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Bernard Hopkins has never been a taciturn figure, so that he would crow loudly over taking Tavoris Cloud's IBF belt and pushing his own record as boxing's oldest world champion forward a notch isn't surprising. However, only boxing fans with long memories and a keen interest in the sport might have understood why he was boasting about "putting Don King out of business." Out of Business? Credit: Will Hart - HBO The start of 2013 might very well prove the death knell for Don King Productions. King, who was once the sport's dominant promoter, has been semi-retired for years and started the year with only three world champions in his stable: Cloud, junior middleweight Cornelius Bundrage, and cruiserweight Guillermo Jones. Bundrage lost his own red IBF belt last month, so when Hopkins beat Cloud this weekend, King was left with only Guillermo Jones. Of course, King has suffered severe setbacks before. Indeed, the history of boxing over the last 40 years could ...
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