- Full Name: Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr.
- Net Worth: $40 Million
- Occupation: Boxer
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: American
Bernard Hopkins Net Worth – Listed Amongst World’s Wealthiest Boxers.
Bernard Hopkins Net Worth And Early Life
Hopkins was born to Bernard Hopkins senior and Shirley. Hopkins was brought up in a housing project in Philadelphia name Raymond Rosen. In his early life Hopkins was a Juvenile Criminal. Till the age of 13 he mugged many people and got stabbed 3 times. When Hopkins was 17 years old he was awarded the jail term of 18 years in Grater ford prison. When Hopkins was in prison he saw the murder of on e of his inmates, who got involved into a brawl over a pack of cigarettes. In the jail he discovered his passion for boxing. Hopkins was in the prison for five years and was released in late 1988. After his term in jail, Hopkins decided to take boxing seriously and he also changed his religion to become the follower of Islam. Hopkins was very determined when he came out of the jail and decided to completely transform his life. Hopkins Married in 1993, he was married to Jeanette Hopkins. Like O J Simpson he also learnt the lessons of life in jail. After he took his boxing career seriously, he never looked back and earned the whopping net worth of $40 million.
Bernard Hopkins Net Worth And Professional Career
Hopkins joined boxing as a light heavyweight boxer and lost his debut match to Clinton Mitchell in Atlanta city. After a lay-off of 6 months he was back as a middle- weight and defeated Blue Horizon in 1990. Hopkins was in tremendous form 1990 to 1992 as he won all the 21 matches he played in this period. He won most of his fights by knockout. Hopkins won 55 matches out of 66 matches he played and only lost 7 matches. He was given nicknames like Executioner and B-Hop as he had a fierce fighting style. Hopkins was successful in defending all the world championship titles in the Middleweight category. Hopkins broke the record of George Foreman after becoming the oldest boxing champion at 46. He has defended his middleweight champion title whopping 2o times. Hopkins also tried his hands in business by becoming a minority stakeholder in the company named Golden Boy Promotions. Hopkins had English “Bouie” Fisher as his coach who trained him in most of his matches before 2002, after which they split. Fisher was upset that he was underpaid. In 2011 Bouie died at the age of 83.
Bernard Hopkins Net Worth And Controversy
In the year 2007 Hopkins met Calzaghe in a room set up for media. There was a fierce conversation between both of them and soon they started insulting each other. Hopkins shouted that no white boy can defeat him and he will beat every white boy he meets. Later Hopkins explained that he was not trying to make any racial statement. He also admitted that he had made such comments in order to increase the TRP of his own match with Calzaghe. But eventually Hopkins lost the fight in Las Vegas in Thomas and Mack center. In the year 2010, he said that African American fighters have better fighting style and that he will win against Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino boxer. Hopkins has been always involved in some or the other controversies like director, producer Quentin Tarantino.