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Bernard Hopkins Net Worth

Bernard Hopkins Net Worth. Bernard Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He is one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, having held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2001 to 2005, and the lineal light heavyweight title from 2011 to 2012.

Hopkins first became a world champion by winning the vacant IBF middleweight title in 1995. He would go on to compile 20 defenses against 17 opponents, with 19 wins as a result of his no-contest bout against Robert Allen. In 2001, Hopkins successfully unified the middleweight division by defeating Félix Trinidad to win the WBA (Super)WBCRing magazine and lineal titles. A victory over Oscar De La Hoya for the WBO title in 2004 cemented Hopkins’ status as undisputed champion, while also making him the first male boxer to simultaneously hold world titles by all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. In 2001, Hopkins was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2011, The Ring ranked Hopkins as third on their list of the “10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years.” As of April 2021, he is ranked by BoxRec as the seventh greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound.

After losing the undisputed title to Jermain Taylor in 2005 and failing to regain it in a rematch the same year, Hopkins achieved further success in 2006 when he moved up to light heavyweight, winning the IBO and Ring titles from Antonio Tarver at 41 years of age. Two defenses of the Ring title were made before a loss to Joe Calzaghe in 2008. Three years later, Hopkins defeated Jean Pascal for the WBC and lineal light heavyweight titles, as well as regaining the Ring title. This made Hopkins the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, at the age of 46, breaking George Foreman‘s record set in 1994. Hopkins later broke his own record by winning the IBF light heavyweight title from Tavoris Cloud in 2013, and again in 2014 when he won the WBA (Super) title from Beibut Shumenov, at ages 48 and 49, respectively.

Nicknamed “The Executioner“, and later “The Alien“, Hopkins was known among observers for his longevity and ability to continue competing successfully at an advanced age. Widely considered one of the greatest boxers of the modern era, he was a highly strategic and defensive boxer known for carrying good speed and power along with counterpunching skills. He credits mastering the boxing fundamentals and a great defense for his longevity in the sport. He was also a very seasoned fighter, being able to take advantage of a wide variety of situations in the ring and implement rough and dirty tactics while fighting on the inside or in a clinch.

In the last years of his active career, Hopkins also became a minority partner with Golden Boy Promotions, with which he still remains post-career.

What is Bernard Hopkins’ Net Worth and Salary?

Net Worth: $40 Million

Date of Birth: Jan 15, 1965 (58 years old)

Place of Birth: Philadelphia

Gender: Male

Height: 6 ft (1.85 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer, Athlete, Actor

Nationality: United States of America

Bernard Hopkins is an American former professional boxer with a net worth of $40 million. Nicknamed “The Executioner,” Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era’s greatest fighters, having won 55 out of his 67 fights and holding various world championship titles across two weight classes. Bernard holds the record for Oldest Boxing World Champion at the age of 48. Today, Hopkins is a minority partner with the boxing and MMA promotion company “Golden Boy Promotions.”

Early Life

Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. was born on January 15th of 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to his father, Bernard Hopkins Sr. and his mother, Sue Hopkins. Bernard grew up in the Raymond Rosen housing project, situated in Philadelphia’s most crime-ridden area. By age 11, Hopkins was into petty theft, and within two years he was mugging people and had visited the ER three times with stab wounds. He later joined a gang, graduating to more severe crimes. In 1982, Bernard entered the Graterford Prison with an 18-year sentence, guilty on nine felonies.

While in prison, someone murdered Hopkins’ oldest brother. Hopkins learned that the man who killed his brother would serve his sentence in Graterford Prison as well. The man eventually chose confinement instead of joining the general population. Hopkins later stated he was grateful, saying he would have killed his brother’s murderer, resulting in him never leaving prison.

Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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