Issue | Letters | Premium | Jul 22 2019

10 boxers who continued fighting well into their 40s

Miracle man Manny Pacquiao, the new WBA welterweight champion, isn’t the only boxing great to keep fighting beyond his fortieth birthday
Bernard Hopkins
BernardHopkins  |  Action Images/Reuters/Mike Segar

1. Bernard Hopkins

In his forties, Hopkins was good enough to defeat Antonio Tarver, Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright, Kelly Pavlik, Roy Jones Jnr, Jean Pascal, Tavoris Cloud and Beibut Shumenov. Crazier still, he remained active a month shy of his 52nd birthday.

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