4 Bernard Hopkins

THE long-reigning middleweight king scored the win of his long career when he handed Puerto Rican star Felix Trinidad his first loss on an emotional night in New York. He’d already beaten a number of dangermen, including John David Jackson, Glen Johnson, Antwun Echols and Simon Brown. The Philadelphia veteran, still active at a high level today at the age of 50, eventually climbed to light-heavyweight where he defeated the likes of Jean Pascal, Antonio Tarver, Tavoris Cloud and Beibut Shumenov. His legacy, as a boxer who seemed to get better with age, has been secured despite losses to Joe Calzaghe, Chad Dawson and Sergey Kovalev later in his career.