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Hopkins' most significant fights

Think Joe Calzaghe brings something to the ring that Bernard Hopkins hasn't had to deal with before? Think again.

Originally Published: April 16, 2008
By Don Steinberg | Special to ESPN.com

A look at six pivotal fights in Bernard Hopkins' career:

Pro Fight No. 24 Opponent: Roy Jones (21-0) Date/Site: May 22, 1993; Washington, D.C. Result: Jones by decision in 12 Why it matters: It was the first world title fight for both Roy Jones and Bernard Hopkins, for the IBF middleweight belt that James Toney had vacated in moving up to super middleweight. It was a big night: They fought on the undercard of a Riddick Bowe-Jesse Ferguson heavyweight championship. Apparently both Hopkins ...

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