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Bernard Hopkins Record

55-8-2
Total Fights67
Wins55
Losses8
Draws2
No-Contests2
Title Wins10
Title Defenses22
Title-Fight KOs13
KO Wins32
KO Losses1
Bernard Hopkins Record & Stats
Bernard Hopkins' Record
Bernard Hopkins' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Bernard Hopkins' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 28 years and two months, Bernard Hopkins fought 67 times with 55 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws.

      Hopkins retired from professional boxing with a record of 55-8-2, which included 10 world-title wins and 22 successful title defense fights at two weight classes — middleweight and light-heavyweight. He had a 49.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 67 fights being knockout wins, 13 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Hopkins' career was a 8th round TKO loss to Joe Smith Jr., which was not a world title fight.

      His last fight was a 8th round TKO defeat to Joe Smith Jr. on December 17, 2016.

      Some of Hopkins' best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Roy Jones Jr., Winky Wright, Óscar de la Hoya, and Félix Trinidad), William Joppy, Antonio Tarver, Jean Pascal, and Beibut Shumenov.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      67Dec 17, 201651Joe Smith Jr.LossTKO8
      66Nov 8, 201449Sergey KovalevLoss *UD
      65Apr 19, 201449Beibut ShumenovWin *SD
      64Oct 26, 201348Karo MuratWin *UD
      63Mar 9, 201348Tavoris CloudWin *UD
      62Apr 28, 201247Chad DawsonLoss *MD
      61Oct 15, 201146Chad DawsonNCTKO2
      60May 21, 201146Jean PascalWin *UD
      59Dec 18, 201045Jean PascalDraw *MD
      58Apr 3, 201045Roy Jones Jr.WinUD
      57Dec 2, 200944Enrique OrnelasWinUD
      56Oct 18, 200843Kelly PavlikWinUD
      55Apr 19, 200843Joe CalzagheLoss *SD
      54Jul 21, 200742Winky WrightWin *UD
      53Jun 10, 200641Antonio TarverWin *UD
      52Dec 3, 200540Jermain TaylorLoss *UD
      51Jul 16, 200540Jermain TaylorLoss *SD
      50Feb 19, 200540Howard EastmanWin *UD
      49Sep 18, 200439Óscar de la HoyaWin *KO9
      48Jun 5, 200439Robert AllenWin *UD
      47Dec 13, 200338William JoppyWin *UD
      46Mar 29, 200338Morrade HakkarWin *RTD8
      45Feb 2, 200237Carl DanielsWin *RTD10
      44Sep 29, 200136Félix TrinidadWin *TKO12
      43Apr 14, 200136Keith HolmesWin *UD
      42Dec 1, 200035Antwun EcholsWin *TKO10
      41May 13, 200035Syd VanderpoolWin *UD
      40Dec 12, 199934Antwun EcholsWin *UD
      39Feb 6, 199934Robert AllenWin *TKO7
      38Aug 28, 199833Robert AllenNCNC
      37Jan 31, 199833Simon BrownWin *TKO6
      36Nov 18, 199732Andrew CouncilWin *UD
      35Jul 20, 199732Glen JohnsonWin *TKO11
      34Apr 19, 199732John David JacksonWin *TKO7
      33Jul 16, 199631William Bo JamesWin *TKO11
      32Mar 16, 199631Joe LipseyWin *KO4
      31Jan 27, 199631Steve FrankWin *TKO1
      30Apr 29, 199530Segundo MercadoWin *TKO7
      29Dec 17, 199429Segundo MercadoDraw *SD
      28May 17, 199429Lupe AquinoWinUD
      27Feb 26, 199429Melvin WynnWinTKO3
      26Nov 23, 199328Wendall HallWinTKO3
      25Aug 3, 199328Roy RitchieWinTKO7
      24May 22, 199328Roy Jones Jr.Loss *UD
      23Feb 16, 199328Gilbert BaptistWinUD
      22Dec 4, 199227Wayne PowellWinTKO1
      21Sep 14, 199227Eric RhinehartWinKO1
      20Aug 28, 199227James StokesWinKO1
      19May 21, 199227Aníbal MirandaWinPTS
      18Apr 3, 199227Randy SmithWinUD
      17Jan 31, 199227Dennis MiltonWinRTD4
      16Dec 13, 199126Willie KempWinUD
      15Nov 26, 199126David McCluskeyWinTKO7
      14Sep 23, 199126Ralph MoncriefWinTKO1
      13Jul 9, 199126Danny MitchellWinTKO1
      12Jun 20, 199126Pedro MárquezWinTKO1
      11Mar 18, 199126Steve LangleyWinTKO3
      10Feb 26, 199126Richard QuilesWinKO1
      9Nov 17, 199025Mike SappWinTKO1
      8Oct 20, 199025Darren OliverWinTKO1
      7Aug 5, 199025Percy HarrisWinUD
      6Jun 30, 199025Khalif ShabazzWinKO1
      5May 31, 199025Jouvin MercadoWinTKO2
      4May 18, 199025Eddie TylerWinTKO1
      3Apr 26, 199025Keith GrayWinTKO1
      2Feb 22, 199025Greg PaigeWinUD
      1Oct 11, 198823Clinton MitchellLossMD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Bernard Hopkins (The Executioner) is a 59-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on January 15, 1965. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. Hopkins was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2020. His professional boxing career spanned more than 28 years — from 1988 to 2016.

