Before Bernard Hopkins arrived in Brooklyn to bewitch the light heavyweight belt away from Tavoris Cloud, the liveliest old boxers in New York City were those painted 90 years ago by George Bellows and hanging uptown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That exhibition has since moved on to London, leaving Mr. Hopkins alone as America's most famous fighting antiquity. He is 48 years old.
The night of the fight, the Saturday streets around the Barclays Center teemed with people, ...
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