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Video Hype: HBO's Ring Life With Bernard Hopkins

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

In the past, HBO's "Ring Life" series has featured the likes of Yuriorkis Gamboa, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Devon Alexander, Timothy Bradley, Sergio Martinez, and Paul Williams.

Generally speaking, fighters who are either young and starting their hyped-up years, or fighters who need the extra attention.

But this time around, the focus is on 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins, the top light heavyweight in the world by our rankings, who on May 21 looks to become the oldest man to ever win a major title in boxing history. Making the story sweeter is the fact that Hopkins is not just fighting for some paper belt, but the legitimate light heavyweight championship.

Bernard Hopkins: "To have the experience, which you have to live to have, and have to go through things, that's my advantage. Even for this next fight, I always go back to where I came from. ... I was known as being a street fighter. And I had a few amateur fights young. When you step out of that house and you enter your own world, which is the streets, you have one side of the projects fighting the other side. That tension was a drug to me."

Hopkins rematches Jean Pascal on May 21, live on HBO.

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