Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Executioner's Song

Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins won a historic boxing match last night to become the oldest person to win a Heavy Weight Championship Title.

George Forman had this to say: “I was on the edge of my seat every round. It was such an exciting fight. Bernard was the better athlete, the smarter fighter and in the better condition. Now that 46 has done it, next a 47, 48, 49 and 50 will do it” said Foreman in a media release after the fight. “I’m happy for Hopkins and I’m happy for mature athletes.”

Hopkins beat Jean Pascal and won on all 3 scorecards. The judges seeing the fight 116-112, 115-114, and 115-113.

We have no idea what that means.

The Executioner will live on to fight another day and perhaps make history again, but for now all of Philadelphia is proud of its hometown record maker.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saint Bernard is the MAN!! They might as well change the name of Montreal to HOPKINSVILLE!! LOL. He also rubbed it in by coming out in a Flyers jacket.....Priceless!! Any one who was a doubter all i have to say is 46!! World champ not top ten,at 46!! Congratulations CHAMP!!! I hope Donovan Mcnabb watched the fight to get a look at a real leader!! Thats how you do it son!!! LOL