Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 6/23/14
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Two Bernard Hopkins showed up at the final press conference today for Saturday night's "Believe It or Not!: Bernard Hopkins vs Chad Dawson" WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Championship at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®. Both turned out to be stars in their own right, however, as the "real" Hopkins helped unveil an exact replica of himself - a wax figure created by the Ripley's Believe It or Not! F/X department - to the amazement of the large media contingent gathered at the event. The "real" Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, the oldest fighter to ever win a major world championship and a long-time Ripley's fan, spent two days in July having a full body wax casting made as the first step in the creation of his likeness. The one unveiled today will be a part of a future Believe It or Not! exhibit of Hopkins at one of the worldwide Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. Ripley's decided to create the figure ...
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