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May 25, 2011
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And once again, a professional boxing record is achieved. At 46 years old, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man in the history of the sport to win a major world title by winning the WBC Light Heavyweight title last Sunday, May 21, courtesy of a unanimous decision win against defending champion Jean Pascal.

His record-breaking age of 46 years and 4 months surpasses George Forman’s previous record of 45 years and 10 months. ESPN columnist Dan Rafael called this event phenomenal, saying "Hopkins already had lived several boxing lifetimes, but he was born yet again in Saturday's decision over Jean Pascal, becoming the oldest champion in history."

With this amazing feat, Hopkins now leads the list of the oldest champions in the history of professional sports, five of whom have sports stories just as awesome as "The Executioner" just pulled off.

WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO
IMAGE OF BERNARD HOPKINS FROM WWW.BOXNEWS.COM.UA
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