Hopkins -- -- on the line against Chad Dawson two minutes into the second round action came to an abrupt and it's our fault. -- -- -- -- -- -- After -- Only the fight a no contest. Six months after their first meeting. Hopkins and Dawson then again -- good tennis in school early trying to neutralize off that advantage and reached. Right and it's by far his best one to the -- Good rally behind Dawson. Outside the left side and also. -- in an accident. It's about emotion to get the better round. Oh Hopkins tried once again to get into -- at the -- and -- begin finding his range in the middle round. Making left hand by the awesome right now on the flight landed on Hopkins Hopkins finding it harder and harder to get away from the -- to let him. Around aren't going. Dawson yeah. Hopkins threw more aggressive in the championship round but could do nothing to overcome the deficit losing his title might majority decision. -- Bernard Hopkins in two HBO boxing.