At age 48, Bernard Hopkins is looking to do the impossible. Or at least what might seem impossible to the average man.
On March 9, "The Executioner" will try to break his own record as the oldest fighter in history to win a world title when he takes on IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Hopkins, who holds a 52-6-2 record with 32 wins by KO, seems to be more than ready for the affair.
"People can say what they want," Hopkins said in a statement released Tuesday, on his 48th birthday. "I have broken records, quieted doubters and solidified my legacy."
The Philadelphia native became the oldest to win a major world championship in May 2011 when he took the WBC light heavyweight title from Jean Pascal at the age of 46. Hopkins lost that title this past April in a rematch with Chad Dawson in a 12-round majority decision. The controversial first Hopkins-Dawson bout, in October 2011, had been ruled a no-contest.
However, the 31-year-old...