The Top 5 "Over 40" Fighters of All-Time
Bernard Hopkins’ technical schooling of Tavoris Cloud, a reigning titleholder who was more than 17 years his junior, was significant. I was among those who figured Cloud, with Father Time in his corner vs. B-Hop, would be too much for the ageless “Executioner”. However, it appears Father Time apparently has as much trouble getting to Hopkins as Cloud did.
At the age of 48, he has once again set a new standard in boxing as the oldest champion ever, another impressive performance that will go down in the annals of boxing history. But does this latest historic win by Hopkins make him the greatest ‘Over 40’ boxer of all-time?
Here are my top 5 boxers over the age of 40 in history.
5. Roberto Duran (Over 40 record: 18-7-0 w/ 9ko’s)
Duran was mainly a bloated version of his iconic self after he turned 40. He fell short when facing upper-echelon fighters of the time. He dropped two fights to Vinnie Pazienza and Hector Camacho and oneto William J...