Exclusive First Look: Check Out Bernard Hopkins’ Final Fight Custom Mouthguard
On Saturday, December 17th, former undisputed middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins will close out his 28-year Hall of Fame career against light heavyweight contender Joe Smith, at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.
In honor of the Philadelphia-native’s final fight, Gladiator created a custom mouthguard for the boxing great, who has been wearing a Gladiator custom mouthguard since his historic knockout defeat of Oscar De La Hoya in 2004.
Hopkins’ custom mouthguard for this Saturday’s bout — a Pro with Power Grip upgrade Gladiator — features “Final1” to commemorate his final fight.
Check out Hopkins’ custom “Final Fight” mouthguards below:
Long nicknamed “The Executioner,” Hopkins is a career 55-7-2 with 32 KOs and widely considered to be one of modern boxing’s all time greats. The 51-year old will close out his career with a 12-round light heavyweight bout against Smith (22-1, 18 KOs), who is just 27.