Foreman Reacts To Hopkins Win: Back In The Ring At 60

Bernard Hopkins makes history. He's the oldest fighter to win a title since George Foreman. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

On May 21st  46-year-old Bernard Hopkins made history by becoming the oldest fighter in history to win a title. He beat Jean Pascal in Canada in front of more than 17,000 boxing fans. Prior to this historic moment, George Foreman held the record for being the oldest boxer to win a title when he beat Michael Moorer, 16 years ago. After the fight,  Foreman had this to say…

“I was on the edge of my seat every round.  It was such an exciting fight.  Bernard was the better athlete, the smarter fighter and in the better condition. Now that 46 has done it, next a 47,48, 49 and 50 will do it. And if somebody does it at 60 then I’ll have to get back in there. Look, Hopkins is doing push ups.  What great conditioning.  And he did it in Pascal home town.  Isn’t that something?  He was just so much better.  I’m happy for Hopkins and I’m happy for mature athletes.”

“If my record goes down you want to see it go down that way.  If it was the Olympics, Bernard gets the Gold Medal and breaks the record for the World Championship. This was the best I’ve seen the way Bernard took charge of the fight with a young strong champion like Pascal.  Long live the king.”