2016 BOXING fight – Bernard Hopkins vs Joe Smith Jr – full fight Video

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3 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-12-17, pretty good fight between Bernard Hopkins and Joe Smith Jr: it gets three stars.

The former world champion in two different weight classes Bernard Hopkins (he is 51 years old, 24 years older than Smith) entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 55-7-2 (32 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since November 8, 2014 when he was defeated by Sergey Kovalev (=Hopkins vs Kovalev). Before this bout, when he was 49 years old, he had won his last world title against Beibut Shumenov (=Hopkins vs Shumenov).
His opponent, Joe Smith Jr, has a record of 22-1-0 (18 KOs=82%) and he entered as the No.7 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Andre Ward). He suffered his only loss when he faced Eddie Caminero in 2010, since then he has collected 16 consecutive victories beating Fabiano Pena and Andrzej Fonfara in 2016 (=Fonfara vs Smith). Hopkins vs Smith is valid for the WBC International light heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!


 

 

Date: 2016-12-17

Where: Forum, Inglewood, California, USA

Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)

Title: WBC International light heavyweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Joe Smith Jr def. Bernard Hopkins (TKO at 0:53, round 8)

 

Hopkins’ previous fight: Bernard Hopkins vs Sergey Kovalev

Smith’s previous fight: Andrzej Fonfara vs Joe Smith Jr

Smith’s next fight: Joe Smith Jr vs Sullivan Barrera

 

 

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  • Norris Lurker

    Three or four great punches ( in bunches) end a great fighters career.
    Not the way he would want to be remembered. Couldnt see how his ankle or ankles were damaged as both were up in the air when he landed on his back. The commentators were also favouring Hopkins as winning the fight up to this stage which I could not agree with. Very entertaining, Hopkins should have permanently retired at least three fights ago.

  • tango2042

    Until when this old boxer thinks he can milk the cow. Bernard it is really about time for you to go for retirement and don’t come back anymore to avoid the shame that happened to you last night. After your fall from the ring I’m still surprised that you were able to stand up and walk again. You were a boxer with just a reasonable career and record but two decades ago. At your age, and since you never was as good as you think you were or are it is better now to enjoy retirement because you are not going to improve and really before that somebody next time break some of your most likely weak bones. Hopefully, from now on you stay home and just enjoy the gym.

  • tango2042

    If somebody speaks well about what Bernard did in the ring last night it is just because busyness and because they were totally out of mind. It was a real shame and I hope this event keep this guy out of the ring for good. I will say since 2005 all his fights were a totally shame and favored to go on because the kind of busyness they unfortunately imply

  • BoxFan

    It is so FITTING that Hit and Hold Hopkins got knocked out of the ring, and out of boxing for good.

  • thenewb

    LOL he said he twisted his leg or w.e. wow!?? if u watch him fall out he fell flat on his back with his feet up in the air….how did his leg get hurt???

  • FanFan

    Hopkins did not leave boxing, “his way.” lol His entrance solidified that this fight will be remembered for a while. he he

  • FanFan

    HE HE HE HE HE . . . . HA HA HA HA. . .A JUST ENDING FOR A GUY WHO KEPT ON STEALING ROUNDS WHILE BORING THE FANS!!

  • Steve Ford

    the racist finally got shut up. i guess that white boy could knock him out