The seemingly ageless Bernard Hopkins turned 50 years old last week, and it got him thinking. Maybe, he thought, his 50th year is the one where he stops hitting people and getting hit by people. B-Hop was on Good Day Philadelphia this morning, where he announced his impending retirement:
“This year will be the year. I’m saying it on FOX; I didn’t say it on any other website, or any other information highway or media. This year will be the year, and I’m looking for one great one historic fight.
To be 50, and to be halfway into they say lifespan. This is something I want to do just because — 50, and any 50-year-old that somehow believes that they’ve been written off and they’re still breathing, you haven’t been written off. You’ve been written on.”
Does that last part make any sense? No. Am I ever going to say that to Hopkins’ face? Hell no. But Hopkins is, at least right now, planning on retiring from boxing this year. After he kicks one more ass, that is.