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'Executioner' ruthlessly efficient in final bout

Bernard Hopkins is going out on top after thoroughly dominating Antonio Tarver to win the light heavyweight world championship Saturday night.

Originally Published: June 10, 2006
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It was a masterpiece, simple as that.

Bernard Hopkins is going out on top after thoroughly dominating Antonio Tarver to win the light heavyweight world championship on a lopsided unanimous decision Saturday night in a performance of historical proportions.

Hopkins, who made a division-record 20 middleweight title defenses before suffering back-to-back disputed decision losses to Jermain Taylor last year, moved up two weight classes for a shot at Tarver in ...

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