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Hopkins in his farewell fight was knocked out of the ring

Хопкинс в прощальном бою был выбит с рингаLegendary American boxer Bernard Hopkins symbolically concluded his 34-year professional career.

Hopkins from his farewell fight decided not to make a show, and chose a very serious opponent, 51-year-old veteran met with international world champion under version WBC Joe Smith Jr.

Before the final chord Hopkins have not been out of the ring for almost two years – from the first round, it became clear that multiple record holder and a future member of the Boxing Hall of fame is far from his ideal form.

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Smith Jr. controlled the fight and in the eighth round staged a symbolic farewell for Hopkins. Joe was able to invest in a combination in which the opponent flew from the ring and fell from the wall height. Hopkins did not have time to return to the ring after a career debut with an early defeat.

“I’m still in shock, wanted to fight Smith. He pushed me out of the ring. I hit my head and sprained her ankle during the fall. After that, I couldn’t stand up. I am sure that this would not have happened if not for the fall,” he said after the fight multiple world champion.

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Bernard Hopkins entered the Boxing history as the first athlete to become a world champion in four versions. “Alien” repeatedly beat his age record and twice finished the year status as the best boxer of the world regardless of weight category.

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