How much is Bernard Hopkins worth?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million
|Date of Birth:||January 15, 1965|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Bernard Hopkins
Bernard Hopkins turned 55 at the beginning of 2020, but remarkably was not done at top level pro boxing until 2016 when he was 51 years old.
Bernard Hopkins has a net worth of $40 million dollars, as of 2020.
He’s a man who’s always done things his own way and always fought the very best competition that he possibly could and this trend has continued into what will surely be his final year as an active fighter.
Adonis Stevenson reportedly ducked him in recent weeks for a fight, despite the big hitting light-heavyweight champion inspiring fear in most of the division’s contenders outside of the likes of Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward.
Even a fight with world boxing’s most prolific current knockout artist Gennady Golovkin has been mentioned and through speaking to people in the boxing business, I know its a fight that Bernard not only would take, but is actively pursuing.
This throwback mentality is refreshing in modern day boxing, in a time where fans often have to wait many years to see a particular division’s best fighters meet in the ring.
Hopkins’ remarkable discipline has allowed him to go on this long and it had me thinking recently, is Bernard not only the most disciplined boxer that’s ever lived, but potentially the most disciplined sports star period there’s ever been?
It’s one thing for guys to carry on into their forties in other sports like golf, swimming or baseball, but in a sport as physically taxing from a training perspective and an in-competition standpoint as boxing, Hopkins has torn up the rule book and made his own.
I’ll never forget when watching an interview with Hopkins one time when he said upon release from prison when he decided to take boxing and his life seriously, that he vowed to never touch a drop of alcohol again or take a drug again.
That was in his early twenties and at the age of now 51, he’s kept that promise to himself.
Perhaps an example to us all of how to look after ourselves physically, which many often say compliments one’s mental well being too.
Another famous quote that always sticks out in my memory on how Hopkins trains came from a renowned trainer who’s been at Hopkins’ side for many year, Brother Nazeem Richardson.
Richardson once said:
“I’ve met many people in my life that work hard, but very few as hard as Hopkins. Bernard Hopkins is a special athlete.”
High praise from a respected figure in the fight business who doesn’t mince his words and wouldn’t hand out a compliment like that lightly.
Its a remarkable career when you look back at just how long its stretched and who he’s fought and beat.
His pro career dates back nearly 28 years, spanning a near extraordinary three decades that’s seen him fight the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones Jr, Winky Wright, Sergey Kovalev – just to name a few.
Its a testament to his clean lifestyle, dedication and pursuit of excellence, along with training smarter as he got older, oftentimes implementing more outside the box training methods to save on impact to the joints and bones as he got a bit older.
His diet has always been known to be spot on too, with clean vegetables and fresh meat being his go to choice, rarely ever indulging in any sweet tooth like treats – although apparently he does like a good Philly cheese steak every now and then.
You can forgive him, he’s earned it!
A very rare human being indeed, with little vices in life other than pursuit of being the best at the sport he loves.
A once off.