Bernard Hopkins Through The Years

Bernard Hopkins
Text: Bryan Armen Graham/SI.com
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Bernard Hopkins

"The Executioner"

The panoramic life of Bernard Hopkins -- the rough-and-tumble upbringing in North Philadelphia's Badlands, the 53-month stint in Graterford State Prison for armed robbery, the rise from fistic anonymity to the middleweight championship, the division-record 20 title defenses, the seven-figure purses and improbable Hall of Fame pedigree -- has featured more twists and turns than a Dickens novel. Here's a look at some of the most memorable shots from his 24-year career.


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