Monday, May 23, 2011

If We Could All Be Like Bernard Hopkins at 46

In a highly anticpated rematch, Bernard Hopkins defeated Jean Pascal to become the oldest world champion ever in the history of professional boxing. Their previous meeting ended in a controversial draw in which Pascal retained the the WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Hopkins' age of 46 beats the previous record of 44 held by George Foreman.

There's no secret to Hopkin's consistency. A couple of months ago I had an interesting conversation with UFC cut man Leon Tabbs, who is also Hopkins' cornerman. Tabbs described Hopkins as one who "trains like a twenty year-old." He explained how even in his late forties, Hopkins continues to train like an animal in the gym.

Hopkins' ability to train the way he does is truly a blessing for a man his age. But, how long before Hopkins' fountain of youth runs dry?

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