By Craig Miller-
(CBS) On Saturday the 48-year old-Bernard Hopkins once again became the oldest fighter to ever hold a title, extending the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011.
The sure-fire Hall of Famer took on undefeated IBF super light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud, a fighter 17 years younger than Hopkins. Hopkins’ game plan became obvious early on as he never allowed the younger fighter to set his feet by deftly moving around the ring and Hopkins picked his spots, flurrying with combos to keep Cloud out of rhythm. Not only did Bernard easily win by unanimous decision but at times he made Cloud look outright foolish, causing Cloud to lunge in with wild hooks that missed by a mile. When the final bell rung Hopkins had cut Cloud over both eyes and landed an astounding 41 percent of his punches.