Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Philly's B-Hop posing nude in sports magazine

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Bernard Hopkins.
Bernard Hopkins. (Frank Franklin II/AP file)

LEGENDARY Philadelphia boxer Bernard Hopkins, who turns 50 in January, will be featured in ESPN The Magazine's sixth annual Body Issue that hits newsstands on July 11.

Hopkins, who in April became the oldest boxer in history to unify world light-heavyweight titles, is one of 22 athletes who posed nude for the magazine to celebrate athletic form. Others featured include Michael Phelps, Venus Williams, Marshawn Lynch, Larry Fitzgerald, Prince Fielder and Serge Ibaka.

"Being a part of the Body Issue is something I will never forget," Hopkins said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be recognized with the great lineup of athletes included in this year's magazine as well as in past issues. I hope that these pictures inspire people to want to be healthy, especially the over-40 crowd who I work hard to represent in and out of the ring."

- Jake Kaplan

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