DateOctober 18, 2008
Title(s) on the line

United States Bernard Hopkins vs. United States Kelly Pavlik
The Executioner The Ghost
Tale of the tape
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania From Youngstown, Ohio
48-5-1 (32 KO) Pre-fight record 34-0 (30 KO)
Recognition WBC Middleweight Champion</br>WBO Middleweight Champion

Bernard Hopkins vs. Kelly Pavlik was a boxing match that took place on October 18, 2008, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, between then-43-year-old Hopkins and 26-year-old Pavlik.[1] The fight was dubbed "Unstoppable", and no belts were at stake.

The three judges scored the fight 119-106, 118-108, and 117-109 for Hopkins. The win by Hopkins was the upset of the year for 2008 according to Ring Magazine and it ended Pavlik's previously unbeaten record, while Hopkins extended his legacy by dominating the then linear middleweight champion.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Vester, Mark (October 19, 2008). Bernard Hopkins Dominates Kelly Pavlik in a Classic. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.

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