When Bernard Hopkins steps inside the ring with Karo Murat this Saturday, it will be the 31st world title fight (34th counting THE RING championship) of his extraordinary career. Only one man in history, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., took part in more world title fights than Hopkins.
July 4, America’s celebration of the adoption date of the Declaration of Independence, is one of the most festive holidays on the calendar. Once upon a time it was also a date when major boxing events were held. RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves gives us his choice of the most notable July 4 fights.
Bernard Hopkins: “I don’t want my next fight to be just a fight. It has to be historic. If I fight just a fight, then I would probably lose… I want at least one or two more fights. Then, I want to exit out of this game.”