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Bernard Hopkins out to quiet critics

Updated: January 18, 2013, 4:32 PM ET
By Michael Woods | ESPN New York

NEW YORK -- Bernard Hopkins has earned a cushy retirement after 24 years as a professional fighter and 62 bouts. But the man is nothing if not supremely determined to prove to the world that a man in his 40s still can compete at a world-class level in the ring.

Celebrating his 48th birthday Tuesday, Hopkins officially announced that on March 9, he will meet Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), a 31-year-old from Florida, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

When Hopkins takes on Cloud ...

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