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Monday, October 20, 2014

Bernard Hopkins Gets Wax Figure at Ripley’s Believe it or Not (Pictures)

Bernard Hopkins is fighting Chad Dawson Saturday in Los Angeles for Hopkins’ WBC Light Heavyweight title. The 46-year-old bionic man is still boxing, still winning, and still rated as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters. Considered a living wonder, Hopkins was honored by the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum in Los Angeles with a wax figure. There are several pictures of the waxing process and a picture of the final product below:

If I were Bernard, I would have made sure they defined my abs and gave me a six-pack as part of the arrangement, but that’s just me. Now Ripley’s decision to honor Hopkins is actually pretty funny.

“Ripley’s decided to create the figure of Hopkins and to honor him as a living Believe It or Not! following his unbelievable victory over the younger [Jean] Pascal in May,” a press release says.

I have to admit, when I heard Hopkins was getting featured under the heading of “Believe it or not,” I thought he had just made another anti-Donovan McNabb comment.

Photo Credits: Tim O’Brien, Ripley Entertainment Inc



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