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Hopkins win shows mastery of craft

Updated: March 11, 2013, 1:08 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In a career filled with making history, the great Bernard Hopkins made more of it on Saturday night.

Hopkins, who is 48 and has been fighting professionally for 25 years, scored a well-earned unanimous-decision victory against Tavoris Cloud to win a light heavyweight world title for the third time, before 12,293 on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

By claiming another 175-pound title, Hopkins, an amazing athlete, broke his own record -- set in 2011, ...

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