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Bernard Hopkins fights Father Time

Behind the scenes of the aging boxer's October fight

Updated: November 3, 2014, 3:48 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Saturday night. Atlantic City. October cold. A hard wind down off the barrens as sharp as new money.

"This is the part I hate, the waiting." He points straight down. The old boxer's hands, ruinous and beautiful.

This is in the Boardwalk Hall, the Jazz Age convention center on the beach. But the locker room could be anywhere. Nothing can happen in this room. Too bright, too much light in every corner, too hot, too clean. Indifferent as a motel room, it enforces ...

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