LEGENDARY former two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins (55-7 2, 32 KOs) was recognised by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney with an honorary ceremonial Liberty Bell to commemorate his final career fight against Joe Smith Jnr for the WBC International light-heavyweight title set for Saturday, December 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The bout will be televised live on HBO.
Oscar De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, joined Hopkins and Mayor Kenney to celebrate the former’s legendary career that spans four decades.
Following the presentation with Mayor Kenney, Hopkins hosted a media workout in Philadelphia at Joe Hand Boxing Gym ahead of his “Final 1″ 12-round fight with Joe Smith Jnr.
Hopkins was joined by his head trainer John David Jackson and his promoter Oscar De La Hoyafor the media workout.
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