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Hopkins makes history in beating Pascal

Updated: May 23, 2011, 1:30 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- Bernard Hopkins has made so much history in his storied 23-year career, but nothing will rank with what he did Saturday night.

Hopkins -- with guile, grit and a fighting spirit still going strong at age 46 -- won a unanimous decision against Jean Pascal to win the light heavyweight championship and become the oldest man in boxing history to capture a world title.

"I didn't feel like I was 46 tonight. I felt closer to 36," Hopkins said. "I can say I am a great fighter. It ...

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