Bernard Hopkins To Become A Wax Figure!

Boxing World Champion Bernard Hopkins to Become a Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s F/X Department to Create a Wax Figure of Champion

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 14, 2011) – While opponents have always thought fighting the current WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins was as hard as fighting two men in the ring, he will soon be able to show everyone there really is TWO of him!HopkinsDoor

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will make a wax figure of the winning fighter to be displayed at a Ripley Odditorium in the future.

Bernard Hopkins makes history.

On Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, Hopkins will be in the F/X Department at the world headquarters of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Orlando to begin the tedious task of having a full body wax casting made as the first step in having a wax figure created of himself.

Hopkins ActionHopkins, a future Hall of Fame two-time light heavyweight champion and former undisputed middleweight champion, became the oldest fighter at 46-years old

in boxing history to win a major world championship with his unanimous decision victory over 28-year-old Jean Pascal on May 21, 2011. He broke the previous world record set by former heavyweight champion George Foreman 16 years ago-Believe It or Not!

The figure will be unveiled to the public at a press conference during fight week activities for Hopkins’ next fight, which will be against Chad Dawson on Saturday, October 15. An official announcement with more details about the fight and the figure unveiling will be forthcoming.

For high resolution photos, please go to Ripley’s Newsroom. Photo credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.

Media Contacts:

For Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Tim O’Brien
VP Communications

615-646-7465 – office

615-496-5949 – cell

Obrien@ripleys.com

For Bernard Hopkins

Kelly Swanson

Swanson Communications

202-783-5500

kswanson@swansonpr.com

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 12 million annually at its 80 attractions in 11 countries. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.