The Executioner hangs his gloves

The legend known as "B-hop" walks away from the ring.
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"The Executioner" never ran from any fighter, and will have a legacy that will live on forever.

"The Executioner" never ran from any fighter, and will have a legacy that will live on forever.

Philly is a place where your reputation is everything. Being in Philly give's you the mindset of being able to excel on the highest stage at any given moment. When you say your from Philly it actually means "toughness". A place where some of entertainments greatest stars such as Joe Frazier, Bill Cosby, and Will Smith got there start has not been so popular in the sports category as of late. This past weekend was yet another tough moment for Philly fans when we had no choice but witness the ending of a true boxing legend's career. 

Hopkins fighting against the then undefeated Russian Slugger "Kovalev".

Hopkins fighting against the then undefeated Russian Slugger "Kovalev".

51-year old Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, former middle weight champion , took on top prospect "Joe Smith". In what was Hopkins last fight, it was evident that father time had finally caught up with the Philly native. Hopkins has been a household name for more than two decades. Showing and displaying nothing short of memorable fights with the elite of the middle and light heavy weight division. Even with the loss, Hopkins managed to be win multiple belts, become the oldest person to win a belt at the age of 46, and have the longest reign as a middle weight champion.

Hopkins will always be considered one of the pound for pound fighters of his era. Hopkins has continued to prove that regardless of age, weight, or opinions, that real fighters don't duck the top competition. Take a look below, at some of Hopkins must noticeable moments: