Hopkins: 'I am defending my legacy'

Updated: January 16, 2013, 12:23 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Bernard Hopkins, the future Hall of Famer and former middleweight and light heavyweight champion, celebrated his 48th birthday on Tuesday by being presented with a cake. There's nothing unusual about that.

What was unusual was that it was at a news conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., to announce his next fight, which will take place at the new $1 billion arena against light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud on March 9 in what will be Hopkins' 21st appearance on ...

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