|WBC light-heavyweight boxer Bernard Hopkins of the U.S., left, faces Jean Pascal of Montreal during their title fight in Montreal May 21, 2011. (Eric Bote/QMI Agency)
There were two wars being fought in the boxing ring at the Bell Centre Saturday night. And Jean Pascal lost them both.
For twelve rounds 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins chided, mocked and frustrated the 28-year-old champion.
He stuck out his tongue and mocked the Pascal, sending the younger man into rages in the ring.
Before the fifth round started, Hopkins did pushups in the middle of the ring while Pascal sat on his stool waiting for the bell.
And all the while he took Pascal's mind, Hopkins battered his body. Landing more punches, often in flashy flurries.
And although Pascal pressed his attack again and again, it was Bernard Hopkins who won unanimous decision in the Bell Centre Saturday night to become the oldest title holder in boxing history.