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Legendary pugilist Bernard Hopkins celebrates another birthday

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Legendary pugilist Bernard Hopkins turned 49 on Wednesday, January 15.

Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 32 KOs) universally outscored Karo Murat to successfully defend the IBF light heavyweight crown in October at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

In a scintillating prizefight that bordered on a brawl, Hopkins battered the 30-year-old Murat (25-2-1, 15 KOs) late and aggressively tried to knock the German challenger onto Queer Street.

Despite being 18 years older, Hopkins opened a cut on Murat’s left eye and bullied the youngster for 36 minutes.

As a quasi-geriatric, “The Executioner” continues to defy Father Time.

“My birthday wish is to be the undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world,” said Hopkins, a reformed ex-convict who outclassed Jean Pascal in May 2011 to become, at 46, the oldest man to capture a major belt. “I want big fights in 2014. I want to fight twice this year. I know I can do it and be victorious.”

A former two-weight world titleholder, “The Alien” remains a defensive virtuoso with an insatiable appetite for winning.

Now known as “The Alien,” Bernard Hopkins “can do it and be victorious.”

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