Bernard Hopkins is a former professional boxer from the United States who is hailed as one of the most successful boxers in the last three decades. He won many championships during his professional career and has played against several big names. He has also won many accolades and has been nicknamed as “The Executioner” and The Alien”. Let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Bernard Hopkins in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. was born in January 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Shirley and Bernard Hopkins, Sr. He was raised in Philadelphia’s Raymond Rosen housing project. He had a troubled childhood and took up crime very early. He was stabbed thrice and was involved in mugging people.
When he was 17 years old, he was jailed in Graterford Prison for 18 years. It was in the prison, where he witnessed his passion for boxing. He was released in 1988 after serving five years in prison. Not much is known about the educational details of Bernard Hopkins. In the prison, he learned about personal disciplines and seek to never return there.
Bernard Hopkins prefers to keep his personal life private. In 1993, the professional boxer got married to Jeanette Hopkins. They have two daughters including Latrice Hopkins. He is known to maintain a very prosperous family life and loves to spend time with his family. Hopkins has also been a subject of many controversies during his professional career.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1988, after getting released from the prison, Bernard Hopkins turned as a light heavyweight boxer. In his debut, he lost to Clinton Mitchell. In February 1990, he secured a victory against middleweight Greg Paige. From 1990 to 1992, he had a winning streak of 21 matches of which 16 came out by knockouts. In April 1995, he defeated Segundo Mercado to win the IBF middleweight champion. He has successfully defended his title 12 times. In 2001, he successfully defeated Keith Holmes, who was the WBC champion.
In 2001, Hopkins became the undisputed world middleweight champion by defeating Felix Trinidad. He was named as the “Fighter of the Year” 2001 by the Ring Magazine. He successfully went on to defeat his time for six times. He then went on to have victories over Oscar De La Hoya and Howard Eastman. In 2005, he lost his undisputed middleweight title to Jermain Taylor.
In 2006, he fought in the light heavyweight division. That year, he defeated Antonio Tarver in a lopsided decision. Hopkins then defeated Winky Wright in Las Vegas. In 2008, he lost the light heavyweight championship to Joe Calzaghe. In October of the same year, he defeated the undefeated Kelly Pavlik. In April 2010, he defeated Roy Jones, Jr. II. The following year, he defeated Jean Pascal and won the WBC/linear/The Ring light heavyweight championships. In 2013, he became the oldest man to win a title by defeating Tavoris Cloud. He retired from boxing in 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a person who won many career titles and has fought against some of the best players in the world? He has got an estimated net worth of over $50 million and has won millions from his ring career. He has got a luxurious lifestyle which includes expensive cars and yachts. Against Oscar De La Hoya, he won $10 million in 2004. In his last match, he won $800,000 against Joe Smith, Jr.
Bernard Hopkins is a very influential person who is one of the best boxers according to many. He was jailed and came out positively out of it. The American has fought 67 matches and has lost 8 of them. He has won 55 matches.