Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Bernard Hopkins will try to eclipse George Foreman as the oldest fighter to win a major world title bout when he faces Jean Pascal Saturday for the World Boxing Council light heavyweight crown.
Jean Pascal defended his Light Heavyweight titles with a majority draw against former world championÂ Bernard Hopkins the first time…Who do you think has it this time?!
|Bernard Hopkins vs. Jean Pascal|
Hopkins will be 126 days beyond his 46th birthday when he meets Canada’s Pascal on May 21 at Montreal’s Bell Centre in a rematch of a controversial draw last December that allowed Pascal to keep his title.
Hopkins will try to bump heavyweight legend Foreman from a unique place in boxing history as the oldest recognized elite-level ring king in any division.
“This is a bittersweet opportunity for me because of George’s legacy,” said Hopkins. “But it’s in good hands, George.”
Foreman, now 62, says Hopkins will need a knockout of Pascal to win it but a triumph would give the sport a much-needed boost.
“If Bernard is able to win this thing and do it decisively, it’s going to help boxing. This is a chance to restore boxing and I’m pulling for him,” Foreman said.
“I think he can pull it off, no doubt about it. It’s a great opportunity to lift my name up, just for a second, before it gets erased. He has got (the chance), but he’s going to have to get it by way of knockout.”