Philly Sports Throwback: Bernard Hopkins wins Light Heavyweight Title

Atlantic City: Anytime you move up in weight to challenge for a title in another weight class which you have dominated over the years and that is what Philadelphia own Bernard Hopkins would attempt to do in moving up from middleweight to Light Heavyweight

Lets go to June 10, 2006 as Bernard Hopkins moved up to Light Heavyweight to take on Antonio Tarver for the Light Heavyweight title from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City New jersey.

Tale of the Tape:
Hopkins vs Tarver tale of Tape

In the early rounds, both fighters would have their opportunities to do damage

In Round 5, Hopkins would knock down Tarver

The fight would go the distance and Hopkins would win by UD with the scores of 118-109, 118-109 & 118-109 to win the Light Heavyweight title

Final Numbers:
Hopkins vs Tarver stats

Entire fight on HBO Pay Per View:

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