Bernard Hopkins served five years of an 18-year prison sentence for a variety of different petty crimes. Those crimes included a number of small robberies as well as an assault.Know More
One of the most interesting stories about his stay in jail was told to the Huffington Post during a 2011 interview. Hopkins was serving his time while his brother was murdered. The man who killed Hopkins' brother was eventually sent to the same prison where the boxer remained incarcerated. Hopkins told the website the man chose to go into protected custody, rather than being put in general population, and he was glad the man made that choice.
Hopkins said the man saved the now famous pugilist from having to kill him or have him killed. The man not choosing protected custody almost certainly would have led to a longer prison stay for Hopkins. After getting out of prison, Hopkins, a man who spent the early part of his life committing one petty crime after another, became the oldest boxer ever to win a championship.
Hopkins turned 48 in 2014, and the prison life is well behind him. The boxer has avoided trouble with the law and been a model citizen since his release.Learn more about Boxing
Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mike Tyson and Naseem Hamed are some of the most famous boxing professionals to ever grace the ring. Ali, arguably the most famous boxer of all time, was not only a champion boxer but also a political activist and motivational speaker. Ali became the heavyweight champion in 1964 after beating Sonny Liston and coining the still-popular phrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."Full Answer >
By definition, an amateur boxer makes no money from the sport. Professional boxers (who earn money for their fights) are not allowed to compete in the Olympics.Full Answer >
Two of the greatest boxers of all time who were active in the 1920s were Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. Other noteworthy pugilists of the time include Panama Al Brown, Harry Greb, Benny Leonard and Jimmy Wilde.Full Answer >
Depending on the level of the boxing match, such as a title match, the best places to find the results from it are sports websites like ESPN. Newspapers and newspaper websites are also good sources for boxing match results, especially local newspapers for matches that occurred in nearby towns.Full Answer >