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File #: 220592    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/9/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: Honoring and congratulating world-champion boxer and philanthropist Bernard Hopkins on his upcoming induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Signature22059200
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/9/20220 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Moved to Be Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules Suspended   Action details Not available
6/9/20220 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
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Honoring and congratulating world-champion boxer and philanthropist Bernard Hopkins on his upcoming induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

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WHEREAS, On Sunday, June 23, 2022, Bernard Hopkins will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame and will celebrate an iconic career in the sport of boxing and a lifelong commitment of ambassadorship for fans and young people; and

WHEREAS, Bernard Hopkins, one of seven children, was born and raised in Philadelphia in the Raymond Rosen housing project; and

WHEREAS, Bernard Hopkins got involved in crime, violence, and gangs as a teenager, which ultimately resulted in his incarceration at age thirteen. Bernard Hopkins often reflects on this period of his life as a major inflection point and motivation for his interest in boxing and future success; and

WHEREAS, Bernard Hopkins began his professional boxing career on October 11, 1988 fighting Clinton Mitchell as a light heavyweight in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, After a brief break from competition, Bernard Hopkins returned as a middleweight fighter on February 22, 1990, winning a unanimous decision over Greg Paige at the infamous Philadelphia Blue Horizon; and

WHEREAS, Between February 1990 and December 1992, Bernard Hopkins scored 21 wins without a loss and won 16 of those fights by knockout, 12 of which came in the first round; and

WHEREAS, Bernard Hopkins first became a world champion on April 29, 1995, when he won the International Boxing Federation's middleweight title; and

WHEREAS, In 2001, Bernard Hopkins set his sights on unifying the middleweight title. In April, he won the World Boxing Council's middleweight title, and in September, he won the World Boxing Association's middleweight title, thus making Bernard Hopkins the first unified middleweight champion since 1987; and

WHEREAS, Bernard Hopkins was awarded Fighter of the Year in 2001 by both Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association. This honor recognized Bernard Hopkins' stel...

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