HOPKINS GLOATS ABOUT "PUTTING DON KING OUT OF BUSINESS"
At his post-fight press conference after defeating Tavoris Cloud for the IBF 175-championship last night, 48 year-old Bernard Hopkins reveled not only in his history-making, age-defying performance, but also in defeating the last titleholder under the promotion of Don King. With Cloud now an ex-champion, for the first time in decades, King has no title holders under his control. King of course, is notofficially out of business, but his cupboard is certainly more bare that it has been since at least the 1970s. See what Hopkins had to say about the man who promoted Hopkins during part of Hopkins middleweight title reign in the 1990s. --Scott Shaffer