Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/22/13
At 48-years-old, Bernard Hopkins is the oldest fighter to win a world championship in the history of boxing, and on June 20 he will be recognized for that accomplishment and more when he accepts the 2013 John Wanamaker Athletic Award at the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. The award, which has bestowed since 1961, will be presented by the Philadelphia Sports Congress (PSC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), in conjunction with Amerimar/Behringer Harvard. It recognizes the athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel. Credit: Damien Acevedo / All City Boxing In 2011, Hopkins broke George Foreman's record as the oldest fighter in history to win a title when he defeated Jean Pascal for the WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship at the age of 46. On March 9, 2013 Hopkins convincingly outpointed IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion T...
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