Bernard Hopkins Record & Stats

Bernard Hopkins Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 28 years and 2 months, Bernard Hopkins fought 67 times with 55 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on December 17, 2016, Hopkins' boxing record stood at 55-8-2 (32 KO wins, 1 KO loss).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
“The Executioner”
Born
Jan 15, 1965
Age
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Debut
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Record
55-8-2
Rounds
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KOs
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Height
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Reach
191 cm
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Stance
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Bernard Hopkins' record and stats
Bernard Hopkins' Record

      Bernard Hopkins (The Executioner) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. on January 15, 1965. Hopkins made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 on October 11, 1988. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. Hopkins turned 58 last month, on the 15th. Hopkins is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights67
      Wins55
      Losses8
      Draws2
      No-Contests2
      KO Wins32
      Total Title Wins10
      Title Defenses22
      Title-Fight KO Wins13
      Losses via KO1
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      67Dec 17, 201651 Joe Smith Jr.LossTKO8
      66Nov 8, 201449 Sergey Kovalev LossUD
      65Apr 19, 201449 Beibut Shumenov WinSD
      64Oct 26, 201348 Karo Murat WinUD
      63Mar 9, 201348 Tavoris Cloud WinUD
      62Apr 28, 201247 Chad Dawson LossMD
      61Oct 15, 201146 Chad DawsonNCTKO2
      60May 21, 201146 Jean Pascal WinUD
      59Dec 18, 201045 Jean Pascal DrawMD
      58Apr 3, 201045 Roy Jones Jr.WinUD
      57Dec 2, 200944Enrique OrnelasWinUD
      56Oct 18, 200843 Kelly PavlikWinUD
      55Apr 19, 200843 Joe Calzaghe LossSD
      54Jul 21, 200742 Winky Wright WinUD
      53Jun 10, 200641 Antonio Tarver WinUD
      52Dec 3, 200540 Jermain Taylor LossUD
      51Jul 16, 200540 Jermain Taylor LossSD
      50Feb 19, 200540 Howard Eastman WinUD
      49Sep 18, 200439 Óscar de la Hoya WinKO9
      48Jun 5, 200439Robert Allen WinUD
      47Dec 13, 200338 William Joppy WinUD
      46Mar 29, 200338Morrade Hakkar WinRTD8
      45Feb 2, 200237 Carl Daniels WinRTD10
      44Sep 29, 200136 Félix Trinidad WinTKO12
      43Apr 14, 200136 Keith Holmes WinUD
      42Dec 1, 200035Antwun Echols WinTKO10
      41May 13, 200035Syd Vanderpool WinUD
      40Dec 12, 199934Antwun Echols WinUD
      39Feb 6, 199934Robert Allen WinTKO7
      38Aug 28, 199833Robert AllenNCNC
      37Jan 31, 199833 Simon Brown WinTKO6
      36Nov 18, 199732Andrew Council WinUD
      35Jul 20, 199732 Glen Johnson WinTKO11
      34Apr 19, 199732John David Jackson WinTKO7
      33Jul 16, 199631William Bo James WinTKO11
      32Mar 16, 199631Joe Lipsey WinKO4
      31Jan 27, 199631Steve Frank WinTKO1
      30Apr 29, 199530Segundo Mercado WinTKO7
      29Dec 17, 199429Segundo Mercado DrawSD
      28May 17, 199429Lupe AquinoWinUD
      27Feb 26, 199429Melvin WynnWinTKO3
      26Nov 23, 199328Wendall HallWinTKO3
      25Aug 3, 199328Roy RitchieWinTKO7
      24May 22, 199328 Roy Jones Jr. LossUD
      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

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      Statistics

      Bernard Hopkins is 185 cm tall (6' 0.83") with a reach of 191 cm (6' 3.20"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 6 cm (2.36"). Hopkins has a 49.2% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Bernard Hopkins' professional boxing career spanned more than 28 years — from 1988 to 2016.

      Hopkins made his 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.

      Hopkins 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.

      He 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 2 weight classes. For all the details about Hopkins' world title wins and defenses refer to "Bernard Hopkins World Titles".

