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Hopkins wins title at 48, old boxer to win a major title

Bernard Hopkins broke his own record by becoming the oldest man to win a world title, at age 48, in Saturday's unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud. Add another name to Bernard Hopkins' list of victims. Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship. "It feels good. It feels real good," Hopkins said. "I'm going to Junior's (Restaurant and) I'm going to have cheesecake." The 48-year-old Hopkins broke the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011. When asked which fight meant more, Hopkins said "tonight was better. Because I'm older. (It's) more gratifying. "Tonight was one of the bigger fights (in my career)." And while he reveled in what he accomplished, he was looking toward the future. Hopkins, who was adamant that he will not fig