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March 15th, 2013
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Oldest Boxing Champion Bernard Hopkins defeats fighter 17 years his junior

Bernard Hopkins sits down with John Berman and Brooke Baldwin on Starting Point to talk about his historic boxing win in the IBF light-heavyweight championship. On Saturday, the 48-years-old Hopkins beat Tavoris Cloud, who is 17 years his junior to become the oldest fighter to ever win a championship belt. Hopkins broke his own record that he set two years ago.

Hopkins states, he is “outsmarting the guys", and his "strategy is better.” On his success, he believes it is through dedication, and a healthy lifestyle that he has been able to continue boxing. Hopkins attributes the healthy lifestyle he took on early in his career to his success today. His advice to people is, “it's a process that takes place. You have to take time, work your way up to as they say a championship level. I tell people that in life. You work your way up.”

Hopkins says that by 35-years-old many boxers start to be fazed out of the industry, but that he has “really superseded everyone’s expectations.”

You can watch Hopkins' historic fight on HBO demand.

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