Sergey Kovalev knocked down Bernard Hopkins in the first round of Saturday night's match. (That's how we got the photo at the top of this post.) Though the 49-year-old somehow got back up—and stayed on his feet long enough to go the distance—the fight did not get better for Hopkins.
Kovalev completely dominated Hopkins on his way to a unanimous decision, including a final round in which the Russian landed 38 punches. For the entire match, Kovalev landed 166 punches on 585 swings; Hopkins connected on 65 of 195. With the victory, Kovalev now possesses three of the four light-heavyweight belts. Adonis Stevenson holds the last one.
Hopkins will turn 50 on Jan. 15. We'll see if he wants to keep fighting after his birthday.