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Bernard Hopkins vs Joe Smith Jr. Set for 12/17 at the Forum

Former world champion and future Hall of Famer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) will have his farewell fight as he squares off against hard-hitting light heavyweight Joe Smith, Jr. (21-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round fight from Los Angeles' iconic Fabulous Forum. The bout will take place Saturday, December 17 and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Hopkins vs. Smith is a 12-round light heavyweight battle presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila. The event will be televised live on HBO's flagship series beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets for the fight "The Final One" -- will go on sale Monday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets priced at $205, 105, $75, $50, and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person, go on sale Monday October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am PST. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at or

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