      Some of Hopkins' best fights and notable victories include wins over William Joppy, Winky Wright, Félix Trinidad, Óscar de la Hoya, Antonio Tarver, Jean Pascal, and Beibut Shumenov.

      Bernard Hopkins had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career — six of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss in his professional debut against Clinton Mitchell via 4th round MD. He has been stopped once and lost seven times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Bernard Hopkins' losses".

      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 6 years, 1 month, and 18 days since this fight.

      Hopkins retired from professional boxing with a record of 55-8-2, which included 32 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 10 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2020.

      Career Highlights

      Bernard Hopkins fought a total of 67 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 11 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Segundo Mercado

        A 30-year old Bernard Hopkins (26-2-1, 19 KO) had his first world title fight against Segundo Mercado for the vacant IBF middleweight belt.

        Hopkins defeated Mercado via 7th round TKO to win the vacant IBF middleweight title.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Keith Holmes

        A 36-year old Bernard Hopkins (38-2-1, 28 KO) faced Keith Holmes, who was 32 years old with a record of 36-2 in a middleweight unification fight. Holmes was on a five-fight win streak with 24 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Hopkins had a 3 cm reach advantage over Holmes.

        Hopkins defeated Holmes via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC middleweight title and retain the IBF middleweight title.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Félix Trinidad

        A 36-year old Bernard Hopkins (39-2-1, 28 KO) faced an undefeated Félix Trinidad, who was 28 years old with a record of 40-0 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. Trinidad was on a 40-fight win streak with 33 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated Trinidad via 12th round TKO to win the WBA (Super) and vacant Ring Magazine middleweight titles and retain the WBC and IBF middleweight titles. He handed Trinidad the first loss of his career, and put an end to Trinidad's 40-fight win streak.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. William Joppy

        A 38-year old Bernard Hopkins (42-2-1, 31 KO) faced William Joppy, who was 33 years old with a record of 34-2-1 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. Joppy was on a two-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 10 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated Joppy via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Oscar De La Hoya

        A 39-year old Bernard Hopkins (44-2-1, 31 KO) faced Óscar de la Hoya, who was 31 years old with a record of 37-3 in a undisputed middleweight championship bout. de la Hoya was on a one-fight win streak with 29 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 6 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated De La Hoya via 9th round KO to win the WBO middleweight title and retain the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Antonio Tarver

        A 41-year old Bernard Hopkins (46-4-1, 32 KO) faced Antonio Tarver, who was 37 years old with a record of 24-3. Tarver was on a two-fight win streak with 18 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but both had the same reach.

        Hopkins defeated Tarver via 12 round unanimous decision to win the Ring Magazine light-heavyweight title.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Winky Wright

        A 42-year old Bernard Hopkins (47-4-1, 32 KO) faced Winky Wright, who was 35 years old with a record of 51-3-1 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Wright was on a one-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated Wright via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the Ring Magazine light-heavyweight title.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe

        A 43-year old Bernard Hopkins (48-4-1, 32 KO) faced an undefeated Joe Calzaghe, who was 36 years old with a record of 44-0 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Calzaghe was on a 44-fight win streak with 32 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 6 cm reach advantage.

        Calzaghe defeated Hopkins via 12 round split-decision.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Jean Pascal II

        In an immediate rematch, a 46-year old Bernard Hopkins (51-5-2, 32 KO) faced Jean Pascal, who was now 28 years old with a record of 26-1-1. Their last fight had ended in a draw. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated Pascal via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Tavoris Cloud

        A 48-year old Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KO) faced an undefeated Tavoris Cloud, who was 31 years old with a record of 24-0. Cloud was on a 24-fight win streak with 19 KO wins. Hopkins was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage.

        Hopkins defeated Cloud via 12 round unanimous decision to win the IBF light-heavyweight title. He handed Cloud the first loss of his career, and put an end to Cloud's 24-fight win streak.

      • Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov

        A 49-year old Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO) faced Beibut Shumenov, who was 30 years old with a record of 14-1 in a light-heavyweight unification fight. Shumenov was on a six-fight win streak with 9 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Hopkins had a 3 cm reach advantage over Shumenov.

        Hopkins defeated Shumenov via 12 round split-decision to win the WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title and retain the IBF light-heavyweight title.

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