Bernard Hopkins plans to fight one more 'big name' before retiring

Bernard Hopkins
Image: Bernard Hopkins: Will fight once more before retiring

Legendary Bernard Hopkins - the oldest fighter to unify titles in any weight division - is planning to fight once more before retiring.

The 50-year-old (55-7-2-KO32), was last in action in November when he was defeated by unbeaten light-heavyweight Sergey Kovalev with the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles on the line.

Previous reports suggested Hopkins, who works with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, was chasing a fight with former super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch but is looking elsewhere with the Nottingham fighter looking increasingly likely to retire.

Unlike my business partner Oscar De La Hoya I’ll be confirming that I’m not retired, I’m looking to make one more historical, meaningful fight before I close out my 27 year career.
Bernard Hopkins

'The Alien' told Fox Sports: "Unlike my business partner Oscar De La Hoya, I'll be confirming that I'm not retired, I'm looking to make one more historical, meaningful fight before I close out my 27-year career.

"Stay tuned, it will be against a well-known name. I'm looking to get a stamp of approval on my legacy."

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Whether the Philadelphia fighter will step back down to super-middleweight or remain at light-heavy to bring the curtain down on his career remains to be seen.

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