Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will go down as one of the greatest middleweight fighters of all time. The now 51 year old fighter went into the ring one final time tonight on HBO vs. Joe Smith Jr., a construction worker looking to make a name for himself.
Sadly for B-Hop, he was punched out of the ring and into retirement.
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) December 18, 2016
Rough way to go out.
Hopkins had 20 seconds to return to the ring, but after hitting his head on the floor and hurting his ankle, Hopkins called it a career. To quote Murtaugh…