Ageless Hopkins will face Kovalev to unify titles


NEW YORK: Age-defying Bernard Hopkins, trying to become an undisputed light heavyweight world champion at 50, will fight unbeaten Russian Sergey Kovalev in November, promoters announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). No exact site or date for the bout was announced, although promoters said it would be in early November on the East Coast of the United States, making New York or Atlantic City likely choices. Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, is the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association champion. He will turn 50 next January and hopes to add Kovalev’s World Boxing Organization crown to his trophy haul.



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