      Hopkins made his professional boxing debut against Clinton Mitchell at the age of 23 on October 11, 1988, losing to Mitchell via 4 round majority decision. He went on to win 22 consecutive fights after this loss, which included 16 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on May 22, 1993 after 23 professional fights, against Roy Jones Jr. for the IBF (vacant) title. He lost to Jones Jr. via 12 round unanimous decision.

      Bernard Hopkins was a two-time undisputed middleweight world champion, and a two-time unified world champion — at light-heavyweight and middleweight, and has won 10 world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Hopkins' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Hopkins had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Joe Smith Jr. on December 17, 2016. Hopkins lost the fight via 8th round TKO. It's been 7 years, 6 months, and 2 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Hopkins had a total of 34 world-title fights, which includes winning 10 world titles and 22 successful title defenses. He won 26 of these fights, lost six, and drew in two.

      Title Wins

      Bernard Hopkins fought for world titles in 13 fights and won eight of these fights, three of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won 10 belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 19, 2014^Beibut ShumenovLight-heavyweightWBA (Super)SD
      Mar 9, 2013Tavoris CloudLight-heavyweightIBFUD
      May 21, 2011Jean PascalLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingUD
      Jun 10, 2006Antonio TarverLight-heavyweightThe RingUD
      Sep 18, 2004+Óscar de la HoyaMiddleweightWBOKO
      Sep 29, 2001+Félix TrinidadMiddleweightWBA (Super), The Ring*TKO
      Apr 14, 2001^Keith HolmesMiddleweightWBCUD
      Apr 29, 1995Segundo MercadoMiddleweightIBF*TKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Bernard Hopkins had 26 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — middleweight (x20) and light-heavyweight (x6). He won 22 of them and lost four times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 19, 2014^Beibut ShumenovLight-heavyweightIBFSD
      Oct 26, 2013Karo MuratLight-heavyweightIBFUD
      Jul 21, 2007Winky WrightLight-heavyweightThe RingUD
      Feb 19, 2005Howard EastmanMiddleweightWBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Sep 18, 2004+Óscar de la HoyaMiddleweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingKO
      Jun 5, 2004Robert AllenMiddleweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingUD
      Dec 13, 2003William JoppyMiddleweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingUD
      Mar 29, 2003Morrade HakkarMiddleweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingRTD
      Feb 2, 2002Carl DanielsMiddleweightWBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The RingRTD
      Sep 29, 2001+Félix TrinidadMiddleweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Apr 14, 2001^Keith HolmesMiddleweightIBFUD
      Dec 1, 2000Antwun EcholsMiddleweightIBFTKO
      May 13, 2000Syd VanderpoolMiddleweightIBFUD
      Dec 12, 1999Antwun EcholsMiddleweightIBFUD
      Feb 6, 1999Robert AllenMiddleweightIBFTKO
      Jan 31, 1998Simon BrownMiddleweightIBFTKO
      Nov 18, 1997Andrew CouncilMiddleweightIBFUD
      Jul 20, 1997Glen JohnsonMiddleweightIBFTKO
      Apr 19, 1997John David JacksonMiddleweightIBFTKO
      Jul 16, 1996William Bo JamesMiddleweightIBFTKO
      Mar 16, 1996Joe LipseyMiddleweightIBFKO
      Jan 27, 1996Steve FrankMiddleweightIBFTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Bernard Hopkins lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of 10 titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 8, 2014Sergey KovalevLight-heavyweightWBA (Super), IBFUD
      Apr 28, 2012Chad DawsonLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingMD
      Apr 19, 2008Joe CalzagheLight-heavyweightThe RingSD
      Jul 16, 2005Jermain TaylorMiddleweightWBA (Undisputed), WBC, IBF, WBO, The RingSD

      Highlights

      Hopkins fought a total of 67 times during his professional career, which includes 34 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These 11 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • May 22, 1993: In his first world-title fight, Bernard Hopkins loses to Roy Jones Jr. via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the IBF (vacant) middleweight title.

      • April 29, 1995: Hopkins wins the IBF middleweight title from Segundo Mercado, by beating Mercado via 7th round TKO.

      • April 14, 2001: Hopkins becomes a unified middleweight world champion by beating Keith Holmes via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the IBF and WBC middleweight world-champion belts.

      • September 29, 2001: Hopkins becomes the undisputed middleweight world champion by defeating Félix Trinidad via 12th round TKO. He now holds the WBC, IBF, WBA (Super), and The Ring middleweight world-champion belts.

      • December 13, 2003: Hopkins successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against William Joppy, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 18, 2004: Hopkins becomes the undisputed middleweight world champion by defeating Óscar de la Hoya via 9th round KO. He now holds the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The Ring, and WBO middleweight world-champion belts.

      • June 10, 2006: Hopkins wins The Ring light-heavyweight title from Antonio Tarver, by beating Tarver via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • July 21, 2007: Hopkins successfully defends The Ring light-heavyweight title against Winky Wright, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 21, 2011: Hopkins wins the WBC and The Ring light-heavyweight titles from Jean Pascal, by beating Pascal via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • March 9, 2013: Hopkins wins the IBF light-heavyweight title from Tavoris Cloud, by beating Cloud via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 19, 2014: Hopkins becomes a unified light-heavyweight world champion by beating Beibut Shumenov via 12 round split decision. He now holds the IBF and WBA (Super) light-heavyweight world-champion belts.

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